The U.P. has something to offer that we don’t find in America as often as we should, and that is non-chain business. Commerce still exists because small independent business owners take a chance and pour their heart and savings into an idea. While it may not always provide that uniformity we have become accustomed to, it’s a wonderful thing and something worth supporting.
I encourage you when in the U.P. to visit the local small businesses. Step outside your comfort zone of normal and experience something great!