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Part II: Mackinac Island, Michigan – Dog-friendly Horse-drawn Experience

If you haven’t ridden through tree-lined paths and along slopped streets in a horse-drawn carriage, then my dog Victor has one on you. Yes, horse-drawn carriage is the primary method of transportation on Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan where cars can’t go but many, many people do, especially in the summer. Many people and their […]

Part I: Mackinac Island, Michigan – Car-free Dog Paradise at Mission Point

“You can bring your dog in here,” the cashier says to me, after I’ve hooked him to the railing outside Boxwood Café at the Mission Point Resort. “Ok,” I think, “Mackinac Island, Michigan, is really dog-friendly.” So, Victor gets to come in while I select my box lunch … or in this case, dinner. In […]

Travel Michigan Part 1: The Rochester Writer’s Conference with the dog

Every fall I make a pilgrimage to the Rochester’s Writers Conference in Rochester Hills, Michigan. It’s one excellent day of writing-related seminars on topics from character development in fiction to self-publishing for non-fiction writers. Six sessions plus lunch and a keynote speaker makes the three-hour drive worth it. It has nothing to do with dogs. […]