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


In Perfect Day Michigan, Amy Eckert says, “Traverse City’s distinct four-season climate makes this region of Michigan a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts.” She offers a tour that includes the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail, trips along the TART Trail, a visit

Amy S. Eckert returns with a survey of her new book, Perfect Day Michigan. She shares highlights of destinations across the state in answer to the question: how should we make the most of 24 hours in the Great Lakes

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