Isn’t it romantic? A Babymoon at French Lick Resort

Five ways to celebrate a couples getaway (or your growing brood) at this Midwest resort This year the stars aligned and I was very pregnant at the same time Mr. Yoder’s work conference was at The French Lick Resort! This same place was a touchy subject since he texted me photos of the beautiful lobby way back in 2014 – How dare he enjoy luxurious digs when I was home trying to manage 3 children aged 4 and under? Pictures …

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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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Get a taste of old Florida on the St. Johns River

Immerse yourself in Florida scenic drives and historic state parks while sleeping on a houseboat. Not far from the brightly colored lights of theme parks, adrenaline rides, and mega-resorts lies a different kind of attraction.  The St. Johns River & it’s nearby scenic byways offer something different than most Florida visitors have come to expect. When northerners used to travel Highway 17 south through the Sunshine State, this area lured visitors by its cool, spring waters and alligator wrestlers.  Sadly, …

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Have to go: Holland, Michigan Tulip Time

Admittedly, I have a thing for tulips. First, they offer a bright burst of color after a long, gray winter. Secondly, tulips and travel go together, and there’s always a new festival to fill my calendar. The Holland, Michigan tulips are fun for all ages – and I should know because we took a multi-generational trip to Holland, Michigan Tulip Time. Where and when to visit Holland, Michigan Holland’s Tulip Time takes place the first full week of May. The …

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What to consider before booking an Airbnb

How families can use Airbnb – plus tips for renters Booking an Airbnb has become our favorite way to travel. We’ve stayed in 10 Airbnbs in the past few years and they can offer so many amenities that hotels can not.  However, there are some things you should know before booking an Airbnb. Searching for your Airbnb rental When searching for the best Airbnb rental for families, I recommend using two filters.  #1 – After entering the number in your …

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Reliable Richmond – This small, Indiana city packs a big punch for families

Things to do in Richmond, Indiana with kids I’ve traveled to Richmond, Indiana twice in the past year and both times I’ve been impressed with the number of things there are to do in the small city. Richmond has plenty of museums and parks, a thriving mural scene, and delicious dining options. Maybe my favorite thing about Richmond is how friendly the locals are – full of Midwestern hospitality and willing to help visitors. Located approximately 75 miles east of …

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History revealed at the Levi & Catharine Coffin House

Indiana’s Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad Levi and Catharine Coffin were devout Quakers who believed slavery was antithetical to their faith.  As a young boy of 7, Levi witnessed slaves being separated from their families and was terrified of the thought of his own father being separated from him.  Levi Coffin grew, married Catharine Coffin, and moved to Indiana from North Carolina in 1926. It was after building their home in the little town of Fountain City, Indiana …

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Go big or go home – A VIP tour of AT&T Stadium

Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour With a husband and son that love NFL football, we couldn’t go to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and NOT tour AT&T stadium.  AT&T Stadium is home to the Dallas Cowboys! Renowned for its 1.2 billion dollar price tag, AT&T Stadium is meant to top all other football stadiums! We signed up for the VIP Tour to see what made it stand apart from the rest. AT&T Stadium Information AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington, Texas; nearly …

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