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Road Trip USA Great River Road

Rediscover the Open Road Road Trip USA: Great River Road shows you how to make the most of the route following the mighty Mississippi River, from its Minnesota headwaters all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. With mile-by-mile highlights and detailed driving maps—all in a handy, portable format—this is roadside Americana at your fingertips. […]

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Moon Route 66 Road Trip

Hit the road! Moon Route 66 Road Trip includes unbeatable information for casual road trippers and well-worn motorists alike, with up-to-date information on attractions and tips for travelers, and fascinating tales from the rich history of “America’s Highway.” Detailed driving routes give you all you need, including mileage from place to place, driving times, and […]

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Moon Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills

South Dakota resident Laural A. Bidwell offers her firsthand experience and advice on Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills–including the Southern Hills, the Badlands, and Keystone. Bidwell provides unique travel strategies such as Best Hiking Trails, Viewing Wildlife, and Fossil Collecting in the Parks, Grasslands, & National Forest. With expert tips on the best dining, […]

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Moon Minneapolis & St. Paul

Travel writer and Minneapolis local Tricia Cornell reveals the best things the Twin Cities have to offer, from the lakes, theaters, and 70-block sky walkways in Minneapolis to the farmer’s market, Broadway shows, and artistic district of St. Paul. Tricia provides travel strategies including A Frosty Day in the Twin Cities, Twin Cities for Next […]

Vineyard view of Northern Sun Winery, the only Estate grown winery in the U.P. with a tasting room on site.

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Wineries

Picture a leisurely drive along one of Michigan’s storied wine trails, but instead of the familiar destinations near Traverse City, you’re making your way down U.S. 2, stopping at Upper Peninsula wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms.

Kayaking past Bridalveil Falls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

The Hiawatha Water Trail in Michigan

One of Lake Superior’s greatest kayaking destinations, the Hiawatha Water Trail in Michigan passes along the shores of Marquette on the way from Big Bay to Grand Marais. Presque Isle is one of Marquette’s most beautiful destinations, and visitors who only see it from land are missing out: This is the ultimate kayak trip.

The Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw can “back and ram” its way through walls of ice as high as 10 feet.

The Lake Effect in Michigan

The Great Lakes ‘lake effect’ hugely impacts Michigan weather. Learn how this in turn effects tourism, notably skiing, swimming, & pre-season preparations.

Fall foliage highlights water cascading over Upper Tahquamenon Falls.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Michigan

Tahquamenon Falls State Park is home to one of the country’s largest waterfalls, as well as the pleasant cascade of the Lower Falls. Both are very easy to visit. Here’s a brief overview of the park along with directions to prime viewing locations.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Lake Superior’s Alger Underwater Preserve

There are several wrecks concentrated in one area of the Alger Underwater Preserve, and the cold, pristine water keeps them from deteriorating. Both divers and nondivers alike can view the wrecks and ruins through dive charters and boat tours.

You can wander in and out of 14 buildings that make up Fort Mackinac.

Fort Mackinac in Upper Peninsula Michigan

Whitewashed Fort Mackinac is worth a visit for the views alone, presiding over—as forts often do—the downtown, the marina, and Lake Huron. But there’s also plenty of exploring to do at this military outpost with its costumed guides and historic reenactments.