|Arch Rock, Mackinac Island. Pic by Uj|
― Isabelle Eberhardt, The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt
Some of us still have a few more weeks of winter left. But many of us are already looking forward to longer days and warmer temperatures. The yearning to travel is slowly surfacing. It's never too early to give in to your wanderlust and plan for a vacation. So, will you be traveling this year? Where will 2013 take you? Everybody's idea of a vacation is different. From theme parks to serene beaches to mountain cabins to cruise ships (or not - given the recent carnival cruise fiasco) the options are plenty! How about an island getaway?
Located in Lake Huron and accessible by boat, Michigan's Mackinac Island is truly a great weekend Midwest getaway! There is plenty of good information available on the www for things to do and see but be rest assured that it has something for everyone in the family - culture, arts, the outdoors, history and plenty of fun!
Since our move to Ohio, we had heard so much about Michigan's Up North - the vernacular term for the Upper Peninsula. We wanted to discover it for ourselves.
|Round Island Lighthouse and St Anne's Church, Mackinac pic credits: Uj|
|Fudge, food and fun!|
|Tandem biking along the shoreline|
The island offers plenty of great accommodations and we chose the Iroquois for its Conde Nast approval and were simply blown away by its charm, near perfect location and great water views! The Carriage house dining room at the Iroquois had a great array of options on their carte du jour and we were not disappointed.
|The Iroquois -vacation chic!|
|Buildings and blooms offer plenty of eye candy!|
Do you like to travel and explore our beautiful world? We do too and periodically we will feature a new destination and yet another travel experience. If you missed Supriya's travelogue on Puerto Rico click here. While we are on the subject of travel, let me share a favorite travel photo blog - Canvas of Light by Daniel Nahabedian. If you are not familiar with his work, I urge you to check it out. Daniel is brilliant! He is the real McCoy when it comes to travel photography and looking at the world through his lens is a mesmerizing experience!
p.s: All images in this post were taken by my husband and are subject to copyright! Please email for permission to use. Thanks !