My hometown and one of my favorite places in Michigan, Petoskey will always be one of my favorite places to travel in Michigan. The million-dollar homes and yachts can’t even hold a candle to Petoskey’s natural beauty found in its many parks and along its expansive white sand beaches on Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. Read on to find out why my hometown is one of the most popular midwest beach destinations.
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Chandler’s Petoskey is one of Petoskey’s best places to eat. Located right downtown in Petoskey’s Gaslight District, Chandler’s Restaurant & Wine Cellar is al fresco dining at its finest. Its iconic moss covered shingles, outdoor string lights, and ever-burning torch means it stands out despite being tucked away in a recessed nook between Symon’s General…
Bay View, Michigan is one of Northern Michigan’s best kept secrets. This small community of luxury cottages has one of the best views of Little Traverse Bay in the area, and has a rich history of public works, and has supported the enrichment of the public through theatrical and musical endeavors, education for all, and a focus on wellbeing. Learn why this hidden gem is a wonderful place to stop when you’re in the Petoskey Area by reading more.
Stafford’s Bay View Inn is a beautiful, award-winning property by Stafford’s Hospitality that overlooks Little Traverse Bay. It’s been a home away from home for Northern Michigan visitors for more than a century, and has earned itself a reputation for its impeccable service, delightfully decorated rooms, attentive staff, and breathtaking views. Explore this beautiful property, and read more about why Stafford’s Bay View Inn is an excellent lodging selection for those visiting the Petoskey Area.
Vernales Restaurant is an upscale sports bar, chop house, & wine cellar with everything you can imagine, from pastas and salads to fantastic desserts, incredible service, and beautiful open air dining. Read on to find out why so many Michiganders love Vernales Restaurant in the Petoskey Area of Northern Michigan.
The Spa at Inn at Bay Harbor is a luxurious oasis of relaxtion and rejuvination offering services such as massages, facials, manicures & pedicures, salon services, and so much more. After exploring the Petoskey Area on foot for a week, the couples massage we enjoyed was a decadent way to unwind, slow down, and savor our time up north.
While going back through my travels around the Petoskey Area, where I grew up, I realized I hadn’t written about one of my favorite places to eat in the area: 1911 Restaurant at the Terrace Inn in neighboring Bay View! This cute little spot is in the Bay View neighborhood, which is technically still Petoskey,…
Our move happened very quickly and didn’t give us much time to plan, and as a result, we really dropped the ball on our sleeping and eating schedules. Needless to say, not sleeping or eating well has taken a toll on us, so now that we are settled into our new home, I want to get back into healthier habits, and improve on the good habits we already had. Here are the specific things I plan to get back into doing in the coming months.
As cities begin to reopen, and travel slowly but surely begins to resume, many of you have been asking about the best ways to get back into travel, without going too far away from home, so that you still feel safe. With this in mind, during this month’s Q&A I’ll be answering all of your most commonly asked questions about exploring your own city, and how to plan a staycation. I think the timing of this post is particularly fitting, as we just moved to Connecticut and will be exploring our immediate area & the East Coast for the foreseeable future.
This guide will teach you how to select the perfect hotel every time, no matter what city you’re in, with specific advice on what to consider before hitting “reserve now”. Here’s how I pick the best available hotel every single time, thereby ensuring we have a fantastic place to return to each night of our adventures.
Michigan offers endless exciting adventures all year long for those willing to seek them out, from walking through hundred acre flower fields or climbing through ice caves to sailing the Great Lakes, SCUBA diving through shipwrecks and enjoying some of the world’s best food and drinks, there are so many incredible things to do in Michigan.