[image title=”This is the Grand Hotel and the world’s largest porch.” size=”thumbnail” id=”641″ align=”left” ]We had a wonderful honeymoon. We started in Providence, Rhode Island before flying to the tip of Michigan’s lower peninsula. From there we took a ferry to Mackinac Island. Since 1898, motorized vehicles have been outlawed on Mackinac Island; although, some exceptions have been made.  The island is home to more than 600 horses, which in the absence of cars, are the only way of transporting goods and large groups of tourists. However, the most popular mode of transportation in the summer is bicycle.

We stayed at the Grand Hotel, a beautiful heritage hotel, which, like much of the island, has retained all of its Victorian charm and sophistication. Our stay there was terribly relaxing. Exactly what we needed!