Mackinac Island Travel Information

Mackinac Island Travel Information

Mackinac Island is one of those vacations that you have to take at least one time. There is such a peaceful feeling when you step off of the ferry and on Mackinac Island dock. You can take Sheplers ferry, Starline Ferry or Arnolds ferry and have a fantastic ride over to the Island. Sit on the upper deck and see the beautiful views or sit on the bottom deck in the enclosed cabin.

When you step off the ferry you will smell the sweet aroma of fudge and be drawn to the fudge shops like Ryba’s fudge, Murdick’s Fudge, or May’s candy shop. There is a total of six fudge shops on the island. There are also many shops to visit while you walk downtown. Pick up a souvenir, t-shirt or a toy for your little one. The shops are filled with many neat items, and you will find something that you can’t live without.

After you are done exploring downtown there is Fort Mackinac. The Fort is one of my family’s favorite historical places to visit. Everything comes to life when you enter the fort. You will hear rifles firing, cannon balls, and see solder’s in action. It is very interesting to watch what happened back then and to explore the buildings that are apart of the fort.

The Grand Hotel is another nice place to visit. It is a historical hotel that was one of the firsts on the island. You can tour the hotel for a charge, but it is worth it to see. Go out to the garden and if you paid to tour the Fort, then you can go to the Fort Mackinac Tea Room for lunch in the Grand Hotel.

There are no vehicles on the island so you will have to take a …

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Original Tourism For Tourists in Thailand

Original Tourism For Tourists in Thailand

Thailand has received media attention and has made headlines in international newspapers for almost two months in 2010, with red shirt protests demanding the prime minister’s resignation and dissolution of parliament. After the protest ended, the country was safe to visit again. The following six highly recommended initial visits are worth following:

Enjoying an eco-adventure cruise on the Chao Phraya river, aboard a traditional teak barge from Bangkok to Ayuthaya is a great idea for those who don’t want to go too far from the capital and eat delicious Thai food on board. Stopping along the road allows tourists to take a bicycle trip and learn about the villagers’ way of life.

Riding elephants and rafting in a nature reserve in the Umphang National Park is a very pleasant experience and a favorite visit of many tourists who want to be close to nature. Many activities in the midst of greenery are possible such as trekking in a stunning environment and the long journey of an elephant in the forest is a kind of adventure as is the descent of a river on a bamboo raft.

Scuba diving in the deep waters of Turtle Island, located in the Gulf of Siam, in the north of Samui Island is another option for scuba divers who want to enjoy the beautiful seabed with colorful fish and corals. Snorkeling is also a good possibility for those who have not yet taken a scuba diving course and other possible activities such as touring the island in a break room with a stop over at Ko Nang Yuan, an island with 3 beach arms shaped like stars and the sea on all sides.

Participating in an ecological adventure tour around the Khao Laem lake in Kantchanaburi, a few hours from the capital, is a great …

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