Within 24 hrs travel plans were set and The Homestead was proudly hosting producer, Sabrina Parise who was assigned to experience the region on film.
arrived to The Homestead
first day initiating her
to the wonders of the area.
experienced great local food, good company from Traverse Magazine editor Lissa Edwards who is a wealth of knowledge of the area and a climb to the top of the dunes.
A bit tired and weary from the long day (she left New York that morning at 4:30am) she
agreed to settle in to her
accommodations at The Inn
, the historic hotel located on the shores of Lake Michigan, and meet me for a quick trip to the top of Bay Mountain.
was very interested in the local wine industry of Northern Michigan and would have loved to visit some wineries if time had allowed.
did, however, have the pleasure of meeting David Bell, owner and vintner from Circa Estate Winery who happened to be sitting at the bar.
Unfortunately, we couldn't fit in a wine tour for her…she had work to do…and, she
was anxious to catch the calm of sunset over Lake Michigan and the serenity of sunrise over the pristine, massive body of water.
Over the following two days, Sabrina met with Tom Ulrich, Deputy Superintendent for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, hiked some of the trails and ferried to South Manitou Island for a day-trip.
, Good Morning America, and now most of America will see that Northern Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes
is a spectacular destination and one of America's Most Beautiful Places.