Midwest

By Brian E. Clark Jim Vick, operations manager at Lutsen Mountains (lutsen.com), has had numerous opportunities  to work at western ski resorts. And it’s not that he wasn’t tempted. But Lutsen’s perch on the northwest shore of Lake Superior and its location next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which

  By Brian E. Clark For most Midwesterners, flying to New England this fall to see the brilliant changing hues of the region’s hardwoods is probably off the table. But you can still get your autumn-color fix. The rolling landscape of western Michigan in and around Ludington is an excellent

By Everett Potter Last summer, on a drive around the northern rim of Lake Michigan, my wife and I took a fast ferry across to Mackinac Island and spent a night at The Grand Hotel. Commanding high ground on Mackinac Island, the majestic white dowager stands as one of the

Anyone who’s walked the steep sands of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the largest sand dunes west of the Sahara Desert, sea kayaked and camped on the secluded white sand beaches of the Apostle Islands, and hiked the trails of one of the least visited national parks in America, Isle