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A Winter Guide to Detroit

Did you know that Lonely Planet ranked The D No. 2 in the top 10 cities and is the only continental U.S. city on the list? With our recent move to Detroit from Texas during the winter, you would think I’d be hiding in the attic wrapped in a warm blanket from the snow. Not this busy-bee! I have since explored the D and may I say that I love this city more than I did when I first came. I know a lot of folks are always looking for suggestions on what to do during the winter, so I did a little research for us ladies! Without further ado, here are a few holiday fun, restaurant, activities and so much more. All 10 of them. Feel free to add yours. 1. Wander Downtown: Want to feel the festivity in the air; with an overdose of holiday lights, décor and awesome stores, you can never go wrong. Simply wander through neighborhoods within your area, or load the car (with warm winter gear of course) and drive around down. …

How we afford international travel

Affording summer vacation with kids requires proper planning and learning to say no (like constant demand for Shopkins, geez!). We just got back from our 10-day trip abroad. We are literally ten shades darker but who cares. This year we planned on traveling to Costa Rica, however, we looked at the economics at the time, and at the very last minute decided on Cancun, Mexico. As a background, my 7yo daughter Tee and I go on at least two or three vacations outside of the country per year. We started in 2013, so this is our fourth year traveling. In 2013, we visited France, Morocco and Nigeria. In 2014, it was Italy, Austria and Switzerland. In 2015, the boyfriend joined our crew, and we visited Vancouver and China (without her). This year, we have Mexico and Belize planned and it’s taking a lot of number games to reach an affordable budget. Traveling with kids can be affordable A number of people have asked me how we can afford these trips and I seriously don’t have …