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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

Spooktacular Halloween Fun in Grand Rapids for Everyone

Everything is a little different these days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean Halloween fun is...

Sasha Wolff
October 21, 2020
Play the Grand Rapids Game of Life: After Dark GR

The Game of Life was hands down my favorite board game to play growing up, I even bought myself the newest version to...

Jasmine Bruce
October 15, 2020
Revisiting ArtPrize With These 5 Works of Art

When ArtPrize launched in 2009, I was skeptical. I’d never heard of anything like it (because there isn’t anything quite...

Kirsetin Morello
October 12, 2020
7 Activities Your Family Will Love This Fall in Grand Rapids

The end of summer is made easier with the arrival of fall and all the new fun it brings in West Michigan. Take advantage...

Melody VanderWeide
October 7, 2020
Grand Rapids Ghost Restaurants

Ghost restaurants are popping up throughout Grand Rapids. While some might be afraid of the idea of ghosts, few diners...

Amy Busse
October 2, 2020
Celebrate Art & Craft Beer During The Inaugural AlePrize

Fall is typically when downtown Grand Rapids transforms into an arts epicenter during ArtPrize. People flock to West...

Matthew Makowski
September 30, 2020
Your Guide to the New Craft Pass GR

Grand Rapids is welcoming its first-ever Craft Pass GR, a new digital pass dedicated to the area’s rich craft beverage...

Experience GR Team
September 15, 2020
The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Grand Rapids Staycation - Part 1

If you’re experiencing some frustrations because vacation plans have changed or been canceled this year, you can still...

Matthew Makowski
September 12, 2020