July 22, 2018

Detroit Museums For Families

Favorite family-friendly museums in Detroit

Detroit has a rich history and an abundance of family-friendly cultural institutions. Our visit was meant to be a full three days of good food, good music, and world-class museums - I mean, I planned a HUGE Detroit bucket list and everything. And, we did manage to visit several great Detroit museums for families, however... In the end, an unexpected family emergency meant some of our items got … [More...]

July 18, 2018

Omaha History Tours By Trolley

Tablet used for the Gritty City tour

This summer, I took my first history tour thanks The Durham Museum. While I'm pretty familiar with Omaha's history as explained through the museum's exhibits, this tour was on a trolley and took us past many of the sites I've only read about (or wrote about). Keep reading - I'm going to share what you can expect if you take a River City History Tour. Disclosure: I was provided complimentary … [More...]

July 16, 2018

Family Vacation At The Grand Hotel

If you're planning a family vacation to Mackinac Island, there's a good chance you've heard of the Grand Hotel. It's won a ton of awards over the years, and have been included in countless lists like┬áTravel + Leisure's Best All-Inclusive Hotels in 2018.┬áSo, what's it like to stay overnight at the Grand Hotel with kids? I've stayed there this summer and wrote about my family's experience. It's a … [More...]

July 13, 2018

What’s New At Nebraska State Parks Near Omaha

List of what has opened at the Nebraska Venture Parks and what is planned

There are a lot of updates happening at four Nebraska state parks and state recreation areas near Omaha, including an addition of a ropes course, "glamping" cabins, and an aqua playground. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission calls them Outdoor Venture Parks. Here's a look at what's new and what's coming. What's great for us is that these parks are located within about 30 miles of Omaha. For … [More...]

July 12, 2018

48 Hours In Traverse City With Kids

Family-friendly things to do in Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City, Michigan, is the kind of lakeside town that will have you planning your return visit before you even leave. My family visited for two days during our epic Michigan road trip. We were reluctant to move on when it was time. Blame the lakefront view from our balcony. Blame the proximity … [More...]

July 9, 2018

Tips For Visiting Blank Park Zoo In Des Moines

Tips for visiting Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa

Blank Park Zoo is a hidden gem that's a bit off the beaten path in Des Moines, Iowa. My family is most familiar with the downtown area and, of course, Adventureland; however, we decided this summer, it was time to pay this zoo a visit. I'm glad we did! I just wish we had allowed more time to explore … [More...]