There’s a kind of contentment in accepting a harsh climate, and it’s one of the things I think best sums up the Danish concept of hygge. Hygge can be loosely translated to mean a coziness or contentment and often includes warm touches like candles and comfort food, but it’s more than that. Hygge is the idea of being happy with what you have and finding the joy in simple things.
The way Bob Batchik tells it, it all started when he and his wife moved into a home with a wood-burning fireplace. He’d sit by the hearth carving wood shavings from kindling to get the fire going, and once it was burning well, he’d continue carving the sticks into small figures — often fish — that eventually went into the fire, too.
Solo kayak journey 1,000 miles along Lake Superior’s shore.
At modern-day dragon boat festivals, it’s common to paddle casually out on the water and scatter flowers on the surface to honor those whose...
Josh Greenberg, author and owner of Gates Au Sable Lodge, one of Michigan’s iconic trout fishing outfitters.
Fish biologists and anglers hope one day to see the beautiful Arctic grayling fish restored in historic Michigan waters.
Custom knife maker Bob Braendle makes fine knives for chefs, as well as those who go afield.
Artist Chris Smith knew early on he wanted to paint dogs and wildlife.
The setting was Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, near Munising. It was Friday afternoon, the last day of vacation. While I’d enjoyed the week, a part of me had never let go.
Ann Miller founded Flygirls of Michigan so women could learn to fly fish from women.