Christmas in Rapid River

I just love it when I have one of those “unexpected” days - when you have a whole day of fun-ness planned, but along the way an unforeseen hand grabs you and guides you to people and experiences that you never would have found on your own. And it makes your day better than you could have ever planned or [...]

By |2017-12-03T10:03:10+00:00December 3rd, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

Why I Haven’t Visited Antarctica…Yet

“So what places haven’t you visited yet?” one of my co-workers randomly asked me the other day. Funny he should ask, because recently I’d been thinking about Antarctica, one of the two “A” continents left on my visit list. I tell myself that it’s the trip I’m planning on taking to celebrate my retirement, but in reality, I’ve been putting [...]

By |2017-05-07T15:11:50+00:00May 7th, 2017|Travel, Yooper Life|0 Comments

Da Best of Grand Cayman, Yooper Style, Eh?

Fellow Yoopers, I know you can relate. Each and every one of us probably brags to our warm-weather friends how “you gotta be tough to live in the UP,” and that “winters up here serve to weed out the weak.” But by the time February rolls around, what we’d really like to do is take that millionth shovelful of snow [...]

By |2017-04-14T09:47:15+00:00April 9th, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

Yooper Pub Crawl

Maybe it was because my parents said they were going on a beer run, or maybe it was because no one in our family has done anything truly crazy lately. Or maybe it was just because it was frickin’ 65 DEGREES outside on Saturday. Whatever the reason, I had this brilliant idea involving booze and the great outdoors: I didn’t [...]

By |2017-05-03T15:02:08+00:00February 19th, 2017|Travel|5 Comments

Do Russians and Yoopers Have Anything in Common?

I returned to the USA and to the 906 this past September from two weeks in Russia, Finland, and Estonia, and it's taken over two months to share with you the adventures I had there. Why’s that? I returned home to lots of people who were carrying around and spewing icky feelings about fear of the future and lack and scarcity [...]

By |2016-12-19T11:40:41+00:00November 20th, 2016|Travel|1 Comment

For Newbies: Hiking Marquette’s Hogback Mountain

So you’ve got a few hours to kill in the Marquette area, and you’re in the mood for hiking and seeing some breathtaking scenery of Lake Superior and the surrounding countryside. Most people would direct you to Sugarloaf Mountain, which is about a 5-minute drive out of town heading towards Big Bay on County Road 550. There it’ll take you [...]

By |2016-12-19T11:40:49+00:00October 16th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

Exploring the Pacific Northwest – Mountains, Monoliths and Miss Oregon

Hello, my dedicated readers! I know I promised you more stories about the Pacific Northwest, but the wild blueberries have ripened, and I’ve been acting like an OCD migrant worker whose sole responsibility is to pick every blueberry in the UP, so I've had no time to think about anything else. Well, that's a lie. I've also thought about methods to [...]

By |2017-05-03T15:41:06+00:00July 20th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

Exploring the Pacific Northwest – Seattle

Part 1 - Seattle Some of you may be wondering if I’d fallen off the face of the earth. Nope! Just recovering from a week or so of nonstop traveling through the Pacific Northwest. And when I say “nonstop,” I’m not exaggerating. That poor little Ford Fiesta that we rented from Avis Rent-a-Car had only about 2,000 miles on it when [...]

By |2016-12-19T11:41:09+00:00July 14th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

How to Become a Yooper Ninja

To all my traveler friends both near and far who have never visited the Yoop and who like being able to blend in when you travel, I thought you might be interested in some tips to make your way through the 906 like a ninja and talk like a Yooper local. There is one exception, though. If you’re visiting Negaunee or Ishpeming, [...]

By |2016-12-19T11:41:43+00:00April 17th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.