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New Dining Experience at Cafe’ ’36 in Kalamazoo – A Sneak Peek

  *This article is meant for informational purposes and not meant to be a restaurant review. We didn’t order enough items from the menu to be able to give a clear restaurant review. I can tell you that you’ll want to check this restaurant out! Reservations are recommended.    I’ve been looking forward to some of the new businesses coming to Kalamazoo. It seems
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Go On An Adventure at Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park in Shipshewana

  If you love animals and are looking for a real adventure, we have found just the place for you. Less than an hour away, you will find Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park in Shipshewana, Indiana. We recently took our kids (ages five and three) and had an exciting day! The animal farm is run by an Amish family who greets you warmly and
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Cruising Gull Lake: Gull Lake Marine

Our boating experience was provided by Gull Lake Marine to accommodate this review. All opinions are our own. For a fantastic boating and tubing experience the kids will be talking about all summer long, look no further than Gull Lake Marine, located several miles northeast of Kalamazoo. We love being out on the lake – whether it is on a boat, canoe, paddleboard or any
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The All-New Alfresco Dining Hotspot: Cove Lakeside Bistro

We thank Millennium Restaurant Group for the invitation to the Sneak Peek Dinner at Cove Lakeside Bistro. All opinions are my own. It’s outdoor dining season in Michigan and there’s no better time than now to discover the newly-opened Cove Lakeside Bistro. Located off Portage Road on the bank of West Lake, Cove Lakeside Bistro is the latest addition to the Millennium Group of
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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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