• The Windy City Could Be Your Kind of Vacation Town

    Chicago has more than 40 fascinating museums, multiple interactive children’s museums, vibrant ethnic communities, and countless other noteworthy places to explore, so finding something to do when you’re in town is easy. Does someone in your family like learning about the solar system or have an interest in finding out more about ancient and current cultures from around the world? Or, are you raising a future artist? Either way, the Windy City is an ideal backdrop for a family vacation. Read on to learn about some of the places our family has enjoyed visiting over the years. Adler Planetarium (https://www.adlerplanetarium.org)–The Adler Planetarium is known for its interactive exhibits for adults and…

  • A Grand Experience Awaits Your Family in Grand Rapids, Michigan

    My girls and I always get excited when we learn that my husband is going to Grand Rapids to speak or teach at a conference. Why? Because he always lets us tag along with him! We’ve been so many times that I have basically memorized where some of my favorite restaurants (e.g., Chili’s, Panera) and stores (e.g., Target, Wal-Mart) are and even have options if our sightseeing or shopping excursions put us closer to one location than another. I also know where some of our favorite tourist spots are located. One of our favorite places to visit is the Grand Rapids Art Museum (http://www.artmuseumgr.org), the world’s first LEED Gold Certified…