Category Archives: Travel

5 Tips for Staying at Cedar Point Hotel Breakers

Cedar Point Hotel Breakers Tips - Exterior Rotunda

Are you looking for tips to staying at Cedar Point Hotel Breakers? We are sharing our 5 Top Tips – some of which it has taken us 5 years to learn. For the last 5 years, our family has spent the second weekend of September at Cedar Point Hotel Breakers. I have attended Bloggy Conference at Cedar Point. As part […]

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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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Leaving Kids while You Travel | Ask an Ann Arbor Expert

Today’s Ask an Expert is sponsored by Hayley Rohn, PLLC. Hayley is an estate planning attorney and today is sharing advice on legal preparations for leaving your children behind while you go on vacation. Editor’s Note: Somehow, I always seem to be on the opposite end – my daughter leaving us behind while she goes on vacation with my parents. […]

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Toledo Zoo Aerial Adventure Course – Wednesday Activity Review

Toledo Zoo Aerial Adventure Course - On the Sky Bridge with our guide Lexi

Today’s Wednesday Activity Review is the Toledo Zoo Aerial Adventure Course. The Aerial Adventure Course was added for the summer of 2016. The Toledo Zoo hosted our visit to facilitate this review. All opinions are ours. The Expedition Africa! Aerial Adventure Course is located over the Africa! exhibit. You’ll get a birds eye view of the exhibit from the course. […]

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Halloweekends at Cedar Point – 7 Tips for Visiting

Halloweekends at Cedar Point - GateKeeper Loading Zone

My family spent last weekend at Cedar Point during their Halloweekends event so I could attend Bloggy Conference. This was our third year visiting Cedar Point for Bloggy Conference and staying at Hotel Breakers. The conference registration and discounted conference rate at Hotel Breakers included tickets to Cedar Point for my family over the weekend. I wanted to share a […]

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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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