Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup: {Bikes, Balloons, a Powwow and more!}


Wednesday night is the perfect time to start thinking about the weekend! Here are our picks for fun this weekend:

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Grand Rapids Eats {Our Dining Discoveries in Grand Rapids}


One really fun aspect of travel is the ability to have some new foodie adventures! Travel invites exploration and new discoveries. During our visit to Grand Rapids we found a few places that we liked quite a bit! Each of our culinary adventures were recommended to us by travel writers and they were really spot on!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Beach Time in Grand Haven {Michigan}


When I first moved to the Chicago area, I had no idea about the beauty of the nearby Michigan beaches and beach communities. I am originally from New Jersey, so that longing for the ocean quickly kicked in. So, before I knew it--we were exploring beaches along Lake Michigan and quickly fell in love with beaches in Michigan! So many stunning finds and the adjoining communities reminded me of home. During our visit to Grand Rapids, we spent a little time visiting Grand Haven and discovered a wonderful community for a little family rest and relaxation!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Back to School}



Whoa! Summer went fast! I know that a number of schools are already back in session. My daughter has another week enough which we are very much enjoying. We have quite a bit planned in the next few days including watching plenty of her new favorite--Dr. Who!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Rosy Mound Natural Area for a Family Respite



Everyone needs those places that seem far, far away from the real world. Rosy Mound Natural Area in Grand Haven, Michigan is one of those places. Rosy Mound has a fairly secluded, rustic beach ideal for a little tuning out.

Inspirational Walk through the Grand Rapids Art Museum


One of the biggest and most pleasant surprises of our Grand Rapids vacation was our discovery of the Grand Rapids Art Museum. The museum is steps away from the downtown hotels, so very convenient for a visit on any trip to Grand Rapids.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

A Foundation for Your Trip at the Grand Rapids Public Museum


If you want to learn more about the history of Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Public Museum is the place to go. The museum presents several exhibits on the foundations of the city which will give you more of a connection. Of all of the exhibits, we were entirely amazed by the old city streets of Grand Rapids which is one of the best city street reproductions we have seen.