Each year, Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine & MyNorth Media give away remarkable vacation packages to people who love getting outside to explore some of the best that Northern Michigan has to offer.

This summer MyNorth is thrilled to announce Melissa, as the winner of a Mackinac Getaway for two. As a current Ohio resident, Melissa is beyond excited to take her family on this vacation to explore her Northern Michigan roots. As part of the vacation package, Melissa will be traveling with her family from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island and visiting some of the best Northern Michigan has to offer. There’s nothing better than a Northern Michigan summer vacation, and Melissa agrees!

Melissa, what are you most excited about that is included in this incredible vacation package?

I’m excited about the entire overall package! I was just telling my husband that I wanted to take the kids to Mackinac Island, and we didn’t have a vacation in the works for this summer, so this works out perfectly!

Have you been able to experience Mackinac Island or St. Ignace recently or in years past? If so, what were some highlights of your experience?

I haven’t been to either place recently, but I used to go to Mackinac Island quite frequently for our summer vacations when I was a child. I loved the ferry boats, the horses and of course, the fudge!

Who will you take with you on this trip?

I will take my husband and two daughters on the trip with me.  We’re all looking forward to it.

Where do you go to get the latest on vacations and activities in Northern Michigan?

I love that the latest information comes right to me through the MyNorth.com emails. The only problem is that there are too many events that I want to attend and not enough time.

What do you enjoy most about Northern Michigan? 

I enjoy the feeling of nostalgia that I have when I am in Northern Michigan. It feels like home. I love the lakes, the calm, the beauty, and the fun memories!

This vacation package will be the perfect opportunity for Melissa to share her fondest childhood memories of Mackinac Island while exploring Northern Michigan with her family. Melissa is excited to make new Northern Michigan memories on this vacation that her family will remember forever.

Interested in exploring Mackinac Island and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula?  Be sure to check out MyNorth’s Mackinac Island and the Upper Peninsula pages for the latest on Northern Michigan culture, attractions, events and restaurants.