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Fall Color Touring in Michigan with Aventura Clothing 2016

Fall Color Touring Fall is in full swing and in it’s “Peak” season which means it’s Fall Color touring time in Northern Michigan. As a four seasons, outdoors family we have learned to love and embrace each and every season for it’s unique beauty and the changing of our outdoors activities. For us, fall color […]

Five Things I Didn’t Expect to Learn on a SUP

  Summer is in full swing and anyone that knows me well, knows that I absolutely love being in or near the water! Born and raised in the Great Lakes State of Michigan, summer days have always been spent with plenty of fun in the sun outdoors enjoying sports and activities and being out on […]

Adventure Log: First SUP Trip of the Season

After many months of planning, great anticipation, and our patience being thoroughly tested by Mother Nature, the time had finally arrived for our first SUP trip of the season. The timing could not have been any more perfect than to land on the very weekend of the Summer Solstice.  The weather was expected to be […]

Basic Tips for the Beginning Stand Up Paddleboarder

If you’re hitting the water for the first time this season, you may have several questions on how to stay safe, take good care of your board, how to stand & paddle correctly, and most importantly how to have fun. We asked Airhead SUP ambassador, Kim Ciesla, to help walk you through some of the […]

Transitions: A Spring cleaning checklist to prepare for SUP Season

It’s that time of year again. It’s that time of year when you’ve decided that you’ve had enough of the cold wintry weather and you find yourself constantly daydreaming of warmer summer days spent at the beach and on the water. But as you look out your window at the constantly changing, unpredictable weather of […]

Proof That A New Pair Of (Snow) Shoes Really Can Change Your Life

“I am sure we all have heard a very similar quote at one time or another which relates to a beloved childhood fairy tale. But it wasn’t until just a few short years ago that this particular quote really began to resonate with me and mean so much more!” Read  the Full Story: THE OFFICIAL […]

Mission Accomplished! Blissful First Tracks at Mission Point – Michigan

“After waiting an entire year, and then some thanks to El Nino, the snow finally arrived in Michigan riding on the back of Winter Storm Goliath. The best part? The storm brought enough snow to our area to enable us to snowshoe straight out our own back door. We couldn’t wait to get outdoors to […]

OH NO! El Niño?!

“Well, yes, it should come as no surprise as we had heard the predictions for months now. But being a glass half full type of person I didn’t really allow myself to believe it. I mean, we had been looking forward to snowshoeing season ever since we stowed away our snowshoes last April. To our […]

Get your Mush on! Snowshoeing with your dog.

  “Snowshoeing is a fantastic winter activity that can help you get outdoors, be more fit and healthy, as well as a great way to make special memories with family and friends. Including your best four-legged friend! We love our dogs, and they love us even more. They especially love spending time with us. Getting […]

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 […]