“I went on vacation and all I got was this crummy t-shirt…”

I. Love. Family. Traditions. A family game night once a month. Doing a Christmas puzzle each year. Visiting a cottage on a lake every year. Some large, some small, traditions are a great way for families to stay connected, to create and remember memories. Continue reading “I went on vacation and all I got was this crummy t-shirt…”

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Remembering Memories

How do we memorialize our vacations?

Today’s article will be short, just a few suggestions for commemorating our awesome adventures.

First, keep your notes and itineraries. You never know if you’ll want them again or you might be able to bless someone else with them.

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Tombstone, the Old West Lives On…

“I’m your huckleberry,”…”Tell ’em the law’s comin’. You tell ’em I’m comin’, and hell’s comin’ with me!”…”You’re a daisy if ya do.” Some of the most iconic quotes from one of the best movies of all time. If you love the old west and you want to walk the streets of a legendary town, scene of the most fabled gunfights of all time, you have to get to Tombstone, Arizona. Continue reading Tombstone, the Old West Lives On…

To Plan or Not to Plan…

Right or left? Decide as you go. Who hasn’t dreamed of hitting the road with a wad of cash and unlimited time, making no plans, just going with the flow, turning when you feel like turning, stopping when you feel like stopping? I think it would be amazing to experience once in your life. Continue reading To Plan or Not to Plan…

You Mean We SAVE Money?!

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I will admit that on our first big family trip, we drove simply because it was too expensive to fly with a family of five and because the children were small, I looked for things to do along the way so they could have much needed breaks from the car. BUT, I am so glad I did! The trip to and from our destination, which happened to be Florida, was a blast!

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Dear Michiganders, (and everyone else..)

Dear Friend,

How are you? What have you been up to? How is your summer going? Mine is good, a little too busy… Have you been able to travel much? Where have you gone? Have you crossed the state lines this year? I hope you do.

Sincerely, The Great US of A

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Memories Last, Stuff Doesn’t…

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I think we all know the truth of it, but somehow keeping up with the neighbors or co-workers in our accumulation of “stuff” still tends to win out when it comes down to where we spend our money. Some may argue that you make memories with the “stuff” and while that may be true some of the time depending on what the “stuff” happens to be, in my experience and what I’ve learned from the people I’ve talked to, it isn’t often the case, even if it was the intent.

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