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.

Hatching A Plan For The Future

The Jordan River National Fish Hatchery (JRNFH) located in Elmira, Mich., is a Great Lakes Energy Cooperative Member, and is one of the village...

Sunken Treasure

It was on a volunteer trip to Jamaica that Jennifer Dowker saw her first glass-bottom boat. Aside from being captivated by floating above sea...

Tahquamenon Falls: A Wonder of the Midwest

Hidden in the Upper Peninsula happens to be the state’s largest waterfall and the second-largest east of the Mississippi River (with Niagara Falls being...

The Country’s Oldest Ice Climbing Festival

Many people travel to gorgeous Munising, Michigan, in the state’s Upper Peninsula to experience the beauty of the infamous sandstone cliffs of Pictured Rocks...

O Chrismas Tree: Michigan’s Unsuspecting Big Business

The Christmas season is bursting with joy, hope, and a healthy dose of nostalgia. We take it in through all our senses—the sight of...

Beacon Of Hope

There is a mystery, magic, and something altogether romantic about lighthouses. Whether it’s tales of swarthy sea captains and ghost-like specters wandering catwalks or...

Adventure Awaits With Johnny’s Treasure Quest

While the global pandemic offered its fair share of disappointments and loss, one couple opted to mine for the treasure in the mayhem and...

Foraging For Mushroom Houses

When you turn the corner to the charming cul-de-sac and first spy the houses perched one after the other at an almost fairy-tale level—words...

Wild Art

Mushrooms are unassuming and hard to unearth sometimes, but totally worth the time and effort to bring out into the light. A little like...

It Takes Guts

You’ve got to ask yourself—what does it take to stand in a line with four other people while someone with a steely gaze just...