Yes, you can sleep in a train car that’s INSIDE of a hotel!

A stay at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station I am so thankful that our plans changed and we were able to extend our stay in Indianapolis! I had been eyeing the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown for some time knowing that they had train car hotel rooms. Staying in a unique accommodation creates a memorable experience for young and old and this was definitely one we won’t soon forget! The Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown is housed in historic Union …

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A day in Hocking Hills- with kids

When I think of clifftop vistas, cascading waterfalls, and well-groomed hiking travels, my mind travels to the mountains of Virginia or Washington. Then I hear a small voice say, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home?” and I remember that I can have all of these in just a few hour’s drive- in the hills of southeast Ohio! Hocking Hills State Park is the second-most visited place in all of Ohio, and my family traveled there a …

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Beat cabin fever! 10 indoor attractions in Ohio for families

It’s that time of winter when I begin to wonder if we’ll ever get outside in the sunshine again. Cabin fever has reached a peak in our home and I’m sure it has yours, too! Here’s a list of 10 indoor Ohio attractions that are good for kids…and their parents. The Cleveland Museum of Art While you may think of art museums as only for adults, the Cleveland Museum of Art is inspiring for all ages. The Armor Room allows …

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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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5 things to do in Amish Country, Ohio with kids

Holmes County, Ohio contains the world’s largest Amish settlement.  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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5 things to do in Sandusky, Ohio with kids

Sandusky, Ohio is a small city on the shores of Lake Erie that has a ton to offer families!? Sandusky is well-known as the home to? Cedar Point, but most people spend a day on the rollercoasters and then leave town (raised hand here). However, there are so many reasons to stay and play in Sandusky.? Here are my suggestions of 5 things to do in Sandusky, Ohio with kids! #1 Enjoy top-notch museums I would not have thought of …

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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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