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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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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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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You Can Take The Kids: 5 Ohio Hikes To Do As A Family

The way people talked about having kids, I thought the chance to hike would be over once we started a family!  Luckily, it doesn’t have to be!  There are plenty of hikes that you can do with kids in Ohio.  Here are my suggestions for 5 Ohio hikes you can do as a family. Hocking Hills Hocking Hills is full of natural beauty in all seasons!  One of our favorite times to visit is winter because of all of the …

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Visiting beautiful Brandywine Falls

An easy hike while visiting Cuyahoga Valley National Park Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers a convenient location close to the interstates that connect Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. While Cuyahoga Valley National Park has plenty of amazing rock formations and waterfalls, you can’t visit without a stop at Brandywine Falls. Brandywine Falls is accessed by a boardwalk suspended from the rock formations. This boardwalk hugs the rocks in a way that is just as awe-inspiring as the falls. The Boardwalk stays …

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Satisfy your wanderlust with these six waterfalls of Ohio

There is just something about a waterfall. Maybe it was growing up in the era when TLC’s “Waterfalls” was a #1 hit. Ha! Maybe it is the soothing sound of falling water that evokes relaxation and peace. Whatever it is, visitors to Ohio have the joy of finding multiple waterfalls throughout the state. Here are six waterfalls of Ohio that we’ve visited and recommend. Cedar Falls within Hocking Hills, Ohio Cedar Falls is one of the most breathtaking places within …

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Oh, Chip & Jo! Visiting Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas

Like most red-blooded Americans, I’ve been a fan of the show Fixer Upper for a long time! So when our friends moved to Fort Worth, Texas, a mere 90-minutes from Waco, it seemed like an easy way to combine two favorites in one trip! Visiting Magnolia Market and the Silos is a family-friendly affair. Here’s more about our time in Waco. Magnolia Market and the Silos The most well-known feature of Chip and Joanna’s empire is Magnolia Market at the …

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4 great beaches for families near Fort Myers, Florida

These Southwest Florida Beaches Pack a lot of Paradise Fort Myers, Florida was a place I’d never really dreamed of visiting. Now I want to move there (no joke)! After a great deal using points on nonstop flights to Southwest Florida, I found myself researching a place I knew little about.  During my research, I kept finding two themes- great beaches and great sunsets. I made it my goal to experience the best of both! That said, here are 4 …

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