Tips To Make A Road Trip As Much About The Journey As The Destination

Tips To Make A Road Trip As Much About The Journey As The Destination

For a long time, we were 100% focused on getting to the destination and didn’t spend any time in between. But recently we started making road trips as much about the journey as the destination, and are having some of the best trips ever! Keep reading for tips to make the most of your road trip journeys...

7 Spots For A Great Fall Hike

7 Spots For A Great Fall Hike

The other day Daniel and I were driving down the street and Daniel pointed out a tree with yellow leaves. I assured him that the leaves won’t start changing for at least a month. However, the thought of changing leaves got me excited about the fall. I love summer and never want it to end, but once we turn the corner to fall I’m all in!One of our favorite fall activities is hiking…

Top 10 Spots To Visit On The Great Lakes Before Summer Ends

Top 10 Spots To Visit On The Great Lakes Before Summer Ends

It’s that time of year… the sun goes down a little sooner, the night air has a chill, kids are getting ready for the first day of school, and Labor Day is just a couple weeks away. Though summer is drawing to a close, you know that fall on the Great Lakes is awesome. You might even look forward to fall for some cooler weather, brilliant colors, trick or treat, and fall sports. But no matter how fantastic fall is on the Great Lakes, there’s something special about summer...

A Gem... Bayfield, WI and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

A Gem... Bayfield, WI and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

We love to find gems. You know… spots that you just happen upon that are super special. We were in Marquette, MI, and had a couple days left to explore before heading home. We looked at all kinds of options. We didn’t have enough time to head east and cross into Canada, we’ve been all over the “mitten” of Michigan in prior trips, and we felt like it was time to move on from Marquette.

Todd remembered a comment from Instagram… that he needs to check out the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore...

Beautiful Door County, Wisconsin

Beautiful Door County, Wisconsin

When you look at a large body of water like a lake, sea, or ocean, do you wonder what it’s like on the other side? Until a couple weeks ago, we had circled all of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and Lake Huron, but not Lake Michigan. We’d spent lots of time on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan and wondered what it’s like on the other side, especially Door County. Ok, you know where this is going… we just visited Door County and it is awesome!...

Ludington, Manitowoc, and the SS Badger In Between!

Ludington, Manitowoc, and the SS Badger In Between!

Have you ever watched Anthony Bourdain’s show layover? If not, Anthony goes to a place for something like 24 or 48 hours and experiences what he can in that amount of time. A few weeks ago we had a bit of a “layover” traveling to the western coast of Lake Michigan. We weren’t expecting much… boy, were we in for a surprise! We spent a grand total of 36 hours in Ludington, MI and Manitowoc, WI and had a blast during our “layover”!...

A Perfect Day In Marblehead, OH, Rain Or Shine!

A Perfect Day In Marblehead, OH, Rain Or Shine!

How often do you take time to be a tourist in your own backyard? We love to take a day and experience our area as though we’re tourists... find new spots to have fun, look for awesome restaurants, and enjoy the scenery. A couple weeks ago we headed to Marblehead, OH, about 45 minutes west of our home, for one of our tourist days. Our day was awesome, and whether you’re from far away looking for spots to visit on Lake Erie, or from the northeast Ohio area, this post will guide you through a day of fun rain or shine!...

Find The Island Vibe On the North Coast of Lake Ontario!

Find The Island Vibe On the North Coast of Lake Ontario!

If you’re anything like us, you’ve noticed that islands have a special vibe. Islands are a little more relaxed, fun, carefree, and beautiful. Islanders are welcoming and want visitors to have a great time. During our recent road trip to Lake Ontario we found the island vibe. Where was it? The north coast of Lake Ontario!...

Plan An Awesome Trip To The 1000 Islands!

Plan An Awesome Trip To The 1000 Islands!

Beautiful water, awesome small towns, history of the rich and famous, great food, and outdoor fun are just a few of the things we found when visiting the 1000 Islands area during our recent Lake Ontario Road trip. Before our trip we had heard about the 1000 Islands, but knew very little. The pictures looked beautiful and we wondered if the area would really be that great. It was!