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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One day itinerary for the Ring of Kerry & Skellig Ring

It’s hard to believe that we almost nixed the Ring of Kerry from our itinerary.  Traveling in Ireland for a week, I was getting worn down of our late nights and busy mornings.  But Mr. Yoder convinced me that we’d come so far and shouldn’t miss something we really wanted to see.  I’m so glad we decided to venture to the Ring of Kerry and Skellig Ring.  We had an unforgettable day with unbelievable Irish weather – plenty of sunshine and …

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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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Packing for International Travel with Thirty-One Gifts

Thank you to Thirty-One Gifts for providing me with these products.  All opinions are my own. While preparing for our recent trip to Ireland, I realized I was going to need some better organizational items!  Packing in carry-ons is all about logistics!  I have always used Thirty-One gifts for our road trips, but I didn’t have a lot of their products to use while packing for international travel.  I’m excited to share with you the products that made travel for …

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In Awe of Abe – A visit to Lincoln’s Boyhood Home

Abraham Lincoln grew from a boy into a man in what is now called Lincoln City, Indiana. While his birthplace in Kentucky and his role as a Senator from Illinois gets much recognition-   Indiana is often overlooked.  Until researching the area around Evansville, Indiana; did I even know that Lincoln spent nearly 15 years of his life in Indiana!  Our visit to the Lincoln Boyhood Home helped me to better understand our 16th President. What we thought to be a 20-minute …

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Packing a First Aid Kit for International Travel

What to include in your travel medicine bag It seems like every trip we’ve taken with our kids, someone ended up sick and I was grossly unprepared.  Even when we went to LEGOLAND, Mr. Yoder was heading out bright and early to CVS to grab cough syrup and cough drops.  In the USA, we know what medicines to grab and where to find them. However, when embarking on international travel, it’s a little more concerning as to where we would go …

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