Grand Rapids

Viking River Cruise through the south of France

Looking back on 2015, a year of travel hits

The only thing better than telling friends you’re going to ‘the south of France’ on a Viking River cruise is actually being on that cruise. Sitting on the deck of the Viking Heimdal, sipping champagne as the ship slipped past the colorful churches, museums and chateaux of Lyon, ranks as one of my 2015 travel … Continue Reading →

ArtPrize phone app makes a convenient guide and ballot box

Art is everywhere in Grand Rapids. From coffee bars, candy shops and comic stores to hotel lobbies, restaurants, bridges and plazas, ArtPrize Seven — the world’s largest art competition — has engulfed the city. It’s like a giant strolling art gallery, concentrated primarily in three square miles of downtown. A bit farther afield, Frederik Meijer Gardens & … Continue Reading →