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Life’s an adventure .. make it an adventure to remember!

The day started out like any other Sunday Winter morning. The second pot of coffee brewing, husband checking out the weather, and me following up on Social Media. Suddenly a news story grabbed my attention. “Massive ice boulders roll up on Lake Michigan Shoreline”. I set down my laptop and announced to my husband, “We […]

Puppy Tales

K9 Puppy Tales

 It was a hot Summer day when my husband pulled into the driveway after a quick trip to town to run errands. He stepped out of his truck, smiled, and announced “I have surprise for you!” My thoughts immediately went to, “He brought me take-out lunch?!” You must understand my excitement over this, as being […]

May your weekend be full of adventure

Quote: May your weekend be full of adventure and cheer ..

Adventures at Sleeping Bear Dunes

A treat indeed! Little did we know just how much of a treat our weekend adventure was going to be! My husband had this trail in mind ever since he heard about it from a friend. Sometimes the best adventures are those that are not planned, but are random and spontaneous. This was going to […]

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The Dog Days of Summer. Tips for keeping your Outdoors K9 cool.

Summer is my favorite time of year in Northern Michigan. My family enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible soaking up the warm sunshine that can be quite scarce during the winter months. As with any time spent outdoors you should always be prepared and keep safety in mind for yourself as well as […]

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Gear Review: Outdoor Research Trailbreaker Pants #ORInsightLab

I am sure that I am not alone when I say that it can be a somewhat daunting task to find durable, quality ski/snow pants that not only meets my high expectations including list of “must have features”. Let alone be ready to face the unpredictable, rapidly changing winter weather we typically experience here in […]

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Women’s Linchpin Hooded Jacket #ORInsightLab

Winter is finally here, and with more snow on the way for the upcoming weekend, I couldn’t be more excited. As a life long Northern Michigan native, I know all too well how unpredictable Michigan’s weather can be and just how quickly having the wrong gear can cut your favorite outdoors adventures short. So when […]

Weekend Meanderings – Joshua’s Crossing

Weekend Meanderings – Joshua’s Crossing   [Photo credit: Kimberly Ciesla – Autumn – October 25, 2015] Wooden Covered Bridge located in Northern Lower Michigan, Benzie County. [Photo credit: Kimberly Ciesla – Autumn – October 25, 2015] Joshua’s Crossing (also known as “Loon Song Covered Bridge”) is a  90-foot covered bridge that crosses a ravine and […]

Falling in love (all over again) with Aventura Clothing #AventuraLife

Wow! I guess it’s true what they say “Time flies when you are having FUN!” Hard to believe that the year has flown by so fast, and fall is already upon us, arriving officially in Northern Michigan this week! This past year has brought so many memorable adventures and new connections my way, that I […]

The Ice Caves of Lake Michigan

Winters in Michigan are known to be long, snowy, and cold. This winter was no exception, nothing out of the ordinary. Oh wait, but it was! The words “Polar Vortex” had become a household name. Everybody was talking about it. It was all over the news, and across my social media channels. The Polar Vortex […]

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