St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission in Petoskey, Michigan

The St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission is the oldest church and building in Petoskey Michigan.

Along the Little Traverse Wheelway, overlooking the bay in Petoskey, stands the St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission. A small wooden building surrounded by a plain painted wood fence, this is the oldest and first Catholic church in Petoskey. Older structures and architecture always interests me so when I saw this building, I knew I needed to […]

Treat your Fur Baby to Nudges® Grillers and Sizzlers

Nudges Grillers and Sizzlers are perfect for your dog

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NudgeThemBack #CollectiveBias I have a confession. When my kids asked me if they could get a dog, I plotted against them. I told myself I did not like dogs. They were messy, attention hoarding creatures that would shed all […]

9 Reasons to Staycation in Mansfield, Ohio

Staycation in Mansfield

Summer is almost upon us and you may be planning where to go on vacation. While I love to hop in the vehicle and drive into the sunset, a Staycation near home certainly has it’s benefits. A stay close to home can save you travel time, the hassle of reading TripAdvisor reviews while you try to determine where […]

Make More Memories with the Walmart Best Plans Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data

Goofing off moments

This shop regarding Walmart Best Plans unlimited talk, text and data/web has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #MobileMemories #CollectiveBias Family. What could be more important? How about capturing those moments that you share laughing together, crying together, or doing life….TOGETHER? Those moments that become memories […]

Plan your Summer Escape to Put-in-Bay & Giveaway

Perry's International Peace Memorial on Put-in-Bay

Summer is here and there is one place that I especially look forward to visiting- Put-in-Bay! Located on South Bass Island, this Lake Erie destination offers fun for singles, couples, groups, and families.  If the island doesn’t offer something for everyone, it sure seems like it does. You’ll find historical attractions, museums, outdoor activities, wineries, […]

Spotting Covered Bridges on a Pennsylvania Road Trip

The Hughes Bridge in Washington County in Pennsylvania.

I have an obsession. I’m addicted to travel brochures. And what better way to get my fix than to pop into an Interstate Welcome Center, right? Full of brochures, maps and guides, the travel ideas and possibilities are endless. This past week, I was traveling through Pennsylvania along I-79 North. It’s a stretch of road […]

Is Travel Necessary?

Travel Effect

During the month of May, I’m partnering with Word Traveling and nearly 30 other bloggers for 31 Days of Travel. Each blogger shares what travel means to us. Today I’m sharing why I believe travel is necessary. I won’t go into details here, but rather encourage you to pop over to Word Traveling to learn more. While […]