In the outskirts of a little town in Battle Creek Michigan sits a beautiful natural area- Leila Arboretum. There’s plenty of open space to walk. A fountain to sit by. What drew the attention of the kids however, was a little “fantasy forest”. The Fantasy Forest is a little area of dead ash trees that were transformed into beautiful carved […]
During my recent trip to Utah, I had a nice amount of free time to explore the city. On one sunny afternoon I make the 5-10 minute walk from my hotel to Temple Square. This really is a square of property, with a fence around it. Temple Square is the headquarters of the Mormon Church. I work for a global […]
When I received the email confirming my Salt Lake City hotel booking, it included a link of “local things to do”. When I clicked that link I was let to a Viator link with local tours. I registered for the 5 hour Great Salt Lake and Copper Mine tour for $69. This ended up being a GREAT investment but I’ll […]
Hands on science fun in Ohio
Keep the kids busy this summer with a few fun activities
It’s Spring Break in Michigan and we are in “staycation” mode. Today’s trip was a visit to the Grand Rapids Public Museum to see the whales exhibit that ends next week. Only problem was that the almost 8 year old thought that was boring. The 12 year old and I LOVED it- you can read about it here>> click here […]
Last summer we took a weekend trip to Columbus, Ohio. There are some really fun things to do there with kids. I’ve already posted about the waterfall we visited just minutes from town… but today I’m finally posting our trip to the zoo. First and formost we went 4th of July weekend and they offered FREE ADMISSION to current and […]
Friday April 7 is Statewide Astronomy Night (SWAN) in Michigan. There are many “all ages” events at Planetariums throughout the state. Check this link to find the event nearest you- and then mark your calendar!
My family LOVES to travel. My blog isn’t about “things to do” where we live- it’s about things to do anywhere! We love to experience new things all of the time and so I try to find interesting things to do anywhere. Any time I post these monthly ideas of free/cheap things to do- I try to find things in a variety of places… Some of them we’ve been to, and some of them we would LOVE to go to if the chance ever comes up- here’s some fun things for March California: Asian Art Museum– San Francisco – Free the first Sunday of each month as part of the Target First Free Sunday program. Georgia: Children’s Museum of Atlanta– Atlanta- Free the second Tuesday (March 14) as part of the Target Free admission program. Florida: Fort George Island Cultural State Park– Jacksonville- FREE ADMISSION. open 8am-Sundown. Texas: Houston Zoo-Houston- Free First Tuesday afternoon (March 7) noon-5pm (zoo closes at 6pm) You can get advance tickets up to a week in advance, or at the door the day of. Runs September- May. Ohio: Columbus Zoo– Columbus: Half price admission through March 17. We traveled to this zoo last summer and it was FANTASTIC- I’ll finally be posting about it this month but trust me when I say- It’s worth every penny- your kids will love it! Michigan: Belle Isle Nature Center– Detroit- Free admission with admission to Belle Isle State […]
A unique day trip visiting the fossil beds at Falls Of The Ohio State Park in Indiana.