Five vacation rentals I’d like to stay in

I don’t know about you, but I love looking at vacation rental properties. ?I enjoy perusing?the different decorating styles, cultural design norms, and even the bathroom fixtures (weird, I know). ?And really, I just like dreaming about what it would be like to spend an extended time period in faraway places. So, for #WishfulWednesday , here are 5 family-friendly and affordable?rental properties I would love to stay in: 1. This beach house in St. Lucia is rather affordable (compared to …

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Off the Beaten Path in London

What to see?after you’ve hit all the major tourist sites {I’m so excited to have Richelle back with us today. ?Richelle is currently living in London and is totally in love with her city. ?Here she shares with us some great trips for our 2nd or 3rd trip to London. ?I can’t wait to check out some of these parks and museums on my next trip. ?Thanks so much, Richelle.} London is a city of endless possibility. It?s the world?s …

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Hiking Blackhand Gorge with little ones

Central Ohio has a secret and that secret is?Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve. ?Well-known for its 4-mile bike path, the area also contains other hiking trails as well as a portion of the Ohio-Erie Canal. ?Although I’d been there a handful of times before, this was the first time I even knew that the Canal path existed!   Since we had walked the bike path many times in the past (it’s also great for strollers), this time we decided to …

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#WishfulWednesday- North American water edition

I’ve been dreaming of water lately. ?It’s been 9+ months since we were at the ocean and Ohio-living just doesn’t do it for me sometimes. ?Being on the water always fuels my creativity and makes me even more grateful for this beautifully created world that we live in. Here’s 5 places I’m eager to visit for #WishfulWednesday. Thousand Islands, New York/Canada This?would have been a perfect stop for our trip to Ottawa, but the weather was still very cool a …

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It’s Memorial Day…time to start thinking about Spring Break

Really? Yes. In my 7 years as a travel agent, I would cringe when a client would call me in late January and want to know about where they should go for the best Spring Break “deal.” My stomach would be in knots as I would tell them I would do my best but most likely it was going to be slim pickins. We only think about Spring Break in Ohio when we’re freezing cold and sick of scraping ice …

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Canadian Tulip Festival with Kids – Ottawa

Our family just got back visiting Ottawa, Canada and the Canadian Tulip Festival with our kids.  The tulips did not disappoint.  Ottawa has the largest festival of its kind and they showcase over 50 varieties of tulips.  The flowers are blooming all around town, but the main display is in Commissioners Park at Dows Lake.  The festival is the perfect time to visit Ottawa with kids Below is my own display of the tulips- through photographs!  I’m still learning how to use my …

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A long weekend in Denmark in 10 photos (part 2)

Hi everyone! ?I’m back with photos 6 through 10 of Richelle’s trip to Denmark. ?You can check out Part 1 here.       6. Copenhagen also has a Changing of the Guard Ceremony (just like London!), and it’s pretty neat. ?You can actually get pretty close to the Guards as they walk aroung the Amalienborg plaza, unlike the guards at Buckingham Palace in London, who are restricted behind the palace gates.   7. It wouldn’t be a proper trip …

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A long weekend in Denmark in 10 photos

Hi guys, my dear friend, Richelle is guest blogging for me today! ?Richelle previously posted Top Ten Reasons to Visit Lisbon, Portugal. Today I’m sharing the first 5 photos from her trip! ?You’ll have to come back tomorrow to check out the second set of 5! I’ve just returned from a four-day trip to Copenhagen and Rosklide, Denmark, ?I struggled with how to convey in words the amazing trip that I had, so, I present you with my trip to …

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