2016 Spokester Search: Bria B.

Bria is a 23-year-old from Farmington Hills

Bria's Situation

Hey everyone my name is Bria, but most people call me Bee. I’m a reporting intern at Orion Neighborhood Television learning that my dreams of being a reporter don’t have to be confined to only hard core news. I like to think of myself as a bubbly tech savvy millennial with a passion for exploring facts. I enjoy everything that goes into reporting from writing scripts, collecting footage, interviewing and producing. In my spare time I like to read the latest New York’s Best Seller and work on my TV show, BeeTheVoice, a platform highlighting positive stories to inspire my up and coming peers.

Bria's Blog Post

I like to call Michigan vacations, “staycations” because it allows me to uncover hidden treasures within the state. Some of the best vacations are done by planning ahead. Take a look at five ways to save money on a Michigan Vacation below: 

1. Set a budget 

No one wants to be near debt when coming off a great vacation. Although vacations are somewhat a treat, having a ‘YOLO’ (You Only Live Once) state of mind can be pretty bad once you come back to reality. Remember to spend within your means. 

2. Carry Cash 

We are in a swiping phase when it comes to paying for items, however not all places take a debit or credit card. It is wise to have some cash on you for those rare instances where plastic isn’t accepted. This could eliminate fees to withdraw cash at an ATM. 

3. Go to the grocery store 

If you are staying in a hotel, room service can be a bit pricey. Go to the grocery store, pick up snacks and other items to offset the room service cost. 

4. Pack accordingly 

We often tend to overspend when preparing for a vacation. Be practical and sensible. Here’s where local stores can help by providing travel size items at a low cost.


Whether you're a highschooler, in undergrad or a graduate student there are ALWAYS student discounts. Don’t be ashamed to ask. Be proud and whip out your student ID card! 

Have fun!