My name is Mike, and I was born and spent all my life in Michigan, USA. I always wanted to travel and see the world, so when the opportunity arrived, I decided to fly all the way to Europe. I thought it was best to start my traveling adventures in the UK, since going to an English speaking country appeared to be an excellent way to start my visits around the world. It is true that England is very different from the US, but it is precisely what makes this entire experience so exciting. Thus, I packed and got my airplane tickets, with the destination in Birmingham, UK.
The taxi company Birmingham Taxis that took me all over the city was just great. The driver did his best to take me to my destinations as soon as possible, so I don’t lose too much time, having enough to visit as much as possible. Also, he made some suggestion about some things I could enjoy the evening. One of them was to go to the Birmingham Hippodrome, as it was the perfect place where one could see an incredible show. I don’t regret following the taxi driver’s idea, as it was a great way to end the day. I also took his phone number so that I can enjoy his company and knowledge about the city for the rest of my stay in Birmingham.
I came across some pictures of the city over the Internet, which left me with a great impression, mostly due to the buildings with fascinating architecture. Birmingham looked like a perfect mix between the centuries that are gone and the modern days of the present society. The flight was rather tiring, but even so, I went to the hotel to drop my bags, as I was extremely excited to start visiting the places as soon as possible. After checking in and grabbing a backpack with a few things that I considered to be useful, I asked the receptionist of the hotel to help me out with a cab. I needed one to know the city and take me around to visit as many objectives as possible.
Birmingham is the second city in size in the entire country, so I was expecting to have a lot of things to see over here. I did some research before arriving in the city, so I knew I wanted to visit a couple of things up front. First, I stopped at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Whenever you wish to grab a piece of history and local artworks, a museum is the best place to visit. Another great way to get used to the British style is to see the Winterbourne House and Garden. The house is rather old, but very well maintained, having the air of an old, but elegant, manor. The garden was also great, showing me that British people do care about having a beautiful garden around. Of course, this aspect became more and more evident as I visited more areas of the city. I’d wish there were so many gorgeous gardens back at home as well, so you can have a place to retreat whenever you feel the need for a fresh breath of air.
Did you know that Lake Michigan is the third largest Great Lake in the whole world? It is also the sixth largest fresh water lake in the whole world too! This being said, the Kalamazoo, the Grand and the Fox-Wolf are some of the major streams that flow into Lake Michigan along with many other rivers.
The size of Lake Michigan is phenomenal! With a length of 307 miles long and a breadth of 118 miles wide, no wonder it is the third largest lake in the world! With an average depth of 276ft and a maximum depth of 925ft, it is just an extraordinary lake and is truly stunning to look at.
Lake Michigan has been on record for 99 years as holding its replacement time… 99 years! And for 99 years it has attracted millions of people and there is no wonder why so many people are attracted to it and so many people come back to it and choose to live around it. With the fresh water, it gives off such a peaceful and breath taking experience.
When you can benefit from a place like this, there is nowhere is in the world that can compare. Because of its fine hotels, succulent food and astonishing scenery, it attracts people from all over the world! From young to old, there are so many things to do on and around Lake Michigan, it really is a place that you can do anything, see anything and also be anything.
A tour of Lake Michigan, just one big circle.
For your holiday experience, why not change it up a little and instead of having a holiday, have an experience of a lifetime! Many times I have begun my journey around Lake Michigan and I have yet to be disappointed. This blog is to tell you how it is possible to make your way around Lake Michigan from one place and back again.
So, starting off in Chicago, you can enjoy the busy lifestyle with all the hustle and bustle of the city but the friendliness and characteristics that make Chicago a wonderful place to be a part of.
Next is Gary, Indiana. Gary is the ninth largest city in the state of Indiana and is home to thousands of people. This city is well known for its large steel mills and is also famous for being the birth place of ‘The Jackson 5’.
So, after Gary it is Michigan City, the beautiful place where most tourism takes place as it is mostly well known for its Dunes, the lighthouse which is the City’s notable symbol and for the amazing views of the Great Lake Michigan, especially in the summer months.
St Joseph and Benton Harbour
St Joseph and Benton Harbour are famously known as the ‘twin cities’. With their amazing restaurants and bars, providing you with exquisite food and their theme parks and activities, they are both really fun cities, packed with things to do and also amazing for that wind down mode.
Ludington is a gorgeous harbour town packed with amazing scenery and a peaceful atmosphere. Ludington has some of the best views of Lake Michigan and really shows off the lakes scenic side. Ludington is definitely a place that must be visited.
So Lake Michigan, being 307 miles long and 118 miles wide, it is rather big, don’t you think? There are so many amazing places to visit and it is so hard to know where is best to go for what you like, so why not visit every place and experience every amazing feature of this great lake? From south of the lake to the north and back down again, there is no other experience like it. I have done it many times myself and every single time I do it, it just gets better and better and every time I experience new things that I never noticed before.
As long as you keep the lake to your left on your journey, you can’t go wrong. In every part of the lake, you experience a different feeling. Everywhere is so different yet similar at the same time. With its skyscrapers, sunsets and people surrounding Lake Michigan, it really is the greatest lake of them all.
You really can’t possibly understand how amazing it is until you have experienced it for yourself, the scenery, people and places are different to any other you could have experienced. Taking a tour around the great Lake Michigan really is for anyone. To experience so many different things, it will literally suit everyone and everyone’s needs.
Thanks for reading, Mark Raybold