Where to Eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Wondering where to eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan? Wonder no more: the latest location of our favorite, City Barbecue, is open and full of smoky goodness!

Where to Eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Tip: City Barbecue!)

We went late this spring for a soft opening, and let me tell you how delicious it was...

Through the Eyes of an Educator: the Magic of Summer

by Stacey Ebert / Jun 03, 2019 /
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As a kid (and as a teacher), I’d count the days till summer, the days between spring break and Memorial Day weekend and then the onslaught of everything that made that last month of school seem like it simultaneously went as quick as lightning and as slow as molasses. Today, my best friend’s daughter is in the final stretch of her sophomore year, and the middle child is quite literally counting the days till that grand bus ride that will take her to sleep away camp.

Artist of the Month: Corinne Roberts

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 02, 2019 /
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Wandering the aisles at Grand Rapids Comic Con, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the goodness. But as we walked by Corinne Roberts' booth, we did a full stop (don't worry, no one crashed into us). Her art drew us in with its playfulness, creativity, and intelligence. Once we started talking with her, I KNEW our Wandering Educators would be interested in her art...and books.

22.33 Stories: Learning to Say Love in Bengali

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Featuring first-person stories of people finding themselves in the middle of a culture that is foreign to them; each week, 22.33 will deliver interesting tales from people who share how they were able to create mutual understanding through cultural exchange. 

22.33 Stories: Learning to Say Love in Bengali

Exploring Spain, one bite at a time

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One of my favorite ways to explore a new country is at a dining table, sampling local cuisine. I’ve eaten bouillabaisse in France, pasta in Italy, pad thai in Thailand, summer rolls in Vietnam, and ceviche in Peru—to name just a few.
Exploring Spain, one bite at a time

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of May 31, 2019 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of May 31, 2019  By Josh Garrick 

Dear Readers: In over 12 years of writing this column, I’ve never had SO MUCH activity fall on ONE day. Read on and find something to do out of the cornucopia of things to do – on JUNE 1. (Hint: watch your timing and you could do up to 4 or 5 things all on one day – most are family oriented). JG

Daniel Mazur and the redemption of Mt. Everest

by Seth Sicroff / May 28, 2019 /
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Daniel Mazur and the redemption of Mt. Everest

Outhouse on Khumbu glacier. From Daniel Mazur and the redemption of Mt. Everest
Outhouse on Khumbu glacier

"It's all bullshit on Everest these days."

How to Improve Our Educational System in the 21st Century

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Education has become more important today than it has ever been. In the modern age, if you don’t know about one thing, you lose access to an untold amount of opportunities. However, despite the huge significance of education in the present age, many students still fail to succeed 

5 Family-Friendly Eco Destinations in Kissimmee, Florida

by Culinary Spelunker / May 27, 2019 /
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Chances are if you’ve visited Orlando, Florida, home to theme park behemoths Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida and others, you’ve also been to Kissimmee, its sister city just to the south. The two cities meld into one another – and yet for families looking to break up their days in the theme parks with some natural sites you can only find in Central Florida, Kissimmee offers the the perfect starting point.

Expert Shares Top Tips for Budget Travel

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My motto? The more you save, the more you can travel. That’s why I love finding–and sharing–budget travel tips. Whether you’re traveling solo or with a large extended family, flying or driving, staying close to home or ranging further afield, you’ll find plenty of ways to save, with our best budget travel tips.