Itinerary for a perfect summer weekend in Cincinnati

I was hosted on this press trip by Cincinnati USA.  All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Fun things to do in Cincinnati with the whole family We had a blast exploring Cincinnati for 2 nights and 3 days.  The Queen City really is charming.  There’s a TON to do, so much that we’re planning a trip back to take in more of her beauty.  Here are some of my best tips for planning a summer weekend …

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20 reasons to visit Sandusky in summer 2018

Things to do in Sandusky, Ohio this summer This summer Sandusky, Ohio is celebrating 200 years!  Yes, it’s the city of Sandusky’s Bicentennial and they’ve rolled out the red carpet, the bells & whistles, and a GIANT RUBBER DUCK. I’m excited to share more about what you can do in Sandusky this summer.  There is so much you won’t want to miss! Here are 20 reasons to visit Sandusky in summer 2018: 1.  Did someone say guacamole?  Spend a Taco …

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Enchanted by Evansville – Family Travel Guide to Evansville, Indiana

Things to do in Evansville, Indiana The marketing slogan for Evansville, Indiana is “E is for Everyone.” After spending a few days in this Ohio River city, I see why Evansville IS a great destination for all ages, especially those that travel with the family. Here’s my guide of things to do in Evansville, IN; what to see, eat, and where to stay.  You should plan to spend at least 2-3 days in Evansville, any less and you’ll feel very …

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What I’ve been reading – Books to check out in May 2018

With a broken hand, I found it easier to read books than to do dishes or work on the computer.  So I guess I should thank my clumsiness for the fact that I’ve read a few books lately!  Here’s a list of what I’ve been reading – are there any you want to check out?   Raising World Changers in a Changing World is the newest book by Kristen Welch of We are THAT Family.  This book is a call …

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

When planning a winter getaway to Florida, we weren’t sure where we should stay!  We didn’t want to travel too far from Legoland, but we also wanted a place with some amenities. We also like our time alone and wanted a 2-bedroom suite.  Beach weather was iffy, so we chose to stay in Central Florida and center ourselves around all of the major attractions- Universal, Disney World, and the like.  Sheraton Vistana Resort checked off every single one of our …

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Trip Guide to Topsail Island, North Carolina

Planning your vacation + things to do in Topsail Island & Surf City, NC Topsail Island is the perfect getaway for busy families.  The towns of Surf City, Topsail Beach, and North Topsail Beach offer shopping and dining opportunities, but the island isn’t covered in high-rises and kitschy stores.  We love visiting Topsail (the locals say it “Top-sul”) because we can connect as a family while spending leisurely hours on the beach or in the confines of our vacation rental. You …

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5 things to do in Amish Country, Ohio with kids

Holmes County, Ohio contains the world’s largest Amish population.  Situated almost equidistant from both Columbus and Cleveland, Amish Country seems worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life.  Amish children peer at passing cars from rear buggy windows.   Amish businesses use skylights and generators to provide enough light and power to open shop. Amish Country is a great place to visit with kids because it evokes a lifestyle they probably know little of.  There are culture and great …

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Scared to travel? Tips for battling pre-trip anxiety (from the mom with anxiety)

I’m going to let you all in a little secret.  I struggle daily with anxiety, and traveling only makes it worse!  Funny, huh? The girl that is scared to travel is the one that BLOGS about travel!  I’ve been wanting to post about travel and anxiety for a long time, but it wasn’t till I received a direct message on Instagram that I realized that you, too, may struggle with nervousness.  Here are my thoughts on vacation anxiety and what …

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My 2018 Ohio Bucket List

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that I have a love/hate relationship with the state I call home.  February in Ohio is THE PITS.  It’s long and cold and the winter blahs are REAL.  However, the joy that Ohio pulls from me in winter is made up for in the other 8+ months of the year!  Ohio has so many attractions- from Cedar Point to Hocking Hills to Presidential History and our three C cities! …

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Everything is Awesome at LEGOLAND Florida

Visiting LEGOLAND Florida was something my kids had been begging to do for MONTHS.  When we thought about Christmas presents, we remembered that we hated seeing a pile of toys that would later be unused.  Then we thought about turning a trip to LEGOLAND Florida theme park into our Christmas gift for the kids, and it made much more sense!  We couldn’t be happier with our choice!  Our kids loved their LEGOLAND visit, and we appreciated that it was the …

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