Category Archives: Travel Thursday

5 Reasons for an Ann Arbor Staycation

Staycation at Hyatt Place Ann Arbor - Exterior

Last weekend the new Hyatt Place Ann Arbor hosted our family for a Staycation. All opinions are our own. There are plenty of reasons to take an Ann Arbor Staycation. Plus, staying in a hotel is always a treat for the kids. 5 Reasons to take an Ann Arbor Staycation 1 – Get a Break When Schedules Don’t Allow a […]

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SEA LIFE Michigan – Activity Review

Sea Life Michigan Aquarium - In the Walkthrough Tunnel

SEA LIFE Michigan is a small aquarium located at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets with over 250 species of sea creatures. Visiting SEA LIFE Michigan, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and shopping at Great Lakes Crossing is a fun day trip from Ann Arbor.

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National Parks – Travel Thursday

National Parks - Rocky Mountain National Park

Today is the 100th anniversary of the US National Park System. I thought I’d combine a Travel Thursday &  a Throwback Thursday with pictures from some of our trips to National Parks. Shenandoah National Park We visited Shenandoah National Park this spring. I’ve already covered it in our Travel Thursday Virginia Road Trip post from June.. Independence National Historical Park Independence […]

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Cedar Point 2017 Enhancements – Travel Thursday

Cedar Point Valravn

I actually had just started another Travel Thursday post when Cedar Point announced their new projects for 2017. Our family loves roller coasters and amusement parks, so we are thrilled that Cedar Point is only 2 hours from Ann Arbor.  Earlier this spring, I was able to attend a preview for their 2016 addition Valravn.  Visiting Cedar Point Cedar Point is known for it’s roller […]

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Kennywood – Travel Thursday

Kennywood Entrance Arch

This profile of Kennywood is part of our Travel Thursday series. Kennywood is an old-fashioned amusement park just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. We have heard about Kennywood for years and seen signs as driving east to visit family on the eastern side of the state. This year, we decided to fit in a trip to Kennywood while we visited family. Kennywood Kennywood features several roller coasters, thrill rides, […]

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New Mexico – Travel Thursday

New Mexico Trip - White Lake Overlook

Today the memories that Facebook showed me were from our trip to New Mexico in 2012 to attend a wedding. In addition to exploring Santa Fe, we took a day trip to Los Alamos and spent our last day in Albuquerque before flying home.  I thought it would be a good time to share some information from our trip. Getting to New Mexico […]

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Visiting Harry Potter – Travel Thursday

Visiting Harry Potter - Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando

Sunday is both Harry Potter’s Birthday and the release of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child. In his honor, visiting Harry Potter is the topic of today’s Travel Thursday post (as it was the subject of Monday’s Summer Reading Recommendations). Universal Orlando Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade was the first theme park […]

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Day Trips from Ann Arbor – Travel Thursday

Day Trips from Ann Arbor

For today’s Travel Thursday post, we are staying closer to home with recommendations for Day Trips from Ann Arbor. They’re perfect for days off from school and in the summer.  Amusement Parks Amusement Parks are a great day trip in summer, and late spring and early fall weekends as that is when they are open. If you’ve been reading Ann Arbor […]

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Chicago Trip Report – Thursday Travel Review

Last weekend we spent a long weekend in Chicago. We had a great time on our trip and definitely recommend a trip to Chicago for Ann Arbor Families. At just under 4 hours, it is the perfect distance for a long weekend. Museums While in Chicago, we visited several Museums. We made extensive use of our Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum membership to receive […]

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Knoebels Amusement Park – Travel Thursday

Knoebels Amusement Park - Travel Thursday

This post about Knoebels Amusement Park is part of our summer Travel Thursday series. My husband grew up going to the Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA. We have been visiting as a family yearly since 2009. Knoebels Amusement Park grew out of a picnic grove and campground and still offers open access from the adjacent campground. Today they offer many […]

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