This photo was taken in the underrated sand dunes of Northern and Western Michigan. What so many travelers do not know is that Michigan’s landscape, particularly near Lake Michigan is anything but ordinary. The dramatic sand dunes dive into the the enormous lake below. Silver Lake Dunes is about a 3 hour drive from Detroit and will allow adventure enthusiasts to rent dune buggies. Sleeping Bear Dunes is further from Detroit and more north but boasts close proximity to Traverse City which is a well known resort destination amongst Michigan residents. You don’t need to head half way around the world to experience this landscape!