Amy S. Eckert


Amy S. Eckert has worked as a travel journalist for more than 20 years, writing about topics as diverse as Martin Luther’s Germany, Shinto pilgrimage routes in Japan, and gorilla trekking in Rwanda. But she always returns to Michigan, where she has lived, worked, and explored all her life. Amy’s writing has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, AARP, The Saturday Evening Post,, and Backpacker, among many other publications. Perfect Day Michigan is her 20th book. Learn more at


We tapped author Amy S. Eckert—author of Reedy Press’s Easy Detroit Outdoors and the second edition of 100 Things to Do in Detroit before You Die—for nine easy, affordable, and unforgettable outings spring breakers can do in Detroit. Want more

Now in an updated second edition, 100 Things To Do In Detroit Before You Die lives up to its title as a highlight of exciting, enriching, must-see and must-go places in the American city of Detroit.

Veteran travel writer Amy S. Eckert introduces first-time visitors to the Motor City while helping Detroit residents explore their hometown in the full bloom of its cultural rebirth with an engaging and indispensable guide to enjoying all that Detroit has