48 hours of family-friendly fun in Fort Wayne

Your weekend guide to Fort Wayne with kids New York, Chicago, Nashville- these cities come to mind when thinking of a long weekend with which to take the kids along. Fort Wayne? Well, it wasn’t on my radar and most likely hasn’t made its way to yours. However, for the Midwest traveler, it’s definitely worth the trip! Not only is Fort Wayne close-to-home, but it’s very clean and manageable for young ones. Here’s how to spend 48 hours in family-friendly …

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Touring Lafayette Cemetery and the Garden District of New Orleans

Growing up my dad sold monuments (i.e. tombstones), so during our travels, we went through just about EVERY CEMETERY known to man. While this was an annoying chore as a kid, it birthed within me a love for cemeteries and the history that can be found by visiting them. So, when planning our trip to New Orleans, I was most excited to read about Lafayette Cemetery and the Garden District. The architecture of antebellum homes coupled with one of the …

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Planning a family-friendly getaway to Petoskey, Michigan

I’ve been eager to visit Northern Michigan for the past few years and it just hasn’t fit into our schedule. ?However, I’ve started planning a getaway to the Petoskey area, in hopes that once I have it all planned out, getting it on the calendar won’t be so difficult. ?Here are some of my ideas for a family-friendly weekend getaway to Petoskey, Michigan.? There’s definitely no lack of things to do in Northern Michigan! Petoskey, Michigan is?located 35 miles south …

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A visit to Avery Island- the home of Tabasco

What happens when an epic storm system ruins your plans of gallivanting around plantations like a Southern Belle, er, Midwesterner? ?And your husband says, “Well, is there anything to the west of us? ?Anything we could go see?” And then he hears the two words that men (and women) around the world find as sweet nothings… TABASCO SAUCE? Our morning started with a tornado warning and a panic-stricken wife (ME!),? but Mr. Yoder Toter ended his day in the pure …

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2017 Travel Bucket List

Where I want to go this year. 2016 was a year of big travel and big changes?for our family. ?We traveled Down Under in January and moved an hour away from our home of 7 years just two days after Christmas. ?Now that the boxes are unpacked we’re settled in to our new city (kinda) – I wanted to share with the world our travel plans for 2017. (Our 2016 Travel Bucket List) Ohio? Toledo Zoo & Aquarium? + ?Oak …

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A walking tour of Pittsburgh – with kids

{Bus and Subway is optional} Andrew Carnegie said, “Pittsburgh entered the core of my heart when I was a boy and cannot be torn out.” It only took a foot tour of Pittsburgh with kids in tow?to fall in love with the architecture, the cityscape, and the river views. ?A city that has survived the rise and fall of steel is one that charmed our young family on our weekend stay. My hope is that I can give you a …

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The Good Zoo is a good zoo for children

I’d never heard of Good Zoo until I read a blog??where the writer shared about the zoo and their Australian animals.? Knowing we’d yet to cross zoo?off of our Summer Bucket List?AND being a complete sucker for the word Australia, I figured that it’d be as good as time as ever to?make a road trip stop at a new destination. For most of us Ohioans, Oglebay is a household word. ?The 1,700 acre Oglebay Resort and Conference Center just outside …

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Things to see in Coshocton, Ohio with your family

I grew up a measly 30 minutes from Coshocton, Ohio but it wasn’t until having children of my own that the small town called to me that it needed some more exploring. ?Here are some things to see in Coshocton, Ohio with your family. Roscoe Village A 1830s canal town, Roscoe Village was once a bustling port (a modern day Nassau?!). ?Today, with costumed interpreters and well-manicured gardens, young and old will enjoy a stroll along the brick promenades. ?Living …

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