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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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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...

All the Must-Do attractions at Michigan’s Adventure

All the Must-Do attractions at Michigan’s Adventure

Michigan’s Adventure is your best bet for amusement parks in Michigan. Located near Muskegon on Michigan’s west coast, if you're looking for roller coasters in Michigan, this is the place to be. In addition to the amusement park rides, a visit to the substantial...

Visit the Detroit Zoo for Animals, Events, and Family Fun

Visit the Detroit Zoo for Animals, Events, and Family Fun

The Detroit Zoo isn't actually located in the city of Detroit - it's just a few miles up iconic Woodward Avenue in the suburb of Royal Oak. Michigan's most popular zoo is consistently ranked amongst the top in the United States and allows visitors to view tons of...

Things to Do in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Things to Do in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is the showpiece of the northwestern Lower Peninsula. Spanning miles of the Lake Michigan shore and packed with scenic views and recreation opportunities, it's easy to see why so many locals adore it. This guide is full of great...

What the Heck is Fowling?

What the Heck is Fowling?

Fowling - it rhymes with bowling - is one of the most unique things to do on your visit to the Detroit area. It's my favorite thing to take my out of town visitors to do when they come to the area. Located in Hamtramck (don't overthink the pronunciation - just pretend...