8 Oct 2015

The National Mustard Museum (Or “Not quite chipmunks in hula skirts. But still pretty awesome.”

When I arrived at my cousin’s house near Madison, Wisconsin this past summer, she informed me that she had been researching weird, off-the-wall places for us to visit during my stay there.

Because this is how my extended family thinks of me: as a complete and total weirdo.


Her […]

27 Aug 2015

The Solo Traveler’s Guide to Avoiding People

I know what you’re thinking.

“But, Sally, if I’m traveling alone, shouldn’t I want to meet people, not avoid them?”

To which I respond: Umm, okay, if that’s your thing.

And if that is your thing, there are tons of really helpful, informative blog posts out there all about how to meet people while you’re […]

13 Aug 2015

Mitten List: Pictured Rocks Boat Cruise

If you’re planning on seeing the Pictured Rocks in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, you need to do it by boat, as these uniquely marked, sandstone cliffs are only really visible from the water.

And you should TOTALLY plan on seeing the Pictured Rocks. Not only are they stunning, but also you’ll get to confuse and […]

4 Aug 2015

A Tale of Two Lighthouses: Crisp Point & Whitefish Point

The day after my four-mile-which-felt-like-four-billion-mile hike in Tahquamenon State Park, I decided to take things easy.

I should probably mention here that almost every time I decide to “take things easy” my plans backfire on me and I end up doing something ridiculous and grueling and really stressful. Like climbing every single sand dune […]

16 Jun 2015

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive (Or “How to do Sleeping Bear Dunes without wanting to die a billion times.”)

You know that expression about learning from your mistakes?

Well, I never really thought that applied to me.

Instead I tend to repeat my mistakes.

Over and over and over again.

And then a few more times for good measure.

Experience and age have brought me many things. An appreciation for sensible shoes. That […]