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Holiday events within a 5-hour drive of Central Ohio

I’ve spent the last 15 years within an hour of Columbus, Ohio, so I’m finding I’m ready to get out and explore more of my home AND neighboring states.  Ohio and bordering states Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia offer a plethora of events to relish in Yuletide joy! Here is my guide to Christmas & …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Kid-friendly things to do in Indianapolis

Your complete guide to Indianapolis for families Indy is a great city for families! This Midwest mecca holds the World’s Largest Children’s Museum & other great sites! Here’s my guide to kid-friendly things to do in Indianapolis. Children’s Museum of Indianapolis At nearly 500,000 square feet in size, it’s easy to see how the Children’s …

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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 …

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5 Can’t-Miss Experiences at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Indianapolis is home to the world’s largest children’s museum! At nearly 500,000 square feet in size, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis hosts 1.25 million visitors each year! It’s easy to see why the museum is so popular with families. This isn’t your typical children’s museum- it’s an inter-generational learning environment that caters to everyone from …

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Huddleston Farmhouse and the National Road Museum

Indiana Landmark near Cambridge City The Huddleston Farmhouse was built in 1841 by John Huddleston. Mr. Huddleston built his home knowing that it would become an Inn for people traveling along the newly created National Road. Thirty-five years earlier, in 1806, Congress authorized the construction of the National Road. However, this wasn’t without some controversy! …

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