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Why to Visit Traverse City, Michigan with Kids

At the bottom of northern Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay sits Traverse City, a homey town of friendly charms that draws a million tourists per year. When the summer sun is shining, families occupy the multitudes of beaches on Lake Michigan’s swimmable water. The breezy weather scarcely resembles lower Michigan’s sticky, debilitating humidity. And when winter […]

Cultural Activities in Ann Arbor, Michigan with Kids

Exploring Ann Arbor, Michigan with kids reveals surprising cultural riches. The artistic and intellectual cosmos that burgeoned here during the 1960s still lingers, with the world-renowned University of Michigan keeping things cerebral. Within this environment, grandchildren of original hippies can expand their minds in various ways, and Ann Arbor is particularly friendly to families. True, […]

Detroit with Kids: Youthful Fun in the Motor City

Detroit’s reputation has taken a plunge. Michigan’s most famous city is bordering on bankruptcy, ranks second nationally in both crime and obesity, and has witnessed its population drop to a relatively measly 700,000. Indeed, much of the city appears to be in complete ruins, a maze of bombed out buildings and abandoned businesses, covered in spray paint. Throw […]