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 of the ‘Burg: Things to do in Millersburg, Ohio

I grew up in the small town of Millersburg, Ohio and much of my family still lives in the village. Millersburg offers many things for the out-of-town visitor. The historic district has undergone a recent resurgence – there are more dining options and small businesses than I can ever remember! Here is my guide of things to do in Millersburg, Ohio. **This post contains affiliate links. I was provided a tour of the Millersburg Glass Museum & Victorian House Museum, …

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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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First-timers guide to Sanibel Island

Sanibel & Captiva Travel Guide We just returned from a week at Sanibel Island and it was the perfect destination for a family beach vacation!  However, before visiting Sanibel Island, I couldn’t find much information telling me what to expect during our first stay on the island. Being budget travelers, I wanted to know where the best grocery stores were, how much the bridge tolls cost, and more. Without further ado, here is your guide to a first-time trip to …

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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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The best Christmas lights in Mansfield, Ohio

Enjoy a family-friendly evening enjoying Christmas lights in North Central Ohio Our family loves looking at Christmas lights! It’s a fun and memorable way to spend an evening once the winter darkness sets in. But there’s something extra special about Christmas lights in 2020. It’s been a rough year – and viewing Christmas lights allows us to get out of the house without spending much money, and while keeping our distance from others. Here’s our itinerary (and map) for a …

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