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The Curiosity of Privacy - ArtPrize 2015

Favorites from ArtPrize 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

It’s unorthodox, highly disruptive, and undeniably intriguing to the art world and the public alike. Started as an experiment almost a decade ago, ArtPrize is an art competition that takes place every year in Grand Rapids, Michigan. What makes it so unorthodox, disruptive, and intriguing is that it uses three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids […]

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Summer travel & weekend family getaways from Chicago

Summer is finally here in Chicago. Well, at least the calendar says so. (Really, what is up with all this rain?!) The kids might be asking where you’re heading for summer vacation. Or, you may be looking to do a weekend away from the city. Either way, I’ve got recommendations for some summer travel and weekend […]

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Visit to Grand Rapids Downtown Market

One thing I’m always sure to do when traveling is visit food markets. It’s a delicious way to get a taste of the regional flavor and to mingle with the locals. Some of the best meals I’ve had while traveling were either at food markets, or I bought ingredients at the market and prepared the meals myself. Meals […]

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Fall travel plans: Beer, nature, & art in Grand Rapids

Fall is my most favorite time of year, weather-wise and travel-wise. I prefer to travel once summer ends and the kids are back in school. The weather typically is milder and the crowds, generally, are smaller. Not surprising, then, that I’ve got some travel plans lined up for this fall. What is surprising, though, is […]

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Leland River & dam

Photo tour of historic Fishtown

Travel fewer than thirty miles north of Traverse City, Michigan, to historic Fishtown in Leland and be transported more than a hundred years back in time. The Great Lakes have a strong maritime culture and a long history rooted in the fishing industry. These traditions are preserved in Fishtown, an historic section of the town […]

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