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Travel Blog

Six respected travel writers contribute to our My Experience Grand Rapids blog, sharing their adventures in and impressions of our fair city. They write about art, food, music, family playcations and whatever else strikes their fancy.

The blog is a great place to uncover unique story angles. We also welcome Guest Bloggers who want to share their Grand Rapids experience.


My Experience Grand Rapids Blog

Where to Rent Winter Gear in Grand Rapids

From the heart of downtown to the coast of Lake Michigan, the Grand Rapids area offers all sorts of opportunities for...

Experience GR Team
January 13, 2021
Warm Drinks For Cold Days in Grand Rapids

Michiganders are crazy. Why? Because we willingly endure cold winter days for months in order to reach the invigorating...

Matthew Makowski
January 12, 2021
Look Good, Stay Warm with These Small Businesses

If there is one thing 2020 has brought, it is change. This winter season is no exception. For one thing, I’ve noticed...

Kev Couture
December 21, 2020
Holiday Lights in Grand Rapids: Downtown & Around Town

Grand Rapids was named America’s Jolliest City for the way we celebrate the holidays. Generous and friendly residents...

Experience GR Team
December 18, 2020
Fun and Educational Winter Break Activities for All Ages

Holiday school breaks are the perfect time to spend with family and friends while exploring Grand Rapids. If you want to...

Lyndsay Daly
December 14, 2020
Support These Local Shops for Warm & Stylish Winter Wear

While no one can predict exactly what this winter will look like, I think that we’re all going to need an extra dose of...

Ashley Wierenga
December 11, 2020
Beer City Eats: Interview With Host Adrian Butler

Beer City Eats is an eight-part video series launched in 2019 that follows Grand Rapids native, Adrian “AB” Butler as he...

Jason Ley
December 10, 2020
Visiting Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in the Winter

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is an iconic tourist destination in Grand Rapids. When springtime hits, people...

Brian Craig
December 9, 2020