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Latitude 42: Exploring Their New Outdoor Hop Garden

  If you have been looking for a nice outdoor patio to dine at this summer, Latitude 42 Brewing Company is the place to go. In addition to their outdoor patio, the Latitude 42 Hop Garden recently opened and is ready for your outdoor enjoyment. The outdoor hop garden is family-friendly and there is fun stuff to do that will keep the kids busy. They
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No Minivan Means No Problem on our Latest Family Road Trip: Mackinac Island

      Editorial note: Stay tuned for our full Mackinac Island with kids review coming later this summer. There is so much more to explore on the island! A portion of our hotel stay was provided by Grand Hotel to accommodate this review, we thank them for their hospitality. All opinions are my own.    We knew from the onset it would be a
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Jiffy Mix Plant Tour: A Fun Tour With Kids

My family and I had the opportunity to take a tour of the Jiffy Mix Plant on a day that my kids did not have school. I had called earlier in the week to reserve a spot for us on the tour. There were four of us that went on the tour, myself, my husband, my eight-year-old daughter, and nine-year-old son. We were all
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Why You’ll Want to Spend a Day Out With Thomas™ at Greenfield Village

  Full speed ahead! For the past 16 years, Greenfield Village has brought the Island of Sodor right to Dearborn. Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, Sir Topham Hatt™ and more during A Day Out With Thomas™.  Tickets for a Day Out With Thomas™ are available April 29-30, May 6-7 and May 13-14. Book your tickets online and enjoy the train ride along with all of
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Stops & Shops Along the Magnificent Mile: Trip Tips For Families

Overnight accommodations for this review was provided by Hotel Cass – Holiday Inn Express at the Magnificent Mile. All opinions are my own. We thank them for their hospitality. The idea of exploring a mile worth of shops and attractions in a large metropolitan city, with kids in tow, can seem overwhelming. We’ve scoped out the five places not to be missed when visiting
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Cherry Tree Inn in Traverse City: 3 Reasons To Book Your Next Stay Now

Our hotel stay was provided by Cherry Tree Inn to accommodate this review. All opinions are my own. Photos for this review were provided by the Cherry Tree Inn.  We love to vacation in Traverse City. Traverse City is just a 3-hour drive from Kalamazoo, but feels like you’re worlds away. Each time we visit Traverse City, our family tries to dine in new
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Key Lime Cove Waterpark Resort – Experience It While You Can!

Overnight accommodations for this review were provided by KeyLime Cove. We thank them for their hospitality. All opinions are my own. Palm trees, tropical drinks, riding the waves – all without a sunburn! KZOOKids.com had a chance to check out KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort a year ago – see out original article highlighting the many attractions you’ll find at the resort. We were thrilled to
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Paint And Play at Happy Our Art in Kalamazoo: A Review

Happy Our Art is an art studio specializing in fun group instruction for anything from date night to a mom’s group night out. They’re a locally run mom and daughter place too, so when their new Paint and Play classes popped up, I was eager to try it out with my two girls who are almost five and two. Paint and Play is a
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Schaumburg: Our Trip To Adventure

Looking for a fun adventure close to home? There are plenty of adventures to be had not too far from our area. Cue the knights in shining armor…the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is the perfect diversion for the whole family. Just a three-hour car ride from the greater Kalamazoo area, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is a fun way to have an amusement-like adventure closer
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ONE Winter Activity NOT to be Missed: The Toboggan Run at Pokagon State Park

Our stay at the Potawatomi Inn Resort was provided by Steuben County Tourism Bureau. We want to thank them for their hospitality. All opinions are my own.   We usually think of heading Up North in the winter to enjoy the seasonal activities available in the Mitten. However, this winter our travels took us one hour southeast to Angola, Indiana for an amazing adventure
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