Florida has a long history of being a beautiful place for a family vacation. From the crashing waves on the coastal shorelines to the warm sunshine that peaks through the palm trees, Florida in itself is a destination worth seeing. For many years people have been flocking to this area to escape the cold and with good reason. Today there are several amazing destinations and attractions to visit in and around the Orlando area that will take you back to the roots of the area and guess what? Many of them are free! Botanical Gardens: Florida Institute of Technology...Read More
Mary Moore is the retro loving mother of two young children who enjoys the freedom of driving the open road in search of adventure. She and her family are working their way through the backroads and cities of America in their seafoam green 1950s Bel Air. You can read more about their lifestyle and adventures on the blog Raising Dick and Jane.
Ann Arbor, Michigan is one of those lucky places that has been able to successfully combine urban hip with retro pizzazz. It is not uncommon to visit Ann Arbor and find the streets buzzing with commotion and people. This is a happening place, and rightfully so. As you can imagine with the growth of Ann Arbor, there are a ton of businesses and things to do to keep one busy for several days. But what if you only had a few hours to tour the streets? What if it was just you and your kids, going against the...Read More
In January, Michigan’s newest aquarium opened its doors to allow guests a realistic and interactive look at the world’ unseen underwater creatures. Since my children love aquariums and all animals in general, we decided to take a short road trip into Auburn Hills to experience newest attraction for ourselves. Because the aquarium was situated inside a mall setting, we weren’t expecting to find what we did on the inside. It was so much more than we could have imagined. Themed Rooms As we entered into the first room we quickly found that each room within the aquarium was themed...Read More
When you think about a ski trip, Michigan is probably not top on your list—but it totally should be! Not only is the state of Michigan symbolically shaped like a winter mitten, but it is home to 26 different ski hills and resorts, including Boyne Mountain and Mount Holly, two of the best Michigan ski resorts. My family and I love to bond over windburned faces, hot cocoa and thrilling adventure before relaxing together in the evening by a warm cozy fireplace. While we continue to work our way through all 26 hills, here are our two favorite ski...Read More
Time and time again I hear people suggesting that the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan makes an awesome roadside attraction for anyone venturing through the state. Well, I am here to tell you that it’s not. The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village offers so much more to their visitors than just a quick stop as a roadside attraction. This is a location you will want to stay and play at for at least a day, if not an entire weekend. With all of the experiences to be had here, I would urge you to consider adding it to your Michigan destination list instead. A...Read More
You’ve probably heard about it in songs on the radio, but can a place like Kalamazoo really exist? It does and it’s located in Michigan. Besides being home to Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo also is a hub of socialization and the home of several craft breweries including Bells Brewery, one of the best known. Looking for a little bit of adult only adventure, the hubs and I set out on a road trip to the west side of the state to see what fun Kalamazoo Michigan really had to offer–and to prove with photos that it does exist. Bell’s...Read More