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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

Five Facts About Maya Lin, the Artist of Ecliptic

What do Grand Rapids and Washington D.C. have in common? They are both home to outdoor sculptural works by...

Amy Busse
July 17, 2019
Every Summer Day is Ice Cream Day in GR

Here’s the scoop: Grand Rapids is the cherry on top of the vibrant West Michigan ice cream scene . Don’t just take our...

Matthew Makowski
July 12, 2019
The Grand Rapids Outdoor Summer Music Guide

As the temperatures heat up in Grand Rapids, so does the outdoor concert calendar. Every summer, the local music...

Eric Mitts
July 2, 2019
Epic Vegan Desserts in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids’ unique dining scene has garnered numerous recognitions, including being named Michigan’s Best Food City by...

Kolene Allen and Jon Dunn
July 1, 2019
Where to Find Juice Bars in Grand Rapids

Looking to add some fruits and veggies to your diet? Grand Rapids is home a few local juice bars that not only serve...

Allison Arnold
June 20, 2019
Where to Find Vinyl Records in GR

Vinyl is back! In 2018, almost 10 million vinyl records were sold in the United States. With 2018’s double-digit sales...

Brian Craig
June 18, 2019
Grand Rapids: An Easy Location for a Destination Wedding

Just as every couple is unique, so is every wedding . Some weddings include pets walking rings down the aisle,...

Amy Busse
June 14, 2019
Coffee Shops and Cafes with Outdoor Patios

Grand Rapids is home to numerous well-known cafes and coffee roasters , many of which open outdoor patios for warmer...

Allison Arnold
June 13, 2019