Friday Finds on Mackinaw Road, Take 6: A Travel App, Slippers, Soup, and a Car Game

Hi there! I hope that you all had a great week and are ready for a nice weekend. We will be doing some more renovations, taking care of a pesky woodpecker situation (that’s right, there is currently a woodpecker drilling and making a nest in the side of the cabin), and getting ready to leave for another trip next month (if you have any restaurant suggestions for New Orleans, I’d love them!). I’m super excited about all of my “finds” this week and hope that you find them helpful as well.

Travel App, Slippers, Soup, and Games

The first is TripIt. TripIt is an app that allows you to store all information for a trip in one place. All you do is download the app, sign in, etc. Then, when you receive confirmation emails about your trip, you just forward it to TripIt (there is a specific email address) and it adds your info to the trip timeline. So, instead of searching through your emails when at the airport and hotel for the confirmation numbers, you simply open the app and all of your information is in one place. Great for planners and non planners alike!

Lake Michigan in January

The second “find” is from my neighbor and will most definitely be going on my Christmas list and then in my suitcase for all winter travel. These slippers are ingenious. Aside from just looking like very cozy slippers, they also have detachable soles. For those of us with detached garages/permanent outside trash bins, this seems like a perfect combination. And when traveling for long flights… can you imagine?Β 

Travel App, Slippers, Soup, and Games

The third is soup. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s about that time of year when you come home and freezeΒ on the walk from the terminal to your car. And when I’m freezing, I crave soup. Jamie Oliver’s Cauliflower Cheese Soup from this cookbook hits the spot every time. Simple and luxurious at the same time- it’s how I like my food and how I like my travel πŸ˜‰

Travel App, Slippers, Soup, and Games

The final “find” is a good one and piggy backs off of this post. It’s another kid-friendly road trip game that a friend shared with me. I love it because it allows for differentiation when you have children of multiple age/developmental levels. First, you can start with a little variation of I Spy with someone describing an animal and the others guessing which animal that person is thinking about. This can then turn into a game of naming as many animals as you can for each letter (the older kids can write them down and the younger kids can name the animals); for those who like a little competition, it is fun to see which letter has the most animals at the end of the game.Β 

And there you have it! Just some more Friday Finds on Mackinaw Road.Β 

As always, here is the pin πŸ™‚

Travel App, Slippers, Soup, and a Car Game

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12 thoughts on “Friday Finds on Mackinaw Road, Take 6: A Travel App, Slippers, Soup, and a Car Game”

  1. Those slippers would be perfect for me! I’ve got to traipse down and up stairs four times to do my laundry. And then there’s taking the rubbish out!
    My favourite winter soup is pumpkin, but I think it’s time to try this Jamie Oliver Cauliflower soup – anything cheesey has to be good right? Goodluck with the Woodpecker!

    1. Yes- you definitely need the slippers! That’s quite a trek for laundry and rubbish!! Oh yes- pumpkin anything is a favorite with me too. I even tried putting it in my kids’ mac n cheese- ha! Thanks for the well wishes with our wildlife issues πŸ™‚

  2. I definitely need to check out Tripit! I’m all over the place when we travel… all of our itineraries and confirmations are screen shots in my phone that I have to dig through! Great info!

  3. I don’t know how but I have never heard of that app before! Guess time to check it out ha! And whoever is doing your pictures, deserves an extra soup;)love it !

    1. I’m new to the app too but am already a huge fan! And thank you so much!! The photos are mine (unless otherwise noted) πŸ˜‰

  4. Yes to soups!! It’s such an easy food to make in the winter but can taste so good. I haven’t tried Jamie Oliver’s one yet but may have to give it a try soon as it’s already freezing here!

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