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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gear up and get outdoors – Embrace the winter

Whether you were looking forward to it or not this year, winter roared in like a lion across much of the US compliments of a deep plunging arctic air mass dumping epic amounts of lake effect snow across much Michigan as well as upstate New York. This early start to the winter season caught many […]

Be Safe! Be Seen! With the Ruffwear Track Jacket™ – Low Light and Hunting Safety for your dog.

Be Safe! Be Seen! Firearm hunting season is upon us here in Northern Michigan so it is important to take some extra precautions while preparing to head outdoors this time of the year.  Be aware of the hunting laws in the areas of your favorite hiking trails and make sure that you are safe and […]

Embracing winter in Northern Michigan

Have you ever hiked and explored your favorite trail or beach in the off-season? Places sometimes inaccessible, or located at the end of a seasonal road? Well, that is exactly what we set out to do last winter. We challenged ourselves to get outdoors as much as possible, exploring our favorite hiking trails, and to […]

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 […]