Family day out: Inexpensive things to do at Put-in-Bay

Thanks to Miller Ferry for providing our family with ferry tickets and a golf cart rental.  Miller Ferry is the MOST inexpensive way to get to Put-in-Bay.  Adult tickets (age 12+) are $7.50 and kids 6-11 are only $1.50.  As always, all opinions are my own! Traveling with kids can be anything but cheap!  Having a day out at Put-in-Bay with the family is such a joy, but you don’t want to want to feel like your cash is being …

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Ireland with kids: Best playgrounds along the tourist trail

Ireland is a kid-friendly country to visit with the family!  From scenic vistas to historic castles, there is something to inspire children of all ages.  However, kids can only handle so much sightseeing and so we filled our trip with plenty of time at playgrounds.  Here are suggestions of which playgrounds of Ireland you’ll won’t want to miss! Playgrounds of Ireland Kilkenny Kilkenny Castle Park is exactly where you would expect- Kilkenny!  Thanks to Jody from Ireland Family Vacations for …

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Our 10-day Ireland road trip budget

I’m finally ready to break down what we spent on our trip to Ireland!  I know that everyone is curious about the cost of traveling in Ireland and especially how they could travel to Ireland on a budget.  I’m here to tell you that it can be done. Here’s how much we spent in each category.  All prices are in US Dollars after conversion. Flights: $0  One of the reasons we were able to take this trip is that we …

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Millersburg Glass & the Amish Country Byway

John Fenton comes to Amish Country John Fenton came to Millersburg, Ohio in 1908 with a dream and a sketchbook.  As the name implies, John was of the Fenton family of Williamstown, West Virginia; well-known glassmakers. He came to Millersburg knowing he could do something bigger and better than his family.  He didn’t want traditional glassware OR business,  John Fenton wanted opulence and prestige.  Out of that desire came Millersburg Glass. Fenton started Millersburg Glass in 1909.  Named after the …

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Packing for International Travel with Thirty-One Gifts

Thank you to Thirty-One Gifts for providing me with these products.  All opinions are my own. While preparing for our recent trip to Ireland, I realized I was going to need some better organizational items!  Packing in carry-ons is all about logistics!  I have always used Thirty-One gifts for our road trips, but I didn’t have a lot of their products to use while packing for international travel.  I’m excited to share with you the products that made travel for …

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In Awe of Abe – A visit to Lincoln’s Boyhood Home

Abraham Lincoln grew from a boy into a man in what is now called Lincoln City, Indiana. While his birthplace in Kentucky and his role as a Senator from Illinois gets much recognition-   Indiana is often overlooked.  Until researching the area around Evansville, Indiana; did I even know that Lincoln spent nearly 15 years of his life in Indiana!  Our visit to the Lincoln Boyhood Home helped me to better understand our 16th President. What we thought to be a 20-minute …

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Packing a First Aid Kit for International Travel

What to include in your travel medicine bag It seems like every trip we’ve taken with our kids, someone ended up sick and I was grossly unprepared.  Even when we went to LEGOLAND, Mr. Yoder was heading out bright and early to CVS to grab cough syrup and cough drops.  In the USA, we know what medicines to grab and where to find them. However, when embarking on international travel, it’s a little more concerning as to where we would go …

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June – life updates

One thing I’d like to do more consistently on the blog is to share personal updates.  This past year the blog has had many ups and downs and while I love talking about destinations and family travel, sometimes I want to get back to the old days of an online journal.  In many ways, Instagram stories have become my outlet for sharing the everyday thoughts and family life.  But, not everyone is on Instagram, and those stories are only live …

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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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