Win a trip to Jamaica on new charter flights from Lansing

Jamaica is bringing musical vibes and island warmth to the 20th annual Zehnder’s Snowfest this weekend in Frankenmuth. Visitors may try their luck at getting through Jamaican-themed ice carvings on a 9-hole mini-golf course in Zehnder’s parking lot (behind Rau’s Country Store) from 3-8 pm Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m., Sunday. Cost is $2 per person.

Beyond the family-bonding time, travelers will have a chance to stop by Jamaica tourism’s booth inside the heated Snowfest tent to enter to win a winter escape aboard Apple Vacations’ new winter charter from Capital Region International Airport (LAN) in Lansing.

Four-hour, nonstop flights will operate on Sundays through April 24.

The charter departs Lansing at 7 a.m., and arrives at Montego Bay airport just before 11 a.m. The return flight is scheduled to depart Montego Bay airport at 11:50 a.m., and arrive in Lansing at 3:50 p.m.
Apple Vacations flies SunCountry Airlines, using B737-800 aircraft configured with 162 seats.

Weekly air and hotel packages start at around $1,050 per person. Contact a travel agent for details or check here

For Jamaica travel information, check here

And find out about Zehnder’s Snowfest, through Monday, here

Susan R. Pollack
Globetrotting journalist and former Detroit News staff writer Susan R. Pollack has covered travel since 1985, visiting scores of countries on five continents, 49 states, six Canadian provinces and hundreds of cities, islands and outposts along the way. From Alaska, the Galapagos and New Zealand to South Africa, Thailand and Wales, she has suffered the occasional lost luggage, jetlag and Montezuma’s revenge but still delights in sharing travel adventures with readers. In addition to The Detroit News, her award-winning stories and photos have appeared in major newspapers including the Dallas News, Toronto Star, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Chicago Sun Times; and magazines including Delta Sky, Midwest Living, Long Weekends, Experience Michigan, Jetsetter, Home & Away, Hour Detroit, Prevue Meetings and Group Tour. She has contributed to several books including "Rand McNally 2008 Ultimate NASCAR Road Trip Guide," and is the copy editor for She also has written for websites including and