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