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What’s not to love about RVing around the Great Lakes in the summertime? That’s what I found out during the summer of 2011!

There’s much more to come, as I’m redesigning this special Michigan Miles site so I can collect comments, suggestions, answer questions, and hear about your own experiences.  In the meantime, I have links to some of the original pages on Malia’s Miles on some of the new pages here.

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Button - Please Share I’d love to hear all the tips and feedback you have on this beautiful state and its state parks, so please share! Comment on any page or email me at MaliasRV AT MichiganMiles . com (remove spaces and replace the AT with @.  As you can tell, I’m trying to beat the spam bots.) I’ve had to remove Contact Me page since the amount of spam I got at this address was ridiculous.


My initial decision to spend the summer of 2011 in Michigan was to meet my virtual assistant business clients. After all, they’re the ones that make it possible for me to support my travel habit!

But once I started looking at all there was to see and do in this beautiful state, I was amazed I hadn’t thought of it before. I set a pretty ambitious schedule, starting on the northeast coast, worked my way north, into the U.P., over to the Porkies, and back down the west side. Although I changed the return itinerary after the Porkies, here’s a link to the planned map of my entire trip.  I’ll be updating this when I’m through with all the other pages of where I actually went.

Press Coverage During My Trip:
Button - Press ReleasesDNR press release: “Texas Woman Goes Solo in her RV at Michigan State Parks

UpNorthLive.com (Traverse City local ABC news station) did an interview that’s now on YouTube – “RV Woman Takes on Michigan

Petoskey News Review: “Texas Woman Makes Petoskey Stop in Her RVing Life

Outdoor Hub: “Living the Dream as a Fulltime RVer

Public Pictures on Facebook:
Button - FacebookEven though I haven’t competed all formal website pages, I posted pictures and descriptions regularly to Facebook so my family and friends could keep up. These pages are all public, so you won’t need a Facebook account to see them. If I do say so myself, some of the pictures are amazing, but then with this subject matter, how can you help it!
Upper Peninsula:

Indian Lake State Park
Grand Hotel
McLain State Park
McLain State Park – Lake Superior Wild (YouTube)
Pictured Rocks (Munising)

West Coast:

Petoskey State Park
Harbor Springs
Tunnel of Trees (Harbor Springs)
Traverse City State Park Fall Festival
Sleeping Bear Dunes
Van Buren State Park

Porcupine Mountains:

Porcupine Mountains
Porcupine Mountains Music Festival (photos)
Porcupine Mountains Music Festival (YouTube)
Rainbow on Lake Superior
Union Bay Campground
Union Bay – Windy Day (YouTube)
Bond Falls
Greenstone Falls
Lightening on Lake Superior
Presque Isle
Summit Peak Hike
Overlooked Fall






I'd love to hear your own experiences about places I've been - and what you think are "must-sees" - and I really value any suggestions and feedback from readers, so please let me have your 2 cents in Comments below: