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Insects are In! Top Three Butterfly Houses in the U.S.

August 16, 2015 – 5:12 pm

Butterflies Now Cooler than Dinosaurs!
Families on vacation are choosing insects over dinosaurs. The bugs don’t have gnashing, man-eating teeth, but they do have their own appeal, including hairy legs, brightly colored wings, and even nasty-looking …

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 …

Feed Me in Traverse City, Michigan

February 2, 2012 – 9:15 pm
Red Mesa Grill

On our winter wonderland weekend in Traverse City, Michigan, we had plenty of fresh air and opportunities to burn calories. This made us hungry. Very hungry. To a foodie’s delight, Traverse City supports regional food, …

Winter Family Vacation in Traverse City, Michigan

January 31, 2012 – 8:27 pm
winter in traverse city

Weather you’re heading up to Traverse City for next month’s Cherry Capital Winter!Wow Fest or you want to see why Good Morning America recently ranked the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore the most beautiful place …

Guest Post: Coolest, Most Overlooked Vacation Destinations for the Summer

July 16, 2011 – 9:27 am

Where do you go when the temperatures go triple digits? We asked MyWeather.com to give us their picks for the coolest and least known vacation spots for families.

Top 10 Winter Festivals for Families

January 10, 2011 – 1:48 pm
saranac winter carnival

Get out and enjoy the winter sports and festivities at one of these winter festivals. It was hard to pick just 10 top festivals this year, so many of our favorites are growing and adding activities. These are our top picks for 2011.

Top 10: Michigan Apple Orchards & Cider Mills

October 22, 2010 – 9:04 am
Parshallville Cider Mill

In autumn, families like to get outside to catch hold of the last few warm moments before the sun follows the snowbirds south. While apples are at the heart of the fun, cider and doughnuts (cinnamon and sugar, please) are the real draw. So much so, many places forgo the orchard altogether and just sell the essentials, pressing their own cider and cranking up the doughnut machine. Here are our picks for the top ten apple orchards and cider mills in the state of Michigan.

Lake Michigan: Cruise the Midwest

July 28, 2010 – 1:14 pm
Boathouse Suite, Blue Harbor Resort

Lake Michigan is part of what makes the Great Lakes great. In the water, on the water, or near the water, cruising the Midwest is Big Fun any way you float your boat.

Great Lakes Road Trip: Kismet on the Open Road

July 27, 2010 – 5:02 pm
Backroads & Biways of Michigan

Great Lakes Road Trips: Michigan Kismet Moments. Following the tug of the steering wheel to places we normally wouldn’t have time or patience to go.

Mackinac Island With Kids

July 26, 2010 – 8:53 pm
Upper Deck, Shepler's Fairy

Accessible only by air or water, park your vehicle, grab your bags and hop a boat or plane to one of Michigan’s most beloved summer vacation destinations: Mackinac Island. Whatever your budget or your overall mission, Mackinac Island holds a special place in people’s hearts, season after season.

Boyne Mountain: Cinderella on Vacation

July 25, 2010 – 5:47 pm
Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark

Feeling more like a trip to a chalet in Switzerland, Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, Michigan has been a popular winter and summer vacation destination in upper, lower Michigan for 60 years. With a full-service spa, championship golf course, ski area, and indoor waterpark, a trip to Boyne Mountain will have you asking, “What are you up for?”

A Sunday Drive in Grand Rapids, Michigan

April 5, 2010 – 6:39 pm
Robins are Hatching

Grand Rapids, Michigan. Known for furniture and former president Gerald Ford, a city-wide revitalization project is slowly (but surely) transforming this city of nearly 200,000 into an urban destination for students, professionals, and families alike.
Spring …

Free or Low Cost Road Trip Activities in NW Indiana and SW Michigan

May 27, 2009 – 12:17 pm
Quilt Gardens Tour

If you’re traveling thru NW Indiana or SW Michigan this summer, check out this list of cheap activities from NWI.com.