Break Wall Bakery & Cafe, Grand Marais

Fish Fryday #3: Breakwall Bakery & Cafe, Grand Marais

Feb 8, 2016 | Leave a comment

This is our third installment of Fish Frydays. On a not-quite-weekly but more-than-monthly schedule, we will patronize a new fish fry location in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. These outings will take place on Friday evening, with a review posted the following Monday. The goal is simple, try as many fish fry locations across the Upper Peninsula as possible while in the presence of good company. Have a suggestion? Please leave your suggestions in the comments below. Fish: Fried perch and … Read more

Skipper's L'Anse

Fish Fryday #2: Skipper’s, L’Anse

Feb 1, 2016 | Leave a comment

This is our second installment of Fish Frydays. On a not-quite-weekly but more-than-monthly schedule, we will patronize a new fish fry location in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. These outings will take place on Friday evening, with a review posted the following Monday. The goal is simple, try as many fish fry locations across the Upper Peninsula as possible while in the presence of good company. Have a suggestion? Please leave your suggestions in the comments below. Fish: Fried whitefish … Read more

Historic Michigan Map 1839

An Almost Complete History of Michigan–Ok, Mostly the Upper Peninsula

Jan 26, 2016 | Leave a comment

It’s Michigan’s 179th birthday! Which also means it’s the Upper Peninsula’s 179th birthday. To celebrate we’re giving a bit of history lesson. We sure learned lots in this process. We’ve compiled highlights from every year since Michigan’s admittance into statehood in 1837. But as we know, this just a small piece of Michigan’s rich history. Please share your additions in the comments below. Now go do something a Michigander or a Yooper would do. Eat … Read more

Portside Inn, Marquette

Fish Fryday #1: Portside Inn, Marquette

Jan 18, 2016 | Leave a comment

Fish Fry review in Marquette, Michigan. We visit Portside Inn in Marquette. Awesome fish, intimate atmosphere, and don’t forget the legendary breadsticks.

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The Story Behind Steez Drop #8

Jul 22, 2015 | Leave a comment

Our first Steez Drop happened on December 1, 2013. While driving across the Upper Peninsula we stopped in downtown Marquette, carefully picked a location, and dropped an Upper Peninsula hoodie on a bench with a note, “Finders keepers”. 22 minutes later it was gone. Since then we’ve had fun making drops from Ironwood to Mackinac Island, giving back to customers, fans, tourists, and a few random passerbys with packages of Steez. We always include a hoodie or sweatshirt, t-shirt, and … Read more

Mike Row on Mackinac Island

Mike Rows Says Nice Things About the Upper Peninsula, and You Should Too!

May 29, 2015 | Leave a comment

Mike Rowe is no stranger to Mackinac Island, having filmed segments of Dirty Jobs on the Mackinac Bridge and the island (Click here more on climbing the Mackinac Bridge). His latest comes from a little promo for Somebody’s Gotta Do It, his latest show on CNN. We’ve long used the slogan, “Nice shirts for nice people”. Fact is, we like when people say nice things, especially when it’s about where we’re from, whether that be the Upper Peninsula, … Read more

Sand Point Beach, Munising

Pictured Rocks Road Trip, May 2015 Edition

May 24, 2015 | Leave a comment

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which makes the beginning of summer road tripping season. And yesterday was one of those epic Upper Peninsula days. The plan was simple, get a late start and head to Pictured Rocks for the sunset. And it was worth each and every mosquito bite. Truthfully, the mosquitos weren’t that bad as long as we kept moving. Typically when we post photos to Instagram and Twitter you see photos taken from a beat up … Read more

Upper Peninsula from the International Space Station

Upper Peninsula, Spotted from the International Space Station

May 13, 2015 | Leave a comment

Italian astronaut Sam Cristoforetti has been living on the International Space Station and tweeting up a storm. She regularly posts photos of her view from ISS including this gem she recently posted of the Eastern Upper Peninsula surrounded by Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. Read more about Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior images from space. Nature’s elements at work : Lake Superior a few weeks ago. #HelloEarth pic.twitter.com/kfTyMJ21Y6 — Sam Cristoforetti (@AstroSamantha) May 9, 2015 And … Read more

Michigan Ice Film

The Michigan Ice Film and a Q&A with Aaron Peterson

Mar 2, 2015 | Leave a comment

UPDATE: You can now rent or download The Michigan Ice Film. If you like local folklore, adventure, winter, or simply live in Michigan, you need to check it out. Much respect to Aaron and his crew for putting this amazing film together during the coldest winters on record.   Let us introduce you to Aaron Peterson. Aaron is the driving force behind Cold & Clear Cinema. Last year his team brought us Cold Rolled (you … Read more

22nd Annual Trenary Outhouse Classic

Mar 1, 2015 | Leave a comment

The town of Trenary, rather Mathias Township is approximately 554 people. A little gem of a community that must be darn near the geographic center of the Upper Peninsula. However, on the last Saturday of February the town’s size likely quintuples, if not more. Yesterday, Trenary hosted the 22nd Annual Outhouse Classic.  If you haven’t been to the Trenary Outhouse Classic, you just don’t know what you’re missing. And why wouldn’t such a thing exist? Without question, … Read more

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