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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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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Kid-approved: Monster Truck Tour at The Showcase of Citrus

What checks all the boxes of a little boy’s dream, a science lesson, and an hour of fun?!  The answer: A Monster Truck tour at The Showcase of Citrus in Central Florida. While researching things to do in the Orlando area, a friend recommended a family-friendly stop at The Showcase of Citrus.  We didn’t know if time would allow, but then we found a Groupon to save on the Monster Truck tour.  Once my husband saw the words “Monster Truck” …

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Oh my G-O-S-H: A stay at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat Resort in Florida

Anyone else’s kids know every single line from The LEGO Movie?  Mine do!  Last year while Mr. YT and I were painting rooms and fixing up the new house, the kids watched a LOT of movies!  The LEGO Movie was on repeat, and in the previews, there’s a short commercial for LEGOLAND. This is where my kiddos became obsessed with the idea of visiting!  They begged and pleaded and told us that LEGOLAND was the ONLY place they really, really, …

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Traveling to Australia? Things to know before you go

10 Things to Know Before Visiting Australia Australia has been near and dear to my heart since I spent a year as an exchange student Down Under. Since my time on Exchange, we’ve traveled to the country three times, this last time with our small children.  During my time as a travel agent, I shared my knowledge of Australia with many, and here’s my advice on things you must know before visiting Australia. 1. Australia is bigger than you think …

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A look back- the best and the worst of 2017

Looking back on the year behind is always a little cathartic.  While I prefer to focus on the future, I know the past is what really shapes us!  I thought I’d share some of the highs and lows of the past year, mostly from the realm of travel, but a few from our personal lives as well. Best of 2017 Visiting Marietta, Ohio on a press trip This was my first press trip and it will probably live on as being …

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