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January 2011
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
7725HD "Tip Up Town USA" [ 12/29/10 ]
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”.
Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau Houghton Lake Winter Travel Planner

7726HD "Mid-Michigan in Winter" [ 01/05/11 ]
Ogemaw County is well known for its outstanding cross country ski trails and the Ogemaw Hills Pathway is the gem that we will discover. The trails wind through approximately 15 miles of the AuSable State Forest providing groomed cross country trails for all skill levels. We spend time checking out the snowmobile trails and end our trip with a meal fit for a king. If you’re looking for a winter getaway for the whole family you will love this trip.
Free DVD / Comment Form West Branch Winter Travel Planner West Branch Winter Photo Galleries
  West Branch Visitors Bureau  

7724HD "Snowshoes Way Up North" [ 01/12/11 ]
There is no place like Michigan’s Upper Peninsula when it comes to deep snow and lots of it. We will snowshoe deep into the Hiawatha National Forest for some incredible scenery. We won’t stop there with the snowshoe adventure. We find an abandoned trail that will give us all that we can handle with the big shoes. And what would a winter trip to the U.P. be without some sledding? We complete this Getaway with a rail to trails trip.
Free DVD / Comment Form Manistique Winter Travel Planner Manistique Winter Photo Galleries
  Manistique Tourism Council  

7727HD "Ontario Outdoors" [ 01/19/11 ]
Looking for an active outdoor getaway? Today we will tackle a mountaintop in the back of a specially built hummer H2 then it’s off to do some rock climbing. We also explore some caves and take a thousand foot zip line before we end our tour with some relaxing waterfall viewing. Join us as we discover “Ontario’s Outdoors”.
Free Guide/ Comment Form Ontario Outdoors Travel Planner Grey County Tourism

7718HD "A Closer Up North" [ 01/26/11 ]
When you are looking for a getaway that is closer to home today's Great Getaway is the answer. Join us as we take a tour of some of the most fascinating cities, parks and ports in Sanilac County.
Free Guide / Comment Form Sanilac County Travel Planner Sanilac County
February 2011
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
7703HD "Biking Along Michigan's East Coast" [ 02/02/11 ]
Let’s Go Green. Biking seems to be the wave of the future. Save gas, get some great exercise and discover a wonderful new way to sight see. We will start at Tawas and its brand new bike trail and follow it through town to the Tawas Point Lighthouse, with a lot of surprises along the way.
Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form Tawas Biking Travel Planner Tawas Biking Photo Gallery
  Tawas Bay Tourist & Convention Bureau  

7728HD "Hiking The Bruce Trail" [ 02/09/11 ]
The Bruce Trail starts its journey in Tobermory, and travels over 600 miles following the Niagara Escarpment. We will hike some of the most scenic parts of this world famous pathway on our ongoing quest to hike the complete trail.
Free Guide/ Comment Form Grey County Autumn Travel Planner Grey County Tourism

7712HD "A Nature Getaway" [ 02/16/11 ]
If you love Mother Nature then come along as we watch her come alive. We watch an eagle feeding her young, take in the bird migration and enjoy a kayak trip through a protected wetland.

7729HD "Michigan's Best County Parks" [ 02/23/11 ]
Looking for a park that is a Great Getaway for a day? How about camping? Maybe you want to hike or be on a Great Lakes Shore. We have it all on today’s show.
Free Guide / Comment Form Sanilac County Travel Planner Sanilac County
March 2011
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
7720HD "Michigan's Sunrise Coast" [ 03/02/11 ]
The perfect family getaway: canoe down the AuSable, play on Lake Huron or have a picnic and watch the ships go by. Many new and exciting adventures await you on this vacation for the whole family.
Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form Tawas Biking Travel Planner Tawas Biking Photo Gallery
  Tawas Bay Tourist & Convention Bureau  

7714HD "Saginaw County Outdoors" [ 03/09/11 ]
What is there to do outdoors in Mid-Michigan? More than you can imagine. On this whirlwind tour we discover grape farms, pumpkin patches, car shows, auto racing, bike trails, the Shiawassee Game Preserve and so much more.
Free Guide / Comment Form Saginaw County Outdoors Travel Planner Wildlife Refuge Photo Gallery
  Saginaw Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau  

7701HD "Top of the Lake Circle Tour" [ 03/16/11 ]
Join Host Tom O’Boyle as he takes us on a tour at the most northern edge of Lake Michigan in the place we fondly call the Upper Peninsula. Our tour will take us to Fayette historic site located on the beautiful Snail Shell Harbor and all the way around to another very historic site the Seul Choix (pronounced Sis-shwa) Point Lighthouse at the other end. In between we will be stopping at the Seney Wildlife Sanctuary, the Thompson Fish Hatchery and many more.
Free Guide / Comment Form Top Of The Lake Circle Tour Travel Planner Manistique Oct2008 Photo Galleries
  Manistique Area Tourism Council  

7700HD "A Victorian Summer" [ 03/23/11 ]
A visit to Ogemaw County is one that your family will remember for many years to come. We will enjoy the Ogemaw Hills, Rifle River Valley and traverse the many nature trails along with a special stop at the Victorian Art Fair and a 1700’s encampment. When your travel plans include northern Michigan come spend some time in Ogemaw County.
Free DVD/Comment Form Ogemaw County Summer Travel Planner West Branch Visitors Bureau

7727HD "Ontario Outdoors" [ 03/30/11 ]
Looking for an active outdoor getaway? Well today we will tackle a mountain top in the back of a specially built hummer H2 then it’s off to do some rock climbing then we take a thousand foot zip line before we end our tour with some relaxing Salmon fishing. Join us as we discover Ontario’s outdoors.
Free Guide/ Comment Form

Ontario Outdoors Travel Planner Grey County Tourism
April 2011
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
7719HD "Bikes In Ontario" [ 04/06/11 ]
We are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to spend our Getaways and today is no exception. We are going to bike through Ontario’s most scenic peninsula and beautiful Lake Huron shoreline. We will hop on mountain bikes, trail bikes and family bikes and make some stops along our bike tour to take in some great food and attractions.
Free Guide / Comment Form Biking The Bruce Travel Planner Bike The Bruce Website

7716HD "Rural Garden Tour" [ 04/13/11 ]
Nothing is more beautiful than flora and the fauna of spring. So many viewers wrote asking for more information on our first Rural Gardens show that we followed it up with even more botanicals and this time in stunning High Definition. Join us as we continue our discovery of some of the most beautiful gardens in North America as we tour the rural gardens of Ontario.
Free Guide / Comment Form Rural Gardens of Grey & Bruce Counties Garden Tour Photo Gallery

7706HD "Michigan's Other Great Lakes" [ 04/20/11 ]
After the Great Lakes you still have 3 more Big Lakes to choose from. Houghton, Higgins and St. Helen, all located in Roscommon County. Houghton is the largest inland lake in Michigan, Higgins has been called the 6th most beautiful lake in the world and St. Helen has incredible outdoor opportunities. We will discover all three today.
Free DVD / Comment Form Houghton Lake Summer Travel Planner Photo Galleries From This Episode
  Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau  

7732HD "Great Parks in Michigan's Thumb" [ 04/27/11 ]
We take to the air and fly over the prettiest and the most family friendly parks in the Midwest. Looking for great camping, fishing and swimming? It’s all here on the Great Parks of Michigan’s Thumb.
Free Guide / Comment Form Sanilac Parks Travel Planner Sanilac Tourism Association
May 2011
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
8001HD "Beautiful Michigan" [ 05/04/11 ]
We will take a tour by paddle boat, a canoe trip in the cool clean air, we will see incredible overlooks with trees so beautiful they look like they were painted by a master artist, and we top it off with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

8002HD "Port Sanilac" [ 05/11/11 ]
We discover a hidden gem when we travel up the Lake Huron Coast in Michigan’s Thumb. There is fun on and off the water in this quaint little harbor town.
More Info / Comment Form Port Sanilac Travel Planner Port Sanilac DDA

8003HD "Orchid Festival" [ 05/18/11 ]
The Bruce Peninsula is renowned for its diversity of wild growing, native orchids. An astonishing 44 orchid species occur on 'the Bruce'. The Bruce Peninsula in Ontario has one of the greatest varieties of natural orchids in North America.
Free Guide / Comment Form Rural Gardens of Grey & Bruce Counties Garden Tour Photo Gallery

8004HD "Paradise" [ 05/25/11 ]
Sticking out into Lake Huron like the thumb on a mitten, we discover a hidden getaway. It is a place where you can watch a sunrise and a sunset from the same spot, where Lake Huron surrounds you with a sandy beach and beautiful blue shoreline, with pictured rocks for incredible kayaking and so much more. Join us as we discover “Michigan’s Thumb”.
Free Guide / Comment Form Huron County Travel Planner Huron County Photo Galleries
June 2011
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
8005HD "Big Rocks, Blue Water" [ 06/01/11 ]
It’s time to rock climb, canoe, explore caves and view some beautiful vistas as we travel to Ontario’s hidden outdoor gems. The coast of the Georgian Bay is hidden with opportunities for adventures. So join us as we visit this perfect alfresco getaway.
Free Guide/ Comment Form Ontario Outdoors Travel Planner Grey County Tourism

8006HD "U.P. Adventure" [ 06/08/11 ]
Mother Nature abounds in this wilderness gem called the Upper Peninsula. If you like to explore the scenic country then join us as we find adventure at the Pine Martín trail, Ashford Lake, Cowell Lake trail just to name a few.
Free Guide / Comment Form Top Of The Lake Circle Tour Travel Planner Manistique Oct2008 Photo Galleries
  Manistique Area Tourism Council  

8007HD "Lighthouse Tour" [ 06/15/11 ]
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.
Free Guide / Comment Form Bruce Lighthouse Tour Travel Planner Bruce County Tourism

8008HD "Hiking The Huron" [ 06/22/11 ]
We will take a tour by paddle boat, a canoe trip in the cool clean air, we will see incredible overlooks with trees so beautiful they look like they were painted by a master artist, and we top it off with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

8009HD "Family Friendly Fun" [ 06/29/11 ]
We take to the air and fly over the prettiest and the most family friendly parks in the Midwest. Looking for great camping, fishing and swimming? It’s all here on the Great Parks of Michigan’s Thumb.
Free Guide / Comment Form Sanilac Parks Travel Planner Sanilac Tourism Association
July 2011
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
8010HD "Summer Adventure" [ 07/06/11 ]
Whether you are looking for a scenic ride around Georgian Bay’s gentle terrain, or a heart pumping adrenaline rush of the Niagara escarpment’s downhill trails, we are going to experience all the alternatives today.  With a lot of surprises along the way, we’ll end our day on the Georgian Bay for some incredible Salmon fishing and watch the sun set as we eat our fresh caught fish right on the boat.
Free Guide / Comment Form Grey County Summer Travel Planner Grey County Tourism

8011HD "Hidden Port A Call" [ 07/13/11 ]
We discover a hidden gem when we travel up the Lake Huron Coast in Michigan’s Thumb. There is fun on and off the water in this quaint little harbor town.
More Info / Comment Form Port Sanilac Travel Planner Port Sanilac DDA

8012HD "Huron National Forest" [ 07/20/11 ]
The Huron National Forest has more hiking trails, lakes and rivers than anywhere else in the Lower Peninsula. We will venture into the heart of the Huron National Forest on foot and by water to discover some spectacular paths. Find out how you can stay on an island in this National Park and be the only inhabitants for as little as $20 a night.

8013HD "Let's Go Green" [ 07/27/11 ]
Let’s Go Green. Biking seems to be the wave of the future. Save gas, get some great exercise and discover a wonderful new way to sight see. We will start at Tawas and its brand new bike trail and follow it through town to the Tawas Point Lighthouse, with a lot of surprises along the way.
Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form Tawas Biking Travel Planner Tawas Biking Photo Gallery
  Tawas Bay Tourist & Convention Bureau  
August 2011
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
8014HD "Waterfalls of Grey County" [ 08/03/11 ]
Where the water and rocks meet, you will feel the rush as the river flows over the escarpments edge. 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.
Free Waterfall Tour Guide/ Comment Form Grey Waterfall Travel Planner Grey County Tourism

8015HD "Michigan's Largest Inland Lake" [ 08/10/11 ]
After the Great Lakes you still have 3 more Big Lakes to choose from. Houghton, Higgins and St. Helen, all located in Roscommon County. Houghton is the largest inland lake in Michigan, Higgins has been called the 6th most beautiful lake in the world and St. Helen has incredible outdoor opportunities. We will discover all three today.
Free DVD / Comment Form Houghton Lake Summer Travel Planner Photo Galleries From This Episode
  Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau  

8016HD "Biking The Bruce" [ 08/17/11 ]
We are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to spend our Getaways and today is no exception. We are going to bike through Ontario’s most scenic peninsula and beautiful Lake Huron shoreline. We will hop on mountain bikes, trail bikes and family bikes and make some stops along our bike tour to take in some great food and attractions.
Free Guide / Comment Form Biking The Bruce Travel Planner Bike The Bruce Website

8017HD "Autumn On Lake Huron" [ 08/24/11 ]
Tawas, Michigan is a small town located on the shores of Lake Huron. We discover the fall beauty from bikes, cars and foot.
Free Guide / Comment Form Tawas Fall Travel Planner Tawas Fall Photo Galleries
  Tawas Bay Tourist & Convention Bureau  

8018HD "An Upper Peninsula Getaway" [ 08/31/11 ]
A Historic Getaway: Travel to the Upper Peninsula with us as we step back in time. Our stops will include the smelting town of Fayette located in Snail Shell Harbor and then we will explore the Seul Choix Point Light House. Join us as we tour, hike and explore the history of the U.P.
Free DVD/ Comment Form Manistique Historic Tour Travel Planner Manistique Tourism Council
September 2011
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
8019HD "Pumpkin Fest" [ 09/08/11 ]
So you thought that the 1 pound cucumber in your garden was big? Wait until you see these 500 pound squash! Big veggies, classic cars, a canoe trip, an orchard visit, hot tubs and elegant dinners make this the perfect autumn Great Getaway.
Free Port Elgin Guide/ Comment Form Port Elgin Pumpkinfest Travel Planner Photo Galleries From This Episode
Bruce County Tourism Port Elgin Pumpkinfest  

8020HD "Mid Michigan Fall Adventure" [ 09/15/11 ]
We travel to the heart of Michigan to enjoy all the fall activities. We enjoy the food from a farm market, fall fishing on Michigan’s largest inland lake, a canoe trip on Michigan’s most famous river, an ORV color tour through the woods.
Free DVD / Comment Form Houghton Lake Fall Travel Planner Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau

8021HD "Hiking In The Trees" [ 09/22/11 ]
Autumn color abounds as we take you on a vacation you will never forget. We take a hike across tree tops in an old growth forest and then end with a zip line down 300feet from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. Along the way we will stop at the oldest brewery in Ontario.
Free Grey County Guide/ Comment Form Grey County Treetops Travel Planner Grey County Tourism

7711HD "Getaway By Bus" [ 09/29/11 ]
If the price of gas is too high and you are looking for a relaxing way to travel, we have a great alternative. Take a bus and leave the driving to us (Well not us but the bus company) We will take you to some of Michigan’s finest attractions as we sit inside this large limousine and we leave the driving to someone else.
Free Guide / Comment Form Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region  
October 2011
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
7714HD "Saginaw County Outdoors" [ 10/06/11 ]
What is there to do outdoors in Mid-Michigan? More than you can imagine. On this whirlwind tour we discover grape farms, pumpkin patches, car shows, auto racing, bike trails, the Shiawassee Game Preserve and so much more.
Free Guide / Comment Form Saginaw County Outdoors Travel Planner Wildlife Refuge Photo Gallery
  Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region  

8002HD "Port Sanilac" [ 10/13/11 ]
We discover a hidden gem when we travel up the Lake Huron Coast in Michigan’s Thumb. There is fun on and off the water in this quaint little harbor town.
More Info / Comment Form Port Sanilac Travel Planner Port Sanilac DDA

8010HD "Summer Adventure" [ 10/20/11 ]
Whether you are looking for a scenic ride around Georgian Bay’s gentle terrain, or a heart pumping adrenaline rush of the Niagara escarpment’s downhill trails, we are going to experience all the alternatives today.  With a lot of surprises along the way, we’ll end our day on the Georgian Bay for some incredible Salmon fishing and watch the sun set as we eat our fresh caught fish right on the boat.
Free Guide / Comment Form Grey County Summer Travel Planner Grey County Tourism

8008HD "Autumn Splendor" [ 10/27/11 ]
We will take a tour by paddle boat, a canoe trip in the cool clean air, we will see incredible overlooks with trees so beautiful they look like they were painted by a master artist, and we top it off with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
November 2011
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
8011HD "Hidden Port A Call" [ 11/03/11 ]
We discover a hidden gem when we travel up the Lake Huron Coast in Michigan’s Thumb. There is fun on and off the water in this quaint little harbor town.
More Info / Comment Form Port Sanilac Travel Planner Port Sanilac DDA

8053HD "A Hiking Guide To The Best Michigan Trails" [ 11/10/11 ]
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.

8050HD "An Upper Peninsula Winter" [ 11/17/11 ]
This is the perfect winter vacation. Snow, snow and more snow.  When we head across the U.P  we discover perfect trails for cross country skiing, snowmobiling and just plain fun.
Comment Form    

8015HD "Michigan's Largest Inland Lake" [ 11/24/11 ]
After the Great Lakes you still have 3 more Big Lakes to choose from. Houghton, Higgins and St. Helen, all located in Roscommon County. Houghton is the largest inland lake in Michigan, Higgins has been called the 6th most beautiful lake in the world and St. Helen has incredible outdoor opportunities. We will discover all three today.
Free DVD / Comment Form Houghton Lake Summer Travel Planner Photo Galleries From This Episode
  Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau  
December 2011
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
8021HD "Hiking In The Trees" [ 12/01/11 ]
Autumn color abounds as we take you on a vacation you will never forget. We take a hike across tree tops in an old growth forest and then end with a zip line down 300feet from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. Along the way we will stop at the oldest brewery in Ontario.
Grey County Treetops Travel Planner Free Grey County Guide/ Comment Form Grey County Tourism

7724HD "Wilderness Snowshoeing" [ 12/08/11 ]
There is no place like Michigan’s Upper Peninsula when it comes to deep snow and lots of it. We will snowshoe deep into the Hiawatha National Forest for some incredible scenery. We won’t stop there with the snowshoe adventure. We find an abandoned trail that will give us all that we can handle with the big shoes.
Free DVD/Comment Form Manistique Winter Travel Planner Manistique Winter Photo Galleries
  Manistique Tourism Council  

7726HD "Mid-Michigan Winter" [ 12/15/11 ]
Ogemaw County is well known for its outstanding cross country ski trails and the Ogemaw Hills Pathway is the gem that we will discover. The trails wind through approximately 15 miles of the AuSable State Forest providing groomed cross country trails for all skill levels. We spend time checking out the snowmobile trails and end our trip with a meal fit for a king. If you’re looking for a winter getaway for the whole family you will love this trip.
Free DVD / Comment Form West Branch Winter Travel Planner West Branch Winter Photo Galleries
  West Branch Visitors Bureau  
7723HD "Ontario Winter Adventure" [ 12/22/11 ]
Here is a Getaway for everyone that loves winter fun. Starting on the snowmobiles we will take a scenic tour of Owen Sound around Georgian Bay. Then it’s off to ski the world renowned Blue Mountains with some of the most incredible downhill skiing in North America.
Free Guide / Comment Form Grey / Bruce Winter Travel Planner Grey / Bruce Winter Photo Gallery
  Ride Grey / Bruce - Snowmobiles  

7725HD "Tip Up Town USA" [ 12/29/11 ]
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”.
Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form Houghton Lake Winter Travel Planner Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau


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