Family Travel

Top Toddler Getaways in Southeast Michigan

Sanity-saving toddler play places where you can blow off steam, from Nature's Playhouse in Ferndale to the Detroit Zoo to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

10 Top Michigan Summer Day Trips for Families

There's family-friendly adventure waiting for you within a few hours of home. Searching for ideas for short road trips? Take a look at these ideas.

The Ultimate Be-Prepared Parent Adventure Checklist

From phones to socks to cough drops, here's our list of must-have items to take along for a family-fun day – or two!

Detroit Day Trip With Kids

Looking for some fun things to do in Detroit with your family? Here's an easy weekend itinerary that's sure to keep your kiddos entertained.

5 Tips for Going On Vacation Without Kids

Planning a vacation without kids? Here's some advice on how to enjoy the relaxation without feeling guilty.

Traveling to the Upper Peninsula: Things to Do During Fall

Hike it way up north – above the Mackinac Bridge – with the family to enjoy a flash of fall colors in Marquette and beyond.

Lost or Stolen Passport: What to Do

What happens if you or your child loses a passport? Learn where to go for help, how to report a stolen passport, passport scams to watch for and more.

Tips for Exploring Michigan Lighthouses With Your Family

Michigan has some beautiful lighthouses. A lighthouse expert offers six tips to get your kids excited and ready to explore lighthouses.

Best Michigan Lighthouses to Explore for Summer Fun

Standing tall against crashing waves and calm waters alike, Michigan's many lighthouses that guide sailors safely to shore now also beckon families to come and explore.

Sharecations: Vacations with Friends

Coordinate your family getaway with some pals, share expenses and experiences. But read this primer, first!

Advice for Flying with Children

Taking an airplane on a trip? Learn how to have safe, happy airplane travel with kids on your next vacation.

5 Ways to Slash Your Family's Vacation Food Budget

Looking to travel on a budget? Learn how to save money on food while on vacation.