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The Upper Peninsula Is Totally Underrated, And Here's Proof

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.03.2015 | Travel

In Marquette, a remote Michigan beach town further north than some parts of Canada, the only thing more enchanting and boundless than the views of Lak...

Try Not To Get The Chills When You Look At This Bridge Photo

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green

This photo of a worker walking on a narrow expanse, hundreds of feet above a frozen lake in the bitter winds of winter, might bring on an involuntary ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

These Jaw-Dropping Night Sky Photos Seem Too Beautiful To Be Real | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel

There's nothing like a night sky full of bright stars to remind you of the vastness of the universe -- and the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature.

10 Beaches That Will Make You Want To Visit The Great Lakes Immediately

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.09.2015 | Travel

Here's a problem we love to have: too many stunning beaches to choose from. That's the constant conundrum with the Great Lakes

What's There To Do In Detroit

AP | By JEFF KAROUB | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit certainly has its financial woes as the largest U.S. city to undergo bankruptcy. But that doesn't mean visitors have to break...

You've Probably Never Heard Of A Yooper, But You'll Wish You Were One

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.23.2015 | Travel

There's nothing quite like being a yooper, eh? The term "yooper," a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, will be added to the upc...

From Coast to Coast | Posted 12.22.2013 | Travel

With 12,383 miles of coastline in the United States, finding the best beach escape is no small task. Here are our eight picks for great sandy spots from coast to coast.

It's Fall And Michigan's Down To Party

AP | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel

LANSING, Mich. -- LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's state parks are offering a variety of fall festivals this month with activities such as hayrides,...

A Love Letter To The Lakes Of Michigan

Love Letters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Love Letters

Weekend getaways also offer silent moments in a very hectic life to reconnect with my creativity and seek inspiration. Now those weekends stretch throughout each summer as me, my husband and five-year-old son, Quinn, soak in the small towns with city charm.

Economic Woes Aside, Detroit Is a Visual and Cultural Treat

Mark Chesnut | Posted 12.01.2013 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Detroit may continue to make headlines as the largest U.S. city to enter bankruptcy, but during our visit -- my first time ever in the Motor City, other than changing planes at the airport -- I found a lot more to catch my interest than economic woes.

5 Fall Weekend Getaways on a Budget

Shermans Travel | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Just because fall is setting in and there's little time to relax doesn't mean that you don't have time to get away for a weekend. These five, quick, two-day escapes are all within driving-distance from major cities across the U.S.

The (Relatively) Undiscovered Beauty Of Leelanau Peninsula

Posted 07.31.2013 | Travel

Leelanau Peninsula juts some 30 miles into Lake Michigan. It's long been a vacation destination for people visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakes...

Michigan Road Trips Could Get Way More Delicious

Detroit News | Posted 09.26.2013 | Detroit

Lansing � Michigan is interested in possibly commercializing a couple of rest areas along a major highway in the northern part of the state. The ...

Back In Time

AP | ANICK JESDANUN | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. -- Producers of the 1980 movie "Somewhere in Time" didn't need to build elaborate sets to depict the tale of a playwright who t...

12 Spots to Escape the City this Summer

Travelzoo | Posted 08.10.2013 | Travel

When planning a big-city break, it's often easy to limit your itinerary to staying within the city limits. But within a few hours' drive of many major...

Rare Dune Habitat Threatened By 1,200-Foot Driveway

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.15.2013 | Detroit

Michigan's majestic sand dunes are a state treasure, featuring scenic vistas that serve as an inspiration for both tourists and natives. Located along...

Knife Fight Between Michigan And TSA

AP | By ALANNA DURKIN | Posted 05.18.2013 | Travel

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Pocketknives are prohibited in Michigan airports, but beginning next month the Transportation Security Administration says age...

Extreme Biking: Trail Could Stretch From Belle Isle To Wisconsin

Posted 03.07.2013 | Detroit

Michigan cyclists already eager for the spring thaw now have another reason to get excited. A plan to build a hiking and biking trail from Detroit to ...

Iconic Michigan Wilderness Area Could Get Special Conservation Designation

Posted 01.02.2013 | Detroit

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, one of Michigan's most scenic landscapes, could soon be getting a special conservation protection designat...

Michigan Is The Fairest Of Them All (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.20.2012 | Detroit

Pure Michigan is at it again. The state's tourism arm is back to bragging about the Mitten's natural wonders once more. They've announced the winner...

Gerald Ford's Presidential Museum To Expand

AP | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids will be updated and expanded under a $15 million fundraising effort...

LOOK: Michigan's Spectacular Fall Colors

Posted 10.12.2012 | Detroit

If there's one season when the Mitten State really shows off, it's autumn. This year's Michigan fall colors certainly don't disappoint. A silver l...

WATCH: Pure Michigan Video Spoofs Carly Rae Jepsen To Show State Is A 'Good Time'

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.10.2012 | Detroit

One week, 50 stops, 3,000 miles and a lot of granola bars later, Jeff Barrett can assure you there's a good time to be found in Michigan. The impet...

Mario Batali Loves Traverse City

Love Letters | Posted 10.22.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

Your summers boast a roster of festivals celebrating the bounty of your surroundings: cherries and filmmakers, local trout and whitefish, winemakers, craft ale brewers and even a couple of cider pubs.

LOOK: Hemingway 'Up North'

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.16.2012 | Detroit

While local literary buffs in Detroit might extol the virtues of Philip Levine, former U.S. Poet Laureate, or devour the crime thrillers of Elmore Leo...