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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

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