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About Me


I’m ana. A brazilian immigrant who fell in love with michigan. 

nice to meet you. 

Ana - Michigan Travelist

I have a mission: to share Michigan’s incredible beauty with the world and to turn this beautiful state into a top international destination.

I was born in Brazil and moved to Michigan 21 years ago. As the daughter of a Psychiatrist and an Environmental Engineer, I truly believe in the healing power of Nature and in the importance of protecting our environment.

I started this blog in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic as an answer to many friends asking me for tips of places in Michigan that they could visit with their families to social distance and destress. Since then, I’ve been often getting messages like “this place is 10 minutes from my house and I never knew it existed!”, or “I grew up in this neighborhood and didn’t know about this place”, or “is this in Michigan?”. This makes me happy, so keep them coming! 🙂

I always tell my friends in Brazil that Michigan is the USA’s “best kept secret”. We have it all here:
✔️ Beaches?
✔️ Woods?
✔️ Waterfalls?
✔️ Dunes?
✔️ Mountains?
✔️ Four seasons? Amazing food? Local wineries?

The best part is that Michigan still has that friendly environment, beach town feeling and many remote and exclusive areas to be explored without the crowds.

As a proud Michigander, I also want to use this platform to showcase Michigan’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. There are a lot of incredible things happening in Michigan that deserve to be shared. Michigan is exploding with so many amazing entrepreneurs that need our support now more than ever. Restaurants, Airbnbs, artists, craftsmen, our musical scene, cafés, theaters, pop-up shops and restaurants… A myriad of great things are quietly happening here that deserve to be shared and and we need to showcase, them, to boost them, and to support them.

I want to travel the entire state and document all of these places but that takes time and money, so I am still trying to work it out. I’ve been looking for Michigan partners and getting support from other social media influencers and I am confident things will fall into place, hopefully soon. If you are a marketing manager or a potential sponsor who is interested in helping me get this done, please drop me a note:

So, that’s a little about me and @michigantravelist. How about you? Tell me little bit about yourself. I’d love to know you better! 🙌🏼

Meanwhile, come discover what “living the lake life” really means. Come discover Michigan with me.

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🇧🇷 Meu nome é Ana, e tenho uma missão: compartilhar a incrível beleza de Michigan com o mundo e colocar este belo estado no topo da lista dos destinos de férias mais desejados.

Nasci no Brasil e me mudei para Michigan há 21 anos. Sou filha de uma psiquiatra e de um engenheiro ambiental e acredito piamente no poder de cura da natureza e na importância de proteger o meio ambiente.

Comecei esta conta no Instagram no meio da pandemia Covid-19 como uma resposta a muitos pedidos de amigos.

Costumo dizer aos meus amigos no Brasil que Michigan é o “segredo mais bem guardado” dos Estados Unidos. Temos tudo aqui:

✔️ Praias?
✔️ Woods?
✔️ Cachoeiras?
✔️ Dunas?
✔️ Montanhas?
✔️ Quatro estações? Comida incrível? Vinícolas locais?

Como uma boa Michigander, também quero usar essa plataforma para mostrar as pequenas empresas e empreendedores de Michigan. Há muitas coisas incríveis acontecendo em Michigan que merecem ser compartilhadas.

Essa sou eu. Agora me conte um pouco de você. Adoraria conhecê-lo melhor!

Abraços cordiais!

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