MyNorth Vacation Contest — Meet the Winners

Traverse City, MI (December 23, 2014) —Every year, Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine & MyNorth partner with Northern Michigan resorts, hotels and lodges to give away spectacular vacation packages to people who love exploring Northern Michigan, and now it’s that anticipated time of year when MyNorth Media reveals the latest round of lucky winners. MyNorth checked in with the joyful winners to find out what they’re looking forward to during their 2015 getaway, and to find out what they already love about Northern Michigan.

MyNorth Vacation Contest WinnerWinner of the Shanty Creek Getaway

Brian loves to kick off the summer with a visit to Fishtown for the annual Wine & Food Festival—where he entered to win the Shanty Creek getaway. “We also enjoy visiting the Upper Peninsula a couple times a year to visit family. We usually spend a couple of days snowmobiling and enjoying the outdoors,” says Brian. Brian’s Shanty Creek getaway includes 4 nights at the picturesque Lakeview Hotel and a generous dining gift certificate. He’ll be bringing his wife and daughter along to enjoy summertime fun in Bellaire. “We will definitely golf during our trip. We’ve never had the opportunity to play any of the courses in that area, so we are looking forward to it!  We are also looking forward to visiting downtown Bellaire to shop and visit some of the great restaurants.” Brian is in for a dream golf experience as Shanty Creek’s course “The Legend” was recently voted Course of the Year!

Winner of the Leland Lodge Getaway

Holly is looking forward to a 2-night stay at the Leland Lodge—a charming clubhouse-style lodge located on the pristine Leelanau Peninsula. She couldn’t be more excited to spend a relaxing weekend exploring Fishtown and enjoying Lake Michigan. Holly, a resident of nearby Interlochen, looks forward to sharing her summer vacation with her children.

MyNorth Vacation Contest WinnerWinner of the Crystal Mountain Getaway

Janna and her husband enjoy Mackinac Island getaways where her husband spent younger days working at Fort Mackinac. As the winner of the Crystal Mountain getaway, Janna is excited to be adding another Northern Michigan vacation destination to her family-fun agenda in 2015. “We’re looking forward to exploring a new area, trying new things and spending time together. Life is busy when you’re young parents working full time and a family vacation will be a great time to reconnect,” says Janna. An active clan, this family is looking forward to mountain biking and the alpine slide at Crystal where there is a long list of exhilarating activities to round-out their 3 night stay. “It will be fun to do the family activities but then also take advantage of the resort’s childcare program and have a little time to relax together.” As a reader of Traverse Magazine and, Janna gravitates toward the food articles and restaurant guide—”It’s fun to plan trips with particular restaurant destinations in mind.”

Winner of the Park Place Hotel Getaway

Visiting Northern Michigan will be a first for Victor of Lancaster, Ohio. “We’re looking forward to it tremendously!” says Victor. He plans on sharing the experience with his wife and his son’s family who will enjoy 4-nights lodging at the stunning Park Place Hotel located in the heart of Traverse City. Vic is most excited about trying the variety of great restaurants Traverse City has to offer, and soaking up the summer rays on Lake Michigan. “We are not subscribers (to Traverse Magazine) yet, but now we will have to sign up!”

Other lucky winners of this year’s MyNorth Vacation Contest include Joe of Rockford, Michigan, who won the Boyne Mountain getaway including 5-nights lodging, Splash Mountain passes, horseback riding, mountain biking and zipline passes. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

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There’s always a great giveaway on, and you could be the next big winner. In fact, MyNorth is giving away a stellar Shanty Creek Ski getaway this winter—and your chances of winning are high! Enter here to win and stay up to date with the latest vacation contests—featured on the covers of Traverse Magazine and on


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About MyNorth Media

MyNorth Media, founded as Prism Publications Inc. more than 30 years ago by Deborah Wyatt Fellows, publishes Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, Northern Home & Cottage, Guide to Giving, FILMGOER, MyNorth Vacation Guide and MyNorth Wedding, in addition to several other print and online publications. It also produces, the online home of Traverse Magazine, and—Northern Michigan’s premier ticketing resource. Traverse Magazine has won more than a dozen awards for excellence including being named to “50 Michigan Companies to Watch in 2014”, a 2008 silver award for general excellence from the City and Regional Magazine Association and the 2007 “Magazine of the Year” award from the International Regional Magazine Association. MyNorth Media also published Reflections of a Life Up North; The Cottage Cookbook; 101 Ways to Love Traverse City and Beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes. The privately held company is headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan. For more information visit or call (231) 941-8174.