two yoopers. one giant loop.

Hi! It’s Jim and Lisa. We’re cruising around America’s Great aboard the Auntie Gail.

We made it to the Gulf of Mexico!

Our plans are to hold up in Panama City, Florida, for the month of December for some quality grand kid time.  Will update when we get moving again…

Current Location: Panama City, FL


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So what's the story behind America's Great Loop?

The Great Loop is a 6,000-mile circumnavigation of the eastern United States and the southern part of Canada. 

The route includes the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the New York State Canals, the Canadian Canals, the Great Lakes, the inland rivers, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Click here to find more about America’s Great Loop.


Our Mission…

The journey began! On July 2nd, 2021, we left our home port, Houghton, MI, on Lake Superior to start a new chapter in our lives. This site is an overview of our adventures as Loopers, nomad workers, and explorers. We hope to visit places of interest along the historic waterways of Eastern America, while experiencing what it means to be the ultimate remote or nomad worker. In addition, we will be looking into things like are “painkillers” better than “Pina Coladas,” and what American Legion post serves the coldest beer in Florida?

Our “official” start of America’s Great Loop was on July 10th, 2021 when we went under the Mackinaw Bridge!  See you next summer Mighty Mac!

Our Blog.

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Photo Gallery.

Random photos of our adventure...

Our Current Route.

Our journey will take us across Lake Superior and down Lake Michigan in July / August. Finally, we will target Chicago and the Illinois River the 1st week in September.


Jim & Lisa

Jim & Lisa LaVallee 

You're from the UP eh?

yoo-per: noun \ ‘yu-(,)pÉr\: a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan – used as a nickname.