Travel Diary: Social Distance Trip to Michigan

Now that the Covid-19 vaccine has become more readily available for everyone, people have been willing to get back into traveling the world.  So, I’ll be bringing back more Travel related posts to my blog.  I know I stopped for a bit but these posts do require a lot of work so I wanted to make sure I had the time to do them.  Also, adding Covid to the mix- I didn’t feel comfortable posting about my travels when the world was not feeling well. With that being said, let’s talk about my social distance trip to Michigan!

The year 2020 was the year that most of my friends and I turned the big 3-0.  It was supposed to be an amazing year with tons of celebrations and travels.  However, the world was not doing well (due to the pandemic) so the travels were put on a hold.  Well, some of my friends were creative and they thought to do social distance trips for their birthdays.  Read below for more details about the trip.


Most people are probably wondering- why Michigan of all places?  Well, this trip was for my friends’, Leesha of The Hammered Cupcake, 30th birthday celebration in October 2020.  She chooses Michigan as it was a good driving distance location for all her friends and family members.  Also to add, we were in South Haven, Michigan which has beautiful lakes and tons of socially distanced outdoor activities. 

The hubbie and I in our “Schitt’s Creek” Halloween Outfits (for Leesha’s 30th Birthday Dinner).


A lot of the friends in the group that was going to South Haven, MI were still uncomfortable staying in a Hotel.  So, my friend was clever and booked a full house on Airbnb.  This was a great option since tons of hosts sanitize before guests come in and we can sanitize the house as well.  I know hotels can do the same but a lot of us felt more comfortable having a house to ourselves than sharing a hotel room with others.

The gorgeous fall foliage near our stay!


Michigan starts to get colder in October so our activities were limited.  However, we were still able to take a nice hike near the lake.  We were only there for 3 days: day 1 was travel, day 2 was activities and day 3 was travel back.  Since we had one day to do as much as we could, we let the birthday girl decide what she wanted to do.  So, our amazing birthday girl just wanted a walk by the lake a small celebration back at the house.  It was nice since we didn’t leave the house to go sightseeing, etc since we were still very concerned about the virus.

The beautiful Michigan lakeside


Being on the lakeside, we were limited in our choices of restaurants.  Also, a lot of members in the group hadn’t gone out to a restaurant since March so we wanted to cater to everyone.  Thus, we ordered pizza from Little Ceaser’s one night and made food for the other days.  We split the cost of groceries so it was fair for everyone.  We made Indian food, Mexican food, Veggie burgers, bagels/eggs, etc.  Luckily, we were a bunch of foodies so there were always options available for food.

And that’s a wrap to my Travel Diary for Michigan!  I hope you all enjoyed my run down.  Are you excited to travel back into the world?  Let me know in the comments below!

Much Love,

6 thoughts on “Travel Diary: Social Distance Trip to Michigan

  1. I am so glad you and your friends were able to enjoy a trip again anyway, even if it was socially distanced. The lakes sound fantastic.

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