#WishfulWednesday- The “Oh Canada” edition

                                                      I shared in my Bucket List for 2015 that I have been wanting so badly to go to Canada.  I think the country to our north won’t win a popularity contest amongst US travelers, but it definitely does among overseas travelers. Here are some places that I’d like to visit – and what …

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#WishfulWednesday- Great Outdoors Edition

The change in seasons and warmer temps has me longing to get outdoors and do some exploring.  Here’s 4 places fairly close to (my) home that I’m hoping to visit soon. Natural Bridge, Kentucky– Located in the Red River Gorge area, there are opportunities for hiking, kayaking, and birding. Cathedral State Park– The hemlock trees are nearly gone from Appalachia.  This is one of the few places you can still see some, although the park was hit hard by heavy snowfall in …

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Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway with Kids

I can’t believe it’s time for #TravelTuesday again. Last week I wrote about our trip to the Biltmore, but today I want to tell you a little more about our time in Asheville. We only had two full days in Asheville.  I totally underestimated the driving time with 3 small kids!  Annnnddd I didn’t foresee having to stop for a new tire in Virginia.  Waaa.  We wanted to stay another night, but the hotel was booked solid- otherwise we may …

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Top Ten Reasons to Visit Lisbon, Portugal

Today I have my dear friend Richelle Z. sharing about her recent trip to Lisbon, Portugal.  Richelle has some great tips for visiting Lisbon and while the city was never really on my radar before, it is now.  Richelle is from the midwest, but is now living (and working) in the UK.  She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia.  Thanks so much, Richelle!   Close your eyes for a moment and try to envision a city that is beautiful, culturally diverse, …

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Yes, you can visit the Biltmore with kids

We spent this past weekend in Asheville, North Carolina.  It was a quick trip for our young family.  The main highlight of our trip was to be the Biltmore Estate.  I was a little nervous about taking our kids there (ages 5, 3, and 1) but it was actually much easier — and more family-friendly than I could have imagined!  Yes, you can visit the Biltmore with kids!  Find out my tips below: Some tips for visiting the Biltmore Estate …

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Get Me Off This Plane

Today on #TravelTuesday, I thought I would share with you about my irrational fear that causes my only travel woe. I’m really afraid of flying. Lack of Control + 30,000 feet = Hysterical Leah I will now give you a short recap of some of my worst behavior. On the way back from our honeymoon we started to have some turbulence.  When I saw the flight attendant stumble I asked Brian to, “Get me off this plane!” He laughed at …

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#WishfulWednesday- Warm weather addition

Temps have finally broken into the 50s here in Ohio, but I’m still wishing for somewhere I can throw on shorts or take a swim.  Here are 3 places I’d rather be right now: St Lucia High today: 80 F Tahiti of the east?  Yes, please.                           Easter Island High Today: 82 F Mysterious and intriguing!               The Kimberley, Australia High Today: …

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Not your grandma’s trip planning

Before you head out on a road trip or an overseas adventure, how do you find out the best places for visitors and locals alike? This has changed so much for me in the past few years.  Before, I would desire to go somewhere new that I learned about in magazine or maybe even TV (Hellllooo, Samantha Brown) and then head to the library and pick out a travel guide to learn more. With the coming of age of social media, there are just …

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