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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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Five Fun Places to Eat Ice Cream in West Michigan

June 28, 2015 – 3:08 pm
Sherman's Cone Feature Photo

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 …

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 …

Kid-Friendly Venues in Albany, Oregon

June 18, 2015 – 5:10 pm
The Pix Couches

With a population hovering around 50,000 Oregonians, Albany is one of the twenty most populous cities in the state. Named in honor of  Albany, New York, the Oregon counterpart has the largest variety of historical …

Oregon Coast: Neskowin Beach Ghost Forest

June 7, 2015 – 8:30 pm
Tree Stump in Tidepool

Our visit to the Neskowin Beach Ghost Forest was inspired by an Oregon geology exhibit at The Museum of Natural and Cultural History located on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene.

Consider this diagram:
Low tide …

Whimsical Midwestern Places

June 7, 2015 – 4:28 pm
Raven Hill Discovery Center

A bit like taking a trip down the rabbit hole, some of our best vacation photos were spent in the most random, eclectic, wonderful places. Inspired by artists, scientists, and authors, here are some of …

Tacky Tourism Photos Document Family Road Trip

June 4, 2015 – 9:24 am
Noodling at Mississippi River Museum

From bunny ears to duck lips, even the most seasoned road warrior will pose for a tacky tourist photo. Thoroughly documented by Roadside America, our country has no shortage of bizarre places to snap a …

Small Town Iowa Offers Big Vacation Fun

June 3, 2015 – 6:43 pm
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Peppered with Main Streets and storefronts and the occasional horse and buggy, much of small-town Iowa still operates like something like out of a modern day Norman Rockwell painting.    From the Mississippi River bluffs to …

Lake Michigan Lighthouses

June 3, 2015 – 11:41 am
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Roughly the size of West Virginia, many people think of Lake Michigan as more of a sea than a Great Lake. Connected to the Atlantic Ocean by a system of locks, canals, and channels along …

Road Trip Detour: Slowing Down and Seeing More

June 2, 2015 – 6:30 pm
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To “road trip” is to experience a new or unfamiliar place in a way that involves all of the senses. Whether driving through one county or across the entire country, you’ll find diversity in flora, …

Exploring the Oregon Coast

May 30, 2015 – 2:26 pm
View from Heceta

New residents of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, we’re enamored by the Pacific Ocean. About a one-hour drive from our new house, we’re venturing out from Florence, Oregon.
Here are some of our initial favorites.
Devil’s Churn …