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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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Best Day Trips from Detroit

Best Day Trips from Detroit

Detroit is a great place to base yourself if you want to explore southeastern Michigan. It's the most easily accessible part of the state as it's home to the only major airport and most of the interstate highways criss cross through. There are plenty of things to do...

You Don’t Want to Miss a Pictured Rocks Boat Tour

You Don’t Want to Miss a Pictured Rocks Boat Tour

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore stretches for fifteen miles along the Upper Peninsula's Lake Superior shoreline. With naturally colorful cliffs that tower as high as 200 feet above the water, it's a spectacular sight that's a must-visit on any trip to the UP. While...

All the Best Things to Do in Traverse City, MI

All the Best Things to Do in Traverse City, MI

Traverse City is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Michigan and every summer visitors flock to this small town in the northern Lower Peninsula. It's the perfect spot for a relaxing getaway and is beloved by families, couples, and groups of friends looking for...

Things to Do in Caseville & Port Austin, Michigan

Things to Do in Caseville & Port Austin, Michigan

The tip of The Thumb is often overlooked as a Michigan destination, but its little resort towns and loads of sandy beaches make it the perfect summer getaway. It's often less crowded than the more popular tourist spots on the west side of the state and you'll find...

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...