The lowdown on LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Columbus, Ohio

The LEGOLAND Discovery Center opened in Columbus, Ohio in fall 2018.  Our family took a very cold Friday to enjoy this completely indoor attraction!  Here’s my LEGOLAND Columbus review. What to know before visiting the LEGOLAND Discovery Center The LEGOLAND Discovery Center is located inside Easton Town Center.  The closest parking garage is the West Covered Parking Garage.  The entrance to LEGOLAND is located on the ground floor, although once inside, this is a two-story attraction with both stairs and …

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Oh, Chip & Jo! Visiting Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas

Like most red-blooded Americans, I’ve been a fan of the show Fixer Upper for a long time!  So when our friends moved to Fort Worth, Texas, a mere 90-minutes from Waco, it seemed like an easy way to combine two favorites in one trip!  Visiting Magnolia Market and the Silos is a family-friendly affair!  Here’s more about our time in Waco. Magnolia Market and the Silos The most well-known feature of Chip and Joanna’s empire is Magnolia Market at the …

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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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Make a Trip to Tipp- The Best of County Tipperary, Ireland for Families

Before traveling to Ireland, everyone was quick to tell us about the Cliffs of Moher and Killarney National Park, but there was little said about County Tipperary.  What we found in Tipperary, Ireland was historical attractions, breathtaking vistas, and so many friendly locals!  County Tipperary is a great destination for families.  When it comes to things to do, we only hit the tip of the iceberg.  Here’s a rundown of the best things to do in County Tipperary with kids.  …

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Yes, I went to Australia for a week!

Surprise, surprise The beauty of air travel is that it makes the world a much smaller place.  A couple of months ago, I was scrolling through flight deals when I saw a deal for Australia.  I put the bug in Mr. Yoder Toter’s ear that I’d like to surprise my Aussie bff, Briony, for her birthday and also catch up with my host family.  Just a couple of days later, the flights were booked and a secret mission began! Initially, only …

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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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