The Manistee River

Marvelous Manistee

A 154-year-old Victorian-influenced port city undergoes a 21st-century renaissance

Waterfront Wonder

Port Huron’s new boutique hotel, CityFlats, graces the riverfront with historic charm, modern comfort, and eco-consciousness
Coriander’s seating options

Simply Delicious

Detroit’s Coriander Kitchen & Farm emphasizes locally grown, natural goodness — and much of the produce comes from the owners’ garden
The historic farmhouse-turned-brewery has a welcoming look.

Caseville Cheers

Thumb Brewery welcomes locals and cottagers to its happy vibe with a collection of the best craft brews around
The glass-fronted, climate-controlled wine room features lovely details.

In the Spirit of Chillin’

Renovated Bay Harbor lower-level space features bespoke wine room and bar
Pine Prism

BEA-utiful Creations

A Petoskey-based artist’s curious nature results in gorgeous works
The Boyntons’ Tiger Lily is considered a bluewater sailboat

Savvy Sailors

Whether on Elk Lake near Traverse City or cruising the waters of the Caribbean, this couple lives an intriguing life, mostly in their boat
Aurora Borealis

Sleeping Bear Magic

Late one night, a photographer witnessed the awakening of one of Mother Nature’s most rare and spectacular treasures
M is for Mackinac

Mackinac Musings

New alphabet book from an island-loving artist and author duo hits the shelves
ORV enthusiasts enjoy a Lake Michigan sunset at Silver Lake Dunes State Park.

Great Lake Backdrop

Fall sand dune rides along Michigan’s west coast provide an energizing way to say goodbye to summer





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