Travel Michigan

Michigan Travels - David LorenzTravel Michigan with David Lorenz
Saturdays, 10:20 AM on 1290 AM & online at www.1290WLBY.com - Each Saturday we explore the great State of Michigan with David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations for Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.)

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About Michigan: Michigan’s very name is rooted in the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian word for “large lake,” and its handprint on the earth, the mitten-like Lower Peninsula and jagged-edged Upper Peninsula, is shaped by four of the five Great Lakes.

The State of Michigan is a state blessed with the riches of unspoiled nature: the world’s longest freshwater coastline, lakes that feel like oceans, shimmering beaches, miles and miles of cherry orchards, glorious sunrises and sunsets, daytime skies of the deepest blue, nighttime skies scattered with stars.

Lakes, campgrounds, wildlife refuges and 99 Michigan state parks and recreation areas create a wide variety of recreational pursuits. Rivers for water sports, and thousands of miles of hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling trails thread their way among some 100 species of trees.

Long days, relaxing weather and more than 800 pristine Michigan courses make for the perfect tee time. Because being able to play all day is Pure Michigan.

The Upper Peninsula, which is 90 percent forested, retains its aura of accessible wilderness. Vast wildlife and waterfowl refuges, 150 waterfalls, iron and copper mines, the Soo Locks (where ocean-going freighters make the 21-foot leap from Lake Superior to Lake Huron) are within an easy drive of one another.

The State of Michigan offers a near infinite array of moments that live forever in memory. Come find out what Pure Michigan feels like.

Your trip starts at www.michigan.org

 


 

Previous Travel Michigan Segments:

August 9, 2014: David Lorenz, Manager, Industry Relations & International Marketing, Travel Michigan – Foodies are finding that Grand Rapids is a great destination to feed their love of local fare.

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July 19, 2014: David Lorenz, Manager, Industry Relations & International Marketing, Travel Michigan – A new interactive map on the Michigan.org website is a great tool to plan your next trip. If you know where and when you want to go and what you want to do when you get there, plug that in to the interactive map and it will map out your stay for you.

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cg_water_picture_08July 12, 2014: David Lorenz, Manager, Industry Relations & International Marketing, Travel MichiganOver the past 90 years, the Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven has become a premier event, drawing more than 350,000 visitors. This year it runs July 25-August 3 and it includes ship arrivals and ship tours.

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Great Lakes StormSeptember 21, 2013: Travel Michigan: The Great Michigan Storm of 1913 - David Lorenz, Manager, Industry Relations & International Marketing, Travel MichiganThere are many shipwrecks in the waters surrounding our state, but there was one fateful day in particular which claimed more ships than any other.

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CougarSeptember 7, 2013:  Travel MichiganBinder Park Zoo – David Lorenz, Manager, Industry Relations & International Marketing, Travel MichiganOne of America’s best zoos is right in our own backyard!  Binder Park Zoo is  located outside of Battle Creek, Michigan, on 433 acres of  natural forests and wetlands. In the past 33 years this zoo has grown to be  one of the leading cultural attractions in the region.

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Apple OrchardAugust 31, 2013:  Travel MichiganMichigan’s Apple Orchards - David Lorenz, Manager, Industry Relations & International Marketing, Travel Michigan - Every Michigan apple is hand-picked with no technological assistance. A big job considering Michigan has more than 9.2 million apple trees covering some 36,500 acres.

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Michigan Travel GuideAugust 24, 2013:  Travel MichiganNew Travel Guide – David Lorenz, Manager, Industry Relations & International Marketing, Travel MichiganMichigan’s new Fall Travel Guide is out and it’s a beauty!  Get your copy at any of Michigan’s Welcome Centers or online here:  http://www.michigan.org/travel-guide/

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MISAugust 17, 2013: Travel MichiganAutopalooza – David Lorenz, Manager, Industry Relations & International Marketing, Travel MichiganAutopalooza is a celebration of Southeast Michigan’s automotive heritage through a series of major cruises, races, and shows during the summer months.

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Yolanda FletcherAugust 10, 2013:  Travel Michigan:  Attracting the UK to Pure Michigan – David Lorenz, Manager, Industry Relations & International Marketing, Travel Michigan; Yolanda Fletcher, Partner, Cellet Travel Services - Billing itself as the gateway to sport in the USA, Cellet Travel Services provides tours from the UK to the United States.  Michigan, with its four seasons and active lifestyle, is a a perfect draw.  Visit www.GreatLakesUSA.co.uk to learn more about how the Great Lakes’ states attract travelers from overseas.

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CampingJuly 13, 2013:  Travel Michigan: Camping Etiquette - David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council)Camping with the family can be a wonderful way to take a Pure Michigan vacation, but there are a few tips you need to know before you go.

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Michigan AmishJune 29, 2013:  Travel Michigan: The Amish in Michigan - David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council)The Amish community located in the Centreville area, is the largest and oldest in Michigan.  Settled back in 1910, the Amish have several church districts with both Swiss Amish and Pennsylvania German-ethnicity Amish groups.  Discover history and heritage, intriguing attractions, countryside and friendly communities.  Take a few days from the ‘grind’ to enjoy a quieter world.

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David Lorenz Travel MichiganTom NemacheckMay 25, 2013:  Travel Michigan:  Michigan’s Upper Peninsula - David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council); Tom Nemacheck,  UPTRA (Upper Peninsula Travel & Recreation Association) – Visit the U.P. and you’ll treasure every moment.  Surrounded by three Great Lakes, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is attached not to Michigan, but Wisconsin.  Only 3% of Michigan’s population lives in the U.P. ,d making for a bounty of nature for you to enjoy.

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SaugatuckMay 11, 2013:  Travel Michigan:  Saugatuck - David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) – Known as the Art Coast of Michigan, Saugatuck and  neighboring Douglas are nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River.  The resort, tourist, and “cottage” culture in the area emerged in the 1880s.

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Dave LorenzSally LaukitisMay 4, 2013:  Travel Michigan:  It’s Tulip Time! - David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council); Sally Laukitis, Executice Director, Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau  – Since 1929, the small city of Holland, Michigan has blossomed with literally hundreds of thousands of tulips — and an equal number of tulip-lovers who attend the  annual Tulip Time Festival.

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Detroit TigersApril 6, 2013:  Travel Michigan:  What Does Pure Michigan Mean to the Detroit Tigers? -   David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) - We celebrated Opening Day at Comerica Park with a Detroit Tigers victory, and the players  weighed in on what Pure Michigan means to them.  See their answers here.  Also, Dave tells us about a newly-enhanced partnership with the Michigan International Speedway.  Check-out Pure Michigan’s blog on all of these topics here, and listen to our interview at the link below.

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Travel Michigan Travel GuideMarch 30, 2013:  Travel Michigan:   2013 Pure Michigan Travel Guide:  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) - One of the state’s top trip-planning resources, The Pure Michigan Travel Guide is a 108-page full color publication will also be offered in a free, universally accessible digital edition.

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Pure Michigan SignMarch 23, 2013:  Travel Michigan: -  A World Presence for Michigan:  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) - Europeans are starting to realize that Michigan offers a vast wilderness to explore.   Dave reports that Germans even enjoy visiting Frankenmuth!  Hear how Pure Michigan is going global.

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Wilds of Michigan Black River HarborMarch 16, 2013:  Travel Michigan: The Wilds of Michigan  -  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) - As it starts to warm up consider Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula for a family trip or for a buddies getaway, complete with great hiking, fantastic scenes and a real feeling of being in the wilderness.

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Pure Michigan's David Lorenz drove in from the Muskegon area to join the fun on our Christmas ShowBrad Van DommelenFebruary 23, 2013:  Travel Michigan: Traverse City  -  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council); Brad Van Dommelen, President, Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau – Traverse City has earned its reputation as a four-season destination thanks to its almost endless offerings of activities.
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February 16, 2013:  Travel Michigan: Spring Break in the Mitten -  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) – Looking for a great way to spend Spring Break with your family?  Look no farther than out Michigan’s back door.  Dave gives us some great places to visit without breaking the budget.
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February 9, 2013:  Travel Michigan: Experience Pure Michigan on YouTube  -  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) – Ever wonder what it’s like to snowboard down a Michigan mountain, ride a luge track, or zipline through the crisp Michigan air?  Pure Michigan’s YouTube Channel is a perfect place to experience Michigan’s fantastic winter wonderland.
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February 2, 2013:  Travel Michigan:  A National Day of Courage at The Henry Ford Museum  -  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) – The Henry Ford will celebrate Rosa Parks with a National Day of Courage in commemoration of what would have been her 100th birthday.  From free admission and special hours to key events and speakers, there are plenty of ways to take part in the celebration.  You can even sit in the very bus seat that Rosa Parks refused to give up in 1955.
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January 26, 2013:  Travel Michigan: Michigan As A Foodie Destination  -  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) – Michigan has long been known for certain foods (Faygo, Kellog’s, etc.), but now we are becoming known for foodie places, including here in Ann Arbor.
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January 19, 2013:  Travel Michigan: Frommer’s Ranks Mackinac Island in Top 100 Places to Take Your Kids  -  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council); Tim Hygh, Executive Director, Mackinac Island Convention & Visitors Bureau - Hiking, biking, and no cars (Frommer’s says you’ll wonder why the automobile was ever invented), make Mackinac Island a delight for kids.  The complete circuit around the island only takes 8 miles.  The island is also steeped in history..and fudge.  Click here to read why Frommer’s says this is a must visit for your kids before they grow up, and listen to our interview below.
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January 12, 2013:  Travel Michigan: North American International Auto Show -  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) - Dave gives us a scoop on a new feature at the Auto Show at Cobo this year.  It will allow you to travel back in time to the very beginning of the automobile.
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December 29, 2012:  Travel Michigan: Muskegon Winter Sports ComplexDavid Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council): Winter has arrived so why not enjoy it to the extreme?  This complex boasts one of three luge tracks in the United States and is operated and designed for introducing beginners to the sport of luge. The complex also has the original “Nordic Nights” lighted cross-country ski trail system, three ice skating rinks catering to hockey, family skating, and a kiddie rink, as well as  snowshoe trails.
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December 15, 2012: Travel Michigan: Michigan Skiing:  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) - It’s been unseasonably mild down here in southeast Michigan, but there’s plenty of snow up north for the skiers and snow lovers.  Dave shows us how we can get our winter on in Michigan.
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December 8, 2012:  Special Deals!  Travel Michigan:  Winter Escape – David Lorenz, Manager, Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan Put the Mitten in your stocking this year with these great Pure Michigan Winter Wonderland deals.
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December 1, 2012: Travel Michigan: Mackinac Island in Winter:  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) - You may not realize it, but Mackinac Island remains open to visitors in the winter months.  Dave tells us how to get there and how to enjoy a different side to the popular resort. Click to Listen:

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November 17, 2012:  Travel Michigan:  Thankful For These Thanksgiving Events :  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) - If you are looking for a little fun with the family over the upcoming turkey holiday, Michigan has a number of great events for you to enjoy.
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November 3, 2012: Travel Michigan: Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids:  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) - If you live in Ann Arbor, you may be familiar with the Gerald R. Ford Library on the campus of the University of Michigan, but have you visited the Ford Museum in Grand Rapids?  Where the Ford Library offers an analytic approach to our past and our government, the museum provokes emotions that stimulate learning, reflection, and a sense of democratic citizenship. For visitors, the presidency is theirs to see and touch (almost), to use, and to hold accountable.
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October 27, 2012: Travel Michigan: Pure Michigan Moments Photo Contest:  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) - Fans of Pure Michigan are invited to share their favorite “Michigan Moment” as part of a photo contest, with the winning photo published in the Pure Michigan Travel Guide. The Pure Michigan Moments Photo Contest runs through November 9, with fans able to vote for their favorite photo on the Pure Michigan Facebook page.  Click here for all of the details, and click the link below to hear more from Dave Lorenz.
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October 6, 2012:  Travel Michigan:  TEAMS (Travel Events & Management in Sports) – Promoting Michigan as a Sports Venue: David Lorenz (left), Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council); Mike Price (far right), Greater Lansing Sports Authority - The amateur sporting events industry generates $7.2 billion a year across the nation.  A conference held in Detroit at Cobo Convention Center this past week focused on capturing the interest of sports organizers in hosting their events here in Michigan.
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September 29, 2012:  Travel Michigan: Be a Visitor in Your Own Hometown:  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) - We always yearn to get away for a vacation, but sometimes we miss out what’s in our own backyard.  Dave shows us how to be a tourist in your own town.   You might want to start at the Pure Michigan website’s “Taste of Ann Arbor” page.
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September 15, 2012:  Travel Michigan: Michigan Ice Cream: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) – The creamy, sweet goodness of ice cream can be found in a myriad of forms throughout the state. Dave takes us on a tour of some of his favorites.
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September 1, 2012: Travel Michiganwww.MichiganTrailMaps.com : David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) – Looking for a walk in the woods, a weekend backpack, or a wilderness adventure in the remote reaches of the Upper Peninsula? MichiganTrailMaps.com is the ultimate source on trails in Michigan. Also, check-out this page on the Pure Michigan website for Ann Arbor area trails.
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August 25, 2012:  Travel MichiganMichigan’s Bridge Walk Over the Big Mac:  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) –  The annual trek across the 5-mile long Mackinac Bridge occurs on Labor Day, the only day of the year pedestrians are allowed on the bridge. Walkers begin in St. Ignace at the north end of the Bridge and walk south.
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August 18, 2012:  Travel Michigan – Michigan State Parks:  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) –Do you have your Passport to Michigan’s glorious parks?  For $10 when you renew your Driver’s License, you’ll get a “P” designation on your license tab that gives you free entryway to any of Michigan’s 99 state parks.  Started in 1919, Michigan has one of the largest state park systems in the nation.
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August 11, 2012:  Travel MichiganMichigan’s Beach Towns:  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) –There’s still a whole lot of summer left for you to enjoy, so why not explore one of Michigan’s many beaches and take a dip in the water!
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August 4, 2012:  Travel Michigan – Michigan’s Maritime Heritage:  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) – The bays of epic battles. The canals of commerce. The watery grave of the Edmund Fitzgerald. On Michigan’s maritime tours, the legends live on.
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July 28, 2012:  Travel Michigan – Maker Faire: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) – Where better to celebrate the creativity and innovation of Michigan’s residents than The Henry Ford in Dearborn?
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July 21, 2012: Travel Michigan – Michigan’s Water Wonderland: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council)11,000 lakes populate our state, making Michigan a great summertime get-away.
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July 14, 2012Travel Michigan – The Grand Hotel Turns 125:  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council); and Ken Hayward, VP, The Grand Hotel –
Known for the world’s largest porch, the background for a couple of romantic movies, and its pecan balls, Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel is a beautiful and stately reminder of a time gone by.
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June 23, 2012: Travel Michigan – Germany Comes to Michigan:  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council); and Jurgen Fritsch, Writer/Producer, Reiselust TV – Germany’s Jurgen Fritsch is on a quest to show his country how America is “more than Las Vegas and Orlando.”  He couldn’t have a better tour guide than David Lorenz!  Their Michigan stops include Detroit, Silver Lake, Mac Woods Dunes Rides, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, and Mackinac Island.  Dave also tells us about the uptick in Michigan camping this year.
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June 16, 2012:  Italian Film Crew Lured to Michigan by Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes:  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council)
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June 9, 2012:  Travel Michigan – A Dad’s Day Sampling of the Mitten: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) – We catch up with Dave at Chicago’s Union Station, where he and other Michigan travel boosters are introducing travelers there to the wonders of Michigan.  Each of the reps with Dave give us some great ideas on what their Michigan communities have to offer dear old Dad.  It’s better than a tie!
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June 2, 2012:  Travel MichiganCivilian Conservation Corps Museum:  David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) –
More than 100,000 young men worked in Michigan’s forests during the Great Depression.  Known as “Roosevelt’s tree army”, they served the state creating a legacy that we enjoy today.  Note:  Photo shows the barracks where the men lived.  The site is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day for tours. 
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May 26, 2012:  Memorial Day in Michigan:    Travel Michigan: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) – Looking for ideas on how to get away this weekend?  Dave tells us about some great Michigan spots and where the deals are.
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May 19, 2012: How Did Michigan Cities Get Their Names?:  Travel Michigan: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) A fun look at the origins of  the monikers for Michigan towns. 
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May 12, 2012: Travel Michigan: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) - Marquette, Michigan: Dave takes us to his favorite place in Michigan, which offers the wonders of the outdoor life with all the amenities of a beautiful city but none of the waiting in traffic and lines to get to your destination.
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May 5, 2012:  Travel Michigan: Seeing Detroit Through a New Yorker’s Eyes:  Max Gross, Writer, New York Post; David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) - He grew up in Brooklyn and is a lifelong New Yorker, but we were surprised to learn that the New York Post’s Max Gross had never been to the Midwest before.  As you can see from the picture, Gross is catching on fast as he’s introduced to the D by Travel Michigan’s Dave Lorenz.
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April 28, 2012:  Travel Michigan: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) – Pie & Wine: Grand Traverse Pie Company expands into downtown Ann Arbor with a second location here, and Dave tells us more about this Michigan company. Also, we give a toast to Wine Month and explore some of the state’s 92 vineyards. Click to Listen:

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April 21, 2012: Travel Michigan: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) – New Travel Ideas Magazine Debuts – As you put your plans together for the family vacation this summer, make sure you check out Travel Michigan’s new guide to help you get there. The publication (both print and online) is a delightful trip throughout the entire state of Michigan, giving you plenty of options that the whole family will enjoy.
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April 14, 2012:  Travel Michigan: George Zimmerman, Vice President, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) – Win A Custom-Made Roush Mustang: The state’s advertising campaign is revving up its engines by teaming up with Roush Fenway Racing and MIS, and one race fan at the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Spring Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway will drive away in a pretty cool car.
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April 7, 2012: Travel Michigan: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan- Michigan’s Lighthouse Tour The familiar beacon of lighthouses may not be used to signal ships anymore, but many in Michigan are being preserved and utilized. Dave takes us on a tour.
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March 31, 2012:  Travel Michigan: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan – Marketing Michigan: The branding of Michigan through the Pure Michigan campaign generated a record $1 billion for the state this past year. Dave explains why it works and looks to the future, as he comments on high gas prices, not “nickle and diming” customers, and selling Michigan as an “experience.”
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March 24, 2012: Travel Michigan: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel MichiganTitanic: The Artifact Exhibition at The Henry Ford - This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The world’s largest ship sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. The Henry Ford will host the largest touring exhibition of artifacts from the Titanic, featuring 300 artifacts – 250 of which have never been displayed in Michigan. In addition, visitors will walk through extensive room re-creations, be able to get their photos taken near the full-scale replica of the Grand Staircase, as well as learn about passengers on board who had local ties to Michigan. The exhibit opens March 31 and continues through September 30, 2012.
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March 17, 2012: Travel Michigan: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan: Governor’s Conference on Tourism - Dave previews this upcoming conference taking place in Grand Rapids.
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March 10, 2012:  Travel Michigan: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan; Nils Fallack, Travel Marketing Romberg – Reporting from Berlin at the world’s largest travel show, Dave & Nils talk about the worldwide attraction of the Great Lakes states.
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March 3, 2012: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan – Better Than Alcatraz!: A Most Unusual Tour – Take a tour of Michigan’s first state prison (1838-1934), now known as Armory Arts Village. Hear tales of prison life, punishments, colorful inmates, see old solitary cells, meet artists in former cells turned into studios, and visit an apartment, once 36 cells.
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February 25, 2012: Travel Michigan: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan; Kraig Becker, Travel Adventure Writer for Gadling.com We catch up with Travel Michigan’s David Lorenz at Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan, where he is entertaining a group of travel writers from around the country. Gadling’s Kraig Becker (he’s climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro) is one of them, and he shares his impressions on the adventures Michigan has to offer.
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February 18, 2012: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan – Pure Washtenaw: More details on how the campaign to promote the Washtenaw region will play out from nationwide commercials to an HGTV Househunters episode.
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February 11, 2012: David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan; Heather Carmona, Executive Director of Woodward Avenue Action Association – The Michigan House recently approved a bill that would allow the creation of a Corridor Improvement Authority for Washtenaw Avenue. We take a look at the 27 miles of Woodward Avenue in the Detroit area to see how those communities are fostering economic and community development in an innovative and inclusive way through the Woodward Avenue Action Association.
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February 4, 2012: David Lorenz, Travel Michigan’s Manager of Public & Industry Relations – There’s Still Winter Left in that Mitten! – Michigan relies on all four seasons for the travel industry to be successful. So, while it may look like Spring here in southeastern Michigan, Dave tells us where we can get our Winter on in Michigan.
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January 28, 2012:  David Lorenz, Public & Industry Relations Manager, Travel Michigan (Pure Michigan) – The Henry Ford Museum:  Driving America is a remarkable mix of authentic artifacts, digital media, interactive play and personal accounts that tells the story of how much the automobile has influenced our culture during the past 100 years.
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January 21, 2012: David Lorenz, Travel Michigan’s Manager of Public & Industry Relations– Icey Adventures: Pond hockey, unique family ice skating spots, and ice cream are all on our list magical winter fun in Michigan.
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January 14, 2012:  David Lorenz, Travel Michigan (Pure Michigan) – NAIAS:  The North American International Auto Show opens to the public today.  Dave takes us on a tour and explains the importance of the show as an economic driver for Michigan.
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December 31, 2011:  David Lorenz, Michigan Travel (Pure Michigan) – Michigan Travel Deals:  Pinching pennies and wondering how you can still get a vacation together for your family?  Dave has lots of great ideas, including a sleigh ride and elk viewing in Michigan’s northwest corner.
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December 17, 2011:  David Lorenz, Michigan Travel (Pure Michigan) -Skiing:  The snow machines have been extra busy this season, as Michigan’s ski resorts have resorted to creating their own winter wonderland.  It’s believed that Michigan was actually the birthplace of artificial snow.
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December 12, 2011:  David Lorenz, Michigan Travel (Pure Michigan) – Christmas in Michigan is especially lovely in Christmas, Michigan!
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November 26, 2011: David Lorenz, Public & Industry Relations Manager, Travel Michigan: “Oh, Christmas Tree, Michigan Christmas Tree…” – Did you know that Michigan is the third largest grower of Christmas trees in the nation?  Dave regales us with the history of Christmas trees, and the importance of this industry in Michigan.
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November 12, 2011: David Lorenz, Public & Industry Relations Manager, Travel Michigan: Michigan’s Wineries – With more than 80 Michigan wineries situated within 14,600 acres of scenic vineyards, Michigan truly is wine country.
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November 5, 2011: David Lorenz, Public & Industry Relations Manager, Travel Michigan: Michigan’s Spas – With first-class spas and spa services found across the state, Pure Michigan can melt into Pure Relaxation in no time at all.
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October 22, 2011:  David Lorenz, Public & Industry Relations Manager, Travel Michigan:  Enjoying Michigan’s Fall Bounty – Sip the juice of fresh-pressed apples and still-warm donuts at cider mills, taste the fruit of the vine along a wine trail and raise a microbrew at the growing number of artisan breweries.
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October 15, 2011:  David Lorenz, Public & Industry Relations Manager, Travel Michigan:
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October 8, 2011:  David Lorenz, Public & Industry Relations Manager, Travel Michigan:
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October 1, 2011:  David Lorenz, Public & Industry Relations Manager, Travel Michigan:
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September 24, 2011:  David Lorenz, Public & Industry Relations Manager, Travel Michigan:
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September 17, 2011: David Lorenz, Public & Industry Relations Manager, Travel Michigan:  Michigan’s Corn Mazes – Thanks to Michigan’s family farms, there are many fun corn mazes for you to wander through..and hopefully come out the other end!  Dave takes us on a tour.
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September 10, 2011:  David Lorenz, Public & Industry Relations Manager, Travel Michigan: Ziibiwing Center in Mt. Pleasant – The Ziibiwing Center is a distinctive treasure celebrating the rich culture and spirit of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and other Great Lakes Anishinabek.
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September 3, 2011: David Lorenz, Public & Industry Relations Manager, Travel Michigan:  Michigan’s Labor Day Holiday - Walking the Big Mac Bridge, listening to jazz in Detroit, and Royal Oak’s Arts, Beats & Eats, are among the great ways to enjoy the end of summer in Michigan.
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August 27, 2011:   Michigan’s Favorite Hiking Spots - Michigan has hundreds of great hiking trails that offer scenery unmatched anywhere else.  Like South Manitou where you’ll gaze upon a ship wreck, and the 200 mile coast to coast trail where you can take in both Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.  Click here for the complete list from Travel Michigan.
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August 20, 2011:   Good Morning America Designates Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes as One of America’s Most Beautiful Spots – Celebrating Michigan’s latest national recognition, Dave tells us the lore of how Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes got its name.
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August 13, 2011:   Michigan’s Auto History - From the many auto museums to the auto barons’ mansions, and even the upcoming Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, we celebrate this state’s rich auto heritage.
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August 6, 2011:   Michigan’s Historic Inns – Dave talks about the rich history of Michigan’s Inns and tells us that many got their start as stagecoach stops.
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