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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Mackinac Island’s Academy Awards Connection


This weekend many of us will settle into our couches and watch the Academy Awards. Movies can entertain us, inspire us, and move us. They capture our imagination and show us how things were, how things are, and how things could be. In 1980 this movie magic and Mackinac Island magic converged for “Somewhere In […]

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A Presidential and Historic Tour of Mackinac Island


An abundance of history is definitely a piece of Mackinac Island’s alluring composition. Often described as timeless, Mackinac Island is rich in American history. From its War of 1812 background to its Native American lore to fur trading to serving as a Victorian Era summer paradise, there’s plenty to learn about during your Mackinac Island […]

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Create A Romantic Mackinac Island Getaway


As the month of love gets into full swing and you start looking for the best deals on Valentine’s Day flowers, chocolates and the perfect card, you should think about booking a Mackinac Island vacation, too. Why? “It seems to be an incubator for love,” said Phil Porter, director of Mackinac Historic State Parks. “There’s […]

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Five Things A Kid Must Do On Mackinac Island


An integral aspect of a family’s foundation is the family vacation. It’s a time to bond in unfamiliar territory. Experiencing something together brings a family closer together. It creates memories that ideally, your kids will want to re-create with their own kids in the future. That’s the opportunity Mackinac Island presents. Mackinac is a family […]

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Seven Hidden Gems on Mackinac Island


Finding a Michigander who can’t rattle off something about Mackinac Island is a difficult task. The Island is a prominent destination in the Mitten State, and many residents have at least visited once and know the Island’s highlights: horses, biking, fudge, Arch Rock, et al. Mackinac packs much more than the obvious, however. In fact, […]

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