Homeschool Travel in Morocco: Tours by Experience It Tours


One thing I loved about homeschooling is that it gave my family the freedom to travel. Granted, we didn’t travel as often as I would have liked and we weren’t able to venture overseas, but my children’s education was definitely enhanced by our experiences. I recently received an email from Jeff Wilson, founder of Experience […]

Things to do in Ohio: Mohican

The view from the Overlook at Mohican State Park in Ohio.

The area surrounding Loudonville, Ohio and Mohican State Park is often referred to as simply “Mohican”. One of my favorite places to visit in Ohio and a destination close to home, my family has spent many days and nights exploring the area. We even took our first camping trip at the campground in the Mohican State Park campground. I’d […]

Beautiful UK – Planning to Visit Britain’s Prettiest Villages


As I mentioned last week, my husband and I are hoping to visit the United Kingdom next year. I’ve been researching and asking friends for recommendations and I’ve gotten several suggestions I would never have thought of on my own. I’m told no getaway to the UK would be complete without a visit to one […]

Tips to Get Better Sleep in a Tent

Tips to get better sleep in a tent

“I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” A couple weeks ago, I shared tips on how to get a good night’s sleep when traveling. That post was focused on sleeping in hotel rooms. But this summer, my […]

Facing Back to School Challenges as a Traveling Family

My family wasn’t officially a military family until two years ago when my son swore into the Air Force. But like military families, we moved frequently. Well, kind of.   I’ll explain. As a contractor, my husband traveled often and as a homeschooling family, we’d frequently join him. That meant leaving our home for months […]

Down on the Farm Fun: Chuck Wagon Dinner Rides at Bonnybrook Farms

The Chuck Wagon Dinner Ride at Bonnybrook Farms in Clarksville, Ohio near Cincinnati was a hit.

Bonnybrook Farms in southwestern Ohio is a 350-acre working farm that offers programs and events to the public, as well as rental space for private events like country-themed weddings. Public events include Fall Farm Days, lantern-lit wagon rides, a corn maze and a Chuck Wagon Dinner Ride. My husband and I had tried unsuccessfully to […]

How to Remove Clutter When Traveling Abroad

Reduce clutter when traveling abroad with these easy tips.

Next year, my husband and I are planning to travel to the UK for the first time. We’re still in the planning stages. We know we want to visit England, Ireland and Scotland in one trip, but we’ve not even determined if our grown kids will accompany us. Other than reading a lot of blogs […]

Packing for a Mission Trip to Honduras

Packing for a mission trip to Honduras

Two years ago, my family was presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to the mountains of Honduras with a ministry that our church supports. I’d never been to Honduras, but knowing what to pack wasn’t difficult as I gleaned tips from those who had gone before. Our task was to pack only the essentials, […]

Romantic Lodging Options in Hocking Hills

Laurel Run Farm- romantic getaway ideas in Hocking Hills

The Hocking Hills region is one of Ohio’s most visited destinations and for good reason. Nature lovers, antique hunters, and history buffs will love what the area has to offer. And for those looking for a quiet getaway for two, you’ll find plenty of private, secluded cabins for those moments you want to spice things […]

I’m a Shores & Islands Blogger

Shores & Islands Blogger Badge

I have loved visiting the Lake Erie area since I was a preschooler. As an adult, I love visiting with my family and sharing my experiences here on my blog. Today, I’m excited to let you know that now I’m able to share some of those experiences on the Shores & Islands blog as a […]