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Hi, I’m Kris!

I’m a born and raised Michigan girl who adores traveling anywhere and everywhere – especially around the Mitten. Despite a few short stints moving out of state, I just keep getting drawn back to the lakes and cities I call home. Follow along with my Michigan travels as I share top things to do and sights to see. And – if you want to explore further – check out my other travel blog, Nomad by Trade, covering the rest of the US and several overseas destinations!

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All About the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village

All About the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village

Located just outside of Detroit in the suburb of Dearborn, the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village combine to be one of the best attractions in all of Michigan - and they're the largest indoor/outdoor museum in the country. With loads of historic artifacts and...

11 Fun Things to Do in Frankenmuth, Michigan

11 Fun Things to Do in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Frankenmuth is one of the state's most beloved getaways. Kids and adults alike love visits here. Known as "Little Bavaria," its downtown architecture features the classic German fairytale styling you'll see in places like Munich and Nuremberg.  While a stroll...

12 Fun Things to Do in Holland, Michigan

12 Fun Things to Do in Holland, Michigan

Looking for fun things to do in Holland, Michigan? This little town on the west side of the state is a popular tourist destination, particularly in the spring when its famous tulips bloom with a burst of color. Holland is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway and is...

All About the Detroit Institute of Arts

All About the Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts - known locally as the DIA - is the finest of the museums in Detroit. With more than 100 galleries and a few billion dollars worth of art, it's truly a world-class art museum, and rightfully ranked as one of the best in the United States....

15 Absolute Best Things to Do in Michigan

15 Absolute Best Things to Do in Michigan

There are so many fun things to do in Michigan for all interests. This list of the best of the best includes fantastic scenery, National Park Service sites, urban parks, fascinating history, and a little bit of culture. No matter what you're looking for, you're sure...

10 Best Things to Do in Detroit, Michigan

10 Best Things to Do in Detroit, Michigan

Looking for the top things to do in Detroit, Michigan? Look no further - this guide has all the top spots to hit in the Motor City. Whether you're on the hunt for world-class museums, entertainment venues, or an urban park like no other, Detroit has something to offer...

All the Can’t Miss Things to Do on Mackinac Island

All the Can’t Miss Things to Do on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is the quintessential Michigan destination. Loved by generations of visitors, its deliberately timeless feel draws people back over and over again. And it's not just the atmosphere - there are tons of things to do on Mackinac Island if you like to keep...

Awesome Things to Do During Winter in Michigan

Awesome Things to Do During Winter in Michigan

Just because the weather is cold and the skies are a bit grey doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Michigan in winter. Whether you want to hit the snow or stay cozy inside, there are plenty things to do in the winter in Michigan. So pack a coat and some gloves, and get ready...

Thigs to Do in the Fall in Michigan

Thigs to Do in the Fall in Michigan

Maybe it’s a bit cliché, but I absolutely love fall in Michigan. Or the autumn if you’re fancy like that. I love it when the temperatures start to drop a little and the trees begin to turn. Plus, fall has most of my favorite holidays so there's even more to enjoy....

Springtime Things to Do in Michigan

Springtime Things to Do in Michigan

Springtime in Michigan is that glorious season when the gray of winter melts away and blue skies, green grass, and colorful flowers start to return to the state. As temperatures reach the 50s, you’ll see locals enthusiastically sporting shorts and flip flops (even...

Things to Do at Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Things to Do at Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Tahquamenon Falls State Park (pronounced tuh-QUAHM-in-un) is one of the most popular places to visit in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The state park features Upper Tahquamenon Falls - the larger and more iconic area - and Lower Tahquamenon Falls - a series of...

Awesome Things to Do During Summer in Michigan

Awesome Things to Do During Summer in Michigan

Summer in Michigan is when the state is really at its finest. Locals fill northbound I-75 on Friday evenings as metro-Detroiters head Up North for a weekend of fun. Lazy summer days stretch into long nights and campfires. Nothing beats a Michigan summer. Here are 9...