Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island is packed with tourists, otherwise known as “fudgies,” every summer. Walking the main street just off the ferry terminal can feel overwhelmingly touristy, but if you get off the beaten path and away from the gazillion t-shirt and fudge shops, there’s quite a lot to do on the island. Mackinac Island for the … Romantic – Circle the island (8.2 miles) on a … Continue reading Mackinac Island, Michigan

New York – Perfect for Any Celebration

This is certainly my year of traveling to mark special occasions, as this was my second 80th birthday trip celebration of the year. Much to my husband’s dismay, my mother-in-law politely requested that all she wanted for her 80th birthday was a trip to New York City with my sister-in-law and me! This was one mother-in-law trip I couldn’t pass up. We went in mid-November … Continue reading New York – Perfect for Any Celebration

Sweet 16 in the City of Angels

What kind of trip do you take with three Seattle teenage girls to celebrate their 16th birthdays? That was the dilemma … Palm Springs – too boring for teenagers Beach resort – are there enough activities for these active girls? New York City – too far for three days Chicago – too cold Los Angeles – perfect! After much conversation with two of my mom … Continue reading Sweet 16 in the City of Angels

Mukul is Kul! Traveling in Nicaragua

I was a little nervous booking an expensive resort in Nicaragua. The photos looked nice but I’ve learned from experience that cleanliness and service can’t be seen in photos. So it was a little trepidation that I convinced my husband that Mukul Resort was the perfect destination for our family after we spent time in the Matagalpa region of Nicaragua on an service trip with … Continue reading Mukul is Kul! Traveling in Nicaragua