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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One Delightful Day on the Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head Drive

The Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head Drive were a slice of quintessential Ireland.  We drove on a beach, held baby sheep, walked among ancient churches and visited Star Wars filming locations.  Yes, we packed a lot into one day on the Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head Drive – and we left with our hearts full of wonderful family memories.  Here’s how we conquered the Dingle Peninsula in one day. My first tidbit of advice is- Start your day early!  If …

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5 Reasons to Visit the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum

On last year’s trip to Fort Wayne, we did not have enough time to visit the Firefighters Museum.  This year we made it a priority!  I think the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum is one of the best things to do in Fort Wayne with kids.  Here’s why: #1 – So much history!  The museum is housed in an original Engine House. I’m a sucker for history and standing in the place where so many brave souls served their city added …

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August – life updates

Hard to believe it’s nearly August!   In my attempt to share more personal updates, here’s a look back at our July and a look forward to August. July in review July was the first month in a long time that we spent every single night in our own beds!  Can you believe it?!  We had zero out-of-state travels and while that was helpful for mom, it was mostly because of the kids’ activities.  Jackson did tennis camp nearly EVERY SINGLE …

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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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One day itinerary for the Ring of Kerry & Skellig Ring

It’s hard to believe that we almost nixed the Ring of Kerry from our itinerary.  Traveling in Ireland for a week, I was getting worn down of our late nights and busy mornings.  But Mr. Yoder convinced me that we’d come so far and shouldn’t miss something we really wanted to see.  I’m so glad we decided to venture to the Ring of Kerry and Skellig Ring.  We had an unforgettable day with unbelievable Irish weather – plenty of sunshine and …

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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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Ireland with kids: Best playgrounds along the tourist trail

Ireland is a kid-friendly country to visit with the family!  From scenic vistas to historic castles, there is something to inspire children of all ages.  However, kids can only handle so much sightseeing and so we filled our trip with plenty of time at playgrounds.  Here are suggestions of which playgrounds of Ireland you’ll won’t want to miss! Playgrounds of Ireland Kilkenny Kilkenny Castle Park is exactly where you would expect- Kilkenny!  Thanks to Jody from Ireland Family Vacations for …

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