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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Enchanted by Evansville – Family Travel Guide to Evansville, Indiana

Things to do in Evansville, Indiana The marketing slogan for Evansville, Indiana is “E is for Everyone.” After spending a few days in this Ohio River city, I see why Evansville IS a great destination for all ages, especially those that travel with the family. Here’s my guide of things to do in Evansville, IN; what to see, eat, and where to stay.  You should plan to spend at least 2-3 days in Evansville, any less and you’ll feel very …

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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.  The Midwest (and Pennsylvania) enjoy a plethora of events to relish in Yuletide joy! Here’s a guide to Christmas & holiday displays, including light shows, festivals, and shopping opportunities. Ohio Ohio Girl Travels gives a rundown of Ohio’s Best Christmas Lights Displays. Clifton Mill is less than an hour’s drive from …

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Best places for dessert in Fort Wayne, Indiana

When you think of a foodie destination, the Midwestern city of Fort Wayne may not come to mind!  However, our family had a blast eating our way through the city! Here is my list of the three best places for dessert in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Yummi Bunni The name didn’t give me a clue as to why we should visit Yummi Bunni.  However, we’re not talking about a little rabbit (although it is in their logo), we’re talking about a BUN- …

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48 hours of family-friendly fun in Fort Wayne

Your weekend guide to Fort Wayne with kids New York, Chicago, Nashville- these cities come to mind when thinking of a long weekend with which to take the kids along.  Fort Wayne?  Well, it wasn’t on my radar and most likely hasn’t made its way to yours.  However, for the Midwest traveler, it’s definitely worth the trip!  Not only is Fort Wayne close-to-home, but it’s very clean and manageable for young ones.  Here’s how to spend 48 hours in family-friendly …

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Belterra Hotel and Casino (sans kids)

Belterra Hotel and Casino Trip Report – a miniature Vegas on the Ohio River Confession:  I have been to Las Vegas three times and probably gambled a total of $40. However, when my sweetheart of a hubby told me I could tag along to his business trip to Belterra Hotel and Casino, I jumped at the chance! A night away without the kids was the perfect chance to see what the Belterra had to offer! First impressions Driving from Ohio, …

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