Northern Michigan is truly a place like no other.  A place where an abundance of fresh water blesses the air and land alike, giving life and beauty to the peninsulas it surrounds.  A place rich in history and culture where lighthouses still stand tall, guiding the vessels of today and remembering the ships of the past.  It is home to a welcoming people who open their doors to visiting travelers, ensuring their thirst is quenched, their hunger is satisfied, and their longing for a northern experience is fulfilled.  The wisdom is passed down that when the land and water are respected and cared for, the harvests they give back are pure and plentiful.  Grapes turn to wine, the waters of Lake Michigan turn to beer, and the aromas of the evening's feast in the air are accompanied by the sounds of live music.  This is a collection of authentic northern moments I have been lucky enough to witness. The tip of the iceberg in a region with many stories to tell.