travel

Camping at the Natural Bridge State Park 2017

Every fall we spend a weekend camping at the Natural Bridge State Park campground and hiking around the Red River Gorge.  It is a treasured family weekend that always leaves us with memories for a life time.  This Fall we had a fantastic campsite, and the weekend started out like a dream but soon turned...
The Jailer's Inn Bed & Breakfast in Bardstown KY

The Jailer’s Inn Bed & Breakfast in Bardstown KY

We have stayed in the Jailer’s Inn Bed & Breakfast twice now and each experience was full of memory making fun (and maybe a little haunting).  This old timey jail turned bed and breakfast is in the heart of Bourbon country in the quaint town of Bardstown. The accommodations are unique and well cared for,...
Chihuly at Maker's Mark

Chihuly at Maker’s Mark

If you are a fan of glass sculptures, Bourbon and Kentucky then you need to make a trip to see Chihuly at Maker’s Mark.  The renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly has brought a collection of his masterpieces to Loretto, Kentucky to be on display at the Maker’s Mark distillery for just a few short months....
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Recently we had the most amazing zoo visit ever.  We spent a day at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium with my cousin who is a vet extraordinaire.  We have had some crazy animal adventures with him in the past (read this post about The Wilds), but I had no idea what to expect when we...
Cambria Hotel & Suites in Noblesville, Indiana

Cambria Hotel & Suites in Noblesville, Indiana

I love a family vacation that we can make happen over a weekend an on a single tank of gas.  I also love exploring new to us small towns.  Last summer we had an opportunity to stay overnight in Hamilton County, Indiana and we were given lodging at the Cambria Hotel and Suites in Noblesville....
Hands on Fun & Learning at COSI in Columbus

Hands on Fun & Learning at COSI in Columbus

Over Spring Break this year we visited one of our favorite museums for a day of hands on fun and learning.  COSI (Center of Science & Industry) in Columbus is not your run of the mill museum, it is more like a warehouse of wonders.  And the great thing is that kids just think that they...
Eight Great Things to Do in Mansfield, Ohio

Eight Great Things to Do in Mansfield, Ohio

We have spent some time in Mansfield, Ohio on two different occasions and had so much fun each time!  There are so many fun things to do in Mansfield, from prison tours to carousal rides. We have made it our mission to find fun travel adventures that are close to home.  We like to explore...
Museum of Miniature Houses

Museum of Miniature Houses

Just north of Indianapolis is a county jam-packed with interesting small towns and fun attractions for families.  Hamilton County has so much going on.  We spent just a few short days exploring the area and we only scratched the surface.  Carmel, Indiana is a quaint small town located in Hamilton County and it is home to...
The Wrigley Taproom & Eatery in Corbin, KY

The Wrigley Taproom & Eatery in Corbin, KY

When we travel I love to find locally owned restaurants to visit for meals.  Recently we happened upon The Wrigley Taproom in Corbin, Kentucky on our way to Pine Mountain State Park.  This restaurant was fantastic!  They offer an ever changing menu full of items that are made with locally sourced ingredients.  Their beer menu...
Lineage Brewing in Columbus, Ohio

Lineage Brewing in Columbus, Ohio

Not so long ago on a road trip through Ohio we made a pit stop at Lineage Brewing in Columbus for a pint and a bite to eat.  This is going to sound strange but I picked this place for our stop because of the selection of hand pies on their menu.  Don’t get me...
A Weekend Away at Pine Mountain State Park

A Weekend Away at Pine Mountain State Park

A little while back Michael and I took leave of our children for a weekend.   We left the kids with the grandparents, loaded up the van and headed to the Pine Mountain State Park in Eastern Kentucky.  We were so far east in the state that we actually visited three different states during the...

Comfort Inn Splash Harbor in Bellville, Ohio

From the outside the Comfort Inn of Bellville looks like a conventional hotel, but it is far from that.  It is home to Splash  Harbor.  Open the doors of Comfort Inn and you will not just find everyday things going on.  This place is a great place for families to stay when visiting Ohio or...