2008 Michigan Travel Ideas Now Available

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Lansing, MI - The 2008 Michigan Travel Ideas magazine is now available free of charge from Travel Michigan, the state's tourism promotion office (michigan.org). The 120-page, full-color travel guide is packed with tips for exploring the Great Lakes State in all four seasons.

"Michigan Travel Ideas features wonderful articles and photography complemented by handy recreation guides and additional resources for planning any type of trip to our state, whether it's a getaway weekend to a city or a week-long outdoor adventure," said George Zimmermann, Vice President of Travel Michigan.

2008 Issue Highlights
One of this issue's feature stories takes readers on The Ultimate Driving Tour, a cruise through automotive history as the state celebrates the centennial of the Ford Model T and General Motors, and another article chronicles a family's first-time RV trip across Michigan. New Wave reveals the pleasures of the state's Sunrise Side on the eastern Lower Peninsula, and the ladies-only getaway described in You Go Girls uncovers great shopping and eating in the Grand Rapids and Holland areas.

Food and wine lovers will appreciate the Art of Wine for tips on following four wine trails, and 75 Tastes of Michigan for good eats across the state, from Polish specialties at Legs Inn in Cross Village to the Friday night fish fry at Rigoni's Tavern in Ironwood. Actor Jeff Daniels, rocker Bob Seger and others share their favorite golf courses in 18 Holes. Snowsport fans will find the round-up of ski resorts handy in Powder Play, and Water Color takes in the spectacular fall color on an Upper Peninsula road trip.

Currents is a colorful ten-page section loaded with what's new, plus quick itineraries and lists of ten great museums, extreme adventures, and spring activities. The magazine also includes a guide to Michigan state parks and campgrounds, a calendar of events and a listing of convention and visitor bureaus and regional tourism associations. Michigan Travel Ideas 2008 was produced in cooperation with Midwest Living. To request a copy of the free magazine log on to michigan.org or call toll-free (888) 784-7328. Michigan Travel Ideas is also available at the 13 Michigan Welcome Centers across the state.

Travel Michigan, a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is the state of Michigan's official agency for the promotion of tourism. Travel Michigan markets the state's tourism industry and provides valuable visitor information services. For Michigan travel news and updates, go to michigan.org.

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