Fun with the Family

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Are you vacationing in Michigan this Summer? Kalamazoo Public Library has many Michigan travel books. One particularly family-friendly book is: Fun with the Family: Michigan. Hundreds of Ideas for Day Trips with the Kids, by Bill Semion, c.2007. The contents are separated by geographic areas, such as West Michigan-North, West Michigan-South, and Upper Peninsula-East, Upper Peninsula-West… you get the picture…(picturesque!) It includes listings of events, adventures, parks, museums, sports, theatres, places to stay, and restaurants.

I also recommend viewing: Under the Radar Michigan, a PBS television show hosted by Tom Daldin, who has a friendly, comfortable presence and a great sense of humor. UTR Michigan is in its third season. UTR Michigan showcases a different Michigan town in each episode, featuring local places of interest, stories, great people, and mouth-watering foods at local restaurants. UTR is a helpful, convincing site for choosing a Michigan town to visit. Episode 318 highlights Grand Rapids, and, if you want to see a hilarious sight, watch the people pedaling on the Great Lakes Pub Cruiser, it’s crazy! To find out the art of coffee roasting and information about the Can-Do Kitchen, watch the inspirational episode featuring Kalamazoo!


Fun with the Family: Michigan. Hundreds of Ideas for Day Trips with the Kids

Posted by Amy Chase at 07/12/2013 10:21:07 AM | 

Sounds good. It looks like you can watch full episodes of all 3 seasons of UTR on their website.
Posted by: Cole ( Email ) at 7/13/2013 1:20 AM

i think i am going to have to check this book out at the library because it sounds like a good book to read.
Posted by: Rebecca ( Email ) at 7/15/2013 9:57 AM

Great book. I recommend this book to buy even that way you can use it for a point of reference when traveling.
Posted by: Denise ( Email ) at 7/15/2013 1:25 PM

I'm always looking for fun things to do close to home! I will have to check this out!
Posted by: Robin ( Email ) at 7/23/2013 10:39 PM

I'm glad I discovered this blog entry! It looks like I'm not the only one looking for things to do that's close to home.
Posted by: Denise S ( Email ) at 7/24/2013 4:10 PM

Book sound interesting. There are so amny interesting back stories close to home. I enjoy under the radar and have gotten several trip ideas from watching it.
Posted by: Robert Giddings ( Email ) at 8/4/2013 2:50 PM

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