The best Christmas lights in Mansfield, Ohio

Enjoy a family-friendly evening enjoying Christmas lights in North Central Ohio Our family loves looking at Christmas lights! It’s a fun and memorable way to spend an evening once the winter darkness sets in. But there’s something extra special about Christmas lights in 2021. It’s been a rough year – and viewing Christmas lights allows …

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Our family hasn’t paid for a flight in four years – Here’s how you can, too!

Yes, you read that right! We’ve flown to New Orleans, Florida x3, Ireland, and Texas and paid only a few dollars in taxes. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg, we’ve also saved thousands on flights to Australia & Canada. I’m hoping that by the end of this article you, too, will understand how …

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Christmas at Kingwood is the perfect family-friendly holiday event

Kingwood Center Christmas Lights in Mansfield, Ohio Ohio is lucky to have plenty of amazing Christmas light displays and Mansfield is host to some of our favorites. (Yes, here’s our list of the best Christmas lights in Mansfield). One of the places we have made a holiday tradition to visit is “Christmas at Kingwood Center.” …

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The best restaurants in Mansfield, Ohio

Restaurants in Mansfield, Ohio - Wishmaker Houses

Our favorite places to eat near Mansfield It’s hard to believe that we’ve lived in Mansfield for almost 5 years! Time has flown by! Mansfield is home to many kid-friendly attractions and is famous for being the filming location of The Shawshank Redemption, but it’s also the place to find many great restaurants. We never …

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Family Adventure Guide to Mohican State Park in Ohio

Mohican State Park encompasses some of the most beautiful scenery in Ohio! Visitors come to Mohican to hike, canoe, camp and have amazing family adventures. Here is my guide of family-friendly things to do in Mohican State Park, Ohio. Where is Mohican State Park? Mohican State Park is located approximately 90 miles from Cleveland, Ohio …

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Hiking at the Whipp’s Ledges within Hinckley Reservation

Whipps Ledges- Ledges Loop Trail - Hinckley Reservation

Hiking at Whipp’s Ledges within Hinckley Reservation caught my eye through a Clevelanders Instagram post many years ago. I was surprised to see scenery reminiscent of my favorite hike at Cuyahoga Valley National Park – The Ledges. But Whipp’s Ledges had even more appeal (to me) because it was lesser-known and closer to my home. We just …

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Stroller-friendly and Wheelchair-Accessible Trails in Ohio

Our daughter fractured her leg last fall, which put a wrench into some of our fall hiking plans. However, I was determined to get her out and enjoy the fall colors, no matter what. With and a little research, I was able to find Ohio trails that are paved or wheelchair-accessible. This allowed us to …

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Why you should travel with your children while they are still little

I’ve heard it said a dozen times, “Why would you travel to _____ when your kids are so little, they won’t remember.” I get it, I do. We question whether the investment is worth the result. I’m not sure what gratification we expect from the result but we hope that the money spent equals happiness …

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Off the Beaten Path Trails at Hocking Hills

Saltpetre Cave Nature Preserve - Hocking Hills Ohio

The best hidden gems near Hocking Hills Hocking Hills is the most popular state park in Ohio, so it’s easy to see why some of the main hiking trails get very crowded during summer or weekends! While most first-time visitors stick to the well-known Hocking Hills trails, there are actually plenty of great hikes that …

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