Everything is coming up roses at Frederik Meijer Gardens

What to expect on a family visit to Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan One of the bonuses of our visit to Holland, Michigan’s Tulip Time, was that we had time on the way home to stop at Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids! I heard many great things about the garden, and they all proved to be true. What struck me was that this was more than just a garden, it was a destination! While …

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Beat cabin fever! 10 indoor attractions in Ohio for families

It’s that time of winter when I begin to wonder if we’ll ever get outside in the sunshine again. Cabin fever has reached a peak in our home and I’m sure it has yours, too! Here’s a list of 10 indoor Ohio attractions that are good for kids…and their parents. The Cleveland Museum of Art While you may think of art museums as only for adults, the Cleveland Museum of Art is inspiring for all ages. The Armor Room allows …

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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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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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Our 10-day Ireland road trip budget

I’m finally ready to break down what we spent on our trip to Ireland!? I know that everyone is curious about the cost of traveling in Ireland and especially how they could travel to Ireland on a budget.? I’m here to tell you that it can be done. Here’s how much we spent in each category.? All prices are in US Dollars after conversion. Flights: $0? One of the reasons we were able to take this trip is that we …

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Enchanted by Evansville – Family Travel Guide to Evansville, Indiana

Things to do in Evansville, Indiana The marketing slogan for Evansville, Indiana is “E is for Everyone.” After spending a few days in this Ohio River city, I see why Evansville IS a great destination for all ages, especially those that travel with the family. Here’s my guide of things to do in Evansville, IN; what to see, eat, and where to stay.? You should plan to spend at least 2-3 days in Evansville, any less and you’ll feel very …

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Oh my G-O-S-H: A stay at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat Resort in Florida

Anyone else’s kids know every single line from The LEGO Movie?? Mine do!? Last year while Mr. YT and I were painting rooms and fixing up the new house, the kids watched a LOT of movies! The LEGO Movie was on repeat, and in the previews, there’s a short commercial for LEGOLAND. This is where my kiddos became obsessed with the idea of visiting! They begged and pleaded and told us that LEGOLAND was the ONLY place they really, really, …

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Five Reasons You Must Visit Marietta, Ohio

** My travel to Marietta was sponsored by the Marietta-Washington County CVB.  All opinions are my own.** Marietta is a small city that lies right along the Ohio River in southeast Ohio.  While little in size and numbers, it’s bursting with local attractions.  I’ve passed through Marietta many times on I-77, but stopping in the city for 3 days gave me an appreciation for its diverse attractions, gorgeous river views, and historic homes.   I came up with five reasons …

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