Up to 10 passengers sit around a central wooden table with an umbrella to shade the sun as they cruise the Kalamazoo River.

Whimsical Adventures

On the Kalamazoo River in Saugatuck, Donut Boats come in Jelly, Glazed, Sprinklers, and Twist options
The homeowners love to bask in a Lake Michigan sunset from a variety of exterior perches.

Serenity Awaits

Modern beach house on Lake Michigan becomes year-round retreat
Miles of glorious Lake Michigan terrain lure campers, hikers, beachcombers, and wildlife enthusiasts to Wilderness State Park.

A Camper’s Paradise

From 26 miles of sandy shoreline to dark-sky viewing, Wilderness State Park shines as a sprawling haven

Let Them Eat… Quiche!

A warm pastry crust brimming with savory deliciousness is perfect for cool-weather entertaining
Big Bay Point Lighthouse B&B

Overnight at the Light

Check in at Big Bay Point Lighthouse B&B, north of Marquette
The Flying Dutchman Adventure Co.

Go with the Flow

Catch fall color along the intriguing Kalamazoo River on a coffee cruise or sunset outing
An orange beauty enjoys its perch atop a pretty hydrangea bloom.

Monarch Mission

Northern Michigan communities collaborate on strategies to attract more than just tourists to their rural surroundings
Admission is free at the fabulous Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University.

Saginaw Surprises

When planning a visit to this mid-Michigan community, be prepared to discover numerous fun elements
Bay Harbor Village’s balloon festival

Autumn Air

Little Traverse Bay comes alive with color during the annual Balloons Over Bay Harbor celebration
The kitchen’s warm walnut cabinets and wood floors enhance the custom island, built by a local carpenter. It features both porcelain and black granite.

Forever Home

A well-appointed Lake Leelanau new-build goes from getaway to mainstay




Serenity Awaits

A Camper’s Paradise


Megan Swoyer

Summer Seconds

As late winter turned into spring, I began to see robins and heard more songbirds outside my window.
Megan Swoyer

Pockets of Possibilities

Small towns such as Port Austin, Empire, or Tawas can miraculously slow the passing of time.The more time I spend in suburbia, the more...

Pan the Sky

Loon Love

The Blue Hour

Water Color