LANSING, MI--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) - The 2011 Michigan Travel Ideas magazine is now available free of charge from Travel Michigan, the state's tourism promotion office ( The 120-page, full-color publication is complemented by expanded online content helpful in planning a trip to the Great Lakes State.

"Michigan Travel Ideas is both a useful guide and a don't-leave-home-without-it magazine filled with informative stories and wonderful photos, insider tips and resources for mapping out a short getaway or extended vacation," said George Zimmermann, Vice President of Travel Michigan, a business unit of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

2011 Issue Highlights
From the beach to blacktop highway adventures, and Motown to the Upper Peninsula wilderness, Michigan Travel Ideas offers interesting things to see and places to go all year 'round. It includes a handy guide to Michigan state parks and campgrounds and a listing of convention and visitor bureaus and regional tourism associations.

Articles include a colorful look at the Secrets of Autumn, and Motown Remastered, a view of the city from the tour company Inside Detroit.

Lake Effect refers to wintry fun to be had in the bountiful snow Michigan enjoys courtesy of the Great Lakes, while @ the Beach will have the surf and sand crowd reaching for the sunscreen.

Some will resort to Your Perfect Vacation for a guide to the best in golf, spa, and family retreats, while others can pack a camera and follow top photographers in Paradise Found, a gallery of great shots taken in the Upper Peninsula. Get Creative explores three incredible art festivals, and Ultimate Road Trip puts driving vacations in gear.

Michigan Moments offers 10 pages of quick travel tips and Celebrate the Season highlights events and festivals across both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

Michigan Travel Ideas 2011 was produced in cooperation with Midwest Living magazine. One million copies of the magazine will be distributed to Midwest Living readers and to those who request one at or by calling toll-free (888) 784-7328. Michigan Travel Ideas is also available at the 14 Michigan Welcome Centers across the state.

Travel Michigan, a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is the State of Michigan's official agency for the promotion of tourism. Travel Michigan markets the state's tourism industry and provides valuable visitor information services. For Michigan travel news and updates, go to

Editor's note: The cover image of Michigan Travel Ideas 2011 is available.

Contact Information:

Dave Lorenz
Joanna Wilbee Amis