Wine, sunglasses and Adirondack chairs: relaxing on Mackinac


While you can relax anywhere, some places just do a better job in setting a scene that’s seemingly made specifically for relaxation. Relaxing on Mackinac is as natural as the Island’s beauty. Maybe it’s the sweeping views of the water. Maybe it’s all the cute boutiques. Maybe it’s the lack of motor traffic and blaring […]

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My Three Favorite Mackinac Biking Adventures


The breeze in my face, the throbbing pulse in my legs, and the experience of nature set the scene for when I feel most free and alive. For people like me, biking isn’t solely an activity but rather an adventure that constantly summons: it’s more a lifestyle than hobby. I need my bike to escape, […]

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What to Do with That Tax Refund: Book Your Mackinac Escape


Congrats, another tax season is in the rearview mirror. While a necessary endeavor, it can certainly be headache-inducing. However, with nearly eight of ten people receiving a federal tax refund each year, it’s likely also left you with some spare change. You can use that refund several different ways; though we think completing your taxes […]

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FORE: Time to Book Your Mackinac Island Tee Time


For some, spring’s excitement doesn’t surround blooming flowers but rather swinging golf clubs. That’s right, it’s finally time to get those clubs out of the basement and into the trunk of your car because golfing season is officially here. For some, spring’s excitement doesn’t surround blooming flowers but rather swinging golf clubs. That’s right, it’s […]

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A Mackinac Island Day Dream


I always get a little antsy this time of year. It’s been a long Michigan winter with lots of gray skies and bitter cold. I am starting to crave all things summer: sunshine, water, trees and flowers in full bloom. I want to be able to fall asleep to the gentle melody of a million […]

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A Mackinac Island Girl’s Getaway


Girlfriend getaways are like, pretty much the best thing ever. Like a glass of wine after work or the perfect hair day without even trying, they really can’t happen too often. There is no other scientifically proven way to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit at the same time. A girl’s getaway is also probably […]

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The Pubs of Mackinac Island


St. Patrick’s Day is near, rendering jubilant thoughts throughout many. People pack the pubs and relish adult beverages among their green-clothed cohorts. While you won’t be celebrating the holiday on Mackinac Island, you can experience the holiday’s gleeful spirit when you are here. St. Patrick’s Day is near, rendering jubilant thoughts throughout many. People pack […]

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Great Ways to Unplug & Relax on Mackinac Island


The daily grind can be overwhelming. We seek respite when life’s stresses — such as congested traffic, work’s demands, a constantly buzzing smartphone — start brimming. We desire a getaway to forget, unwind, and find our center again. This escape features a different recipe from person to person. A prevalent ingredient however is unplugging. Our […]

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Planning A Trip to Mackinac, Step 2: I’m Booked, Now What?


It feels good once you make that Mackinac Island booking official. You’ve researched the lodging options, made your choice, and made the reservation. You’ve even decided on your ferry plans and if you’re bringing your own bike or not. Whether it was the fairytale aura, the fact that there are no motorized vehicles, the timeless […]

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I Want To Go To Mackinac Island, But Where Do I Start?


Your urge to get away reached its maximum, and you’re now set on officially booking a trip. You convinced yourself, your spouse, your family, whomever, that it’s time to book an Island getaway – you’re Mackinac Island bound. But where do you start in the booking process? Like any trip, lodging is a nice starting […]

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