Category Archives: North America

True North Golf Club

By Charlene S. Mixa Golfing a True Northern Michigan Masterpiece

No. 2 on True North

No. 2 on True North

Have a passion for golf? Want to experience a True North American Masterpiece? Playing True North is the answer. A new “must play” in Michigan, True North Golf Club is rated by Golf Digest as the No. 8 “Best in State”. On the glacier carved hills and valleys in northern Michigan, awarding winning architect Jim Engh designed and built True North with a spectacular layout. Continue reading

Charming Charlevoix- Shopping, Golf and Dining

By Charlene S. Mixa A Lakeside Town That Has It All!

Charlevoix from the Bridge & Round Lake

Charlevoix from the Bridge & Round Lake

Perched on an isthmus between Lake Michigan and Round Lake is the historic resort town of Charlevoix, Michigan. Promoted as “Charlevoix the Beautiful” the town lives up to its name with flowering petunias bordering the roadside all the way through town. Quaint yet sophisticated, Charlevoix welcomes visitors to stop and enjoy its beauty. The main street offers plenty of upscale and trendy shopping, excellent restaurants, and a lush park overlooking Round Lake. Just outside of town are some great golf courses for those who bring along their “sticks”. Continue reading

The Hunt for Great Golf in Michigan

By Charlene S. Mixa

Find Game for Golfers and Gamblers in Mt. Pleasant, MI

No. 17 Bucks Run

No. 17 Bucks Run

On the prowl for exciting golf in Michigan! Mt. Pleasant offers two terrific courses that are a “must play” in the Midwest. Golfer, gambler or the gambling golfer will find fun and options to fit their game. The charming town welcomes visitors with a busy downtown area and plenty of accommodations, restaurants and shops. Continue reading

Playing Tribute at the Otsego Club

By Charlene S. Mixa

Enjoyable Golf Atop the Mountains of Northern Michigan!

Welcome to Otsego Club & Resort

Welcome to Otsego Club & Resort

It’s not all about snow! Starting as the Otsego Ski Club in 1939, the Otsego Club in Northern Michigan grew into a four-season resort facility. The Spring, Summer and Fall months feature golf on two world-class courses, the Tribute and the Classic. Winter is all about snow with 27 ski slopes and miles of cross country ski trails. Continue reading

Thrilling Treetops and Threetops!

By Charlene S. Mixa

Spectacular Golf in Northern Michigan!

View of No. 1 Hole at Threetops

View of No. 1 Hole at Threetops

Seeking a golf resort with multiple courses, good lodging, golf school, and activities other than “just golf”? Treetops Resort in Gaylord, MI has it! Rated the “Best Golf Resort in the Midwest” by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Treetops is a truly a haven for golfers. With bragging rights on five spectacular golf designs by three outstanding golf architects of Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Tom Fazio, and Rick Smith, Treetops offers a challenge for golfers of all levels. Four courses are rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest in 2008! Continue reading

Save Gas! Save Time! Take the S.S. Badger Carferry

By Charlene & Richard Mixa

A Fun Shortcut Across Lake Michigan

S.S. Badger Deck & Tower

S.S. Badger Deck & Tower

Feel the breeze! Relax on a deck! Take a nap! Read a book! Watch a movie! Play BINGO! Hit the jackpot! Be a winner in saving gas, saving time and saving money by taking the carferry. Board the safe, fun, reliable S.S. Badger for an authentic steamship experience across Lake Michigan. Continue reading

Shanty Creek Resort & Spa

By Charlene S. Mixa

Everything you need for a great northern Michigan vacation!

Relaxation, rockers at Legend Cottage

Relaxation, rockers at Legend Cottage

Seeking a great destination resort for golf, for families, relaxation or just for fun! In the search of cooler weather! Wanting a place to get away! Northern Michigan offers this and more! Shanty Creek Resorts, a mountaintop destination, features four challenging golf courses, various types of accommodations and convenience to small quaint towns, blue bays, and stunning lakes of northern Michigan. A Golf Digest Silver Medalist Resort, Shanty Creek is a great destination for golfers, families or anyone wanting to enjoy a relaxing setting. Continue reading

Tybee Island – Georgia’s Beach Retreat

By Charlene S. Mixa

A Place to Kick-back and Relax!

Miles of white sandy beach- Tybee Island

Miles of white sandy beach- Tybee Island

Seeking a laid-back vacation spot with miles of beautiful white sandy beaches? Tybee Island is the ideal spot to get away from it all. Voted “Best Beach” by Georgia Magazine and “Best Beach Retreat” by Creative Loafing, Tybee welcomes visitors. Whether it’s roaming historic forts, climbing a lighthouse, strolling the beach, fishing from the pier, biking, kayaking, or soaking up the sun, Tybee Island has it. Plus, it’s just a few miles from the thriving city of Savannah. Continue reading

Escape to Jekyll Island

By Charlene S. Mixa

The Jewel of Georgia’s Golden Isles

The Jekyll Island Club Hotel

The Jekyll Island Club Hotel

A little island off the coast of Georgia captured the attention of a group of wealthy families for a hunting retreat from the cold northern winters. With the purchase of the island, the group created the Jekyll Island Club in 1886 which became known as the “richest, the most exclusive, and most inaccessible club in the world”. Jekyll Island, the southern most of the Golden Isles, now welcomes visitors to this remarkable island retreat. Explore miles of barrier island beaches with miles of bike trails along marshlands, woodlands and coastlines. Learn the fascinating history of the infamous Jekyll Island Club. Tee it up! Discover the natural wonders of Jekyll Island that charmed the wealthy so many years ago. Continue reading

Majestic Mohonk Mountain House

By Charlene S. Mixa

New York’s Legendary Castle Specializes in Recreation, Relaxation and Renewal

Mohonk Mountain House from Sky Top Tower

Mohonk Mountain House from Sky Top Tower

An enchanting seven-story castle sits atop a mountain on a deep-blue lake, all surrounded by thousands of acres of unspoiled forest, creating a fairy tale setting. With 141 years of old world charm, Mohonk Mountain House transports guests back in time in this magnificent wonderland. Continue reading