Our Ten Most Popular Posts in 2020

Throughout my years one thing I’ve always found an unreasonable amount of joy in are year end lists. Time really does fly by as you go through life and a well done year end recap makes me take a moment and reflect on just how much has happened in the last twelve months.

So as we wind down toward the end of 2020 I thought it would be worthwhile to see what were the most popular posts that people looked at on the Around Michigan blog this year. Interestingly, not a single one of our top ten posts came from the year 2020. Instead, we have a lot of old posts that have either gained or maintained their popularity over time. Let’s count’em down!

10. History of earthquakes in Michigan

Earthquakes in Michigan? While we’re not known for our earth rattling tremors, Michigan has had its fair share of earthquakes over the years. Our history lesson was popular enough to allow this post to squeak into our top ten for 2020.

9. Michigan food challenges

Every show on a food related network is a competition these days, right? Ever since Adam Richman popularized eating challenges on Man vs. Food people have become very interested in eating challenges. Our list of Michigan food challenges helped prove the point and came in at ninth on our list.

8. The highest points in Michigan

Every time I go to a new city I inevitably annoy my wife by researching the height of the tallest building in the city. Perhaps that curiosity with height led me to put together this post on the highest natural elevations in Michigan. Do you know where the highest point in Michigan is? If not, check out the post!

7. 41 things to do in Michigan on Valentine’s Day

It can be difficult to come up with fresh ideas for Valentine’s Day, but we’ve made your life easier by putting together an extensive list of some of the best places to go and things to do in Michigan with that special someone on February 14th.

6. Bachelor party ideas in Southwest Michigan

One of the best areas of the state for a getaway is Southwest Michigan, and that’s why it’s also a popular destination for bachelor parties. We’ve assembled a list of the best destinations for a good time on a Southwest Michigan bachelor party. If you’ve got one coming up in 2021, you may want to check out the list.

5. Best spots to see a Michigan sunrise

What’s better than starting your day to a majestic sunrise. With an almost endless supply of lakes and natural beauty, Michigan offers up a massive amount of breathtaking vistas for taking in a sunrise. Use our list to help you plan your next getaway!

4. History of Michigan’s big three automakers

It’s no secret that Michigan’s history is tied tightly to the development and success of the auto industry and the big three: Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler. Our history lesson continues to be one of the most popular posts on our blog heading into 2021.

3. Northern Michigan bachelorette party destinations

Not to be outdone by the guys, bachelorette party destinations are an even more popular subject at Around Michigan. Our Northern Michigan bachelorette getaway guide offers up all kinds of options for incredibly fun bachelorette parties in one of the most beautiful areas in the state.

2. Ocqueoc Falls – lower Michigan’s hidden gem

This gem might not be so hidden any longer as it proved to be our second most popular post in 2020. While most Michiganders and non-Michiganders think all of the state’s best waterfalls reside in the Upper Peninsula, Ocqueoc Falls might change your mind!

1. Glamping in Michigan

This post was published back in 2016 as “glamping” was becoming part of the American lexicon, and an increasingly popular form of vacationing. We offer a list of the top spots to get your glamp on, and apparently the internet has a nearly unquenchable thirst for glamping in Michigan, as it clobbered the competition to be our most popular post in 2020.

Thank you to everyone who visits and supports this blog. If there’s any topic you’d like us to cover in 2021 please drop us a line and let us know!