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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

Your Kid-Free Fall Weekend Itinerary for Your GR Getaway

Fall is a beautiful time to visit West Michigan. The air is crisp, the skies are blue, and the trees are decked with...

Kirsetin Morello
September 20, 2019
Your Itinerary for a Fall Kid-Friendly Weekend in GR

One of the many wonderful things about Grand Rapids is that when summer gives way to fall, you can truly feel and see...

Sasha Wolff
September 20, 2019
Visit the John Ball Zoo's Red Pandas & More

For more than 125 years, John Ball Zoo has given Grand Rapids locals and visitors of all ages the experience to learn...

Amy Busse
September 13, 2019
Guide to PROJECT 1 September Events & Happenings

ArtPrize® changed the landscape of the art scene in Grand Rapids when it became the world’s largest open, independently...

Matthew Makowski
September 5, 2019
Six Things You Can Find In The North Monroe Area

Following the East bank of the Grand River, the North Monroe Area, once a bustling industrial hub of Grand Rapids, is a...

Rick Jensen
September 4, 2019
Five GR Hotel Packages That Beer Lovers Will Enjoy

There are a great number of things that make Grand Rapids a wonderful place to live, work, and play. One of those things...

Sasha Wolff
August 29, 2019
Ideas for Accessible Parks and Trails in Grand Rapids

In Grand Rapids, there are plenty of parks, lakes, and trails to explore for all people - including those with...

Nadira Kharmai
August 22, 2019
The Grand Rapids Late Summer & Fall Festival Hot List

Just because autumn is approaching and the summer heat will soon break, doesn’t mean festival season is over. Grand...

Brian Craig
August 19, 2019