The Great Lakes State is a gorgeous place to add to your summer vacation list, particularly for a road trip up one of the coasts overlooking Lake Michigan or Lake Huron, stopping along the way at the Michigan beachside towns fit for hikes along the dunes. It’s not uncommon to see everything from groups of motorcycle travels to adventurers enjoying a cruise on the Great Lakes.
Extend your vacation with a trip to Mackinac Island. Travel ideas for teachers should ideally be low-stress, so maybe consider leave your car behind, as the Mackinac Island is only accessible by taking a local cruise ship or plane. Once on the island, be sure to bring your bike or rent one and challenge yourself to the 8.2-mile circuit around the island for your daily dose of P.E. The legendary Grand Hotel makes a worthy stop for an afternoon tea. The remote, disconnectedness lends this island a romantic, historic charm.