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...]

July 6, 2018

24 Hours On Mackinac Island With Kids

Day Itinerary For Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island, Mich., is almost too good to be true. This little, car-free island has been named by TripAdvisor the No. 1 summer destination and, at one point, one of the top islands to visit in the world. Imagine horse-drawn carriages, beautifully restored building, and spectacular views of Lake … [More...]

July 3, 2018

8 Great Places To Get Ice Cream In Omaha

When the weather is hot, there is no other dessert besides ice cream. (Seriously, I asked and I was ridiculed because really, is there anything better?) We have many great options for ice cream in Omaha, but few can top the ones on this list. If you have a favorite or a recommendation that isn't on … [More...]

July 2, 2018

48 Hours In Grand Rapids With Kids

Grand Rapids, Mich., is the sort of city that surprises you. Or at least it surprised me – and that’s saying something given how much thought I put into planning a family-friendly 48-hour visit this summer. Check out my Grand Rapids bucket list to see just how much I thought about things. I thought … [More...]

June 26, 2018

Things To Know About Nashville Row Omaha

A new country music series is starting in Omaha, with the goal of bringing up-and-coming singers and songwriters here. Read on to learn more about Nashville Row Omaha and get the details of the first concert in the series. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nashville Row Omaha. Al thoughts, … [More...]