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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

“Nacho” Average Nachos: The Local’s Guide to the Best Nachos in Grand Rapids

We all have days when we want to dine on a dish that provides a little extra sense of comfort. For some that might be...

Matthew Makowski
November 5, 2019
A Local’s Guide to Accessible Hotels in Grand Rapids

Every year, thousands of visitors and locals enjoy the sights and sounds of Grand Rapids’ robust downtown area and...

Matthew Makowski
October 30, 2019
More Cool-Weather Patios to Keep You Cozy This Season

Even though the temperature is dropping, there’s no need to run indoors. There are a number of restaurants, coffee...

Allison Arnold
October 30, 2019
Scenic Fall Drive: Covered Bridges Near GR

Fall in West Michigan is one of the best times of the year to roll down the windows and take a drive. If you have a free...

Brian Craig
October 23, 2019
Locally Owned & Operated LGBTQ+ Businesses to Check Out

Grand Rapids is home to many locally owned and operated LGBTQ+ businesses, and there are more than you might think. The...

Rick Jensen
October 21, 2019
Iconic Public Art Spots in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Vamonde app and website, contains content to help users experience the cities they visit like a local. Each city’s...

Kirsetin Morello
October 21, 2019
Grand Rapids Establishments Taking the Gin & Tonic to the Next Level

Several bars and distilleries in Grand Rapids have elevated the standard gin and tonic (G&T) by using local or...

Kirsetin Morello
October 18, 2019
Spooktacular Halloween Fun in Grand Rapids for Everyone

Want to celebrate Halloween all month long? That’s entirely possible with the large variety of events going on this...

Sasha Wolff
October 18, 2019