by Brandon Champion,

A major travel publication has named the Great Lakes region one of the “50 Best Places to Travel in 2020.”

Released annually by Travel + Leisure, the list includes destinations throughout the world including the Great Lakes, which writer Emma Balter called “the next hot cruise destination.”

Believe it,” she wrote. “The five lakes collectively offer 11,000 miles of attraction-packed shoreline, and new small ship cruises are making it easier to explore.”

In addition to emerging cruise lines operating on the Great Lakes, Michigan’s Mackinac Island and its slew of hotels both new (Mackinac House, Waterfront Collection) and old (Grand Hotel) are highlighted.

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