Category Archives: Travel

Halloweekends at Cedar Point

Cedar Point HalloWeekends 2015 Pumpkin Blaze

This past weekend I attended Bloggy Conference at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. My conference registration and hotel stay included tickets to Cedar Point for my family over the weekend. This was our second year visiting Cedar Point for Bloggy Conference and staying at Hotel Breakers which was renovated over the winter. This weekend also marked the first weekend of HalloWeekends, Cedar Point’s annual Halloween […]

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Vacation View: Weekend Trip to Grand Rapids

Even though Grand Rapids is only 2 hours from Ann Arbor, we had never visited. Last month my sister’s family moved to the Grand Rapids area (while we were on vacation ourselves) giving us the perfect reason to visit the city.  Getting to Grand Rapids Grand Rapids is roughly 2-2.5 hours from Ann Arbor (depending on your start/destination and traffic/construction). Fortunately with […]

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Vacation View: Philadelphia – The Franklin Institute and The Art of the Brick

Franklin Institute Entrance

Earlier this summer we visited Philadelphia for a conference that my husband was attending. My husband and I both grew up in the Philadelphia region and still have family that we visit yearly. However, we rarely visit the city’s tourist attractions. This year the conference gave us more days (4 days on top of the 5 we usually spend with […]

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Readers Recommend – Michigan Vacation Destinations

Readers Recommend Michigan Vacation Destinations

Now that we’re in the midst of summer, it’s a great time to plan a last minute vacation getaway. In-state trips are perfect for the last minute since there is no need to plan your transportation. Since I’m not from Michigan and have not spent a lot of time vacationing in state, I decided to ask my readers for some […]

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Throwback Thursday: Marvel & Star Wars

This weekend is highlighted (at least in our house) by the release of MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron on Friday and Star Wars Day on Monday with celebrations happening around town on Saturday and Sunday. For Throwback Thursday, I am going to share two sets of pictures. The first are the Marvel pictures. Marvel Throwback Thursday And here are some of my […]

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Throwback Thursday – Disneyland

TBT Disneyland Ariel's Grotto

I’m loving the new feature of Facebook that shows you photos that you have posted in previous years. It definitely provides inspiration for Throwback Thursday posts! One year ago today, we were spending Spring Break at Disneyland. The picture that Facebook showed me was of my daughter eating Chinese on the wharf at California Adventure. As we were ordering, the cashier heard my daughter and […]

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Diagon Alley at Universal Studios

Diagon Alley at Universal Studios

My family was on vacation in Florida the first week of March (when my husband had a teaching break for the University of Michigan’s spring break). We spent three days at Universal Studios and six days at Walt Disney World. In this week’s homework packet, my daughter had an assignment to write a paragraph about any topic. She decided to […]

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Spring Alive: Water Adventures in Bloom

Spring Alive at Toledo Zoo

  The Toledo Zoo will be getting a jump start on spring this weekend with Spring Alive: Water Adventures in Bloom from Thursday, February 26 through Sunday, March 1. The celebration will be held in both the Zoo’s Nairobi Pavilion and Museum of Science with extra activities in Nature’s Neighborhood.   Most of the event is indoors at the Nairobi Pavilion, Museum […]

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#ThrowbackThursday: Thinking Warm Thoughts – Florida Vacations

Magic Kingdom March 2012

Enough of these cold temperatures! I am jealous of all of my friends who have escaped to warmer climates. I’ve been seeing lots of photos from Orlando theme parks in my feed this week. Of course when I checked the weather in Florida this morning, I see that they had a freeze warning. Still I’ll take feels like 30F over […]

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