National Park Trippers Podcast Feature

Give National Park Trippers podcast a listen and hear Cassondra's personal tips to visiting Michigan's own, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. National Park Trippers podcast provides an inside perspective on National Parks around the world. Exploring Earth’s most stunning locations through enriching conversations with park experts. Episode 6 features Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, one … Continue reading National Park Trippers Podcast Feature

Michigan Favorite Places to Visit #MIFavoritePlaces

Where are your favorite travel destinations in Michigan? ✋ Asked, 6 Adventurous Michiganders recently, in their first #MIFavoritePlaces community campaign on Instagram. @cassondra.wanders - https://cassondrawanderstheworld.com@mrswebersneighborhood - https://mrswebersneighborhood.com@frommichiganwithloveblog - https://frommichiganwithloveblog.com@lansing_area_littles - https://lansingarealittles.com@allnatural.adventures - https://allnaturaladventures.com@discovertc With a goal to inspire and promote travel throughout Michigan, the group shares monthly favorite Michigan spots and activities.  @Cassondra.Wanders recommended some of … Continue reading Michigan Favorite Places to Visit #MIFavoritePlaces

How to see Flamingos in Aruba

Flamingo's are not native to the island, and can only be found in one spot. That spot is Renaissance Island which is owned by Marriott. If you stay at the Renaissance, admittance to the island is complimentary with your stay, and the water taxi can be boarded at the docks, or inside the hotel lobby. You read right, the boat comes inside the hotel lobby. Since we were staying at the Marriott Surf Club, we did have to pay $125/person to have the joyful experience of playing with the flamingos. Included in that fee was lunch and a drink at the restaurant located on the Island. One tip to remember is that if the Renaissance is fully booked, you won't have the option to purchase this day pass. It is only available if the hotel is at 80% capacity or less. So if this is an excursion you are determined to do, I would recommend staying at least one night at the Renaissance so that you're sure to get your chance to visit the Island.

Mackinac Island’s Best Kept Secrets

As soon as you arrive to Mackinac Island, a map will be your best friend. They're easy to find at the Visitors Center, Tourism Bureau, your hotel front desk/concierge, stores and restaurants. Unless you've lived on the island your whole life, you're going to be lost without a map. I highly recommend getting one before you head out.

A Visit to Mackinac Island in the Winter

Did you know you can visit Mackinac Island in the winter too? It is everything you love about Mackinac Island, plus so much more. Imagine downtown without the crowds, no bicycles, just peaceful and quiet.

Affordable Accommodations on Mackinac Island

Stay the night on Mackinac Island, even on a budget. Affordable Accommodations.

Grand Hotel Like You’ve Never Seen Before (or maybe you have)

Experience the tradition of Grand Hotel, located on northern Michigan’s Mackinac Island.

10 Tips for Renting a Car in Iceland

Iceland is awesome!! But, driving there can be a bit tricky. Especially if you're not from a winter climate. 1. Driving is done on the Right Side If you're American, you're in luck! If you're from a country that drives on the left, you may want a little practice before hopping behind the wheel.

Mackinac Island on a Budget – 22 Ways to Save

To really get the biggest bang for my buck, I like to travel on a budget. I like to save a little where we can and really have a great experience. Here are 22 tips for saving money when visiting Mackinac Island.  1. Weekdays - Hotel rates during the week, Monday-Thursday are usually

Morning ferry on Mackinac Island

How to Plan a Mackinac Island Day Trip on a Budget

Mackinac Island is as incredible as everyone says, but it can be pricey to visit. Between food, accommodation and transportation, the costs can add up quickly.  It doesn't have to break your bank to visit Mackinac Island. Here are some tips to stay within a budget and see this amazing island! Stay Off Island Unless it is your dying desire to stay 1 night on the island, it's going to save you a lot of money to stay on "the mainland." The two cities that connect to Mackinac Island by ferry boat are Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, Michigan. Both cities have hundreds of hotels to choose from and several campground options. Accommodations on the mainland are...