73: How to do a proper wine tasting with Andy Jacobson, Mari Vineyards

In this episode, Andy Jacobson, Tasting Room Manager for Mari Vineyards, shares with us not only some of their great wines but also how to do a proper tasting at a wine room. We talk about how to properly clean your pallet, what to focus on with aromas, and how to take the stress off of tasting wine.

Keweenaw Mountain Lodge with Mariah Summers

Keweenaw Mountain Lodge

Keweenaw Mountain Lodge is located in one of the most northern tips of Michigan. And it can’t wait to go! This place boasts cabins and open space to appeal to anyone who really wants to “get away”. Mariah Summers shares with us the history and the goodness that awaits visitors to this great place.  Enjoy!

Dog Sledding in Michigan with Liza Dietzen

Team Evergreen Kennel - Liza Dietzen

Dog Sledding in Michigan is alive and well!  At least while there’s snow on the ground.  This bit of a “lost art” is kept alive by Liza Dietzen from Team Evergreen Kennel.  Hear how she took over this kennel of energetic dogs and turned it into a fun event everyone can enjoy! Show Notes: Team […]

Sleeping Bear Dunes with Scott Tucker

Sleeping Bear Dunes Scott Tucker

Sleeping Bear Dunes is one of those Michigan “right of passages”.  Every parent takes their kid there to have them run the dunes to simply wear them out.  I know.  I experienced this first hand.  But that doesn’t detract from the beauty of this wonderful park.  In the winter and the summer.  Join us as […]

Zehnders Snowfest with John Shelton

Zehnder's Snowfest John Shelton

Zehnders Snowfest for 2021 is on! John Shelton, VP of Sales and Marketing for Zehnders, shares with us the history of this great Michigan tradition, the impact it has had on the community, and what Frankenmuth’s Snowfest will look like in 2021.

Detroit Public Library with Joanne Mondowney

Detroit Public Library with Jo Anne Mondowney

The Detroit Public Library.  One of the beautiful crown jewels in Detroit.  This building is so much more than a collection of books.  It also contains exhibits, collections of some of the most prolific writers in history.  Joanne Mondowney takes us through the history of this gorgeous building.  And how this institution is staying relevant […]

Expanding the Family Legacy at Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn with Amy Grossi

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn - Amy Grossi

Amy Grossi, the third generation of the Bavarian Inn Zehnders, shares with us her journey and growth within her family’s business.  It’s daunting to think of running one of Michigan’s top travel destinations but Amy handles it with grace and style.  With her incredible team, she continues the time-honored tradition started by her grandfather and expanded by her father.

AirZoo Aerospace and Science Experience with Troy Thrash

Imagine my surprise to discover that Michigan has an Aerospace Museum.  And it is awesome!  Troy Thrash and his staff worked incredibly hard to elevate this museum into a family experience.  It piques curiosity and tickles the imagination.  Located over by Kalamazoo, this museum is definitely worth the trek. Links: Airzoo Aerospace and Science Experience Website […]

Michigan Skiing at Nubs Nob with Ben Doornbos

Nubs Nob Michigan Skiing Ben Doornbos

Winter is here!  This means snow and outdoor fun!  And Nubs Nob is one of the premier ski locations in Michigan.  Ben shares with us not only his love of skiing but also how this is a family favorite of snow-bound Michiganders. Links: Nubs Nob Ski Area Website Nubs Nob Facebook Address: 500 Nub’s Nob Rd. Harbor […]