Family Travel

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10 Top Summer Day Trips in Michigan for Families

There's family-friendly adventure waiting for you within a few hours of home. Searching for ideas for day trips in Michigan? Take a look at these suggestions.
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The Best Road Trip Songs to Add to Your Family’s Playlist

Here are some of the best road trip songs to add to your family's queue before you head out on your next summer adventure.

Coolest Caves in the Midwest for Michigan Families to Visit

These caves in the Midwest are great vacation destinations that give local parents and kids a truly underground family experience!
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13 Weird Roadside Attractions in Michigan

Road trip season is officially here! If you're looking for something funky to see this year, check out some of these weird roadside attractions in Michigan.
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Midwest Micro-cations to Take This Summer

COVID-19 put all the much-anticipated summer vacations on hold but you can still enjoy some family fun and travel with these Midwest micro-cations ideas.
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The Importance of Getting Away During Covid-19

Metro Parent's COO talks about how spending time with your family and getting away during COVID-19 is still important — even if you don't like travel.
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Things to Do on Mackinac Island With Kids

What are the best things to do on Mackinac Island with kids? Find out about family-friendly hotels, biking, fudge, butterflies, ferry rides and more.
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All-Inclusive Resorts in Michigan for Families or Parents

Are you looking to get away with your family or spouse? Check out the all-inclusive resorts in Michigan for some family fun or alone time with your significant other.
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5 Tips for Going On Vacation Without Kids

Planning on going on vacation without kids? Here's some advice on how to enjoy the relaxation without feeling guilty.
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Must-Experience Winter Wonderlands in Flint and Genesee County

January and February is prime-time to take a family trip to the Flint area. Learn about some must-do winter activities in the area – plus a few spots to warm up after.
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5 Family Vacation Destinations in Canada

Live in metro Detroit? Consider these vacation destinations in Canada for your family's next close-to-home yet out-of-country adventure.
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Holiday and Winter Family Fun in Frankenmuth

A trip to Frankenmuth is great fun any time of year but the winter months hold a little something extra. Get tips and insider info on planning your family's trip.