Tom is an award winning producer/director. He is a long distance cyclist and avid basketball and volleyball player. He blames his love of traveling on his parents.


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The Path Less Chosen

Travel that's just a bit off the beaten trail.

 "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- St. Augustine

Getting from point A to point B by foot, bicycle, kayak, or some other non-motorized means.

Interesting destinations that make you want to linger, overnight or for several days.

Things that make the journey worthwhile, whether it's a brew pub or the perfect spot to watch the sunset.

More great people and places

November 8, 2017

Mackinaw City sits on the very tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The mighty Mackinac Bridge rises up over this small town, connecting travelers to the Upper Peninsula. The town boasts a reconstructed Revolution War era fort and ferry boats to shuttle visitors to Macki...

September 7, 2017

Have you ever seen a sand dune eating a lake? Check out this Google Earth image to see the sand slowly encroaching into Silver Lake. It will take hundreds of more years before the lake completely disappears. In the meantime there are plenty of recreational opportunitie...

February 27, 2017

North of Traverse City, Michigan, on the little finger that sticks out into Lake Michigan, lies the community of Leland. A portion of this quaint hamlet is also known as Fishtown because of the commercial lake fishing that has gone on here for over 100 years. Depending...

January 16, 2017

In Lake Michigan, just off the shore of Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes sit the islands of North and South Manitou. The Native American legend tells that the islands are the lost cubs of a mother bear that fell asleep on the shore waiting for her cubs to return. They never di...

January 14, 2017

Winter brings cold winds off of Lake Michigan for the residents of Chicago. So where’s the best place for Christmas shopping? Outdoors, of course, specifically the Christkindlmarket in the Chicago Loop.

Christkindlmarket is a traditional German-American holida...

January 14, 2017

The northern portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan is blessed with a unique climate. The proximity of Lake Michigan to the western side of the area moderates the weather. This allows for a variety of grapes to be grown in what might otherwise be an inhospitable cl...

December 27, 2016

Most people don’t think of visiting the beach in the late fall. That alone is an excellent reason to go. The tourists have left and the few people left at the beach are there for the beauty and solitude that this season promises.

Saugatuck Dunes State Park is a tiny gem...

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