Brilliant fall colors, sprawling vineyards and crisp Great Lakes breezes ... these are the things that Traverse City brings to mind as fall tumbles toward lower Michigan. In an effort to fully embrace the changing seasons and also to simply put something (anything!) on the calendar that we could look forward to, I booked a weekend in the northwestern lower peninsula for our little crew of three, plus a few of our family and friends.
In an effort to SIMPLY STAY SANE this spring and summer, our little family has taken to the outdoors in a big way. And not only has it ensured our adequate vitamin D absorption, it's opened our eyes to pockets of metro Detroit that we'd never have known about otherwise.
We snuck the babe's first road trip in just before COVID-19 quarantining took hold of the nation. Chicago's family-friendly Lincoln Park served as our homebase for a quick weekend away and we're listing the reasons it'd work well for you, too.
While we're dreaming of future family trips, we're trying to instill an early love for adventure in the littlest one. It seemed fitting that the inspiration for his nursery struck while we were exploring Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada. Just a short drive from Banff National Park, Yoho is smaller but just as stunning.
If you're seeking a low-key weekend that's filled with amazing food, southern charm and lazy seaside views, Charleston is just the ticket. We've found the perfect place to book your stay and encourage a laid-back itinerary that's heavy on impromptu exploration and cozy bars and restaurants.