Planning the Most Epic Vacation
December 28, 2010 7:54 PM Subscribe
You live in Michigan and have two weeks off of work this summer. Where do you go and what do you do?
I anticipate having two weeks off at the end of June/ beginning of July this summer. I live in southwest Michigan. I'll have at least 4 other people to travel with, although components of the trip could be tailored for one or two people to enjoy. We'll have enough car space for all kinds of gear, including bikes (and it would be sweet if part of the trip included a couple-day bike tour). The general interests of the people who'd be going include most any outdoor adventure, running (so, maybe a 10k in there somewhere...), drinking local brews, and general shenanigans (read: doing kinda dumb stuff for the fun of it).
-Equal mix of guys and girls
-Loads of outdoor experience between us
-We already own a lot of outdoor gear
-Looking to live it up as cheaply as possible
-No flying, stuff's gotta be within driving distance (~10 hours)
-Trying to get a variety of activities in
-NOT trying to stick to a rigid schedule but want sweet experiences
-None of us care for horses
-oh, and none of the people going will see each other in person until maybe 2 weeks before departure, although we all know each other well
How does one begin to plan a trip this big with so many possibilities? What activities/things to see fit those criteria? Are there any events in the area that we shouldn't miss?