I am very excited to share with you that I am leading a social travel group tour at the end of May 2023 to explore the breathtaking beauty of Northern Michigan. This is the perfect gift “experience” to give yourself and your loved ones.

From the charming town of Traverse City to the historic Mackinac Island that National Geographic named one of the top 10 most beautiful islands in the world, there’s no shortage of amazing sights and experiences you’ll enjoy on our trip to this wonderful region.

Download the itinerary and land tour details below.

Northern Michigan Group Tour – May 2023

Join me! I know you will enjoy the sites, the scenery, the experiences and the adventure! But…don’t delay as we have 14 of the 32 spots already claimed! It’s sure to sell out quickly!

Michigan is home to the nation’s longest freshwater coastline with more than 11,000 lakes, forested state parks, spectacular gardens and vibrant urban landscapes that set a scene of both peaceful tranquility and adventure. Northern Michigan is a summer destination like no other. Below I’ll expand on a few of the highlights we’ll experience during our tour.

Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pierce Stocking Drive and Glen Arbor

A few years ago, this area was voted the “Most beautiful place in America” on Good Morning America. You can clearly see why. This area is incredible, featuring the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive for amazing dune and Lake Michigan views, offering plenty of opportunities to climb the dune at select Dune Climb areas.

On our way back to Traverse City, we’ll visit Glen Arbor with its stunning lake views and downtown shopping, where you can check out Cherry Republic, selling all things cherry related.

Traverse City

Traverse City is a charming town known for its beautiful beaches, delicious food, vibrant art scene, its famous National Cherry Festival and for the numerous local wineries, especially the world-renowned Chateau Chantal Winery & Inn.

We’ll enjoy a delicious multi-course wine pairing dinner prepared fresh with local produce by their in-house Executive Chef, Chris Mushall C.E.C. Not only is the food incredible but the views are spectacular! You are in for quite the experience!


Moving north, we’ll stop in Charlevoix, known as “Charlevoix the Beautiful”, a lakefront town where we’ll tour the city’s famous “Mushroom Houses”, 24 unique thatched homes constructed with limestone, fieldstone and Michigan timber between 1919 and 1970.

From there we’ll visit Castle Farms which was built in 1918 as a working dairy farm. The main house and grounds have been lovingly restored and feature Michigan’s largest outdoor model railroad, an enchanted garden full of gnomes, an enormous hedge maze, and many ponds where you can feed the resident ducks and fish.

Petoskey and Harbor Springs

Continuing north to Petoskey, one of the most beautiful cities in the state, we’ll tour the “Painted Ladies”, a collection of colorful Victorian homes and cottages. We’ll also stop and look for the famous “Petoskey Stones” along the beach.

Continuing north on our way to Harbor Springs, we’ll meander through the “Tunnel of Trees”, a 28-mile stretch where the trees grow so close to, and over the road, that they form a natural tree tunnel in many places.

Harbor Springs is next on our journey…a quaint waterfront community that offers an array of art galleries, culinary attractions, and the deepest freshwater harbor in the Great Lakes. It’s also home to the world-famous Tom’s Mom’s Cookies, where they’ve been baking cookies with their award-winning recipe for more than 38 years. We will certainly be stopping by to taste of few of their delights! :>

Mackinac Island

As we arrive at the island on the famous Shepler’s Ferry, we leave the 21st century behind and enter the magical time warp on Mackinac Island. The streets are filled with the sounds of horses and the clippity-clop of their hooves. Our luggage will be loaded on a horse-drawn cart and carried off to our hotel. Visitors and locals will come and go on horse-drawn carriages or on bicycles, ringing their bike bells as they pedal along the streets. Visiting Mackinac Island is like stepping back in time.

Mackinac Island is a throwback to old-timey seaside leisure, from the candy-colored facades of downtown shops to the impressive (record-breaking, in fact) front porch of the Victorian-era Grand Hotel.

Mackinac is world-famous for its homemade fudge, available in every flavor imaginable. You may want to work off your sugar high with a bike ride along a seaside trail. I’ve biked this trail many times and I love stopping along the way to take in the beautiful views of the coastline. It’s also fun to explore the limestone bluffs of Mackinac Island State Park or visit historic Fort Mackinac, which offers a fascinating look into the island’s rich history.

Once you visit, you’ll know why National Geographic ranked it “One of the Top 10 most beautiful islands in the world!”

I can’t wait to go, and I hope you’ll join us as it’s…“Better to see something once, than hear about it a thousand times!” – Asian Proverb!

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Are you ready to join me in experiencing Northern Michigan? I know you will love this adventure. I used to live in Michigan, and I’ve been to all of these locations several times and I LOVE THEM ALL!

If the answer is YES…then let’s do it! I believe, whole-heartedly, that YOU would enjoy a journey to Michigan that wows you every step of the way. Just send me an email ([email protected]) that you are ready to explore with me!

Let’s pursue a new adventure together! Don’t wait! Life it too short!

Enjoy your week!


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