Summers in Michigan are most often fun, beautiful, busy months that seem to fly by. For me, summers mean biking, hiking, picnics, geocaching, exploring new and old places, camping, travel, barbecues and so much more. I’m excited for an upcoming camping weekend with several female friends. We’ll be heading to beautiful northern Michigan for a
The countdown for leaving for RAGBRAI to join LIVESTRONG in Iowa is quickly getting smaller as the “BIG day” is almost here (eek!). Some days, I can’t wait for the adventure to begin. Other days…..yeah, well, other days I admit I practice my breathing exercises to remain calm. It’s a lot of darn miles to
Over the past few weeks, I’ve encountered several friends and acquaintances who mentioned they are planning to visit Alaska. It brings back memories of my amazing trip several years ago to this great state. I was fortunate to have two friends move to Alaska and extend an invitation to visit. Never one to turn down
Michigan experienced a taste of spring recently with sunshine and temps in the 50s. Then winter decided to pop back in (I’m watching the snow fall outside my window). I already mentally switched my seasonal preference to spring so I hope the snow melts quickly. 2 I’ve been thinking of some fun warm-weather outdoor activities
Did you know?* There are more than 13,000 miles of trails in Michigan. There are more than 3,000 water trails in Michigan. The Great Lakes hold 21 percent of the world’s fresh surface water, about six quadrillion gallons! Thirteen native species of frogs and toads call Michigan home. Michigan has 102 state parks. You can
I enjoy camping, especially in Michigan where we have some of the best parks and campgrounds. You really don’t have to drive far to find a campground. Most campgrounds have plenty of options for pitching tents, parking a trailer/camper, or even renting rustic cabins to sleep in if you prefer to be off the ground.
Last week, my family and I went camping (more to come on that experience). I’m sad to admit it’s been a while since I’ve slept in the great outdoors and when I snuggled into my sleeping bag, I realized that I have missed the experience. 2 Some people are surprised to find I like hiking
After not camping once this summer (seriously, where did time go?? Please give it back if you find it), I desperately needed to get away from the city for a few days. Some place with nature, hiking trails and fresh air. So I decided that the weekend of my birthday would be a perfect time to indulge