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Up North Businesses Fared Better Than Expected This Summer

When COVID shut the state down this spring, northern Michigan businesses wondered if their critical season was doomed. Turns out it wasn’t.
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What to Know Before You Go Up North This Summer

Bring your hiking boots, buy local, and make reservations
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Michigan Wellness Spots Worth the Road Trip

You don’t need to cross state lines to find idyllic surroundings in which to recharge the mind, body, and spirit. These retreats are just a drive away.

Can Summer Be Salvaged?

Shutdown-battered businesses Up North are scrambling to salvage the season, hoping vacationers wary of COVID-19-era travel will spend their time —and dollars — in state
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Join Bonobo Winery — and Celebrity Guests — for Virtual Happy Hour

The Traverse City winery’s weekly program has featured guests from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Entourage," and ”Property Brothers"

Frankenmuth Strives for Progress While Maintaining Historic Charm

Michigan's little Bavaria is adapting — a bit — for the millennial crowd

A Look at Lawyer Geoffrey Fieger’s Luxury Caribbean Hotel

The Quintessence Hotel in Anguilla is advertised as “a Tropical Grand Mansion”
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6 Unique Michigan Kayaking Experiences to Have This Summer

Off the grid and far from typical, our state offers many trip-worthy paddling destinations

8 Michigan Destinations to Take in the Sunset

End your evening with gorgeous summer scenery
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5 Stellar Stargazing Spots That Are Less Than 5 Hours From Detroit

Lose yourself in the night sky this summer
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A Metro Detroit Blogger Is Traveling to All 50 States by Pet Sitting

How the woman behind ”Restless Meg” combined her love for animals and road trips to find happiness

A Stand-Up Paddleboarding Trio Prepares to Cross Lake Erie for Charity

The group’s journey will benefit the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research
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10 Essentials for Your First Glamping Trip

The founder of The Fields in South Haven shares her insight
TRAVEL

A Detroit Native on Becoming the First Black Woman to Visit Every Country

Travel influencer Jessica Nabongo has explored more than 160 locations
Ryokan

Your Next Vacation Is 6 Hours Away or Less

Travel by plane, train, or automobile to get to these one-of-a-kind destinations
Grosse Pointe's Charlevoix

Charlevoix Serves Mexican, New Orleans, Caribbean and Korean Cuisine

Nick Arrigo, Brandon Belknap, and Brian Czerny are the managing partners behind Grosse Point’s newest restaurant, the Charlevoix; a neighborhood joint that offers Mexican, New Orleanian, Korean, and Caribbean street food late into the night.

Mighty Marquette

This cold-hardy hybrid makes its mark on Michigan wine

Meet the Couple That’s Visited Nearly Every Michigan Winery

It didn’t start out as a quest to visit every winery in the state. Yet, over the last seven years, Colleen and Nathan Monfette have managed to cross nearly all of Michigan’s 140-plus wineries off their list.

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