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

February 19, 2020

Grand Rapids, Michigan is known as Beer City USA with good reason. This medium sized mid-western town boasts over 80 craft breweries. One of our favorites is the MItten Brewing Company on the city's west side.

The Mitten is housed in the former Engine House #9. While it...

March 26, 2018

The Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park is Grand Rapids, Michigan is known as a world class attraction that has added a little more of the world to the mix. The Japanese Garden features many traditional components, as well as contemporary sculpture.

Visitors ente...

December 28, 2017

It's that time of year where people sit down and make out their list of 2017's top restaurants, best movies, and favorite destinations. Here at The Path Less Chosen we'd like to share our list of the five favorite things we did this year. These are not necessarily what...

December 14, 2017

Imagine if you put together your tackiest friend and the person who goes the most over the top decorating for Christmas. That comes the closest to describing what the Broadway Bar in Grand Rapids, Michigan looks like during the Christmas season.

The Broadway has been a...

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...

March 27, 2017

A few years ago Outside Magazine cited Grand Rapids, Michigan as the best city for mountain biking in the country. While some cyclists may have scoffed at the time, the trail riding in Grand Rapids has only gotten better.

Many peo...

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

Imagine a town populated by famous inventors and historical figures, from Thomas Edison to Noah Webster to the Wright Brothers. Such a town exists just outside of Detroit, Michigan in the city of Dearborn. Greenfield Village is part of the Henry Ford Museum complex, wh...

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