5 things to do in Sandusky, Ohio with kids

Sandusky, Ohio is a small city on the shores of Lake Erie that has a ton to offer families!? Sandusky is well-known as the home to? Cedar Point, but most people spend a day on the rollercoasters and then leave town (raised hand here). However, there are so many reasons to stay and play in Sandusky.? Here are my suggestions of 5 things to do in Sandusky, Ohio with kids! #1 Enjoy top-notch museums I would not have thought of …

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So gorge-ous! Enjoying history and scenery in Summit Metro Parks

As much as I love going on a hike, very few things can beat an Ohio hike during FALL.  No humidity, fewer bugs, and the crunch of leaves underfoot.  #Perfection.  Ohio delivered the most glorious autumn day, and Summit Metro Parks provided the history and scenery that did not disappoint.  There are so many great hiking spots in Northeast Ohio, and Summit Metro Parks and this was definitely one not to miss. Summit Metro Park covers more than 14,000 acres …

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First-timers guide to Sanibel Island

Sanibel & Captiva Travel Guide We just returned from a week at Sanibel Island and it was the perfect destination for a family beach vacation!  However, before visiting Sanibel Island, I couldn’t find much information telling me what to expect during our first stay on the island. Being budget travelers, I wanted to know where the best grocery stores were, how much the bridge tolls cost, and more. Without further ado, here is your guide to a first-time trip to …

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Best hiking trails for kids at Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills is the perfect family-friendly Ohio destination. The main attraction of Hocking Hills are her natural rock formations and numerous waterfalls, but all of these must be reached by hiking trails. Over the years, I wished that someone would rank the easiest or best trails for young children. So, after multiple visits to Hocking Hills with our family, I’ve come up with a list of the best hiking trails for kids at Hocking Hills. #1 Ash Cave The easiest …

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It Rocks! Rockstall Nature Preserve near Hocking Hills

Learn more about this hidden gem of the Hocking Hills region Located on the grounds of Camp Akita, Rockstall Nature Preserve is a Hocking Hills hidden gem that is off-the-beaten-path compared to busier hiking areas within the Hocking Hills State Park. Rockstall Nature Preserve is a short drive from Logan, making it very easy to explore while in the region. The trail is just over 1 mile long. Things to know while visiting Rockstall Nature Preserve As previously mentioned, Rockstall is …

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Sheraton Vistana Resort – a review of this 2-bedroom suite near Disney World

There are so many family-friendly resorts in the Orlando area, it’s hard to choose just one!  On our first trip to the area, beach weather was iffy, so we chose to stay in Central Florida and center ourselves around all of the major attractions like Universal Studios and Disney World. The Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas checked off every single one of our requirements. Location – close to Disney World Maybe the biggest draw to the resort is its location. The …

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The best parks and playgrounds near Mansfield, Ohio

Fun places for kids in North Central Ohio If there is anything that the past 6 months have taught us, it is that finding local spots that allow us to be outside and explore are worth their weight in gold! We love playgrounds and parks and have done our best to check out all of our local options. Here are some of our favorite Mansfield, Ohio parks and playgrounds. My list of Mansfield, Ohio parks & playgrounds Malabar Farm State …

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Wahkeena Nature Preserve with Kids

Edge of Hocking Hills delight for families This past year, a friend and I packed up our kids and visited Wahkeena State Nature Preserve, the perfect day trip for anyone in Central Ohio.  Located just south of Lancaster in Fairfield County, the Preserve is on the northern edge of the Hocking Hills region. Wahkeena is the Native American word for “Most beautiful.”  The unassuming vegetation of this area really is beautiful. There are 2-3 different trails at Wahkeena.  These are …

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