Itinerary for a perfect summer weekend in Cincinnati

I was hosted on this press trip by Cincinnati USA.  All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Fun things to do in Cincinnati with the whole family We had a blast exploring Cincinnati for 2 nights and 3 days.  The Queen City really is charming.  There’s a TON to do, so much that we’re planning a trip back to take in more of her beauty.  Here are some of my best tips for planning a summer weekend …

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My 2018 Ohio Bucket List

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that I have a love/hate relationship with the state I call home.  February in Ohio is THE PITS.  It’s long and cold and the winter blahs are REAL.  However, the joy that Ohio pulls from me in winter is made up for in the other 8+ months of the year!  Ohio has so many attractions- from Cedar Point to Hocking Hills to Presidential History and our three C cities! …

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A look back- the best and the worst of 2017

Looking back on the year behind is always a little cathartic.  While I prefer to focus on the future, I know the past is what really shapes us!  I thought I’d share some of the highs and lows of the past year, mostly from the realm of travel, but a few from our personal lives as well. Best of 2017 Visiting Marietta, Ohio on a press trip This was my first press trip and it will probably live on as being …

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Eat, drink, and buy all the goods in Wooster, Ohio

Things to do in downtown Wooster I grew up a meager 30 minutes from downtown Wooster, Ohio-  Mr. Yoder and I even had our first date at the Wooster cinema!  Yet, other than just passing through, I hadn’t been to Wooster in over 10 years! So when I was invited to Wooster to experience the small city as a travel blogger, my interest was piqued. I wondered, “What are we going to find to do in Wooster?”  I’m overjoyed to …

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The best places to eat in Amish Country, Ohio

Amish Country, Ohio has no shortage of restaurants to please your palate.  When I was growing up, it was hard to find much outside of roast beef & chicken with mashed potatoes- however, Amish Country now offers plenty of unique flavors, plus some old favorites. While visiting Holmes County and surrounds, you’ll find a plethora of baked goods and full dinners.  It’s difficult to narrow down the best restaurant at which to eat, so I’ve compiled my own list of …

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St. Paul Hotel – Wooster, Ohio

Downtown hotel in the heart of Wooster, Ohio Not going to lie, I’m a hotel snob.  I like plush bedding, a spacious bathroom, and good breakfast options.  Imagine my surprise when I found this all at a boutique hotel in small-town Ohio?  Yes, it’s true.  The St. Paul Hotel in Wooster, Ohio is sure to please even the snobbiest of travelers (cough, cough, me)! The St. Paul Hotel is located in the center of Wooster, just two blocks from the …

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5 things to do in Sandusky, Ohio with kids

Sandusky, Ohio is a small city on the shores of Lake Erie that has a ton to offer families!  Sandusky is well-known as the home to  Cedar Point, but most people spend a day on the rollercoasters and then leave town (raised hand here).  However, there’s so many reasons to stay and play in Sandusky.  Here are my suggestions of 5 things to do in Sandusky, Ohio with kids! #1 Enjoy top notch museums I would not have thought of Sandusky, …

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How to have a family-fun day at Put-in-Bay

At 33-years-old and living in Ohio nearly my entire life, it felt like a TRAVESTY that I hadn’t been to Put-in-Bay.  Put-in-Bay is a small city on South Bass Island, Lake Erie, that’s probably most well-known by the locals for it’s flourishing nightlife.  However, visiting with our children showed me that it can be kid-friendly! Today, I’m sharing how you can have a family-fun day at Put-in-Bay (I’m a poet and I know it). #1 Take Miller Ferry to Put-in …

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The NEW Whispering Cave Trail at Hocking Hills- with kids

One of my reasons for wanting to visit Hocking Hills this year, besides staying in a super cool Caboose, was to try out the new Whispering Cave trail at Hocking Hills.  As a family, we’ve been to Hocking Hills numerous times, so it was exciting to know that this time we’d have a new area to check out.  The Whispering Cave/Hemlock Bridge Trail opened in May 2017. The trailhead to the Whispering Cave trail is adjacent to the Hocking Hills …

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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 heading back to school.  However, autumn is a glorious season in Ohio 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 8-10, 2017  Marietta has been home to the Sternwheel Festival for over 40 years!  I’ve already been charmed …

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