Traveling Alpena County

Alpena just might be the weekend getaway you needed, even in the winter.  With wineries, breweries, beautiful lighthouses, and the amazing Lake Huron coast there is no shortage of sights and fun in Alpena...

Frankentmuth One of The Best Christmas Towns in America

Recently Frankemuth made national news being named one of the best Christmas towns in America.  That is no suprise to someone who grew up in Mid MIchigan, but with cities like New Orleans, LA,...

Chris’ Vacation Dream

If you could go anywhere in the world..where would it be?  There are a lot of place I would like to go.  One of them is Polata Palace, located in the Tibet area of...

Beautiful Haiti

If you are a regular listener to My1043, you probably know that I recently took a trip to Haiti.  This was not only the first time I had ever left the country, but also...

Now You Can Visit Mackinac Island in a Pirate Ship

Shiver-me-timbers! Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry just added a pirate ship to its fleet. And the Good Fortune sets sail this summer. First of all, the pirate ship is fully functional! This includes working water...

Michigan Speed Limit Increase Begins Monday

Your local commute, or summer road trip, might get a little faster next week. A Michigan speed limit increase, passed by the state legislature, officially goes into effect on May 1st. The new speed...

Sleeping Bear Dunes Announces 2017 Stargazing Parties

Most in Michigan know the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, once declared the most beautiful place in America, always looks beautiful in the daylight. But stargazers quickly point out that the gem on the...

MDOT Releases 2017 Construction Map

Winter is just about over, and construction season will soon arrive. MDOT (Michigan Department of Transportation) released its 2017 statewide road construction map on Monday. As expected, plenty of mid-Michigan motorists will feel the...
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This Stunning Mackinac Island Footage Will Help You Forget Winter

Today, Mackinac Island and the Straits face a high-wind warning and icy conditions. But June was a different story for the popular Michigan tourist destination. One photographer/videographer used a family vacation to shoot some incredible...

Star Line Has Half-Price Tickets For Cyber Monday

While you wait for the turkey and the pumpkin pie from Thanksgiving to fully digest, Star Line Mackinac Island ferry wants to remind us that summer isn't that far away. Star Line, who recently...