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Weekend getaway to Grand Rapids, Michigan | Where to stay, eat, and drink

Weekend getaway to Grand Rapids, Michigan: Where to stay, eat, and drink

One day out of the blue, my friend and co-worker, Jamie, said to me, “I want to go to Grand Rapids. Take me there!” I’ve traveled to Grand Rapids a number of times over the last few years. After hearing me talk about it so much, Jamie knows that the city has become one of […]

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ChicagoFamily Staycation | Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel

Chicago family staycation at Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel

I’ve said for years that Chicago is an exceptional place for travelers to live. With its diversity, top-notch art and entertainment, and world-class museums, Chicago residents like myself can “travel” without even leaving the city. Sometimes day trips to different neighborhoods quench the travel thirst. Other times, you just need an overnight staycation to really […]

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Hamilton County, Indiana

Highlights of Hamilton County, Indiana

Hamilton County, Indiana, lies approximately 30 miles northeast of Indianapolis. I’ve been to Indy several times in my life but never stopped to have a look around Hamilton County. After spending a recent weekend there with the kids, I realized all that we’d been missing out on! The “crown jewels” of Hamilton County are the […]

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Roseville, Minnesota: Perfectly positioned

Why Roseville, Minnesota should be your base for exploring the Twin Cities

Roseville, Minnesota, is perfectly positioned for visitors to enjoy all that the Twin Cities have to offer. Roseville is only ten minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul, giving travelers convenient access to both cities. Roseville was our base for a recent long weekend in the Twin Cities. Our objectives were to visit the Mall of […]

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250 Main Hotel | Rockland, Maine

250 Main Hotel: Boutique art hotel in Rockland, Maine

MidCoast Maine’s premier boutique hotel “is designed to spark curiosity and evoke excitement.” I may or may not have told a little lie recently when I wrote about the top five reasons to travel to Rockland, Maine. The five reasons stated are accurate; there’s no lie there. But the truth is, there are actually SIX top […]

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The Guesthouse Hotel Chicago

The Guesthouse Hotel: Boutique accommodations in Chicago for families

Since I have lived in Chicago my entire life and know the city quite well, I’m often asked for my suggestions on where to go, where to eat, and where to stay in the city. My standard answer is, “If you want to experience REAL Chicago, you need to get into the neighborhoods.” One neighborhood […]

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5 spring break destinations for families in the Midwest

5 Family Spring Break Destinations in the Midwest

With the holidays behind us, it’s time to start thinking about travel plans for the next school recess — spring break! It’s tempting, especially for us Midwesterners, to plan escapes to warmer climes. But there is a wealth of history, fun, and diversity right here in Middle America — for locals and visitors alike. To […]

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The Working Mom's Travels 5th anniversary

The Working Mom’s Travels turns 5 + a family trip giveaway!

“Your traveling days are over.” Do you know how many times I heard that, or something similar, from people when they learned I was pregnant with my first child almost a decade ago? Family members, friends of friends, anyone who knew of my traveling ways, felt the need to chime in to let me know […]

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Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport | Joy of Travel

Experiencing the #JoyofTravel at Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport

I bring you this post as a member of the Holiday Inn Influencer Program. I received a two-night complimentary stay at Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport. As always, all opinions are my own. You know how there are those places you hear about all the time that sound really awesome and you think, “I should go there. […]

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Tips for families attending Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (BRRR) is a celebration of music, history, community, and plain ole good times. The annual 3-day festival takes place in Bristol, which is an unusual town, in that it straddles the state line of Tennessee and Virginia. At any time walking down State Street, you could have one foot in Tennessee […]

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