Author: Christal Frost

GTPulse Weekend Planner: Autumn on Old Mission

inn3 Show Caption Hide Caption inn1 Show Caption Hide Caption When I was a kid, I found myself unwittingly a passenger on many random outings. Errands, tag-alongs, and a whole lot of “are we there yet?” road trips. After all, when you’re a kid, most things you do are as an unwitting passenger. But, at some point during my life,…

GTPulse Weekend Planner: Harvest at Home

Six months ago, when I first began to see events and fundraisers pivoting their offerings from in-person to online, I wondered how the community would adjust to this new virtual world. Many organizations stumbled, at first, trying to understand how best to utilize Zoom and other platforms without losing the attention of their attendees. Other organizations quickly mastered this skill….

GTPulse: Fresh Meat, Fresh Ideas: A Diner of Philosophy

  Although there is some controversy over the origin of the hamburger—beef and bread have been consumed separately in different countries for centuries—combining the two basic ingredients and dressing it up with ketchup, mustard, lettuce, pickles and onion, is unquestionably American. Being that America’s contribution to the culinary world is the Hamburger, finding the best burgers in town almost feels…

GTPulse: Join the Pack

Six months ago, in the midst of a statewide stay at home order, my husband and I decided to get a dog. We began our quest with great organization—meticulous notes were taken about the demands and exercise requirements of specific breeds. We spent hours pouring through articles, the product of a series of internet searches about caring for our future…

GTPulse: Off the Pavement—Norte Takes to the Trails

My mom sent me a text message a few weeks ago. It read, “A very eventful first night of Norte’s mountain biking team for Jasmine. She loved it. She DID crash her bike through a hornet’s nest. Stung four times. But, she’s ready and excited to go back on Wednesday. Only Jasmine would run over a hornet’s nest.” Jasmine is…

GTPulse: A Rock Star With a Heart of Gold

Erin McKee Reyna started 2020 like the rest of us. She toasted the new decade, hopeful for what was on the horizon, not knowing the collective chaos COVID-19 would bring. Not knowing the personal challenges headed her way. Erin is no stranger to adversity. Throughout her life, she has experienced more than her fair share.  However, with a strong will…

GTPulse Weekend Planner: Escape to Beaver Island

The ferry had barely left the harbor when I heard the familiar pop of a champagne cork followed by a round of applause. It was the perfect way to start our weekend— a toast to our travels aboard the Beaver Island Boat Company—surrounded by close friends and headed 32 miles off the coast of Charlevoix to America’s Emerald Isle. Beaver…

GTPulse Weekend Planner: Take a Hike

Exploring Northern Michigan Trails

There’s something about the air in September. A specific element, a sort of crispness that seems to linger in your lungs. I absolutely adore the changing seasons in Michigan, but fall is my favorite. Yes, it’s true—I am a pumpkin spice loving, scarf-and-sweater wearing, everything in flannel print admirer of the cooler weather. I’m aware, however, that not everyone is…

GTPulse Weekend Planner: Interlochen

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption My Mom moved to Interlochen the year I was entering the third grade, and every time I visit, I am…