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January 2012
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
8055HD "Frozen Stiff" [ 01/05/12 ]
Winter is the season when Michigan’s Upper Peninsula truly sparkles and we will enjoy it all as we take in the beauty from the top of Munising Falls and then set out on snowshoes for the spectacular frozen Wagner Falls. We will snowmobile down M94 to the little town of Gulliver to try our hand at ice fishing. There are many ways to enjoy this winter wonderland and we will bring it to you as we explore the beautiful countryside from the inside of a snowmobile trail groomer. After today’s show when you think of a cozy winter getaway you will think “Michigan’s Upper Peninsula."
Free DVD / Comment Form Upper Peninsula Winter Travel Planner Manistique Tourism Council

8056HD "Our Favorite Hikes" part 1 [ 01/12/12 ]
One of the best ways to see Michigan’s Sunrise Coast is on foot, whether you want to tour the National Forest, take a day hike along one of the most scenic rivers in the world, stroll along a beach with your children or go backpacking along a stretch of the Lake Huron Trail. We will show you all of our favorites along the “Sunrise Coast."

8057HD "Our Favorite Hikes" part 2 [ 01/19/12 ]
We continue our favorite Hikes with more miles of backpacking and day trip trails that reach as far as you desire to travel on foot into the Huron Manistee National Forest woods, where an excellent system of shelters and tent sites offer backpackers plenty of possibilities for exploration. Step away from the paved roads and onto the trail and you’ll soon find plenty of quiet and solitude as well as deer, eagles and loons.

8058HD "Great Lakes Bay Region" [ 01/26/12 ]
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 Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB
February 2012
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
901 "Wilderness Waterfalls" [ 02/02/12 ]
There are over 80 waterfalls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and most of them are located in beautiful natural areas. Some take a hike getting to and others are almost on the highway.  We are going to take you across the U.P. to discover as many as possible in the time we have. This is a composite of our waterfall adventures over the years and we think you will enjoy it.
Comment Form Waterfalls of the U.P. (UP Travel)  

902 "Making Memories" [ 02/09/12 ]
Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes but there are beautiful lakes to be found inland too. Located in the middle of Michigan's mitten is an area called Michigan's other Great Lakes. It includes Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake and Lake Saint Helen. The fun you can have at this getaway will make family memories that will last a lifetime. We will bring you our favorites today on “Making Memories”.
Free DVD / Comment Form Houghton Lake Summer Travel Planner Houghton Lake Fall Travel Planner
  Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau  

7720HD "Michigan's Sunrise Coast" [ 02/16/12 ]
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  

904 "Hiking The Bruce Trail" [ 02/23/12 ]
Ontario is known for its rugged beauty and unspoiled wilderness and that is what we will discover as we travel along a portion of the world-renowned Bruce Trail. We hike to rock outcroppings that look down 300 feet into the Georgian Bay, we go into the back country through beautiful forests rich with wildlife and so much more.Hike with us as we discover the Bruce Trail.
Free Guide / Comment Form Bruce Trail Travel Planner Bruce Trail Photo Galleries
  Bruce County Tourism  
March 2012
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
8018HD "An Upper Peninsula Getaway" [ 03/01/12 ]
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

8014HD "Waterfalls of Grey County" [ 03/08/12 ]
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 Guide/ Comment Form Grey Waterfall Travel Planner Grey County Tourism

8009HD "Family Friendly Fun" [ 03/15/12 ]
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

8007HD "Lighthouse Tour" [ 03/22/12 ]
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

8010HD "Summer Adventure" [ 03/29/12 ]
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
April 2012
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
905 "The Leelanau Peninsula" [ 04/05/12 ]
The Leelanau Peninsula is a small piece of heaven not just in its breathtaking beauty and natural attractions but also in its climate. Why is that important for a Great Getaway? It makes the peninsula a perfect growing area for grapes and grapes make wine, as we will discover on this trip through some of the most beautiful Vineyards in the world.
Comment Form Leelanau Peninsula Wineries & Wine Trail  

7716HD "Rural Garden Tour" [ 04/12/12 ]
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

906 "Big Island Canoe Wilderness" [ 04/19/12 ]
Located in the Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Big Island Lake Wilderness contains 23 small lakes ranging in size from 5 to 149 acres and the only way to reach each one is to portage in. After time spent in the wild we end our trip at one of the rustic celebrations the U.P. is known for, Folkfest.
Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form Big Island Canoe Travel Planner Big Island Lake Photo Gallery

903 "Little City On The Bay" [ 04/26/12 ]
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
May 2012
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
904 "Hiking The Bruce Trail [ 05/03/12 ]
Ontario is known for its rugged beauty and unspoiled wilderness and that is what we will discover as we travel along a portion of the world-renowned Bruce Trail. We hike to rock outcroppings that look down 300 feet into the Georgian Bay, we go into the back country through beautiful forests rich with wildlife and so much more.Hike with us as we discover the Bruce Trail.
Free Guide / Comment Form Bruce Trail Travel Planner Bruce Trail Photo Galleries
  Bruce County Tourism  

907 "Nature Getaway" [ 05/10/12 ]
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.

7700 "A Victorian Summer" [ 05/17/12 ]
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

908 "Summer Fun On The Water" [ 05/24/12 ]
It’s time to relax and enjoy the summer as we take a canoe trip down the river and then it’s off to do a little fly fishing. Now this isn’t just any fly fishing trip, this will be Tom’s first try at it in over 20 years. Then we get on dry land to experience one of the most unique golf courses in Michigan. It’s all a surprise and you have to watch to find out more! Should be fun!

8015 "Michigan's Largest Inland Lake" [ 05/31/12 ]
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  
June 2012
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
8007 "Lighthouse Tour" [ 06/07/12 ]
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

909 "A 100 Year Celebration" [ 06/13/12 ]
100 years ago the first Chevrolet was built in Flint, Michigan and ever since there has been a love of the automobile, especially the Chevrolets. This is more than a tribute to Chevy. It is a tribute to the lifestyle, the impression it made on everyone's life and how it made many more things popular from bikes to strawberry shakes.
Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form Flint/Genesee County Travel Planner Flint/Genesee Regional Tourism

910 "Hiking Michigan's Sunrise Coast" part 1 [ 06/20/12 ]
One of the best ways to see Michigan’s Sunrise Coast is on foot, whether you want to tour the National Forest, take a day hike along one of the most scenic rivers in the world, stroll along a beach with your children or go backpacking along a stretch of the Lake Huron Trail. We will show you all of our favorites along the “Sunrise Coast."

911 "Hiking Michigan's Sunrise Coast" part 2 [ 06/27/12 ]
We continue our favorite Hikes with more miles of backpacking and day trip trails that reach as far as you desire to travel on foot into the Huron National Forest woods, where an excellent system of shelters and tent sites offer backpackers plenty of possibilities for exploration. Step away from the paved roads and onto the trail and you’ll soon find plenty of quiet and solitude as well as deer, eagles and loons.
July 2012
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
902 "Making Memories" [ 07/05/12 ]
Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes but there are beautiful lakes to be found inland too. Located in the middle of Michigan's mitten is an area called Michigan's other Great Lakes. It includes Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake and Lake Saint Helen. The fun you can have at this getaway will make family memories that will last a lifetime. We will bring you our favorites today on “Making Memories”.
Free DVD / Comment Form Houghton Lake Summer Travel Planner Houghton Lake Fall Travel Planner
  Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau  

906 "Big Island Canoe Wilderness" [ 07/12/12 ]
Located in the Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Big Island Lake Wilderness contains 23 small lakes ranging in size from 5 to 149 acres and the only way to reach each one is to portage in. After time spent in the wild we end our trip at one of the rustic celebrations the U.P. is known for, Folkfest.
Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form Big Island Canoe Travel Planner Big Island Lake Photo Gallery

8009 "Family Friendly Fun" [ 07/19/12 ]
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

8010 "Summer Adventure" [ 07/26/12 ]
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
August 2012
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
909 "A 100 Year Celebration" [ 08/02/12 ]
100 years ago the first Chevrolet was built in Flint, Michigan and ever since there has been a love of the automobile, especially the Chevrolets. This is more than a tribute to Chevy. It is a tribute to the lifestyle, the impression it made on everyone's life and how it made many more things popular from bikes to strawberry shakes.
Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form Flint/Genesee County Travel Planner Flint/Genesee Regional Tourism

912 "Couples Getaway" [ 08/09/12 ]
Join host Tom O’Boyle and his wife Mary Ann as they visit some of Michigan’s finest attractions, both natural and man made. We take in scenic beauty, museums, light house tours and we stop at some of the great old breweries and beautiful little wineries for a taste of Michigan.
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8019 "Pumpkin Fest" [ 08/16/12 ]
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  

8001 "Beautiful Michigan" [ 08/23/12 ]
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.

913 "Motorcycle Tour" [ 08/30/12 ]
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 Bay Tourist & Convention Bureau
September 2012
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
901 "Wilderness Waterfalls" [ 09/06/12 ]
There are over 80 waterfalls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and most of them are located in beautiful, natural areas. Some take a hike getting to and others are almost on the highway.  We are going to take you across the U.P. to discover as many as possible in the time we have. This is a composite of our waterfall adventures over the years and we think you will enjoy it.
Comment Form Waterfalls of the U.P. (UP Travel)  

8020 "Mid-Michigan Fall Adventure" [ 09/13/12 ]
We travel to the heart of Michigan to enjoy all of 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 and an ORV color tour through the woods.
Free DVD / Comment Form Houghton Lake Fall Travel Planner Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau

8021 "Hiking In The Trees" [ 09/20/12 ]
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

914 "Autumn On The Rifle River" [ 09/27/12 ]
The Rifle River Recreation Area covers 4,329 acres in Ogemaw County, and is the most predominant recreation facility in Michigan’s lower Peninsula. The park offers 159 campsites, has several hiking trails and several lakes in its boundaries. We will spend the week in one of the jewels of the Michigan State Park System. Everything from canoeing to Hiking and camping will be part of our adventure.
Free DVD / Comment Form Rifle River Rec Area Travel Planner West Branch Visitors Bureau
October 2012
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
915 "Autumn Color, Canoes & Fun" [ 10/04/12 ]
We found another Great Fall Getaway close to home. Take a color tour, a historic architecture tour, a zip line, a fall canoe trip, a hike in the woods and throw in some fly fishing and you pretty much have the perfect Getaway and it all happens in West Branch, Michigan.
Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form West Branch Autumn Travel Planner West Branch Visitors Bureau

916 "Ontario Big Bike Tour" [ 10/11/12 ]
We tour the Bruce Peninsula in Canada in a whole new way. We jump on some motorcycles and relive our youth in a getaway we call “Born to Be Wild." We will see lighthouses and the Georgian Bay from the seat of bikes. Come on and get your motor running.
Free Guide / Comment Form Ride Grey/Bruce Website  

8006 "U.P. Adventure" [ 10/18/12 ]
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 Marten Run Trail, Ashford Lake Pathway and the Colwell Lake Trail just to name a few.
Free DVD / Comment Form Top of the Lake Circle Tour Travel Planner Photo Galleries
  Manistique Area Tourism Council  

904 "Hiking The Bruce Trail" [ 10/25/12 ]
Ontario is known for its rugged beauty and unspoiled wilderness and that is what we will discover as we travel along a portion of the world-renowned Bruce Trail. We hike to rock outcroppings that look down 300 feet into the Georgian Bay, we go into the back country through beautiful forests rich with wildlife and so much more.Hike with us as we discover the Bruce Trail.
Free Guide / Comment Form Bruce Trail Travel Planner Bruce County Tourism
  Bruce Trail Photo Galleries  
November 2012
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
909 "A 100 Year Celebration" [ 11/01/12 ]
100 years ago the first Chevrolet was built in Flint, Michigan and ever since there has been a love of the automobile, especially the Chevrolets. This is more than a tribute to Chevy. It is a tribute to the lifestyle, the impression it made on everyone's life and how it made many more things popular from bikes to strawberry shakes.
Free DVD/Guide/Comment Form Flint/Genesee Travel Planner Genesee Photo Galleries
  Flint/Genesee Regional Tourism  

902 "Making Memories" [ 11/08/12 ]
Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes but there are beautiful lakes to be found inland too. Located in the middle of Michigan's mitten is an area called "Michigan's other Great Lakes." It includes Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake and Lake Saint Helen. The fun you can have at this getaway will make family memories that will last a lifetime. We will bring you our favorites today on “Making Memories”.
Free DVD / Comment Form Houghton Lake Summer Planner Houghton Lake Fall Planner
  Houghton Lake Area Tourism  

8056 "Our Favorite Hikes" part 1 [ 11/15/12 ]
One of the best ways to see Michigan’s Sunrise Coast is on foot, whether you want to tour the National Forest, take a day hike along one of the most scenic rivers in the world, stroll along a beach with your children or go backpacking along a stretch of the Lake Huron Trail. We will show you all of our favorites along the “Sunrise Coast."

8057 "Our Favorite Hikes" part 2 [ 11/22/12 ]
We continue our favorite Hikes with more miles of backpacking and day trip trails that reach as far as you desire to travel on foot into the Huron National Forest woods, where an excellent system of shelters and tent sites offer backpackers plenty of possibilities for exploration. Step away from the paved roads and onto the trail and you’ll soon find plenty of quiet and solitude as well as deer, eagles and loons.

7727 "Ontario Outdoors" [ 11/29/12 ]
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
December 2012
Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]
7724 "Wilderness Snowshoeing" [ 12/06/12 ]
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 Planner Manistique Tourism Council
  Manistique Winter Photos  

7726 Mid-Michigan Winter [ 12/13/12 ]
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 Planner West Branch Winter Photos
  West Branch Visitors Bureau  

7723 "Ontario Winter Adventure" [ 12/20/12 ]
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 best skiing east of the Rockies.
Free Guide / Comment Form Grey / Bruce Winter Planner Grey / Bruce Winter Photos
  Ride Grey / Bruce - Snowmobiles  

7725 "Tip-Up Town" [ 12/27/12 ]
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 Planner Houghton Lake Area Tourism

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