Snag a Slice of Heaven at The Jampot

Photo Credit - Jesse Land

Wooden sign directing visitors to the store

Thank you to Jesse Land for sharing his story of a trip to Keweenaw’s Jampot! We know this destination will make it to many people’s must-visit lists!

My wife and I had each heard raves about the Jampot prior to our trip to the Keweenaw, but no one we spoke to could remember exactly where it was or what it was called. And we’d heard that monks ran the place. Monks! That right there made us want to check it out, because monks are inherently cool.

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Ford Arts, Beats & Eats: Take Your Pick!

Photo credit - warmheartcoldRoyal Oak’s Ford Arts, Beats & Eats Festival, a celebration of art, music, and cuisine returns Labor Day weekend, September 2-5! The festival has expanded for 2011, adding 4 additional blocks, with more fine artists and restaurants, as well as 80,000 additional square feet of space in the Royal Oak Music Theatre. The Theatre will feature a mini Michigan art & craft show and live music in a comfortable, air conditioned space. Continue reading

Aerial Assignment: Beaver Island

Photo credit - Kevin J. Miyazaki Kevin Miyazaki, a contributing photographer for Michigan Travel Ideas, shares his experience of shooting Beaver Island Michigan from a two-seater airplane.

I’m a frequent flier for photography assignments, but one thing I’m not accustomed to is chatting with the pilot during flight. Through the use of a headset and microphone, my partner in conversation is Keith Teague, owner of Fresh Air Aviation. Keith makes several trips a day from Charlevoix to Beaver Island in small but comfortable passenger planes. The one we’re in today is much smaller—a two-seater he’s pulled out of the hanger specifically for this occasion.

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