Emily Haines Lloyd

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Emily Haines Lloyd is a freelance writer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has worked in advertising and marketing for over twenty years and also contributes as a features writer in outlets like – Medium, Elephant Journal, and Detroit News.

Horsepower

If you’ve ever visited Mackinac Island, there is a familiar sound unique to the gorgeous vacation destination—the clip-clop of horse hooves along the streets....

Deep Roots

It’s easy to picture roadside stands and quaint orchards when we think about apples, but right along with those nostalgic mental pictures is a...

The Call of the Wild

When you are exploring the Upper Peninsula, whether in vacation mode or simply tooling around your hometown, there is a sense that the “wild”...

It’s A Wild Ride

When you think about horse competitions like hunting, jumping, and equitation, it conjures up images of primly dressed riders in their velvet riding caps,...

Designing a Difference

Raised in Morley, Michigan, with a population of just over 500 residents, Isabella Waite grew up with a sense of “sustainability.” Her parents, HomeWorks...

The Happiness Project

At a time when contagious is a bad word, there is something beautiful about the infectious joy that emanates from Marcella and John Costin....

Adventure Ahead At Deer Tracks Junction

While Deer Tracks Junction Adventure Park and Site 57 Safari isn’t an animal rescue, it might be hard to convince any of the hundreds...

Nick Baumgartner: My New Favorite Color Is Gold

By Yvonne Whitman | photography by Keven Zini It’s not every day that an Olympic gold medal finds itself in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. But that’s what happened...

Growing Organically

In 2014, when Anne and Brian Bates started looking for a piece of land where they could start organic farming, they had a wild...

Choose Your Own Adventure With Geocaching

Perhaps the most concise explanation of geocaching can be found on a bumper sticker that reads: A scavenger hunt using multimillion-dollar satellites to find Tupperware...