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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

Breweries with Great Outdoor Spaces

Summer, fall, winter, or spring — no matter the time of year in the Mitten State, many West Michigan breweries have...

Matthew Makowski
April 16, 2021
Sensory-Friendly Experiences in Grand Rapids

Several Grand Rapids attractions, including John Ball Zoo and the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM), are taking steps to...

Kirsetin Morello
April 12, 2021
15 Fun and FREE Things to do in Grand Rapids

Whoever said nothing in life is free hasn't been to Kent County, Michigan. The greater Grand Rapids area offers a wide...

Experience GR Team
April 6, 2021
Grand Rapids Area Outdoor Dining Spaces

Outdoor Dining in Any Season Grand Rapidians love the outdoors ­ – so much so that local restaurants and breweries have...

Experience GR Team
March 31, 2021
Grand Rapids Hotel Pools Open for Swimcations & Staycations

You don’t need to wait until summer to enjoy a fun swimcation – pack up the bathing suits, floaties and swim goggles and...

Experience GR Team
March 25, 2021
Grand Rapids Restaurants with a French Flair

If you’re not going to Paris anytime soon, but you’re craving a French experience, look no further than Grand Rapids!...

Lyndsay Daly
March 18, 2021
Irish Pubs of Grand Rapids

Some years ago, I discovered the smooth, delicious spirit that is Irish Whiskey. Since then, I’ve sipped a number of...

Kirsetin Morello
March 10, 2021
Women Crafting the Beverage Industry in Grand Rapids

In the Grand Rapids area, an increasing number of women are shaping the craft beverage business. From positions like...

Nadira Kharmai
March 2, 2021