US Travel

7 Beach Safety Tips for Enjoying Florida Beaches with Kids

7 Beach Safety Tips for Enjoying Florida Beaches with Kids

Beach safety is the hidden side of our love of the beach time. Since our mother is a born and raised Florida beach native and lover, through the years she has passed on many tidbits of beach safety wisdom that make our beach days much […]

Johnson Beach Two-Fer: My Pensacola

Johnson Beach Two-Fer: My Pensacola

Despite appearances, the main event when we go to Pensacola isn’t eating (and eating) and coffee; it’s the beach! Our favorite beach is locally known as Johnson Beach: our mother grew up going there, we’ve gone to it since we were kids together, and now […]

Creole Creamery: My New Orleans

Creole Creamery: My New Orleans

Want to eat some amazing ice cream next time you’re in New Orleans? (Is that a stupid question or what?) We are embarrassed — nay, regretful — that it’s taken us this long to actually go visit Creole Creamery. Michael’s cousins have been raving on […]

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 […]

An afternoon at the Ark

An afternoon at the Ark

There’s not a lot that can entice me to stop when I’m road-tripping it solo-parenting style with the kids. Let me re-phrase that – *nothing* sways me from my myopic goal of covering the 16 driving hours of distance between Detroit and New Orleans. Except […]

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 […]

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. […]

Ruston, LA Two-Fer: Coffee and Parks Galore

Ruston, LA Two-Fer: Coffee and Parks Galore

Our holiday travel saw us up in the small town of Ruston, LA to spend some time with family. But surprise, surprise, one morning we headed to explore some parks and burn off some “bug juice”! On the way back we hit up a new […]