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January 2020

What did you think of this week's show?


I have been in the Houghton Lake area for about 65 years. I like to get away to the "City" for cultural events and shopping, but I am ALWAYS happy to get back home! It is so comforting to see the same merchants year after year. And they, of course, also recognize the people who come back year after year. I didn't have a job that brought me into contact with a lot of people. So, I don't know a lot of people here. However, I happened to know almost all of the folks who showed you around! The Roscommon County episode was fantastic. I'd like to see one on summer activities!
Roberta Buss
Prudenville, MI


Barbara Wiese There is so much to do in the Curtis area. Swimming, fishing, boating, lots of sightseeing sites, and of course all the winter fun. A perfect place for a relaxing vacation.

February 2020


Very interesting. I was not aware of all the trail choices on the East side. Keep up the great work. We try to watch every week.
Charles Matko
Grand Rapids, MI


I love these shows. We love to visit the places you show.
Arlene Jones
PawPaw, MI


We enjoyed the show. We can't wait to explore the trails!
Kristen Peugh
Pierson, MI


Really great information - so want to get there to experience the tridge and the canopy walk!
Richard Blanchard
Alanson, MI


Since discovering your show, my family has enjoyed memorable vacations. We love each and every greatgetaway!! Thank You!
Andrew Kapusta Jr
Clinton Township, MI


I had no idea these trails existed in and around Bay City & Saginaw. These are must see & must hike trails in my to-do list. So excited to share this with my family - thank you for enlightening me.
Rebecca Dujanowicz
Northport, MI


Can you tell me what campground was in the ad with Tim Allen speaking just after the lighthouse? You can see large beach and campers. Thank you. Your show always gives us great travel ideas.
Karen Wolfgang
Midland, MI

I believe that shot is of the East Tawas City Park just to the west of the State Dock. Here's some info: East Tawas City Park 407 West Bay Street - East Tawas (989) 362-5562 174 Campsites, 1600 Ft. of Sandy Beach. Open year round, full hookups (seasonal). Cable TV and off season storage. First Come, First Served! Adjacent to downtown East Tawas Business District and harbor of refuge. East Tawas City Park Thanks for watching!


I only caught the last part of this show but I was amazed at the trail that I saw that I never knew existed! I wish I had seen the whole episode! I would love to look at a guide for trails in Michigan. I am so very glad to have found this show! I will definitely watch it again! Thank you for showing Michiganders what we are missing so we can take advantage of all that we have here in our own state!
Jeanie Martin
Howell, MI


I thought it was great as usual. Loved the trail descriptions, and the lakes.
Kris Clark
Barbeau, MI


I liked the whole tour. For me it would be close since I live in Gaylord, MI. It gives me an idea for a road trip in my 1968 Corvette with the top down on a nice summer day.
Larry Miller
Gaylord, MI


Super as always! This (Huron Shores Circle Tour) is a great getaway!!
Deborah Kapusta
Clinton Township, MI


Watched the video about the UP Michigan State Parks and really enjoyed it. We are planning a camping trip this summer with our RV.
Cindy Travioli
Cleburne, TX


It was a well done and comprehensive overview of the state parks of UP.
Susan Squires
Parish, NY


I enjoyed learning about the trails and the upcoming events in the coming year.
Susan Franklin
Detroit, MI


John Rogers Congratulations!! Always enjoy your shows. ALWAYS!!


Debra Huff Congratulations. Love your show. We check out your shows to help us plan our vacations!


Captivated by the beauty you've captured in this documentary! The lapping of waters on a shore, the roar of the falls, the views of beach and Lake Superior, the walk through the trees, bring a smile to my face thinking of these things I've experienced in my 45 years here in Michigan.
Michael Woroniak
Manistee, MI

March 2020


I enjoyed your show, the Ludington area is "Hallowed Ground" for us. My best friend & his wife lived in southern Ohio & they enjoyed Ludington for years. He passed in 2013 & his widow had a bench commissioned in the marina park, the bench is next to the abstract sculpture & faces out to the west, a perfect spot to watch the SS Badger come and go!
Robert Knispel
Davison, MI


Very good show! Curtis is a treasure!
Laura Moore
Traverse City, MI


Thought this episode was great. Looking forward to planning our trip.
Paul Cornelius
Troy, MI


Inspired us to try going there (Curtis, Michigan). Have been to some of the surrounding areas.
Dallas Chester
Jones, MI


Pure Michigan fun! Looking forward to exploring with others. Thank you for taking my mind out of house & into the beauty of Michigan.
Joan Moser Kuiper
Spring Lake, MI


As one who has kayaked on the Chippewa, River, the Tittabawassee River, and Sanford Lake and who has taken boat trips on the Saginaw River and who has enjoyed the tall ships festival, I enjoyed the show. Last summer, we took a cruise to Charity Island. I was disappointed that it was not included.
Jim Morgan
Midland, MI


Loved it! Never been to Lake St. Clair, but want to bring the boat over now!!!
Laurie Quillan
White Cloud, MI


Watching it now. Definitely a place to check out this summer. Thank you, love your programs.
Dianne Delagandara
Alto, MI


Fascinating to me since I am from the west side of the state and have never been to Lake St. Clair.
John Van Elk
Portage, MI

April 2020


First time watching the show. Very impressed with the footage of the U.P.
Charlie Fisher
West Branch, MI


Truly enjoyed learning about the Manistique area, the July event and especially the hidden wilderness lakes. I will use the video and brochures to plan a trip with my son as soon as life returns to normal. Really enjoy your program. Thank you and keep up the great work!
Paul Durrenberg
Charlevoix, MI


Loved it, hope to take a trip to the U.P. some time this summer if the virus will let us.
Donald Konieczka
Saginaw, MI


Really enjoyed this weeks program on the top of the lake scenic byway. I may just change my summer vacation plans
Kevin Forester
Corunna, MI

May 2020


Well narrated. Captured many businesses in the area I was not aware of. Camera angles well done. As a result, I will visit the area and some of the featured businesses. Thank you!
Jackie Muzyl
Gaylord, MI


I thoroughly enjoyed this trip back in time and love the UP as well. I wanted to retire there but it was too far from kids and as a senior, hospitals were important. I chose Charlevoix as a good option. I go into the UP often and enjoy nature and my memories of previous trips. I also enjoy your page. It is the only FB page that I haven't seen political crap and horrible name calling.


Another great show(s), it was a pleasure to see mini snippets to other areas of interest in Roscommon area. We go camping every year in September at Higgins Lake State Park and it was nice to see other attractions and activities to do. Great show we love it. Thanks again!!
Andrew Kapusta, Jr.
Clinton Township, MI


I loved being able to see new places to explore and not have to go. With a family of 5, it becomes difficult going too far and not knowing what we'll see. We love the outdoors and explore often!
Jessica Shelton
Rockford, MI


Very pretty area (Michigan's Sunrise Coast) that I would love to explore. I loved the camping along the water.
Holly Newlin
Decatur, MI


We love these segments and the beautiful trails and features that you’re showing.
Angela Verdoux
Facebook Comment

June 2020


It was awesome. I've been across (U.S. Highway) 2 at least 40 times and did not know of many of the sites. I will now take my time to enjoy.
Dena Donaldson
Bay City, MI


Awesome.... can't wait for our next U.P. adventure!
Bonnie Robison
Lincoln, MI


All right. The U.P. is now on my list of travel destinations. Interesting show. I've got to visit that freighter museum.
Curtis Milke
YouTube Comment


Summer days and nights, it's what camping is about. Long walks and reading by the camp site is just what you need to unwind. The trip along U.S. 2 is one of the best. A journey west to visit family is what I remember most. Love it!!
Debbie Kapusta
Clinton Township, MI

July 2020


Excellent show. I loved the biking and hiking trails info. We moved here last fall from Pennsylvania to be close to grandkids and want to learn about the wonderful parks, biking and hiking trails you have in this area. Many thanks.
Bill and Susan Halke
Saginaw, MI


I loved it. I never knew about these trails. So glad I saw this episode.
Mary Potter
Birch Run, MI


Very informative. I like the fact the canopy trail was built while only removing 6 trees. Would like to hike it.
David Olee
Grand Rapids, MI


I loved the Great Lakes Bay Trails episode. I would like additional information about what to do and what to see highlighted in the episode. Please send me more. My family and I have taken many trips based upon your shows. Thanks for all the great ideas, Tom and Denny.
Donald Glass
Canton, MI


It was great. I didn't know all those trails were there (Great Lakes Bay Region). Would love to have a pamphlet on those trails. Keep up the good information.
Linda Echelbarger
Adrian, MI

7/25/2020 - Episode 1606 "Scenic Byway 2"

Awesome job Tom. Would love to hike with you someday. I live near Marquette.
Dave Larmour
YouTube Comment

7/27/2020 - Episode 1106 "The Keweenaw Peninsula"

Fun and sun, just what is needed now. Relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors is just another great getaway. Thanks!!
Andy Kapusta, Jr.
Clinton Township, MI

7/29/2020 - Episode 1106 "The Keweenaw Peninsula"

Really enjoyed it. Very informative. Brought back so many good memories that I need to visit the area again.
Thomas Sanctorum
Waterford, MI

August 2020

8/9/2020 - Episode 1101 "Tour The Thumb"

Very Informative. Would like to visit this area.
Nancy Mineweaser
Kalamazoo, MI

8/10/2020 - Episode 1101 "Tour The Thumb"

Enjoyed very much. We want to visit some of the places shown on the episode.
Diane Roetter
Davison, MI

8/10/2020 - Episode 8002 "Hidden Port A Call, Port Sanilac"

This is a very nice video.
Joe Cooper
YouTube Comment

8/11/2020 - Episode 1101 "Tour The Thumb"

Wonderful! I am planning to visit the thumb area some more and do some genealogy research in Sanilac, Carsonville when the bug is under control. I have been to Caseville and Charity Island, last Spring. And, I would love to receive more info about #1101 Tour of the Thumb. Thank you.
Alice Adams
Midland, MI

8/11/2020 - Episode 1101 "Tour The Thumb"

Nice to see the camping country segment, always looking for new areas and RV friendly areas with history & beautiful views.
Rayette Norlock
Bear Lake, MI

8/12/2020 - Episode 1101 "Tour The Thumb"

I wanna go to the beaches and I saw the thumb has beaches I am very interested in. :)
Vanessa Krieger
Linwood, MI

8/20/2020 - Episode 1110 "Tawas Bay Circle Tour"

I didnt realize there was so much to do near me.
John Collins
East Tawas, MI

8/20/2020 - Episode 1404 "Stay And Play" (Houghton Lake)

Fun, Sun, and just plain relaxing. WOW!
Debbie Kapusta
Clinton Township, MI

September 2020

9/12/2020 - Episode 1709 "Forest Highway 13" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

Great! I live in Marquette and did not know of some of the things along H13.
Thomas Johnson
Marquette, MI

9/12/2020 - Episode 1709 "Forest Highway 13" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

I have lived in northwest lower Michigan for many years. This was the first I have heard of Hwy 13. Very enjoyable and informative program. I will be sure to travel it in the very near future. Thanks
Thomas Evon
Traverse City, MI

9/12/2020 - Episode 1709 "Forest Highway 13" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

Great show. I was there at pops cottage in the 60s - God's Country
Rod Strye
Caro, MI

9/14/2020 - Episode 1709 "Forest Highway 13" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

It was perfect for me, I had been thinking of camping in the U.P. next summer and it gave me some great ideas. Thank you!
Dawn Kemp
Newport, MI

9/14/2020 - Episode 1709 "Forest Highway 13" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

The show was interesting and informative. We have visited most of the UP many times and never explored highway 13. Highway 13 will definitely be on an upcoming visit! Thank you for sharing with us!
Wanda Groeneveld
Cheboygan, MI

9/15/2020 - Episode 1709 "A Trip Down Federal Forest Highway 13"

Fantastic (as are all shows) Great entertainment from Great Getaways!!!
Christopher Kendra
Muskegon, MI

9/15/2020 - Episode 1709 "A Trip Down Federal Forest Highway 13"

I really enjoyed this week's program, beautiful scenery.
Les Dewey
Walker, MI

9/20/2020 - Episode 1517 "Fall Discovery" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

Planning a trip to the UP this summer. Your videos are extremely informative. Thank you!!!!
Cindy Mader
Newmanstown, PA

9/20/2020 - Episode 1517 "Fall Discovery" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

Lots of beauty in Michigan's UP. Thanks for sharing!
Vicki Palmbos
Hudsonville, MI

9/21/2020 - Episode 1517 "Fall Discovery" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

A splash of the artist palette, this is mother nature at her best. To bask in the cool weather and see all those colors is worth the trip. Just another way of spending time with family amidst the wonders of nature. This is the way I enjoy the fall. Great!!
Andrew Kapusta, Jr.
Clinton Township, MI

9/22/2020 - Episode 1517 "Fall Discovery" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

Loved the info. We are headed to the UP October 4th. Would love to visit some of these places!!! Thank you!
Bob Burton
Durand, MI

October 2020

10/1/2020 - Episode 1502 "Our Favorite Hiking Trails" (Michigan / Ontario)

Always enjoy watching. Thanks!
Kathy Imboden
Cedar, MI

10/3/2020 - Episode 1710 "Guardians of the Great Lakes" part 1 (Michigan Lighthouses)

The show was great. Enjoyed it very much. I love visiting the light houses. Thanks.
Carol Diener
Caseville, MI

10/3/2020 - Episode 1710 "Guardians of the Great Lakes" part 1 (Michigan Lighthouses)

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Luna Meadows
YouTube Comment

10/4/2020 - Episode 1710 "Guardians of the Great Lakes" part 1 (Michigan Lighthouses)

Very nice, my family have visited just a couple lighthouses in the past. Can't wait for episode two, and more great music. Michigan is a beautiful state!
Ron Chavez
Holland, MI

10/5/2020 - Episode 1710 "Guardians of the Great Lakes" part 1 (Michigan Lighthouses)

So informational and fun to watch. Part 1 showcased several of my favorites. Thank you for sharing!
Jessica Pranger
Facebook Comment

10/5/2020 - Episode 1710 "Guardians of the Great Lakes" part 1 (Michigan Lighthouses)

Absolutely loved the episode. How do I order a copy?
Christopher Ellis
Owosso, MI

You can find DVD and CD Soundtrack ordering information on the Episode 1710/1711 Contact Page Thanks for watching!

10/5/2020 - Episode 1710 "Guardians of the Great Lakes" part 1 (Michigan Lighthouses)

Very nice. Makes me want to take a trip to all the locations.
S Hohman
Evart, MI

10/12/2020 - Episode 1711 "Guardians of the Great Lakes" part 2 (Michigan Lighthouses)

My husband & I have visited over 120 lighthouses in 7 states around the great Lakes. So I will be ordering a DVD as soon as I can. Thank You for Sharing. Such a beautiful show.
Donna Halleck
Pittsford, MI

10/12/2020 - Episode 1711 "Guardians of the Great Lakes" part 2 (Michigan Lighthouses)

I enjoyed both parts of Guardians of the Great Lakes, thank you!

10/19/2020 - Episode 1514 "Northeastern Upper Peninsula" (Sault Ste Marie MI)

Awesome! My husband and I just went to those locations featured in mid September. We will definitely be back and your show sparked a conversation about visiting in the winter.
Megan Patterson
Pentwater, MI

10/19/2020 - Episode 1514 "Northeastern Upper Peninsula" (Sault Ste Marie MI)

I loved the show and learned a lot about the Eastern UP.
Suzan Swanson
Naubinway, MI

10/19/2020 - Episode 1514 "Northeastern Upper Peninsula" (Sault Ste Marie MI)

It was very informative as usual. Thank you!
Judith Blaszak
Kewadin, MI

10/20/2020 - Episode 1514 "Northeastern Upper Peninsula" (Sault Ste Marie MI)

It was Great!! Love that area of our State. Have not been up there in years. Need to go back!
James Cox
Warren, MI