Our road trip through the Cairngorms National Park opens in St. Andrews and ends with a selfie in front of the Royal Family’s Scottish home. Sandwiched in the middle we explored Dunnottar and Balvenie Castles and the Elgin Cathedral.
Our hiking adventures in the Cairngorms and Glen Coe were even sweeter with the help of Murray and Allan from Kingdom Guides.
We visited Scotland’s Orkney Mainland in search of Neolithic tombs, prehistoric monuments, Viking graffiti, Highland coos, Holy Relics, Scotch and maybe a sheep or two. We were not disappointed.
We set out on Record Store Day to explore some of the independent vendors across Michigan who help us find those joyous vinyl treasures.
Get ready to watch some hill running insanity as the Red Bull 400 debuts at the Copper Peak Ski Flying hill in Ironwood on May 12, 2018
Standing tall on Lake Michigan’s shore is Little Sable Point Lighthouse and it is a beauty. We caught the lighthouse bug last summer during our romp about Michigan. It is highly contagious. After you tour one, you’ll find yourself scanning the beach for the familiar beacon.
Just north of Hancock, Michigan in the heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula is the Quincy Mine. It’s been closed over 70 years, but tours are available. During our 2017 Michigan Tour, Chuck convinced me it was time to slay my fears and journey nearly one mile into the side of a hill and explore a bit of history.
The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce’s Curling Fest 2018 (February 16-18, 2018) featured a tournament for both experienced and novice competitors on Saturday and Sunday and learn to curl sessions on Friday.
Stiggs Brewery celebrates the heritage of Michigan’s north woods with delicious beer and food in a historic railway office in Boyne City.
Eating large cinnamon buns, snowshoeing in Narnia and drinking beer in an honest to goodness saloon are just a few highlights from our 2017 UP Winter Vacation. Plus we drove 1,300 miles, experienced a white-out on M-41 outside of Marquette and explored an ice cave.
Our friends at Behind the Mitten with Amy Sherman and John Gonzalez invited us to join them on their radio show, which you can hear on various radio stations around the state. If you missed it, you can listen to our nerdy voices on the show’s podcast.
In early October we were lucky enough to snag tickets for Bailey’s Haunted Detroit Tour. I promised her I wouldn’t give away the tour route, but I had to share a few highlights from the tour. Not the haunted stories, you’ll need to sign-up for a tour. Read on for the highlights of Bailey’s history lesson.
The sun was shining, people were smiling, and the hearses were ready for business. It’s just another day in Hell, Michigan.
Our visit to Isle Royale in early August was postcard perfect – Moose, Thimbleberries, Sunsets, Ranger Stories, and tired feet from long hikes.
The Canyon Falls trail along the Sturgeon River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has been dubbed “Michigan’s Grand Canyon.” It is 15 miles south of L’Anse, Michigan on US 41. There is plenty of parking at the roadside park. Blue slashes along the trail mark the North Country Trail.
Colonial Michilimackinac is the last exit before Mackinaw Bridge and is packed with history and photo opportunities. It was the first stop on our 2017 Michigan Tour of Places we’ve always said we wanted to checkout or did and can’t remember. I think you could safely call it the 2017 Michigan Middle Age Tour