21 Sep 2014

4 Kind of Outdoorsy Things To Do in Petoskey When It’s Kind of Raining

I’ve been having this problem lately where I way overplan my trips and then I get all stressed out and run around like a maniac because I need to SEE ALL THE THINGS AND DO ALL THE THINGS AND EAT ALL THE THINGS.

And then I come back from my vacation and say stupid [...]

25 Aug 2014

10 Things I Learned From Living in Michigan for 12 Months

You guys, you guys, you guys.

It’s my one-year Michiganniversary!

(What? Michiganniversary is totally a word. Stop looking at me like that.)

That’s right, twelve months ago, I piled everything I owned (and a few things I’d pilfered from my parent’s house) into my grandmother’s hand-me-down Oldsmobile and moved myself to a town in [...]

10 Aug 2014

Mitten List: Saugatuck Dune Rides

Remember when I wrote that post about hiking Sleeping Bear Dunes and I vowed upon my soul to never, ever go near another sand dune in my entire life so-help-me-god?

Well, that vow lasted for all of a month as last weekend I found myself visiting yet more Michigan dunes — this time in [...]

13 Jul 2014

The 7 Stages of Hiking Sleeping Bear Dunes

When I learned that the campground where I was planning to camp last weekend was only forty minutes away from Sleeping Bear Dunes, I decided I should stop by there on my way.

After all, I’d have a few hours to kill before I could check into the campground, and I figured I could [...]

12 Jun 2014

Mitten List: The National Asparagus Festival

I almost didn’t go to the National Asparagus Festival this weekend.

It was a two-hour drive away.

I had a stack of papers to grade.

But, most of all, I was worried that it wouldn’t be, well, asparagussy enough.

I know this may not seem like a valid concern. I mean, it is an [...]