Spring in Michigan is a wonderful time when the gray of winter melts away and blue skies, green grass, and colorful flowers return to the state. As temperatures reach the 50s, you'll see residents - like me! - sporting shorts and flip flops and flocking to local parks to enjoy the outdoors. There's a lot … Continue reading Six Reasons to Visit Michigan This Spring
Driving the full Ring Road may be the ultimate Iceland vacation itinerary, but if you’re short on time, you can still experience plenty of spectacular scenery in the southern part of the country. Day One: Reykjavik Start your trip in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city. It’s pretty small compared to other capitals, but that makes it … Continue reading Your Perfect Six-Day Southern Iceland Itinerary
Being from the Detroit area, I’m a huge Red Wings fan (see my post about the necessity of visiting their old arena before it closes here). My boyfriend got a crazy idea to take a weekend roadtrip to Ottawa to see a Wings game that happened to fall on a Saturday night. I say “crazy … Continue reading A Weekend Escape to Ottawa, Ontario
Opinions on the value of city passes vary widely, with some people viewing them as tourist scams and others seeing them as huge savings. When I was planning my visit to Paris, I did a lot of research into the options available and decided against the city passes I saw offered and instead bought just … Continue reading Should You Buy A Paris Museum Pass?
A cruise on the Seine River is a wonderful introduction to all that Paris has to offer.
Going to Paris was an experience I’d been dreaming of for my whole life. Of course, I don’t recall ever meeting someone who didn’t at least like the idea of visiting Paris at some point. Needless to say, I was bouncing in my seat on the RER train we took from Marne-la-Vallee (Disneyland’s stop) as … Continue reading The Best Time to Visit the Eiffel Tower
I was recently sent to the Sacramento area for work, and as I had to fly in Sunday to be at the office first thing Monday, I hopped an early flight that landed around 12:30. It was almost two hours to San Francisco, but I’d never been there before and had always wanted to see … Continue reading One Evening in San Francisco
One of my recent work trips took me to Hot Springs, Arkansas. I’d been to Arkansas before, but only for about 20 minutes. We were close by on a family vacation years ago and took a short detour just long enough to take some pictures and grab drinks at a gas station just to cross … Continue reading Making the Most of a Brief Stop in Hot Springs, Arkansas
If you’re a hockey fan, you’ve probably heard that the Red Wings are playing their final season at Joe Louis Arena, their home since 1979. While the building has never been known as a model of luxury, it’s well-worth a trip to say goodbye. There aren't many games left, so if you haven't already bought … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Joe Louis Arena Before it Closes Forever
As a kid who grew up roadtripping to Disney World almost every year and a former Cast Member, it's long been a dream of mine to visit all of the Disney parks worldwide. I recently got to check Disneyland Park off of my list, putting me halfway to this goal. Here are my thoughts. It Knows … Continue reading Disneyland Paris – Disneyland Park