About the author

Amanda Ortiz is a 2013 Trekaroo Superoo and a working mom to two kids (a teen and a toddler), living in suburban Chicago. In addition to her Trekaroo contributions, you can find Amanda on her blog, thoughtsfromher.com, where she writes about family and local travels.
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5 Fun Reasons to Visit Kid Friendly Grand Rapids, MI

Did you know that Grand Rapids, MI was the birthplace of our nation’s 38th President, Gerald R. Ford? Or that Grand Rapids was once known as “America's Furniture Capital” for its fine, residential furniture? Yeah, me neither! My family learned those little tidbits (and so much more) on our recent road trip to Grand Rapids,...