Greetings Traveling Michigan Friends!

Welcome to Traveling Michigan! 

Traveling Michigan is packed full of unique travel ideas, locations and vacation itineraries for singles, couples, retirees and families with children.  We're certain you will find a destination that's perfect for you! 

Amazing things are all around us but most people will never discover them!  We are here to change that!

By the way, we aren't Wikipedia.  So you won't need to sort through oodles of sub-par businesses or locations just because they exist. Whew!  This removes the guess work leaving only quality locations deserving your visit.  

Each listed business or location has obtained the coveted Traveling Michigan Stamp of Approval.  This means either we or a trusted source has personally visited our recommended locations.  

"Never Fear, If We've Listed Here...We'd Recommend It To Those We Hold Dear."

At Traveling Michigan We Hope To:

  • Inspire You 
  • Excite You  
  • Save You Money 
  • Save You Time
  • Help You Prepare, Pack and Plan Accordingly 
  • Prevent Stress
  • Make the Most of Your Vacation
  • Take the Guess Work Out of Planning 

Common Vacation Planning Mistakes to Avoid

  • Vacation Mistake #1: "We'll just figure it out when we get there." Winging it is great (and lots of fun) but it's best to have a general plan to prevent disappointment.  I channel the A-Team when I say, "I love it when a plan comes together."
  • Vacation Mistake #2: "We MUST do these 3,748 things on my list or I'll be upset."  This was me....5 years ago.  I was stressed on every trip (so were my travel companions.)  Don't be me.
  • Vacation Mistake #3: "This hotel says its affordable and isolated, I say we go for it."  Yikes...it's kind of like going on a date from a Craig's list ad.  You just hope you don't end up in a tub of ice with a missing kidney.

You've worked too hard and saved too much money to waste it on a disaster vacation. Let us help.

Don't Be A Griswold.

Traveling Michigan To The Rescue! 

Trust us, we've made numerous travel mistakes in the travels for making Traveling Michigan.  But in the past four years we have spent over 300 nights in hotels while traveling throughout Michigan and the United States.  So it's safe to say we understand your travel needs.   

Use our travel savvy knowledge and first hand experiences to dramatically improve your trip's chances of success! 

Need Packing Tips?  We've Done It a "Couple of Times!"

I've compiled a travel packing checklist that may help you to not forget anything while packing for an upcoming trip.  I especially use this list if I have to pack quickly. 

But really, as long as you have your essentials-contacts, glasses and medications you can buy anything you forgot. Remembering that takes a lot of pressure off while packing!

Where Will Your Traveling Michigan Adventures Begin?   

    The astounding beauty of Michigan sells itself.  So it's probably not necessary for me to tell you about our beautiful beaches, lighthouses and waterfalls. 
    .....I definitely don't need to mention the abundant wineries, award winning breweries, lush fruit and livestock farms, and unrivaled restaurants in Michigan.
    .....Since we are on a roll, it would be redundant to discuss our fast race tracks, exciting museums, outstanding zoos and diverse art. 
    .....Aaaaand I'm sure you're not interested in learning about our outstanding hiking, biking, Motorsports and water activities. 
    I say we just discuss history and quiet indoor activities instead!  JUST KIDDING!!  
  • Do you crave sightseeing travel?  Is your idea of a good time relaxing and enjoying great food without breaking a sweat?  Don't worry, we've got you covered.
  • Does your soul ache for an adrenaline fueled trip involving motor sports and outdoor adventures with tender BBQ and ice cold brews? We've got that.
  • Maybe you are searching for a budget travel guide. We have options for that!
  • Or quite possibly your ideal Michigan vacation includes amazing new food experiences, shopping, beaches, light houses, photography, ice cream, a glass of wine and a cozy hotel?  Oh, Yeah...

        If you answered YES YES YES to any of these (or all...we won't judge) then...

LET'S DO THIS! (Are you inspired yet?)

Where Should We Start?

Do you have a specific destination in mind? If so, visit our Traveling Michigan Destinations page. Spend some time studying the locations as you may discover some not-to-missed restaurants, shops, trails or sightseeing opportunities just off-the-beaten path.   

What about a guided ROAD TOUR to some of our favorite locations to Traveling Michigan Roads?  Travel with a group of like-minded travel enthusiasts to hidden and off-the-beaten path destinations throughout Michigan. The best part is, all you have to do is show up at the departing location and all the planning is done for you!  Really, it's magic!  

Our Motorsports page features hardcore outdoor adventures!  

Check out our Things to Do page for our favorite sparkling beaches, inspiring drives, tours and outside activities.  This page is perfect if you need inspiration for an afternoon of fun!

Make Packing Easy!  Check out our Travel Packing Checklist!

So pack your camera, lace up your boots and grab some sunglasses as we inspire your travels throughout Michigan!

Enjoy Michigan Through Our Eyes

This site grew from that simple "Travel Michigan" question. It is based upon our ever-growing passion for a very special place. It shares...

  •  our favorite beaches
  • "must do" Michigan activities
  • best hotels and resorts (from the cheapest to "don't ask" expensive)
  • our top-choice Michigan Cottages and places to stay
  • yummiest Michigan restaurants
  • most rewarding Michigan sight-seeing and nature spots
  • why we choose to live here
  • totally unique "little things" that make Michigan Michigan
  • our #1 tip for exploring Michigan
  • and many other "Michigan best" things to do, eat, and experience.

Come back and visit often. Or...

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We are Chris and Sherry, your travel guides!  As Michigan born travel junkies, we fully embrace getting dirty, falling into a creek to capture that great photograph or eating somewhere slightly questionable in pursuit of unearthing the very best experiences our stunningly diverse state has to offer.  Read More About Us!


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