Michigan's Mackinac Island
islands without cars

Mackinac Island was the setting for the cult 1979 film "Somewhere In Time," starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, and Christopher Plummer. This segment offers a 'Somewhere In Time' experience as well. June is Lilac Festival time on Mackinac Island. And our experience included the 18th Century experience of the iconic Grant hotel, complete with carriage lessons as we clip clopped past the painted Victorian mansions on the bluffs, through the dappled interior of the island and into the one of the Grandest Victorian era hotels in America. The Grand Hotel proudly and elegantly sells and giftwraps summer memories that often last a lifetime. After further immersion in Americana, American history and island-specialty fudge-making, we experienced and documented the Lilac Parade celebrating an idealized American sense of community that feels "Somewhere In Time."

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 202

About Islands Without Cars:

The unique new travel series ISLANDS WITHOUT CARS takes a rare and whimsical look at life without cars, buses or trains.

On small, remote and sparsely populated isles scattered throughout Europe, most of the inhabitants travel and transport goods by donkey, bicycle and other non-motorized vehicles.

It may seem like a bygone era, but for some, it is a modern reality.

The six-part series offers a fun and engaging look at the remote islands of Hydra (Greece), Sark (Channel Islands), Inish Meain (Ireland), the Aeolians (Italy), Zlarin and Krapanj (Croatia), and Porquerroles (France) through the eyes of a youthful and vibrant host.


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Mon, Jul 22 10:30 A.M. Germany's Heligoland Island     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Jul 22 5:30 P.M. Germany's Heligoland Island     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Jul 22 10:30 P.M. Germany's Heligoland Island     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Jul 29 10:30 A.M. Scotland's Isles of Eigg and Easdale     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Jul 29 5:30 P.M. Scotland's Isles of Eigg and Easdale     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Jul 29 10:30 P.M. Scotland's Isles of Eigg and Easdale     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Aug 5 10:30 A.M. New York's Fire Island     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Aug 5 5:30 P.M. New York's Fire Island     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Aug 5 10:30 P.M. New York's Fire Island     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Aug 12 10:30 A.M. California's Santa Catalina Island     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Aug 12 5:30 P.M. California's Santa Catalina Island     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Aug 12 10:30 P.M. California's Santa Catalina Island     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Aug 19 10:30 A.M. Fabulous Food Tour     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Aug 19 5:30 P.M. Fabulous Food Tour     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Aug 19 10:30 P.M. Fabulous Food Tour     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Aug 26 10:30 A.M. Memories, Screams, and Reflections     NH Create (11.4)


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