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2010 Michigan Travel Ideas Magazine Now Available

The 2010 Michigan Travel Ideas mag­a­zine is now avail­able free of charge from Travel Michigan, the state’s tourism pro­mo­tion office. The 120-page, full-color travel guide is a four-season resource for explor­ing the Great Lakes State.

Michigan Travel Ideas is packed with use­ful infor­ma­tion and tips, arti­cles and spec­tac­u­lar pho­tog­ra­phy, plus recre­ation guides and addi­tional sources for plan­ning a vaca­tion,” said George Zimmermann, Vice President of Travel Michigan, a divi­sion of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “Whether it’s a week­end get­away in one of our great cities or a week­long adven­ture in the great out­doors, Michigan Travel Ideas is a great resource.”

2010 Issue Highlights

Turn to this issue’s fea­ture arti­cle Secrets of the Shore for the inside scoop on 25 little-known Great Lakes Getaways You Don’t Know About. Along the same lines, Wild Discoveries explores the appeal of parks, wilder­ness and nat­ural areas that have plenty to offer but are lesser-known than some of the more promi­nent national and state parks across the state.

Chapel Rock, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Chapel Rock, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Get Fresh with the guide to Michigan’s agri­cul­tural scene and sug­gested trails to orchards, vine­yards, U-pick farms, farm­ers mar­kets, cook­ing schools and other out­lets that cre­atively use locally grown and raised, farm fresh ingre­di­ents and products.

Everyone with kids in tow will appre­ci­ate the sug­ges­tions for enjoy­ing favorite des­ti­na­tions on a bud­get in Affordable Family Vacations. The arti­cle Save (or Splurge) presents fru­gal and big buck approaches to paint­ing the town red in Detroit, Grand Rapids and other Michigan cities.

With so many great courses in both penin­su­las, plan­ning a Michigan golf trip might be a chal­lenge with­out the itin­er­aries sug­gested in the Ultimate Golf Trails fea­ture. Those with other spe­cial inter­ests, from gar­den­ing to gam­bling, will find the Original Michigan story help­ful in design­ing a one-of-a-kind getaway.

Celebrate the Season spot­lights fes­tive events from Tulip Time in Holland to the Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island. The Snow Days arti­cle is a guide to enjoy­ing the Upper Peninsula’s win­ter won­der­land, and Waves of Color offers ideas on mak­ing the most of Michigan’s bril­liant autum­nal display.

And there’s more, includ­ing a sam­pling of adven­tures for girl­friends to share in Sisterhood is Powerful, and 10 pages of quick travel tips in Michigan Moments.

Michigan Travel Ideas 2010 was pro­duced in coop­er­a­tion with Midwest Living mag­a­zine. Click here to request a copy of the free mag­a­zine or call toll-free (888) 784‑7328. Michigan Travel Ideas is also avail­able at the 14 Michigan Welcome Centers across the state.

Travel Michigan, a divi­sion of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is the State of Michigan’s offi­cial agency for the pro­mo­tion of tourism. Travel Michigan mar­kets the state’s tourism indus­try and pro­vides valu­able vis­i­tor infor­ma­tion ser­vices. For Michigan travel news and updates, go to

Photo by Jim’s out­side pho­tos

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