The Magic Of Mackinac Island and Mission Point Resort

Living in the suburbs of Chicago for a couple of decades now, common conversation with friends and colleagues often focuses around  family road trips to various Midwest destinations– Mackinac Island being the first and foremost…with an abundance of oohs, ahhhs and starry-eyed stories of this dreamy far-off Michigan land. When I dared mention that I had yet to experience Mackinac Island, looks of disbelief, disgust and dismay abounded. How was this possible?  To be honest, Mackinac has been on my bucket list for many, many years now, but life just didn’t allow me to find my way to this charming storybook location …until this glorious June week.

Now that I have seen the Mackinac light, I am furious at myself for robbing  my family (and myself) of one of the most beautiful destinations in the United States, if not the entire world. But we cannot live in the past; I am profoundly elated that we made this trip, for it has positively impacted our lives forever.


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The Most Amazing Bioluminescent Bay Tour in Grand Cayman with Cayman Kayaks

During our trip to Grand Cayman, we had the most amazing and unique educational experience we’ve ever encountered in our entire lives–a bioluminescent boat tour run by an incredibly knowledgeable and loving couple, Tom and Lisha Watling. They are the owners and operators of Cayman Kayaks.  

If you are planning a trip to Grand Cayman, this experience is a must for children ages 5-105!

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