two yoopers. one giant loop.

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

Current Location: Harriman, TN (Caney Creek Marina)

Number of miles traveled: 2,127

Number of marinas or anchorages: 30

Number of locks: 21

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.


Why have a blog and share it on social media?

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 will follow our adventures as Loopers, nomad workers, and explorers. We hope to hit on various topics like places of interest along the historic waterways of Eastern America, diving into what it means to be the ultimate remote or nomad worker. In addition, we tackle tough questions like are “painkillers” better than “Pina Coladas,” and what American Legion post serves the coldest beer in Florida?

Warning: We will update when the mood strikes us or we are stuck in a monsoon. Some of it may be serious and most will not be. So follow us when you can and share our journey with us.

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.