The Amateur Traveler talks to Erik Smith about his home state of Michigan.
Erik has been on the show twice before talking about National Parks but this time he tells us about the beautiful state of Michigan.
While Erik is from the Detroit area and describes some of its museums and other attractions what he really recommends is the west coast of Michigan with its sand dunes and sunsets, Traverse City with its boating, and the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula.
He does manage to work some national parks (Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks and Isle Royale) and state parks into the conversation.
We also talk about the European-style of Ann Arbor, the quirks of John Harvey Kellogg and the unusual location of Edison’s New Jersey lab (moved by Henry Ford to Michigan).
Erik’s Travel Blog
Official Michigan Tourism site
Henry Ford Museum
Detroit People Mover
Detroit Institute of Arts
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
GM Renaissance Center
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Left Foot Charley Winery
Chateau Grand Traverse Winery
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Keweenaw National Historical Park
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Isle Royale National Park
Soaring Eagle Casino
Mackinac Island Grand Hotel
John Harvey Kellogg
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