The term “Up North” may sound ambiguous, but to Michiganders its anything but: Up North is a boundary-less, dream-place—you just know when you’ve arrived. It’s a vacation-land of relaxing sights and sounds, endless beaches and forests, lakes for fishing, rivers for rafting, huge blue skies whipped with perfectly white clouds. Rainy days and wineries. Scenic drives. It’s a lifestyle—a place we all go to unwind, to get away from it all. A state of mind that makes us who we are.