August 17, 2018

Top Fall Shows To See In Omaha

Fall is the live theater fan's favorite time of year...at least it is for me. The 2018-2019 season starts at most theater. If you need help narrowing down what to see, or have no idea where to even start, let me share with you the shows I think are the best to see through November. Here are my top fall shows to see in Omaha. Let's begin with theater: Omaha Community Playhouse Top … [More...]

August 15, 2018

The Great Michigan Road Trip

Until this summer, I knew two things about Michigan: The state had some of the most Instagrammable lakes in the country and it’s home to Mackinac Island. Two good points, but there’s more to explore in the state. If you’re ready to road trip through Michigan, but have no idea where to begin, this post is for you. This itinerary covers a little more than a week of exploring mostly the Lower … [More...]

August 12, 2018

Where To Stay In Traverse City

We had two days to explore Traverse City, Mich., this summer. The itinerary included dune climbing, drinking craft beer, and gazing dreamily at lakes (that last two things were just on my schedule – the kids had other plans). Given what we wanted to do, we wanted to find a hotel in Traverse City that got us close to the water but still had a convenient location. Since we loved the idea of a … [More...]

August 8, 2018

5 Things For Kids To Do At Fort Mackinac

Fun things kids can do at this historic Fort Mackinac in Michigan

Mackinac Island was one of our favorite stops on our Great Michigan Road Trip. There's much to love about Mackinac Island--there's natural beauty and zero cars. It's a fun family vacation destination steeped with military history. And there's one place on the island go that combines fun things for kids to do and military history: Fort Mackinac. Disclosure: Mackinac State Historic Parks provided … [More...]

August 6, 2018

Staying at Amway Grand Plaza With Kids

The Amway Grand Plaza is more than a century old and credited for revitalizing downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. Grand Rapids was our first stop on our epic road trip through Michigan. I had a lot of plans, and luckily, Amway Grand Plaza was centrally located for our adventures in the city. Disclosure: … [More...]

August 2, 2018

Favorite Historic Hotels For Families In The U.S.

Historic hotels are unique places to stay on vacations, especially when traveling with kids. I've been lucky enough to stay at some Midwestern historic hotels that were very accommodating to families - some with a pool, one with a great kid's program, and all with enough interesting details to … [More...]