Waterfront homes afford dwellers easy access to boating, fishing, and swimming while also providing ample material for water-balloon security systems. Enhance your lakeside lifestyle with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a two-year subscription (a $24 value) to Michigan Blue magazine. As a lake-house lifestyle publication, Michigan Blue sports articles and sections dedicated to living near the water. Each quarterly issue investigates the many facets of maritime living and regularly includes information about scenic adventures, seasonal events, and festivals. Original essays and stories explore life on the water, with contributions from some of Michigan's prominent and emerging creative writers and pen-wielding guppies. Recent issues have delved into topics as varied as local hidden lakes, seasonal retreat centers, and local heirloom produce.
If states had state liquids, Michigan's would be water—it's home to the Great Lakes, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, and 11,000 inland lakes. Michigan Blue Magazine provides a perfect guide to life by all this water, focusing on lakefront homes, watersports, and environmental issues, such as what to do when your lake goes into hibernation. And that's just one of Gemini Publications' many publications, all of which cover a different facet of modern life in Michigan. Grand Rapids Magazine for instance, focuses on everything from fine dining to style in its namesake city, whereas Grand Rapids Business Journal boasts informative columns, profiles of local business people, a business calendar of events, and more.