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Things to do on Mackinac Island Title

All The Things To Do On Mackinac Island, MI


Thinking of planning a trip to northern Michigan to visit one of the few car-free islands in the U.S.? Wondering what there could possibly be to do during a visit? Well, look no further. I’m sharing all my favorite activities with you here. Start packing because there are many things to do on Mackinac Island and you won’t want to…

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WHAT TO PACK Mackinac Island

What To Pack For Mackinac Island


Congrats, you’ve made a fantastic decision to visit Mackinac Island. This is one of Michigan’s favorite playgrounds. Horse drawn carriages, endless blue waters, bike rides, fudge and so much more make this car-free island a favorite of Michigan natives and visitors alike. However, what to pack for Mackinac Island vacation is a frequently asked question. GRAB A SUITCASE No worries,…

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DIY Photo Booth

DIY Photo Booth & Photo Booth Props


Note: This article contains affiliate links. Celebrating a milestone birthday absolutely requires a birthday party and a photo booth. What better way to capture the party guests than by asking them to take a photo using fun photo props? We did this at a 40th party for my friend and it was an absolute riot. However, before you pull out…

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Tips For Overcoming Driving Test Nerves

Tips To Overcome Driving Test Nerves


Do not let nerves stop you from getting your license You wake up the morning of your driving test in a cold sweat. You spent the previous day in a panic, stayed up until 3am cramming and have now overslept. Your stomach feels like a ton of knots, you need to get dressed and work out the best way to…

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Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Bacon, Goat Cheese & Basil Stuffed Chicken Recipe


This Bacon, Goat Cheese & Basil Stuffed Chicken recipe takes boring old chicken breasts up a whole lot of notches. Making stuffed chicken breasts does not have to be a difficult endeavor and it’s a lot easier than it sounds. Simply butterfly a chicken breast, stuff with all your favorite things, fold closed, secure with toothpicks and bake. This is…

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Pickle-Braised Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower “Rice”

Pickle Braised Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower Rice Recipe


Here’s a delicious recipe for your next summer get together. These Pickle Braised Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower Rice is quick and easy to prep and then you can do other things while it cooks. The dill pickle juice adds a wonderful briny flavor to this recipe. If you find the finished flavor is too strong for your tastes, it can…

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Things to do in Michigan

The Ultimate List Of Things To Do In Michigan


Michigan is packed with an abundance of things to do in every season. Summer and Fall, of course, are my favorite and what you’ll find the most reference to here. Occasionally, you’ll stumble across a winter post for those that enjoy cold weather sports and outdoor pursuits. This list is a guide to all the articles on the site about…

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4 Ways To Enjoy Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

4 Ways To Enjoy Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


Guest post by Campfires and Conceigres Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore extends along the southern shore of Lake Superior in Northern Michigan, from Munising to Grand Marais. There are several ways to experience Pictured Rocks, including backpacking, camping, and boating. 4 Ways To Enjoy Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 1. Pictured Rocks Cruises Seeing Pictured Rocks from the water is a…

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Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe


Guest Post by Nathan Bomer My wife and I are always on the lookout for super easy dinner recipes. We have two elementary school aged kids, so weeknights can be a bit crazy. Here is a recipe that we found a few years ago, and it fits all of our most important criteria- few ingredients, easy preparation, tasty, healthy, and…

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