Tag: travel

Welcoming fall at Blake’s Cider Mill

It’s fall in Michigan and that means it’s time to visit a cider mill. Seriously, it’s like a tradition or rule or something when you live here. Ok, maybe not a rule, but a definite tradition in my life. My parents often took my sisters and me to the local cider mills during our childhood.

Summer fun in downtown Detroit

Detroit is really changing back into the vibrant city it once was, and as a lifelong metro Detroit resident, I love being able to experience the revitalization by exploring the city, both old and new. There is of course more work to be done, but it’s important to recognize the many efforts. My friends and

Fun times in hot Austin, Texas

It’s an exciting trip to plan when you get to return to one of your favorite cities! One of my volunteer duties as president of my sorority alumnae chapter is attending our national convention. I was pretty excited when it was announced the convention would be held in Austin, Texas! I’ve had the pleasure of

Tips for planning a group camping trip

Summers in Michigan are most often fun, beautiful, busy months that seem to fly by. For me, summers mean biking, hiking, picnics, geocaching, exploring new and old places, camping, travel, barbecues and so much more. I’m excited for an upcoming camping weekend with several female friends. We’ll be heading to beautiful northern Michigan for a

Heading south to Birmingham, Alabama

I’m sorry it’s been a bit of lag since my last blog post about my wine tasting trip to Traverse City. Since that time, I flew to Iowa for a fundraiser, spent a day advocating for cancer survivors in Lansing, and headed down south for sunshine and fun (in between working, catching a cold, and

Wintry wine weekend

It’s hard to believe that I used the word ‘wintry’ in a blog post for April in Michigan, but, alas, I did. Despite the cold, white stuff still invading my days, I enjoyed a fun girls’ getaway to Traverse City. This northern Michigan town is a favorite getaway of mine. I admittedly love it more

Tips for a great road trip

I love adventure and I love road trips. The thrill of the open road, wondering what adventures await, and new memories to be made. Whether I’m taking a solo road trip or along with others, road trips mean traveling, which makes me happy. I get to pack the car, prepare a music play list and

Ahoy! Touring the SS Jeremiah O’Brien navy ship

I decided to expand on my exploration of San Francisco by continuing to play the role of tourist (so fun!). After visiting Alcatraz Island (read about my trip), I wanted to check out the navy ship docked at Pier 45 at Fisherman’s Wharf. I had seen this massive ship on my previous visit to the

10 things to discover visiting Alcatraz Island

It was another beautiful day in San Francisco as I headed to Pier 33 at Fisherman’s Wharf to board the ferry to Alcatraz Island. I felt so grateful and happy to be in one of my favorite cities, enjoying great weather and exploring the areas. I purchased my ticket the previous day so I lined

Wandering San Francisco

One of my plans to make this year my Best. Year. Yet include traveling to explore the world around me. And that includes being open to opportunities that are presented to me. So when the chance came to return to one of my favorite cities, San Francisco, I didn’t hesitate too long (if at all).