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37 Reasons to Vacation in Hawaii

37 Reasons to Vacation in Hawaii

 

Aloha! Did you know that Hawaii is the #1 aspirational destination for North American travelers? Maybe a post about reasons to vacation in Hawaii isn’t necessary if so many people already want to travel there. On the other hand, maybe you do need 37 reasons to get that Hawaii vacation scheduled sooner rather than later.

My husband and I went to Hawaii for our final vacation before having kids. Then we went again in 2015 with our kids to complete our family goal of visiting all 50 states. Since then, I’ve become a travel agent so that I […]

Michigan – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Miners Castle at sunset

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a gorgeous 42-mile stretch along Lake Superior with cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, and lighthouses. What’s not to like about that?!

A scenic drive, H-58, traverses the lakeshore from Munising, on the western side, to Grand Marais, on the eastern side. There are Visitor Centers on both sides, so it doesn’t really matter which side you start from. Be sure to pick up a map that shows you the points of interest and if your kids are into Junior Ranger programs, pick up the booklet at the Visitor Center too. We started in Grand […]

Michigan – Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Brink of Upper Tahquamenon Falls

Tahquamenon Falls State Park is home to one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. Although there are 50,000 acres to explore and another set of falls, most visitors go to see the mighty Upper Falls: up to 50,000 gallons of water per second falling almost 50 feet across 200 feet. And I confess, that’s exactly what we did–we went to see the highlight and skipped everything else.

When we arrived, we found a Fact Shack with a sign with some very helpful information, starting with how to pronounce Tahquamenon. It rhymes with “phenomenon.” We also found out […]