Astronomical history and fun in Mercer and Auglaize Counties, Ohio

Things to do in Mercer & Auglaize Counties- Fort Recovery is just one of the many great attractions of Western Ohio. See my guide here.

Things to do in Western Ohio I grew up in NE Ohio and then went to college in Columbus, so my time exploring anything west of I-75 has been basically non-existent.  I’m so glad I attended the Midwest Byways Conference and learned more about Mercer and Auglaize Counties in Western Ohio- prompting our trip!  Families visiting this area will not be bored!  We spent two jam-packed days in the area and could have used another. The Bicycle Museum of America …

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One Delightful Day on the Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head Drive

The Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head Drive were a slice of quintessential Ireland.  We drove on a beach, held baby sheep, walked among ancient churches and visited Star Wars filming locations.  Yes, we packed a lot into one day on the Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head Drive – and we left with our hearts full of wonderful family memories.  Here’s how we conquered the Dingle Peninsula in one day. My first tidbit of advice is- Start your day early!  If …

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5 Reasons to Visit the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum

On last year’s trip to Fort Wayne, we did not have enough time to visit the Firefighters Museum.  This year we made it a priority!  I think the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum is one of the best things to do in Fort Wayne with kids.  Here’s why: #1 – So much history!  The museum is housed in an original Engine House. I’m a sucker for history and standing in the place where so many brave souls served their city added …

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Things to do in Ohio in Fall

I’m sad to say that summer is leaving us and the kids are starting school.  However, autumn is a glorious season and there are many family-friendly things to do in Ohio in Fall.  Ohio is full of fall festivals and activities, and I’ve compiled a list of some of the best. September Ohio River Sternwheel Festival September 7-9, 2017  Marietta has been home to the Sternwheel Festival for over 40 years!  I’ve already been charmed by this river town so …

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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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