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Traveling with Kids to Petoskey: Fun Things To Do

Ernest Hemingway spent a couple dozen summers walking the streets and wandering the natural environs of Petoskey, Michigan. Today, this is still the perfect place to take a slow-paced vacation with your family! Enjoy the historic downtown, timeless lakeside, and exciting modern attractions you can find here. The Petoskey area actually encompasses a number of resort communities along Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay –
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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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Traverse City with Kids: Tips For Your Next Family Adventure

(Sleeping Bear National Park) Summer is an extraordinary season for kids and familes who visit Traverse City! This is one of our favorite places to visit during the summer. Sugar sand beaches make for ideal sandcastle building, and the crystal clear waters of Grand Traverse Bay and the area’s many inland lakes are perfect for watersports. There is so much to do and see and eat!
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Michigan’s Adventure: Family Fun Park Worth The Drive

  Wondering if Michigan’s Adventure is right for your family this summer? We love this fun amusement park, the only one in Michigan of it’s kind. Each year, we make the trip to Michigan’s Adventure as one of our summer family traditions. The drive is just about one hour and forty-five minutes from Kalamazoo. A trip to Michigan’s Adventure makes a great side trip
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Great Campgrounds Close to Home: Make Your Summer Camping Plans Now

Whether you are a seasoned camper or looking to take your family camping for the first time, the greater Kalamazoo area has many options. We asked our Facebook followers to share their favorite family-friendly campgrounds. Check out the list below to find the right location for you this summer: (photo courtesy of Tara Fletcher Photography) Campgrounds Located Within An Hour Of Kalamazoo Camp Michiwana
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Five Fun Overnight Michigan Adventures Your Family Will Love

Family fun and adventure can last all day, into the night, and spill over into the following day with a stay in one of Southwest Michigan and West Michigan’s family slumber party locales.   1. Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek Enjoy a safari inspired family slumber party at Binder Park Zoo. Learn about African animals and culture in this overnight adventure. Families with
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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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Michigan Children’s Museums: Exploring & Playing Your Way Across Michigan

Exploring, creating, pretending, learning and playing are just some of the ways to enjoy a visit to one of the many children’s museums in Michigan. While there are museums all across our state, we have compiled a list of some of our favorites close to home. With attractions featuring dinosaurs, fossils, grocery stores, transportation, water tables, art stations, sensory tables, and so much more, there
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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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