Want your kids to be better travelers? Put away the screens.

Friends ask all the time how our children fare while traveling?  Do they throw fits and get antsy?  How do they handle flights?  For the most part, our children are great travelers.  We exposed our kids to planes, trains, and automobiles at a young age.  We drove 14 hours to the Florida panhandle when our boys were just 2.5 and 6 months old.  Our first domestic and international flights were when they were 5, 3, and almost 2. Other than making …

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

When planning a winter getaway to Florida, we weren’t sure where we should stay!  We didn’t want to travel too far from Legoland, but we also wanted a place with some amenities. We also like our time alone and wanted a 2-bedroom suite.  Beach weather was iffy, so we chose to stay in Central Florida and center ourselves around all of the major attractions- Universal, Disney World, and the like.  Sheraton Vistana Resort checked off every single one of our …

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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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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 three times, this last time with our small children.  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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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, a …

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