Every year my family takes a summer getaway to the Traverse City area in the upper northwestern corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The region features wonderful beaches and sand dunes along Lake Michigan’s shores, great wineries and restaurants to enjoy, and many of the amenities of a metropolitan place though you are in a rural environment that is filled with magnificent natural landscapes. Biking, boating, hiking, fishing, swimming are just a few of the numerous activities that make this part of Michigan an ideal place for a summer visit. The fun doesn’t have to end when the weather gets...Read More
Tim Burns is the father of 8-year-old twins. He blogs about the adventures of parenting from a fun-loving dad's perspective at ageekdaddy.com. A connoisseur of comic books and remote control cars, he enjoys family road trips and is an avid Detroit Tigers fan.
You don’t need to be a penguin to enjoy the cold weather months – winter is a great time for a visit to the zoo! When you think of a trip to the zoo probably a school year field trip or summer family outing is the first thing that comes to mind. Most zoos are open throughout the entire year though and winter can be a great time for a visit. While you might be in for a chilly time, some of my family’s best trips to the zoo have been during the winter time. If you are like...Read More