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June 28, 2015 – 3:08 pm

Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime! To me, a West Michigan vacation is not complete until you have sand permanently in your shoes, have captured at least one firefly in a jar, and endured at least one ice …

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Hiking the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

June 29, 2015 – 3:31 pm
View from Platform

Continuing our exploration of the Oregon Coast, this past weekend’s road trip brought us to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a 40-mile stretch of sand dunes located to the north of Reedsport and the south …

Michigan’s Heritage Park at Hilt’s Landing

June 22, 2015 – 7:46 pm
View Finder

Open to the public on June 6, we visited Michigan’s Heritage Park at Hilt’s Landing earlier this week.
Affiliated with the Lakeshore Museum Center, the newest historic site has been under construction for some time. A …

Albany Carousel, Albany, Oregon

June 11, 2015 – 11:35 am
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Located at 503 1st Avenue on the Western edge of downtown historic Albany, Oregon is the Historic Carousel & Museum—a building scheduled to be demolished in about three years. And when this happens, the Albany …

NuLu is New Louisville

June 8, 2015 – 1:00 pm
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On one end of the East Market District known as New Louisville, two giant outdoor chalk boards welcome visitors to the eclectic shopping and dining district simply known as NuLu.
A community art project, people of …

Kansas City Neighborhoods: Where the Locals Call Home

June 1, 2015 – 8:32 am
Westside Neighborhood

Raise your hand if you’ve ever looked at a map and thought, “Why the heck would anyone go to Kansas City? Looks like it’s in…Kansas and Missouri? City of Fountains? What?” Aligning myself as a …

Family Vacation in Washington, DC

May 31, 2015 – 5:10 pm
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Henning

With free or cheap admission to countless museums and attractions packed in tight throughout the greater Washington, DC area, it’s no surprise that America’s capitol city is a popular vacation destination. Walkable and bikeable, visitors …

Unique Attractions in Indianapolis, Indiana

May 28, 2014 – 9:19 am
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If you’re crossing through the Crossroads of America this summer and looking for something unique to do with your family, consider these two attractions in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperors Army
Currently on display at …

Making The Most Of Spring Break In Breck

March 20, 2013 – 5:15 am
Dog sledding in Breckenridge, Colorado

If you happen to be heading to Breckenridge, Colo., for spring break in the next couple weeks, color me jealous. While my family spent a fantastic week there in early February, we were a few …

Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Vermont: Don’t Ski? Don’t Worry!

March 9, 2013 – 6:22 am
Art class at Smuggler's Notch

Almost exactly a year ago, I shared with you our family’s first trip to Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Vermont. We enjoyed ourselves so much last year, that we returned again this year. And to double-up …

Family Vacation in Dubuque, Iowa

September 17, 2012 – 7:19 pm
River Works 3

Built on the Mississippi River and right up the bluff, Dubuque, Iowa is progressive in addition to beautiful. Renovating the Port of Dubuque as well as the historic downtown, great vision has transformed the city …