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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Itinerary for a perfect summer weekend in Cincinnati

I was hosted on this press trip by Cincinnati USA.  All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Fun things to do in Cincinnati with the whole family We had a blast exploring Cincinnati for 2 nights and 3 days.  The Queen City really is charming.  There’s a TON to do, so much that we’re planning a trip back to take in more of her beauty.  Here are some of my best tips for planning a summer weekend …

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20 reasons to visit Sandusky in summer 2018

Things to do in Sandusky, Ohio this summer This summer Sandusky, Ohio is celebrating 200 years!  Yes, it’s the city of Sandusky’s Bicentennial and they’ve rolled out the red carpet, the bells & whistles, and a GIANT RUBBER DUCK. I’m excited to share more about what you can do in Sandusky this summer.  There is so much you won’t want to miss! Here are 20 reasons to visit Sandusky in summer 2018: 1.  Did someone say guacamole?  Spend a Taco …

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5 things to do in Amish Country, Ohio with kids

Holmes County, Ohio contains the world’s largest Amish population.  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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