A visit to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum

A smalltown boy from Wapakoneta, Ohio made it all the way to the moon.  Now the museum that bears his name draws visitors from all over the world.  However, the museum chronicles more than just the life of Neil Armstrong.  Here’s what it is like to visit the Armstrong Air and Space Museum. Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong fought in the Korean War and was named the first civilian astronaut in 1962. He began working for NASA at a time when …

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2019 Ohio Bucket List

Every year I like to make an Ohio Bucket List.  There are so many great things to see and do in our home state of Ohio that making a list helps me to be more intentional!  Here are 10 things which I am making a priority in 2019!  You can see my 2018 Bucket List HERE. Watch the battle of Ohio baseball – Cleveland, Ohio The Reds take on the Cleveland Indians in June at Progressive Field.  Last year, we were …

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Groupon Black Friday Deals – Best deals for the Ohio traveler

I LOVE saving money, especially when it comes to travel!  Here’s a list of the best Ohio Black Friday deals found on Groupon!   Make some Ohio travel part of your Christmas tradition! Amish Country This new hotel is located between Berlin and Walnut Creek, right next door to shopping opportunities.  Christmas Break dates are available! At the least, have a staycation and enjoy the pool. Book HERE. While you’re in Amish Country, visit the Victorian House Museum.  The home is …

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Cleveland Rocks: 10 things I want to do in Cleveland

Inspiration from the book 100 Things to do in Cleveland Before You Die It’s no secret that Cleveland has gone through a 21st-century renaissance!  Visiting Municipal Stadium as a kid, it seemed like mom and dad ducked in and out of the city faster than the Indians’ umpire yelled, “Strike three!” at the bottom of the 9th. Now, Cleveland beckons visitors through a world-class art museum, diverse restaurants, and a thriving theatre scene.  Cleveland and her surrounds offer plenty of …

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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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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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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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