Category Archives: Travel

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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Penn’s Cave – Travel Thursday

Penn's Cave Boat Tour- Descending Steps to the Tour

This post is part of our summer Travel Thursday series. Last summer while we were visiting my in-laws we took a day trip to Penn’s Cave. Penn’s Cave is a limestone cavern with a tour entirely by boat. Penn’s Cave Boat Tour The Penn’s Cave Boat Tour is the only way to see the cavern, so you should definitely plan on taking […]

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Philadelphia Vacation – Thursday Trip Report

Philadelphia Trip Report - Independence Hall - Outside Shot

Last summer we took a Philadelphia Vacation – to visit family in the area, tour the city, and for my husband to attend a conference. Philadelphia Vacation Sight Seeing University of Pennsylvania Our first day in the area we went to the University of Pennsylvania where my husband had gone to graduate school. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has […]

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Boston Trip – Travel Thursday

Boston Trip Report - Boston Tea Party Ship - Throwing Tea in Harbor

Last summer my daughter went on a weekend trip to Boston with her Grandparents. After her Boston Trip, I e-mailed her a few questions to answer about her trip. Her answers are in the shaded blue text and I added some extra information based on research and what she and my parents told me about the trip. Thank you to my parents for taking her on […]

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Virginia Road Trip for Spring Break

Virginia Road Trip Collage

Over spring break we took a Road Trip through Virginia. The main purpose of our trip was to visit Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The default route from Ann Arbor to Williamsburg takes you through the D.C. area. We decided to take a longer route on our way to Williamsburg and visit Shenandoah National Park and spend a couple days in the […]

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Plan a Chicago Trip: Travel Thursday

Chicago Trip Planning

This Guide to Plan a Chicago Trip is part of our Summer Series: Travel Thursday As I shared yesterday, during the summer of 2016 Ann Arbor with Kids will be featuring a different post series each week. Travel Thursday will highlight some of our trips as well as planning tips for future trips. On our family’s travel list for summer 2016 is a trip to […]

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Ann Arbor Christmas Traditions

Ann Arbor Christmas Traditions

I love celebrating the holidays in Ann Arbor. There are so many events all around town (and beyond). While I’ll be doing a roundup with all of the holiday events, I wanted to draw special attention to some of the annual events that have become Ann Arbor Christmas Traditions. Holiday Concerts Each year the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra hosts two holiday […]

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Fun Fall Activities Around the U.S, Canada, and the U.K.

Fun Fall Activities - Social Fabric

We love fall and all of the fun activities that happen in the Ann Arbor area. I’ve already shared our Guide to Ann Arbor Area Apple Orchards, Cider Mills, and Corn Mazes and our Ann Arbor Halloween Guide. These are great resources for fun activities at home in Ann Arbor. But have you ever gone on vacation or to visit family and […]

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