Category Archives: Travel Thursday

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens & the Longest Canopy Walk – Activity Review

Canopy Walk - Tunnel in Pod - Whiting Forest - Dow Gardens

Did you know the longest Canopy Walk in the US is just two hours away? In October 2018, Dow Gardens in Midland opened their new Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens with the canopy walk, playground, apple orchard, and much more. A friend and I visited on a weekday that month while the kids were at school to check it out. […]

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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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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, as well as late spring and early fall weekends (check their operating schedule). If you’ve been reading Ann Arbor with […]

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