The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
Magical Mackinac Island
As a horse-drawn carriage clip clops past (no cars are allowed on this island intentionally stuck in the elegant Victorian era), two men sitting in suits make a quick finish of their flutes of champagne and start up from their Adirondack porch chairs, while inside, a small boy in a white seersucker suit and blue bow tie sits tall under a gilded chandelier at a family table bedecked with a white tablecloth and fine china.
The workshop allows guests to experience travel at its finest and most story-worthy, but also to learn how to capture that experience like a pro.
Those who’ve wondered how professional travel writers and photographers begin a career or hobby writing for magazines, newspapers or blogs will learn how they could do that, too, as they travel alongside expert instructors and access island experts and experiences generally only available to the working travel media, says instructor Janis Turk, a full-time travel writer and photographer and a contributing editor at GoNOMAD.