Two days ago, Lonely Planet released their 2014 list of the Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations. While pulling clips Tuesday morning, much to my surprise I saw my hometown, Grand Rapids, Mich. at number one! The saying “you don’t know what you have,” really reflected my reaction, as growing up there I never realized so many people would want to visit. Thinking about it now though, there are a lot of things I love about going home, even if I do want to move away while I’m young.
My high school summers were filled with countless trips to the nearby beach, usually Grand Haven or Holland. One summer my friend and I even went to as many state parks along Lake Michigan that we could (wasn’t it nice to not work 40+ hrs/wk?).