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.
While summer isn’t quite over, it is starting to wind down, and you may be thinking about planning one more big trip or even a few more day trips before the leaves start to change and the weather begins to cool. When we asked our fans planning a vacation if they prefer to get there fast and take the highways, or enjoy the journey, taking back roads and making stops along the way, most of them said they enjoyed taking their time.
With that in mind, one of our Facebook fans was recently inspired by our barn photo theme, and took her kids out for a barn hunt of their own! Some of the other recent photo themes have been sunrises & sunsets, and lighthouses. Maybe it’s time to go on a lighthouse road trip with family and friends! It’s a great opportunity to see beautiful lighthouses and experience some areas of the state you may have never seen before.
Dawn LaVigne shares her “Pure Michigan Moment,” a two-week road trip and camping excursion along the shore of Michigan last summer.
Last summer, we drove the entire shore of Michigan. Our two-week camping trip began on the west side of the state. From there, we drove north and east, into the Upper Peninsula and then back down into the Lower Peninsula and along Lake Huron. It was two weeks of water, sand, forests, blue skies, sunshine, history and family fun!
College senior Ashley Prescott winds down her summer in Traverse City with some advice about the best ways to have fun in her adopted hometown.
During the two months I’ve called Traverse City home, I’ve tried to immerse myself in the entire northern Michigan experience.
I’ve watched the sun sparkle on Grand Traverse Bay, breathed the fresh smell of pine while driving through open land, and felt the warmth of beach sand beneath my bare feet. And now it’s almost over!
Follow along on an adventure with Chuck Hayden, a member of a merry band of hard-core adventurers known as the Fortune Bay Expedition Team. They are a non-profit group that participates in wilderness exploration and education in the Great Lakes region, as well as supporting other outdoor-oriented organizations.