Detroit Travel

Sanders Chocolate Factory Tour

Sanders Chocolate Factory Tour

We’re always on the hunt for fun, inexpensive things to do with the kids in the Detroit area. I can’t say it took a lot of arm-twisting to bring the kids on this outing! In fact, I was pleasantly surprised with how much my 6 […]

Guardian Building Tour

Guardian Building Tour

Any other architecture nerds out there? While neither David nor I have any background or training in architecture, we both love touring historic houses (Biltmore, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House) and buildings. One of our favorite getaways at our last duty station was a weekend […]

Pączki Day!

Pączki Day!

One of the perks of moving every two years is getting to experience the cultural variety that the US has to offer. Whether at the World Ice Art Championship in Fairbanks, Alaska, or at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockport, Maine, we haven’t had to […]

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, MI

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, MI

If you’re anything like us, these bitterly cold temperatures have you looking for an escape. How does 75° and 60% humidity sound? We thought it sounded like paradise, so last weekend we headed to the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle.   Opened in […]

Two-Fer: International Edition (Windsor, Canada)

Two-Fer: International Edition (Windsor, Canada)

(Hi, it’s me, Christie! The third member of In Cahoots, the one with no kids, aka the one who gets the joy of aunting all over with my siblings!) One of the perks of having siblings who live in Detroit is that it only takes […]

The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, MI

The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, MI

Want to escape to the Cotswolds but can’t find room in your budget for a ticket to England? Try taking a tour of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford house! Edsel was the only child of Henry and Clara Ford and a Ford Motor Company executive. […]

Belle Isle Aquarium, MI

Belle Isle Aquarium, MI

Detroit’s tiny aquarium claims the title of “America’s Oldest Aquarium.” It was designed by Albert Kahn, the “Architect of Detroit” who built the Art Deco Fisher Building downtown as well as the Cotswolds-inspired Edsel & Eleanor Ford house. Having heard that it was small, we […]

Greenfield Village, Michigan

Greenfield Village, Michigan

Along with last month’s visit to the Henry Ford, we checked out Greenfield Village. This attraction was created around the same time as Colonial Williamsburg, but instead of constructing a new town, Ford wanted to bring actual buildings from different locations in America together to […]

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

Ford history runs deep in Detroit! We heard about the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation (know simply as The Henry Ford) and adjoining Greenfield Village before we arrived in Michigan this summer, so we were excited to check them out last month with the kids. The […]

Birmingham, Michigan Winter Markt

Birmingham, Michigan Winter Markt

On Sunday, we checked out another Christmas market in the Detroit area, this time in Birmingham, Michigan. Honestly, we weren’t expecting too much, but we were pleasantly surprised! The first booth we encountered was selling roasted almonds covered in cinnamon and sugar – a favorite […]