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Traverse City Tunnel Tour and other Adult things to do Up North

What to Do In Traverse City… Without Kids
Once in a blue moon we manage to get away without kids.

Just last weekend, we snuck away to Traverse City to celebrate our anniversary and had one of the most stress-free, fun weekends away that I can remember. (Plus, we got to go on the Traverse City Tunnel […]

By |September 25th, 2016|Categories: General, Travel, Travel Michigan|Tags: |5 Comments

Parent’s Guide to Windmill Island Gardens in Holland

Windmill Island Gardens in Holland, Michigan is a unique and beautiful destination to visit with your whole family. It is the perfect place to experience natural beauty wrapped up in a historic, educational opportunity.

In order to maximize your time at Windmill Island Gardens, you can use this handy guide to best explore Windmill Island Gardens with […]

Excellent Hiking for West Michigan Kids

Hiking for West Michigan kids is a snap — so many places to choose from, and so much beautiful scenery at each location.

Our readers chimed in on their favorite hiking spots around Grand Rapids for kids for this handy list.
TIPS for Hiking Around Grand Rapids

Bring sunscreen and bug spray
Wear long pants if walking through […]

By |July 20th, 2016|Categories: General, Guides, Guides- travel, Travel, Travel Michigan|Tags: , , |11 Comments

A Kids’ Guide to the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

FUN FACT: The Coast Guard Festival Attracts 350,000+ People
Each year 350,000 people pour into Grand Haven in one week. That’s more people than the population of the city of Grand Rapids!

What is it about this festival that makes it so popular?

Everything.
The Coast Guard Festival has Something for Everyone
This festival is loaded with entertainment for the entire […]

Best Things to Do in Traverse City with Kids for Summer

TRAVERSE CITY WITH KIDS IN SUMMER
I grew up in Traverse City. And I never get tired of going back to visit in the summer.

Summer is the time when Traverse City is ripe with things to do with kids. Beaches, fruit, festivals, you name it, it’s probably happening in Traverse City in the summer.

With endless options […]

By |June 30th, 2016|Categories: General, Guides- travel, Travel, Travel Michigan|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Favorite Things to Do at Sleeping Bear Dunes with Kids

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YOUR SLEEPING BEAR DUNES VACATION
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, located along the shores of Lake Michigan – in northern Michigan – is a treasure to behold. This park boasts majestic lake vistas, sweeping dune panoramas, crystal clear […]

By |June 15th, 2016|Categories: General, Travel Michigan|Tags: , |2 Comments

WIN! Two Night Stay at Sierra Sands Family Lodge

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Miriam!

Sierra Sands Family Lodge is your “Home Away from Home”
Sierra Sands Family Lodge is family-owned and operated by Bob, Marilyn and Sean Henry. They are proud of their beautiful lodge and the friendly environment they create for their guests.

The Henry family aims to “make the Sierra Sands […]

By |May 22nd, 2016|Categories: General, Summer, Travel, Travel Michigan, WIN|317 Comments

Huge List of Great Places to take Kids Camping in Michigan

Our huge list has 35 reader-recommended places to take kids camping in Michigan. Did we miss one? Please leave us a comment and tell us where you like to camp!

This post lists reader favorites along with comments about why they love these campgrounds for their families. Some of these facilities are more for RV-camping families, […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Categories: Travel Michigan|54 Comments

West Michigan Hidden Gem! Hike & Discover Fitzgerald Park

Grand River Park Ripe for Family Exploration
It’s easy to get on autopilot. I find myself hiking the same trails over and over again because they are known. I drive the same route to the same grocery stores and schools and extracurriculars over and over again. I’ve found, however, that if I’m willing to look around, there are […]

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: General, Travel, Travel Michigan|Tags: |10 Comments

THE ULTIMATE WANDER LIST FOR YOUR SUMMER FAMILY TRAVEL

WHERE WILL YOUR FAMILY TRAVEL THIS SUMMER?
With summer just a breath away, we’re taking a close look at our family travel plans.

While we plan to do a lot right here in Michigan, we also have wander in our hearts and like to know what’s out there should we venture further. And if you’re thinking about […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Categories: General, Guides- travel, Travel, Travel Across the US, Travel Michigan|Tags: |27 Comments

We Climbed Nature’s Stair Stepper at Mt. Pisgah and You Should, Too!

Holland Mt. Pisgah Dune Boardwalk and Stair Climb
The Mt. Pisgah climb takes you the site of the old Ottawa Beach Hotel and the historic cottage community of Ottawa Beach.

It’ll get your heart racing, but it’s worth the 140-ish stairs to the top of Mt. Pisgah to get the 360 degree views of Lake Macatawa, marinas, […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Categories: General, Travel Michigan|Tags: |1 Comment

A Parent’s Guide to the Holland Tulip Time Festival

All photo credits are Stephanie Pearson, unless otherwise noted. 

How to do Tulip Time with Kids
Tulip Time is May 7 – 14, 2016
Tulip Time in Holland, MI is the unofficial start to festival season for many Michigan residents. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate spring and the Dutch heritage that has shaped Holland over the years.

What […]

By |April 21st, 2016|Categories: Event, General, Spring, Travel Michigan|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Day on Mackinac Island with Kids

Mackinac Island is a world unto itself. Many people do not realize that over 80% of Mackinac Island is a Michigan State Park. In fact, it is Michigan’s oldest state park, established in 1895. That means if you venture further than main street, you are apt to find yourself in a state park ripe for […]

By |April 17th, 2016|Categories: General, Travel, Travel Michigan|1 Comment

A Whole Year of Michigan Family Travel Ideas

ALERT: Warmer Michigan weather can spark adventurous thoughts may lead to vacation planning. Proceed at your own risk.

Seriously, this is the time of year my calendar starts filling up with excursions and adventures as I plan new places to explore in Michigan. It’s fun to look at familiar places again, too, through the eyes of […]

By |April 13th, 2016|Categories: Guides, Travel, Travel Grand Rapids, Travel Michigan|0 Comments

Concierge Camping – You Deserve to Camp Like This!

Silver Lake Resort & Campground’s concierge-style camping puts the relaxation and fun back into camping!
Picture this:  you pull up to Silver Lake Resort and are immediately greeted by a warm, welcoming staff. They offer you a cup of coffee as you check in and review the package you booked as part of their concierge service. Your kids […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Categories: General, Summer, Travel, Travel Michigan|0 Comments