Giveaways, Open Giveaways, Parenting, Promotions, Travel

Attend the Water Lantern Festival near you in 2020! 2-Tickets Giveaway

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The Water Lantern Festival is coming to an area near you in 2020! Make sure you visit the festival locations map and click on your state for locations and dates (looks like all but 9 states have festivals planned).

At the Water Lantern Festival your ticket includes the lantern kit to design your own lantern, vendors and food trucks and more. It is a great family experience you won’t want to miss!

The magic of the lanterns carry messages of love, hope, remembrances, goals, and happiness as they drift out and reflect upon the water.

There are several ticket options and kid tickets too.

Head to the GET TICKETS section for your location. Hurry!

Deals and prices change as you get closer to the event date.

This giveaway is a part of the Mama the Fox Snow Much Fun Giveaway Hop! Enter below then scroll further to find a list of more Bloggers giveaways to enter! Good luck!

Ticket giveaway

Enter to win 2 Deluxe Tickets below! Deluxe tickets includes a mandala throw, wristband for entry into the festival area with food trucks, one floating lantern kit, marker, drawstring bag, and scavenger hunt giveaway entry. 

This giveaway is open to US for locations near you (check the map). Ages 18+ and you will be emailed the tickets as soon as you reply after winning email sent if your name is chosen. This giveaway event ends on April 5, 2020 so good for any dates after April 6th! You may enter for another family near the event and upon email you would provide me their email and I will send tickets. Good luck!

Head over to each linked blog below to enter their giveaways!

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

Home, Moving with Children, Travel

5 Reasons to Move to Detroit

Photo by Kahari king on Unsplash

While Detroit has taken a lot of abuse over the years, it’s really a cool city with plenty of reasons to move there. After all, it is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, was the birthplace of Alice Cooper and many other rockers, and home to some great sports teams too. Of course, that’s probably not enough to make you consider a move, but these five other reasons are likely to get you looking through Detroit real estate.

You’ll Be Close to Much of Michigan’s Best

Living in Detroit you’ll be ideally situated for exploring the rest of what the state has to offer, and there’s a long list. There are many beautiful spots to vacation or enjoy day trips within just a short distance, including national parks, islands, lakes, and charming college towns. Even right in the city, there are lots of ways to enjoy the outdoors from the Riverwalk to Palmer Park, Chandler Park and Belle Isle.

Detroit has a cost of living that’s below the national average, in fact, the median home price in this city is just $53,400, significantly lower than the U.S. median home price of over $310,000. But not only will you pay a lot less for a house here; food and healthcare are cheaper too. 

Photo by Austin Park on Unsplash

The Jobs

Within the last few years, there’s been a 50% increase in the number of Detroit-based companies. If you’re looking for a tech job in particular, southeastern Michigan is a great place to be with more tech-related jobs than anywhere else in the Midwest region of the country. The startup community is especially booming, which means you’re unlikely to run out of career moves anytime soon. 

One recent survey found that nearly half of the entrepreneurs in the city noted that they were “very likely” to recommend opening up a business here too, which means that if you’re looking to start your own business, moving here might be the perfect opportunity.

You Won’t Always Be Stuck Behind the Wheel

While commuting can take a big chunk out of your personal time not to mention being expensive, in Detroit you won’t always have to be behind the wheel. You’ll have many options for getting around, with 2,300 miles of bike lanes, routes and pathways along with an increasingly expanding transit system. Even if you do choose to drive, you’ll probably spend less time doing it with Detroit commuters spending an average of just 23 minutes behind the wheel to get to work, 11% less than the national average. In fact, among the country’s 15 biggest metro areas, drivers in Detroit spend the least amount of time in traffic.

There are Many Neighborhoods to Choose From

Detroit is huge – Manhattan, Boston and San Francisco could all fit into its boundaries with miles to spare. The Villages, Midtown, Jefferson East, Eastern Market are just a few that you’ll have to choose from. Before you decide to make your move you’ll want to explore many of them to find out which one is the right fit – there’s bound to be at least one that fits your particular needs and wants.

2019 Holidays, Travel

Snowland Returns to Great Wolf Lodge for the Holidays – Until January 5

It’s back! How fun would Christmas morning be if the kids were told they are going to Great Wolf Lodge for the Holidays or after?

Until January 5th you can experience Snowland. During this event your family gets to experience daily snow showers in the Grand Lobby, visits from Santa and a variety of festive seasonal activities. 

Wait! Here is a breakdown of extra activities you may find at your Great Wolf Lodge location:

  • Hot Cocoa Bar 
  • Frosty Fest Family Dance Party 
  • Polar Bear Plunge
  • Holiday-inspired Yoga Tails called ’Twas the Morning Before Snowland

Also, Great Wolf Lodge is partnering with Make-A-Wish® on a special holiday-themed wolf ear promotion. Great Wolf Lodge will sell festive Santa Hat Wolf Ears for $8.99 at the front desk and Buckhorn retail outlet, with $2 from each sale being donated to Make-A-Wish (while supplies last or until Jan 5, 2020)

Visit Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound (Wa. state ) or your local Great Wolf Lodge.