Detroit Travel

Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan

Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan

Last weekend, we day-tripped over to Holland, Michigan, for the 90th anniversary of the Tulip Time Festival. Holland is about three hours west of Detroit and the festival this year is from May 4-12. (Good news if you’re wanting it check it out next weekend […]

Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Ever stumble upon a gem of a place and wonder “Where has this been? This place is awesome!” That’s how the kids and I felt about the Outdoor Adventure Center when we first checked it out last month. (And also how we felt at the […]

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. A free tour of the Sanders Chocolate Factory filled that bill, and I can’t say it took a lot of arm-twisting to bring the kids on this […]

Guardian Building Tour: Best of Detroit

Guardian Building Tour: Best of Detroit

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 in Detroit!

Pączki Day in Detroit!

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 […]

Coffee in Windsor, Canada: Two-Fer International Edition

Coffee in Windsor, Canada: Two-Fer International Edition

(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! I’m here to tell you where to find coffee in Windsor, Canada.) One of the perks […]

Detroit with Kids: The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, MI

Detroit with Kids: 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: Our Visit

Belle Isle Aquarium, MI: Our Visit

Belle Isle Aquarium, 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 […]