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 are 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 …

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Sheraton Vistana Resort – a review of this 2-bedroom suite near Disney World

There are so many family-friendly resorts in the Orlando area, it’s hard to choose just one!  On our first trip to the area, beach weather was iffy, so we chose to stay in Central Florida and center ourselves around all of the major attractions like Universal Studios and Disney World. The Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas checked off every single one of our requirements. Location – close to Disney World Maybe the biggest draw to the resort is its location. The …

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Wahkeena Nature Preserve with Kids

Edge of Hocking Hills delight for families This past year, a friend and I packed up our kids and visited Wahkeena State Nature Preserve, the perfect day trip for anyone in Central Ohio.  Located just south of Lancaster in Fairfield County, the Preserve is on the northern edge of the Hocking Hills region. Wahkeena is the Native American word for “Most beautiful.”  The unassuming vegetation of this area really is beautiful. There are 2-3 different trails at Wahkeena.  These are …

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4 great beaches for families near Fort Myers, Florida

These Southwest Florida Beaches Pack a lot of Paradise Fort Myers, Florida was a place I’d never really dreamed of visiting. Now I want to move there (no joke)! After a great deal using points on nonstop flights to Southwest Florida, I found myself researching a place I knew little about.  During my research, I kept finding two themes- great beaches and great sunsets. I made it my goal to experience the best of both! That said, here are 4 …

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3 FREE places to take your family within one hour of Amish Country, Ohio

i.e. What to do when the kids have had enough of crafts, quilts, and Amish When you’re finished petting the farm animals, ridden a wagon past the exotic animals, and tasted enough cheese to make the French jealous, your kids may be sick of Holmes County. ?While Amish Country has gotten more family-friendly in the past 10+?years, ?children may get?anxious for more than primitive decor and baked goods. Never fear! I’ve made a list of 3 FREE places to engage …

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Dennison Railroad Depot Museum with kids

It’s not often that you visit a historical museum that is equal parts fun for the kids AND?interesting for adults. Dennison Railroad Depot Museum fits the description and more. Dennison, Ohio is the epitome of a railroad town. The small village lies halfway between Columbus and Pittsburgh, a perfect 100 miles from each. This distinction made it a place born out of pure need- A steam train could go 100 miles before needing water. One of the perks of the …

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Traveling to Australia? Things to know before you go

10 Things to Know Before Visiting Australia Australia has been near and dear to my heart since I spent a year as an exchange student Down Under. Since my time on Exchange, we’ve traveled to the country four times, this last time a rushed surprise trip. During my time as a travel agent, I shared my knowledge of Australia with many, and here’s my advice on things you must know before visiting Australia. 1. Australia is bigger than you think …

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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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