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A Blank Slate

Interior designer Gail Urso imbues a beachfront cottage near Saugatuck with color, patterns, and year-round cheer.Photography by Jeff Garland.

A West Coast Favorite

Grand Haven lures visitors with its sandy beaches, 1.5-mile boardwalk, and small-town friendliness.

Spice Things Up

Sauce-y summer techniques and recipes for tasty barbecues.

Past Present

Sensitive renovations to an 1870s Mackinac Island cottage make it better than ever. Photography by Justin Maconochie.

Cool Cruises

Great Lakes cruisers enjoy a peaceful, easy vibe, and the industry continues to expand with new ships and shore excursions to explore Michigan destinations.

And the Waves Came and Went …

A story of the passing of time and the yearning to make it not so.

Michigan Magic

Bewitched by the state’s northern beauty, a couple crafts a gorgeous retreat. Photography: Jeff Garland.
The 23.5-mile River Road National Scenic Byway heads westward from the U.S. 23 Heritage Route in Oscoda and follows the Au Sable River, which flows into Lake Huron. The byway travels through the Huron National Forest.

Driving the Sunrise Side

Wonderful water activities, tasty treats, and mom-and-pop resorts await along the Standish-to-Harrisville stretch of the U.S. 23 Heritage Route

Water, Water Everywhere

Love to paddle? More than 3,000 wonderful miles of designated water trails in Michigan await explorers.
Greek yogurt-based dressings get rave reviews as toppings for all types of salads.

All “Dressed” Up

As fresh as a spring rain, these toppers ensure your salads will be special