Long road trips are great, from the guilty rush of an unnecessary trip to Hardee's, to the all-out rush of an extremely necessary trip to the next rest stop bathroom. Scratch that, road trips are gross. Take a quick flight instead, on Lakeshore Express.
A new public charter operating between Midway and the Little Traverse Bay region of N Michigan, LE's 30-seat, leg-roomy Saab 340Bs operate entirely out of line-free private terminals, converting a six-hour drive into a scant hour of airtime, probably the same fate that will befall The Playboy Club.
Upon landing, active types will find shloads to do, from fly fishing for salmon, trout and steelhead, to world-class golf w/ exclusive discounts at several area courses just for LE passengers, to scenic hikes along the Sleeping Bear Dunes, where, if you're really quiet, you just might see a defensive end blow past Frank Omiyale.
More degenerate types will find a pair of nearby casinos, more than 20 wineries, and the Grand Traverse distillery, where they make renowned True North Vodka, which is only North because it quickly makes everything it touches go south.
Because you're special, Thrillist readers who book a flight this week (flying through the end of Oct) will get a second seat for free, necessary extra space if your body is as gross as all of those road trips you've been taking.