Michigan Favorite Lighthouses #MIFavoritePlaces

National Lighthouse Day is coming up on August 7! Michigan is blessed with 124 lighthouses - the most of any state! So save this post if you’re hoping to visit any of our beautiful lighthouses soon! Contributors for the July's Lighthouse theme, MI Favorite places campaign on Instagram, shared their inspiration and recommendations for others … Continue reading Michigan Favorite Lighthouses #MIFavoritePlaces

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.

5 Bucket List Places ONLY in Michigan

Michigan is known as the Great Lakes State for the five large interconnecting fresh water lakes. Bordering with Canada, Michigan boasts 3,288 miles of coastline. The adventures and natural wonders are innumerable in this northern mid-west state of Michigan in the United States.

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.

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...

5 Reasons to Love/Hate Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is located in Northern Michigan in the United States. The island is a unique place with a magical charm. Cars and motor vehicles are banned on the island, which makes things rather interesting. Tell me, what do you LOVE about Mackinac Island? 1. Love - Bicycles There really are no cars on the island. We all get around by foot, bike, horse and carriages. If you come, no you can't bring your car and yes, you have to leave it on the other side. Might as well make the best of it and rent a tandem to go around the island. I mean, why not? It's really fun though, kind of takes you back to the good ol days as a child when your bicycle was your first form of transportation.

Mackinac Island Bucket List – Best Summer Vacation

Visiting Mackinac Island for the day or for a week, here are 17 items to add to your bucket list and make this the Best Summer Vacation! Things to do on Mackinac Island