American Nomad Blog
About this blog
American Nomad covers the best of U.S. travel—from vacation deals to festivals, weekend getaways, travel tips, and more. A seasoned traveler and Moon author, Laura is the perfect guide to help discover new gems when traveling domestically.
- A Southern Girl's Wintertime Adventure in Yellowstone
- One Novelist's Odyssey Across America
- Gearing up for a Family Camping Trip
- Mint Juleps and More at Oak Alley Plantation
- Avoiding Identity Theft While on Vacation
- Money-Saving Travel Tips from Nomadic Matt
- Fashion, Fun, and Convenience for the Modern Traveler
- In Search of Irish Museums Across America
- The Inspiring Journey of a Solo Kayaker
- Getting Fit for Treks in Yosemite and Elsewhere, Part 2
- Getting Fit for Treks in Yosemite and Elsewhere, Part 1
- Experiencing Yosemite with YExplore
- Two Travel Contests Worth Mentioning
- A Word About the TSA's No-No List
- A Reader's Advice About Airport Security
Moon Michigan in the Spotlight
Sometimes, I’m slow to report good news, but I do catch up eventually. As I shared in a previous post, one of my travel guides, Moon Michigan, appeared in bookstores back in May, but since then, smaller excerpts of this comprehensive guidebook have become available.
At last count, there are five offshoots of Moon Michigan, including Moon Spotlight Michigan’s Traverse Bays & Mackinac Island, an easy-to-carry guide that covers two of the more popular regions in the northern half of the Lower Peninsula. Besides handy maps and sightseeing highlights, you’ll find plenty of information about Traverse City festivals, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the wineries of the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas, resort towns like Charlevoix and Petoskey, the outdoor activities that abound in northeastern Michigan, and, of course, Mackinac Island.
Perhaps even handier, you can now purchase and wirelessly download certain chapters of Moon Michigan onto the Amazon Kindle. These four e-books include Moon Detroit & Southeast Michigan, Moon Ann Arbor & the Michigan Heartland, Moon Traverse City & Mackinac Island, and Moon Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. So, any way you slice it – or, um, download it – you can get the details you need to explore the amazingly diverse Great Lakes State.
Just because the summer is over doesn’t mean it’s too late to see Michigan. With a wide array of cultural attractions and gorgeous landscapes, it’s a wonderful place to visit all year round. Whether amid the vibrant colors of autumn or the snowy blankets of winter, you’ll find a ton of diversions in the colder months, from apple picking at Fruit Acres Farms in Coloma to the I-500 Snowmobile Race in Sault Ste. Marie. So, plan a trip to Michigan soon – and don’t forget to bring one of these helpful guides with you.
As always, I’m open to ideas for future posts. If you have any suggestions, burning questions, or destinations that you’d like me to explore in greater detail, please comment below or contact me at laura [at] wanderingsoles [dot] com.