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January 2006

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

401 "Elk Viewing Adventure" [01/04/06]
Winter's white blanket, proud evergreens, and Thunder Bay's horse-drawn sleigh ride invite you to cuddle up as you travel through our northern woods. From the sleighs, you will view bull elk with world-class antlers. What a natural beauty! Warm up in front of the split stone fireplace inside the rustic Elk Antler Log Cabin as Jan prepares your gourmet feast.

Thunder Bay Resort

402 "Winter in Grey County" [01/11/06]
Grey County, Ontario is a winter lovers dream. This mystical area located along the Georgian Bay offers the winter enthusiast every possible form of activity that can be done in the snow and ice. And speaking of snow, there is never lack of it here. Join us as we snowshoe and ski the Niagara Escarpment and snowmobile the rugged interior on this trip to a Winter Wonderland.

Grey County Tourism

403 "Winter in Oscoda" [01/18/06]
First we'll be checking out the local ice fishing action followed by a little open water fishing along the famous AuSable River. Then we'll visit some of Iosco County's cross-country ski trails, which have been ranked right up among Michigan's best. We're also going to tour the countryside on snowmobiles and show you one of the newest segments of the trail system here which winds along the AuSable River. After that, we'll take a trip down a scenic by-way you won't want to miss.

Oscoda Visitors Bureau

404 "Michigan Wine Trails" [01/25/06]
We will visit the Wineries of Michigan. From the state line north to Saugatuck, and from the lakeshore east to the vineyards beyond Paw Paw, the countryside contains over 10,000 acres of grapes. We will discover the world of wine by visiting the tasting rooms nestled among the rolling hills and inland lakes.

Michigan Wines

February 2006

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

405 "Saginaw County Festivals" [ 02/01/06]
The Saginaw Valley, specifically Saginaw County, is 814 square miles of rich agricultural land, woodlands and waterways. Thanks to the area's convenient location off Interstate 75 (I-75) it ranks as the third most visited County in the State of Michigan. Our Host Tom O'Boyle will bring all the events that you could imagine in this happening filled show.

Saginaw Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

406 "Lighthouse Tour of the Bruce Peninsula" [ 02/08/06]
Lighthouses standing majestically on a shoreline or an island conjure up images of romance and adventure. As picturesque as they are, their flashing lights served a necessary, practical function for mariners of the past. The waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay can be treacherous--many an unfortunate ship didn't weather the storm, even with the aid of a lighthouse beacon! This trip will take us to 8 different lighthouses all located on Lake Huron in Bruce County.

Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour

407 "Hiking the Bruce Trail" [02/15/06]
Tom takes you on one of the most famed hiking trails in the world. Whether you are a family or an individual, a rookie or a veteran, this trail has something for everyone. The trail starts in Tobermory and follows the Niagara Escarpment, which was named by UNESCO in 1990 as a World Biosphere Reserve - an internationally recognized ecosystem. This ecosystem contains rare and precious wildflowers, trees and ferns, unique and fascinating rock formations defined on the east side by the strong, turquoise-blue boundary called Georgian Bay.

Bruce County

408 "Houghton Lake Rediscovered" [02/22/06]
We rediscover an area that has been overlooked as people jet off to far away places never realizing what they have in their own backyard. We will take you to one of the only Civilian Conservation Corp Museums in the state. Sail on Higgins Lake often called one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Spend a day hiking in the forest and do a little walleye fishing on Houghton Lake, Michigan's largest inland lake.

Houghton Lake Tourism Bureau
1(800) 676-5330 For a FREE Guide

March 2006

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

409 "Oscoda in Summer" [03/01/06]
Tom O’Boyle host of Great Getaways will take you on a boating adventure when he sets sail on the inland sea the great Lake Huron. We’ll explore the scenic vistas and view the awesome spectacle of the world’s most beautiful sunrise. We will continue our trip on the water as we glide down the AuSable River for a trip on a Paddle Wheel boat and a stop at Iargo Springs where it is said to have a magical healing effect.

Oscoda Convention and Visitors Bureau

410  "Waterfalls of Grey County" [03/08/06]
Where the water and rocks meet, you will feel the rush as the river flows over the escarpments edge. Grey County offers an abundance of waterfalls. So appealing that they merit their own tour, these special places are often just a short drive or hike from busy roads. Host Tom O’Boyle will visit all 7 of Grey County’s waterfalls on the 115 mile self-guiding driving tour. 

Grey County Waterfall Tour

411 "In Search of Color" [03/15/06]
Grey County, Ontario is located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay. This adventure took us to almost every small town and village in the County. This was the complete autumn trip; it included everything from Tom going rock climbing to seeing the Guinness Book of World Record's scarecrows in Meaford. There were apple orchards and festivals. We would finish this tour with a fascinating history lesson on the Underground Railroad.

Grey County, Canada
1-877-SEE-GREY

412 "Rural Gardens of Georgian Bay" [03/22/06]
Our host Tom O’Boyle takes us on a ‘snapshot’ tour of the Rural Gardens of the Georgian Bay Area, threaded together with some interesting, unique and entertaining attractions throughout the region. You will gain an appreciation for the ‘touring’ diversity of this area. Out of 42 Gardens in this area we picked 5 of the most unique. You don’t have to be a Gardner to enjoy this special trip.

Rural Gardens of Grey and Bruce Counties

413 "Hiking the Highbanks" [03/29/06]
When they declared that River Road along the AuSable River was a National Scenic Byway little did we realize that there was so much more than a beautiful drive and great canoeing. Join us as we discover some of the most amazing and breathtaking views as we hike the Highbanks along the AuSable River

Oscoda Convention and Visitors Bureau

April 2006

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

414 "Lighthouse Festival" [04/05/06]
Host Tom O'Boyle takes a fall trip into Maritime History when our stop is the National Lighthouse Festival and Lake Huron Lighthouses. Our stay will be in the small town of Hillman where we enjoy fall colors and the wild and beautiful bugling bull elk. Join us for the 10th Annual celebration in Alpena Michigan.

Thunder Bay Resort
Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival

415 "Michigan Wine Trails" [04/12/06]
We will visit the Wineries of Michigan. From the state line north to Saugatuck, and from the lakeshore east to the vineyards beyond Paw Paw, the countryside contains over 10,000 acres of grapes. We will discover the world of wine by visiting the tasting rooms nestled among the rolling hills and inland lakes.

Michigan Wines

417 "Houghton Lake Rediscovered" [04/19/06]
We rediscover an area that has been overlooked as people jet off to far away places never realizing what they have in their own backyard. We will take you to one of the only Civilian Conservation Corp Museums in the state. Sail on Higgins Lake often called one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Spend a day hiking in the forest and do a little walleye fishing on Houghton Lake, Michigan's largest inland lake.

Houghton Lake Tourism Bureau

416 "Chatham Kent" [04/26/06]
For a refreshing holiday we found it in Chatham-Kent, Ontario. We discovered - rich, open countryside and busy, fun city life. From sandy beaches, clean campgrounds, challenging golf courses, quiet hiking trails and exciting events, fun and educational attractions, great food, cozy, affordable accommodations and great shopping. We think you will agree Chatham-Kent has it all.

Chatham-Kent, Ontario

May 2006

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

418 "High Above the AuSable" [05/03/06]
When they declared that River Road along the AuSable River was a National Scenic Byway little did we realize that there was so much more than a beautiful drive and great canoeing? Join us as we discover some of the most amazing and breathtaking views as we hike the Highbanks along the AuSable River.

Oscoda Convention and Visitors Bureau

419 "Hiking the Bruce" [05/10/06]
Tom takes you on one of the most famed hiking trails in the world. Whether you are a family or an individual, a rookie or a veteran, this trail has something for everyone. The trail starts in Tobermory and follows the Niagara Escarpment, which was named by UNESCO in 1990 as a World Biosphere Reserve - an internationally recognized ecosystem. This ecosystem contains rare and precious wildflowers, trees and ferns, unique and fascinating rock formations defined on the east side by the strong, turquoise-blue boundary called Georgian Bay.

Bruce County

420 "Waterfalls of Grey" [05/17/06]
Where the water and rocks meet, you will feel the rush as the river flows over the escarpments edge. Grey County offers an abundance of waterfalls. So appealing that they merit their own tour, these special places are often just a short drive or hike from busy roads. Host Tom O'Boyle will visit all 7 of Grey County's waterfalls on the 115 mile self-guiding driving tour.

Grey County Waterfall Tour

421 "Rural Gardens of Georgian Bay" [05/24/06]
Our host Tom O'Boyle takes us on a 'snapshot' tour of the Rural Gardens of the Georgian Bay Area, threaded together with some interesting, unique and entertaining attractions throughout the region. You will gain an appreciation for the 'touring' diversity of this area. Out of 42 Gardens in this area we picked 5 of the most unique. You don't have to be a Gardner to enjoy this special trip.

Rural Gardens of Grey and Bruce Counties

422 "Mill River Days" [05/31/06]
In a small little town located in the heart of elk country they are celebrating their history with a festival called Mill River Days. Join host Tom O'Boyle as he visits the Mill that is built just for the History of this town. While he is here he will be a spectator at the drag races and take time to view the local elk heard and stop in at the wine tasting festival.

Thunder Bay Resort
For a Free Guide call 800-729-9375

June 2006

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

423 "Golfing the Valley" [06/07/06]
With over a dozen of the most beautiful and spectacular championship golf courses the Saginaw Valley offers guests an exceptional golfing experience. The Saginaw Valley provides the perfect setting for some of the best golfing you can imagine. Join us as we experience golf in the Saginaw Valley.

Saginaw Valley Golf
For a Free Golf guide call Toll Free: 800.444.9979

424 "Summer on the Sunrise Side" [06/14/06]
Tom O'Boyle host of Great Getaways will take you on a boating adventure when he sets sail on the inland sea the great Lake Huron. We'll explore the scenic vistas and view the awesome spectacle of the world's most beautiful sunrise. We will continue our trip on the water as we glide down the AuSable River for a trip on a Paddle Wheel boat and a stop at Iargo Springs where it is said to have a magical healing effect.

Oscoda Convention and Visitors Bureau

425 "Mill River Days" [06/21/06]
In a small little town located in the heart of elk country they are celebrating their history with a festival called Mill River Days. Join host Tom O'Boyle as he visits the Mill that is built just for the History of this town. While he is here he will be a spectator at the drag races and take time to view the local elk heard and stop in at the wine tasting festival.

Thunder Bay Resort
For a Free Guide call 800-729-9375

426 "Saginaw County Festivals" [06/28/06]
The Saginaw Valley, specifically Saginaw County, is 814 square miles of rich agricultural land, woodlands and waterways. Thanks to the area's convenient location off Interstate 75 (I-75) it ranks as the third most visited County in the State of Michigan. Our Host Tom O'Boyle will bring all the events that you could imagine in this happening filled show.

Saginaw Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

July 2006

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

427 "Bay City" [07/05/06]
While much has changed since the Bay City region was settled more than 170 years ago, much of the legacy left behind by the community's early residents has been carefully and lovingly preserved. Modern-day Bay City boasts beautiful waterfront parks and vibrant historic districts where friendly folks still live, work and play. There are any number of attractions and activities to experience in Bay City. From birding to fishing and shopping to history, there's a little of everything for everybody. So join us as we discover the little town on the bay.

Bay City Convention & Visitors Bureau

428 "Visiting the Valley" [07/12/06]
Saginaw County is an area that is packed with History, Culture and some of the most fun times that a person can have.  From the Chesaning Show Boat with its national headliners like Randy Travis, to one of the most Beautiful post offices ever built there are many discoveries that will enhance your visit.      

Saginaw Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
1-800-444-9979

429 "Houghton Lake" [07/19/06]
We rediscover an area that has been overlooked as people jet off to far away places never realizing what they have in their own backyard. We will take you to one of the only Civilian Conservation Corp Museums in the state. Sail on Higgins Lake often called one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Spend a day hiking in the forest and do a little walleye fishing on Houghton Lake, Michigan’s largest inland lake.

800.676.5330
Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau

430 "Great Business Getaways" [07/26/06]         
Whether you are planning a small meeting, a convention, trade show or large sporting event, we have found the perfect spot. Make your Great Business Getaway a fun and exciting event. Today Tom will take you to a hidden secret with more idea than Ben Franklin. Don't miss this chance to turn your boring business getaways into something exciting and memorable.

Saginaw Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

August 2006

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

431 "Chatham Kent" [08/02/06]
For a refreshing holiday we found it in Chatham-Kent, Ontario. We discovered - rich, open countryside and busy, fun city life. From sandy beaches, clean campgrounds, challenging golf courses, quiet hiking trails and exciting events, fun and educational attractions, great food, cozy, affordable accommodations and great shopping. We think you will agree Chatham-Kent has it all.

Chatham-Kent, Ontario

432 "Houghton Lake in Fall" [08/09/06]
We rediscovered this small town with a large lake in the summer. Now its time to find out what it is like in the autumn when the colors change and winds start to blow. We find some great backwoods fall hiking and canoe the AuSable as the leaves fall. The kids may be back in school but this is a trip that Mom and Dad would love to sneak away for.

Houghton Lake Fall Travel Planner
Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau

 433 "In a Days Drive" [08/16/06]
What can you do with 24 hours? The possibilities are endless in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Host Tom O'Boyle will take you from Manistique in the Heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula as we point our compass in every direction and show you a way to take a trip in a day. From the ghost town of Fayette, through the Hiawatha National Forest, to the dramatic cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Shoreline, and Tahquamenon Falls, the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi. There all in a day drive.

Manistique Day Trips Travel Planner
Manistique Tourism Council

434 "Canoeing the Manistique" [08/23/06]
This beautiful River meanders throughout the Seney Wildlife Preserve and the thick forest that surrounds it. We enjoy this trip in kayaks as well as canoes. Tom takes some shore time for a little fishing and ends with a great shore lunch. Our group comes prepared for a wilderness trip that is just a little civilized.

Manistique Tourism Council

435 " Michigan Wine Trails" [08/30/06]
We will visit the Wineries of Michigan. From the state line north to Saugatuck, and from the lakeshore east to the vineyards beyond Paw Paw, the countryside contains over 10,000 acres of grapes. We will discover the world of wine by visiting the tasting rooms nestled among the rolling hills and inland lakes all across the state.

Michigan Wines

September 2006

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

436 "A Mariner's Adventure" [09/06/06]
We take an incredible Tour of the Georgian Bay, its lighthouses and Maritime disasters. This area of Lake Huron is full of beauty and carries romantic stories of the waters. We will bring some of those stories to life as we take A Mariners Adventure around the famous “Georgian Bay”.

Bruce County, Ontario

437 "Fall in a Small Town" [09/13/06]
We rediscovered this small town with a large lake in the summer. Now its time to find out what it is like in the autumn when the colors change and winds start to blow. We find some great backwoods fall hiking and canoe the AuSable as the leaves fall. The kids may be back in school but this is a trip that Mom and Dad would love to sneak away for.

Houghton Lake Fall Travel Planner
Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau

438 "Hiking the Highbanks" [09/20/06]
When they declared that River Road along the AuSable River was a National Scenic Byway little did we realize that there was so much more than a beautiful drive and great canoeing. Join us as we discover some of the most amazing and breathtaking views as we hike the Highbanks along the AuSable River.

Hiking The Highbanks Travel Planner
Oscoda Convention and Visitors Bureau

439 "Lighthouse Festival" [09/27/06]
Host Tom O’Boyle takes a fall trip into Maritime History when our stop is the National Lighthouse Festival and Lake Huron Lighthouses. Our stay will be in the small town of Hillman where we enjoy fall colors and the wild and beautiful bugling bull elk. Join us for the 10th Annual celebration in Alpena Michigan.

Thunder Bay Resort
Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival

October 2006

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

440 "Lighthouse Tour of the Bruce Peninsula" [10/04/06]
Lighthouses standing majestically on a shoreline or an island conjure up images of romance and adventure. As picturesque as they are, their flashing lights served a necessary, practical function for mariners of the past. The waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay can be treacherous--many an unfortunate ship didn't weather the storm, even with the aid of a lighthouse beacon! This trip will take us to 8 different lighthouses all located on Lake Huron in Bruce County.

Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour

441 "In Search of Color" [10/11/06]
Grey County, Ontario is located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay. This adventure took us to almost every small town and village in the County. This was the complete autumn trip; it included everything from Tom going rock climbing to seeing the Guinness Book of World Record's scarecrows in Meaford. There were apple orchards and festivals. We would finish this tour with a fascinating history lesson on the Underground Railroad. Grey County, Canada.

Grey County, Canada
1-877-SEE-GREY

442 "A Family Fall Trip" [10/18/06]
We rediscovered this small town with a large lake in the summer. Now its time to find out what it is like in the autumn when the colors change and winds start to blow. We find some great backwoods fall hiking and canoe the AuSable as the leaves fall. The kids may be back in school but this is a trip that Mom and Dad would love to sneak away for.

Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau

443 "A Natural Getaway" [10/25/06]
Join us on a canoe trip down the Manistique River. This beautiful River meanders throughout the Seney Wildlife Preserve and the thick forest that surrounds it. We enjoy this trip in kayaks as well as canoes. Tom takes some shore time for a little fishing and ends with a great shore lunch. Our group comes prepared for a wilderness trip that is just a little civilized.

Manistique Tourism Council

November 2006

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

444 "Great Group Getaways" [11/01/06]
More ideas, more fun, that’s what this show should be called. Are you looking for some new places and things for your group or Family Reunion? Well this show has them all. It doesn’t matter what type of group you are we have an idea on this show for you. We will take you to some famous art galleries and take a Ferry up the river. If you want to know more you have to watch.

Saginaw Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

445 "The City on the Bay" [11/08/06]
While much has changed since the Bay City region was settled more than 170 years ago, much of the legacy left behind by the community's early residents has been carefully and lovingly preserved. Modern-day Bay City boasts beautiful waterfront parks and vibrant historic districts where friendly folks still live, work and play. There are any number of attractions and activities to experience in Bay City. From birding to fishing and shopping to history, there's a little of everything for everybody. So join us as we discover the little town on the bay.

Bay City Convention & Visitors Bureau

446 "A Mariners Adventure pt1" [11/15/06]
We take an incredible Tour of the Georgian Bay, its lighthouses and Maritime disasters. This area of Lake Huron is full of beauty and carries romantic stories of the waters. We will bring some of those stories to life as we take A Mariners Adventure around the famous “Georgian Bay”.

Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour

447 "A Mariners Adventure pt2" [11/22/06]
This week we head down the American side of Lake Huron to learn about its legends and lore as we discover the Ghost and Guardians of Lake Huron.

Michigan's Sunrise Side

448 "Winds of November" [11/29/06]
Join Host Tom O’Boyle to learn about the wicked time of year on the greatest inland sea.  Man's relationship with Lake Superior has been one of admiration, fear, and respect. The timeless beauty has transcended a history of violent storms, disasters at sea, and loss of life. We'll try to capture the essence of man's history on the largest of the Great Lakes, and in doing so, reveal Lake Superior's sinister side.

 

December 2006

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

449 "Elk Viewing Adventure" [12/06/06]
Winter’s white blanket, proud evergreens, and Thunder Bay’s horse-drawn sleigh ride invite you to cuddle up as you travel through our northern woods. From the sleighs, you will view bull elk with world-class antlers. What a natural beauty! Warm up in front of the split stone fireplace inside the rustic Elk Antler Log Cabin as Jan prepares your gourmet feast.

Thunder Bay Resort

450 "Discovering Minnesota's North Boundary" [12/13/06]
Northern Minnesota's Gunflint Trail is a year-round vacation destination surrounded by the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior National Forest. From the village of Grand Marais on Lake Superior's north shore, the Gunflint Trail winds 63 paved miles north and west to Saganaga Lake at the Canadian border. Winter features world-class cross-country skiing, dog sledding and skijoring, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and sleigh rides. Join us for a vacation of a different nature on the Gunflint Trail.

The Gunflint Trail
1-800-338-6932

451 "Winter in Northern Michigan" [12/20/06]
What is winter without the oldest winter carnival in Michigan, Tip Up Town USA? Held every year for over 60 years this event brings winter enthusiast from around the globe. Join us as we snow shoe, ice fish and snowmobile some of the best areas in the Lower Peninsula as we discover “Tip Up Town USA”

Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau

452 "Expedition Northern Ontario" [12/27/06]
Winter wilderness beauty abounds here as we prepare to snowmobile back to some of the most primitive areas in the north. Places that still rely on propane and generators. Places where it is a common occurrence to plow your driveway at night only to get up the next morning and find that so much snow has fallen, your doors and windows are covered from the blowing and falling snow produced by Lake Superior.

James Bay Frontier
Chapleau Tourist Association

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