Monday, May 14, 2018

Travel Hacks to Make Your Flight More Comfortable!

Flying on a budget but still want to be comfortable? Looking for tips to make flying better? Could you use a few simple hacks to fly more comfortably? 
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When you’re not prepared, flying economy can be a potentially uncomfortable experience. On most airlines, the seats are getting smaller, the snacks are skimpier, and you have little control of your surroundings. But there are a few things you can do to make your flight better. Be prepared with these travel hacks and fly more comfortably. 

  1. Choose Wisely: If you can spare a few more dollars, you can usually get seats with a little extra leg room; this is a great option for really long flights. Or keep the money in your pocket and consider choosing seats at the back of the plane. In these seats you won’t have anyone behind you potentially kicking you right in the back! For a potentially roomier flight, before take-off, be on the lookout for open seats and ask an attendant if you can move. 
  2. Blackout: One of the best ways to pass the time on a flight is sleeping. You can fall asleep easier with a sleeping mask and earplugs or headphones. Follow the lead of the woman in the photo that recently went viral and hang a note around your neck asking to be woken up for snacks!
  3. Be Special: On long flights with meals, if you order something special, like the vegetarian option, your food will be one of the first to come out! You’ll be satisfied with a full belly and also be feeling special for the VIP treatment. 
  4. Pillows: Most of us already know about the U-shaped neck pillows, and they’re really worth the investment if you fly semi-regularly. But you could also consider shoving a small, light pillow in your carryon for lumbar support or even a little extra cushion for your behind. 
  5. Hydration: between forgetting to drink water in the chaos of travelling and the bone-dry cabin, we all get dried-out when we travel. So, bring water, buy water, and drink water on the day and throughout the flight and you’ll feel way better at the end of the day. Consider packing lotion and lip balm in your carryon, too. 
  6. Layer Up: You don’t have much control of the temperature on your flight, and you can often vacillate between too hot and way too cold several times in just a few hours on a plane. To be more comfortable, wear and bring a few layers of clothing. Even consider socks and a scarf! 
  7. Something to Do: If you use your travel time to do something you don’t normally have time for, you’ll pass the flight quickly and may even look forward to getting in a plane. Maybe flights are the only time you catch up reading gossip magazines, or when you take the time to listen to a new album from an artist you love. 

These hacks are sure to improve your experience when you fly.  If you’re coming to Michigan, be sure enjoy a glass of wine in Ann Arbor with us a Weber’s Restaurant and Boutique Hotel. Give us a call today to make a reservation or discuss your special event. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

How to Enjoy Your Summer in Ann Arbor

Spending the summer in Ann Arbor and need ideas for things to do? Wondering how you can plan your best summer? Need help with ideas for summer adventures in Ann Arbor?

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With so many options for fun, Ann Arbor is an ideal town to spend your summer. But some of us might look at all these options and feel a little overwhelmed! We understand there’s a lot to consider, so we’ve made it easier for you. Just check out our super-compact list of the best of the best summer activities in Ann Arbor. Hit them all, or pick and choose for unbeatable summer fun. 

  • Top of the Park Series: three weeks and 150+ events, starting at 5pm 6 nights a week.  
  • Movies in the Park: Enjoy a popular flick in the great outdoors at the Rackham stage. 
  • Cinetopia Film Festival: a showcase of dozens of films from world famous festivals, including Michigan and national premiers. 
  • Sonic Lunch: all summer long, local and visiting bands play live on Thursdays at Liberty and Division Streets starting at 11:30am. 
  • Taste of Ann Arbor: sample from the diverse palette of Ann Arbor restaurants in one spot, on Main between Washington and William. 
  • Picnics at German Park: enjoy German food, beer, and dance performances for an admission fee on the last Saturday in June, July, and August. Kids under 12 are free!
  • Nichols Arboretum and Mathaei Botanical Garden: always spectacular and with occasional special events like the Peony Garden in June with over 10,000 blooms!
  • The Huron River: hike the parks or get in the water on a kayak or tube. 
  • Outdoor Pools: cool off in one of three outdoor swimming pools at Gallup Park, Fuller Park, and Veterans Memorial Park.
  • Bill’s Beer Garden: a cool spot to enjoy craft beer outdoors. Find it in the parking lot of Downtown Home and Garden, open 5pm-11pm, Wednesday-Sunday.
  • Ann Arbor Art Fair: one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the nation. See original artworks and performances, enjoy some food, and shop sidewalk sales.
  • Rolling Sculpture Car Show: more than 300 unique, exotic, and classic cars on display downtown.  

These events are some of the best Ann Arbor has to offer. To enjoy your summer, pick a few to try out and let fun happen! If you’re looking for more details on these events, head over to our longer post about The Best Summer Activities in Ann Arbor

If you’re visiting, hosting, or looking for a great night, Weber’s Restaurant and Boutique Hotel has it all. Enjoy the heat on the outdoor terrace, choose from a great selection of wine in Ann Arbor at The Ventura bar, or experience live jazz every Sunday night. Give us a call to make your reservation or plan an event today.