May 22, 2019

Blair Yaroch | Author


Welcome to Kid City

Jan. 26, 2019

Last July, NBC’s TODAY Show — awed by Charlevoix’s beautiful beaches, bike and hike trails, and overall sunny disposition — named the city one of the best places to go with kids. Northern Express puts it to the test … in the dead of win... Read More >>

Morsels' Matcha Tea Latte

Jan. 5, 2019

With the serene Boardman River as a backdrop in one of the most charming spaces in Traverse City, Morsels Espresso and Edibles is an ideal spot to get your Zen on — especially if you sip one of its Matcha Tea Lattes while watching the water flow. Matcha, a powder made from ground gr... Read More >>

Taproot’s Veggie Taco

Dec. 29, 2018

There’s something about stepping into Taproot that gives you all the feels. The combination of earthy décor, farm-to-table deliciousness, mouthwatering craft ciders, and exceptionally inventive cocktail menu get us every time. As do their tacos. In particular, their veggie ta... Read More >>

Winter Weekend Getaways

Dec. 15, 2018

Old Man Winter has always been a friend to northern Michigan, and this year, he started the party early. Instead of letting those extra winter days stretch dreadfully before you while you pout beneath an electric blanket, get out there and embrace them. Our beautiful neck of the woods is ... Read More >>

North Peak’s ORC

Dec. 15, 2018

For the next month or so, North Peak Brewing Company has a great way for you to stay toasty warm on a wintery day. Grab a pint of The ORC, North Peak’s seasonal brown ale, and for a few moments you might even forget that baby, it’s cold outside. The ORC is named for the oats, ... Read More >>

Petoskey Pretzel Co.'s Soft Pretzel

Dec. 15, 2018

This time of year makes everyone want to be a kid again. And the kid inside each one of us wants to eat a large hot pretzel RIGHT NOW. Girl, you know it’s true. Head over to Petoskey Pretzel and treat yourself to a warm, freshly baked, straight-out-of-the-oven soft pretzel. Watch as... Read More >>

Hop Lot's Chicken Tacos

Dec. 1, 2018

On a cold winters day when you question whether the sun has abandoned the skies of Northern Michigan, never fear! There is a place in the woods where the party continues in any season. And like any good party, it has tacos. (As if you needed another reason to go.) Hoplot — home of t... Read More >>

The Art of the Flesh

Oct. 13, 2018

Ancient Egyptians were among the first known humans to get tatted up, and those trendsetters started something that stuck. Today, 40 percent of Americans rock at least one tattoo. Since this booming form of self-expression has been captivating us since Pharaoh times, we decided to get up ... Read More >>

6 Must See Activities During Frankfort-Elberta Beer Week

Sept. 29, 2018

Let it be said that little Frankfort, Michigan is a community that loves their lager. Visit October 8-13 and you’ll find yourself joining in their passion for the frothy brew during the 5th annual Frankfort-Elberta Beer Week. Througho... Read More >>

Suttons Bay Ciders' Sidra-LaPeno

Sept. 15, 2018

Allow us to introduce you to Sidra-LaPeno. This Spanish-style cider tastes as delicious as its name would sound rolling off the tongue of a tanned European in an olive grove. The folks at Suttons Bay Ciders know first impressions count — evident the moment your nose meets the alluri... Read More >>