US Travel

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 […]

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 […]

Gulfport, MS Christmas Trains

Gulfport, MS Christmas Trains

Sunday night the Louisiana Krewe kicked off our Christmas season fun with a visit to Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum in Gulfport, MS. We had heard that they went all out decorating for Christmas and we were not disappointed! It is not a fancy building, […]

Visiting the Biltmore with Kids (Pt. 4): What We Saw

Visiting the Biltmore with Kids (Pt. 4): What We Saw

This is the last post in our series of touring the Biltmore estate with children. Previously we covered buying tickets, avoiding crowds, and fueling the visit. Finally we have arrived to the actual sight-seeing portion of this series! I have to warn you, this is […]

Visiting the Biltmore with Kids (Pt. 3): Eating and Food

Visiting the Biltmore with Kids (Pt. 3): Eating and Food

As you can imagine, when we’re traveling with children we are interested in saving money where we can. We are equally interested in keeping kids’ blood sugar levels up at happy level. (Keenly interested in both those things…) We’ve already talked about how to save […]