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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

Women Crafting the Beverage Industry in Grand Rapids, Part 2

I’m a huge fan of craft brews and feel so lucky to live in a city that reserves an entire month to celebrate all things...

Sasha Wolff
March 13, 2020
10 Must-Try Spots Featuring Nonalcoholic Beverages

Being in Beer City, USA, it’s understandable that local breweries, bars, and restaurants focus on craft beer and...

Rick Jensen
March 4, 2020
Accessible Transportation in Grand Rapids, Part 1: The Rapid

There’s so much to see and experience in Grand Rapids that determining how to travel from point A to point B shouldn’t...

Matthew Makowski
February 28, 2020
10 Seriously Funny Facts About LaughFest

Gilda’s LaughFest debuted in 2011 in Grand Rapids as the first-ever community-wide comedy festival in the nation. Every...

Matthew Makowski
February 19, 2020
A Visit to Listening Room: Tips for a Night of Live Music

I’ve been to plenty of concerts in plenty of venues in my time – everything from student unions to professional sports...

Amy Busse
February 18, 2020
What’s on Tap for Beer Month GR

With nearly 80 breweries within an hour of its downtown, Grand Rapids – also referred to as Beer City, USA – is a hotbed...

Kirsetin Morello
February 12, 2020
Where to Buy the Best Wine in Grand Rapids

While we’ll always be fans of the excellent craft brew options we have in Beer City, USA, wine lovers of Grand Rapids,...

Kirsetin Morello
February 11, 2020