Just like it wasn’t fair to count the Michigan State Spartans out of the NCAA title, It wasn’t fair to write off Michigan vacation homes as worthy escapes. Just look at the log cabin beauty above. Wouldn’t you rather be there than in a padded cubicle?
And Michigan needs us right now. The collapse of the auto industry has pummeled the state economically, leaving locals without jobs and homes. Thank goodness for the championship game and all the millions of dollars it will pump back into Detroit.
Beyond the college hoops showdown, however, the state will need our help … so before you default to the Jersey Shore or Florida for the umpteenth time, consider your neighbors in the Midwest. From quiet Upper Peninsula vacation rentals to Lake Michigan vacation homes, your haven can come in many forms: cabins, cottages, chalets, whatever your getaway style.
Grab your six pack of Old-Style and don’t forget to download Kid Rock’s love letter to the state–“All Summer Long”–to put you in the Michigan mood. But please, leave your Budweiser bikini at home.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.