This weekend my husband and I were invited to stay as guests at the Graduate in Ann Arbor, MI. Although we didn't go to the University of Michigan, we still root for the maize and blue, so getting an invitation to check out the hotel and spend some time in the heart of Ann Arbor was something that we couldn't pass up. My husband had visited Ann Arbor with his friends a lot while he was in college, so he was more familiar with the city when we visited than I was, which proved to be helpful as we walked around and explored. He pointed out all the hot spots that he and his friends used to visit and we discovered some new places along the way as we spent the afternoon downtown. Read on to learn more about Ann Arbor and why you need to stay at Graduate when you visit!Read More
During the last weekend in April my husband and I were invited to stay at The H Hotel in downtown Midland, Michigan. The H Hotel is part of Dolce Hotels and Resorts, which is a part of the Wyndham Hotel Group. As a travel blogger, I love to explore new places and check out different hotels, so I knew this was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.
Prior to visiting The H Hotel for our overnight stay, I had been to Midland a few times, but I had never visited the downtown area, so I was excited to spend a little bit of time in this quaint town and see everything it had to offer. Midland is part of the Great Lakes Bay Region – a region in Michigan that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Flint, Birch Run, Chesaning and Frankenmuth. The area offers plenty of things to do such as outdoor activities, shopping and farmer’s markets.Read More
I thought it would be fun to share a little travel Q&A post on the blog today! If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I love to travel. Being able to explore new places and learn about new cultures is so eye-opening. Some of my favorite memories are from vacations and trips that I've taken over the course of my life. I'm diving into tons of travel details in this Q&A and answering questions about things like my scariest travel moment, my bucket list travel destinations and the items I can't travel without.Read More
Growing up in Michigan I’ve been around cars my whole life. My grandpa was a car salesman and both of my parents worked in the automotive industry for their entire careers. Having the Motor City in my backyard and being able to attend events like the North American International Auto Show and the Woodward Dream Cruise every year was and still is so special.
Before landing the job that I have now, I worked at an advertising agency with a few different automotive clients. I used to develop social media content for major car brands and I helped with different advertising initiatives as well. While I held this role, I was able to learn a lot about cars. I used to read owner’s manuals to try and find content to pull from for my projects/tasks. So, since that job exposed me to tons of automotive tidbits, it’s safe to say that I know a lot about cars, especially automotive maintenance and vehicle features.Read More
I'm a huge fan of traveling light and packing my things in carry-on bags. Being able to bypass the airline ticket counter, bag check lines and the baggage claim area at the airport is a major plus. I also love knowing where my things are at all times and having my essentials handy in case I need anything while waiting at the airport or while on board a long flight.
Since I've become accustomed to packing my things into carry-on bags I've had the chance to test out a lot of travel size products. Before each business trip or vacation I take, I raid the travel size aisle at the store and stock up on my favorite products. I could write a whole separate post focusing on the makeup I pack when traveling, but for purposes of this post I'm going to be focusing on facial, body and hair products. All of these items are products that'll help you get through either a short or long flight. If you need to freshen up while you're on the plane, you can just reach into your bag and pull out any of these items.Read More
Picture this: you're at the airport and your flight just landed. You're either starting your vacation or you're home and you're waiting for your bag at baggage claim. You see a bag come down onto the carousel and it looks almost identical to yours. How are you supposed to tell if it's your bag or not? If you thought to yourself: "check the luggage tag...duh!" then you're totally right! Almost anyone who has been in an airport knows that, right?
Having recognizable luggage tags is a must for travelers. Not only do luggage tags store your information in case your bag gets lost, but they also help your bag stand out from others. When searching for a new luggage tag for your suitcase, you'll want one that'll stay attached to your bag and you'll want to make sure it's durable and won't break from being tossed around by airline personnel that are handling your bags.Read More
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that my husband and I got married last summer and we spent our honeymoon in St. Thomas! We had the time of our lives and enjoyed everything from delicious food to awesome snorkeling adventures.
As we left our wedding reception and were heading to our hotel for the night, I received a voicemail saying that our flight for the next day was cancelled. I was absolutely devastated. After experiencing an extreme high all day long, it seemed like everything crashed and burned that night with the news that we wouldn’t be able to start our honeymoon right away like we anticipated.Read More
There are a handful of places in the world that I just can't stay away from. One of those places is Lake Tahoe. Shortly after my parents got married, they lived in Reno. They went to Lake Tahoe fairly often to partake in outdoor activities like hiking, sailing and skiing. As my sister and I grew up, we had the chance to visit Lake Tahoe numerous times with our parents in both the winter and summer seasons. It has become a really special place for my family and we visit over and over.
Back when my husband and I first started dating, I would tell him about all of the cool places I've been lucky enough to travel to. I would always talk to him about Lake Tahoe and I would tell him how I would love to take him there one day. That conversation turned into reality because we visited Lake Tahoe over Memorial Day weekend and during the week last week!Read More