Quick & Clean Guide: 10 Fun Things to Do in Detroit

at eastern market in detroit, a native american child boldly raises her fist in a power salute in a bright turquoise and orange mural painted on a white brick wall cross-country road trip

Looking for fun things to do in Detroit, aka Motown, aka The Motor City, aka Eminem’s stomping grounds? We got ’em. Big D is, after all, our closest big city. But let’s face facts immediately: Detroit’s got a rep. Not exactly a quick and clean one, either. The crime rate is high, and the statistics […]

Parks in Ann Arbor: 8 Favorite City Spots to Get a Nature Fix

Parks in Ann Arbor: Furstenberg Nature Area

There are TONS of parks in Ann Arbor hiking: big ones, tiny ones, parks for dogs, parks with canoe liveries, with playgrounds, with fitness trails….it’s mind-boggling. So how do you find the one that’s perfect for you? Well, it’s been a tough job, but somehow, we managed to narrow our list down to 8 favorites. […]

Palm Springs Guide: 8 Steps to an Awesome SoCal Day

Palm Springs Guide from HeadRoam

This Palm Springs Guide is for you if you saw the “City Guide: A Great Day in Palm Springs” video featured on the Jumprope app: And here’s a quick overview of what we’re going to look at in a little more depth. Feel free to jump directly to a particular tour stop that piques your […]

10 Best Places to Visit in Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Want to find the 10 Best Places to visit in Upper Peninsula, Michigan? You’re in the right place. And here are my picks for the 10 Best Places. Feel free to jump directly to a particular tour stop: Getting There: Crossing the Mackinac Bridge, heading East Drummond Island Sault Ste. Marie: The Locks from Up […]

The Head Roam Latest 10-April 2021

No sooner had I hit “publish” on last week’s blog post version of the newsletter (linked in case you want to check it out), but Steve and I received word that his mom has taken a fairly dramatic turn downhill. Steve’s mom, Polly, is lovely. As her memory’s gotten worse—in the last few months, she […]

Essential Ann Arbor: The Awesome 8-Stop Downtown Walking Tour

Here’s the video: And here’s a quick overview of what we’re going to check out in a little more depth. Feel free to link to a particular tour stop that piques your fancy. The Parking Situation: EEK!! Nickels Arcade Comet Coffee: Super exceptional coffee in a city with a lot of exceptional coffee UM Campus: […]

Head Roam Latest: 3 April 2021

Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Happy Happy Everything, as my friend John Deering used to say, a cigarette in one hand, a gin and tonic in the other. One of my nearest and dearest when I lived in NYC, and for years after when I would visit, he has ended up eluding my social media tracking […]