Go Beyond Basics with Travel Resolutions #AlamoDriveHappy


When my kids were little, I was a no mom. “No, you can’t go outside right now.” “No, you can’t have friends over.” “No, you can’t watch that cartoon.” “No, we can’t bake cookies today.” Then I read an article that changed my life and changed life for my kids. I don’t remember the entire […]

Gospel Hill Lighthouse in Warsaw, Ohio

The lighthouse at Gospel Hill in Warsaw, Ohio is open to visitors during the week. Monday- Friday 9 am. to 3 pm.

Continuing the Blogging from A-Z Challenge, here is my post for G which is also part of the series Around Ohio in 30 Days. You won’t find a large body of water near the Gospel Hill Lighthouse. This beacon of light shines out over the valley surrounding Gospel Hill. Construction began on the lighthouse in August […]

F is for Flag: Annin Flag Company in Coshocton

Over 10 million stick flags are produced at the Annin Flag Company in Coshocton, Ohio for residential use.

Continuing the Blogging from A-Z Challenge, here is my post for F which coincides with Day 6 of Around Ohio in 30 Days. Annin Flag Company has been in business for over 150 years. America’s oldest and largest flag company, Annin has locations in New Jersey, Virginia, and Coshocton, Ohio. Last summer, I had the […]

3 Off the Beaten Path Attractions Near Kissimmee

Bird spotting on an airboat at Boggy Creek Airboat rides in Kissimmee, Florida.

With attractions like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and LEGOLAND, it’s no wonder that Kissimmee is one of the leading destinations for families. But what happens when you need a break from the theme parks? What does Kissimmee have to offer beyond the thrills? Lucky for you, I’m able to answer that question. I’ve visited […]

Exploring the Ohio Bird Sanctuary near Mansfield, Ohio

The birds in the songbird avairy at Ohio Bird Sanctuary are very friendly.

I’m continuing the A-Z Blogging Challenge with the letter E and the Around Ohio in 30 Days series. The Ohio Bird Sanctuary has been a favorite attraction for my family since my grown kids were small. When they were in elementary school, we’d visit with our homeschool group for field trips and on other occasions as […]

How to Ensure your Hotel Smells Fresh with Every Stay

I have mastered the art of making beds in a hotel room

After a very cold and long winter, spring has finally arrived. For me, that means planning spring and summer trips. I know, I know. Any excuse to get on the road right? I’ve already been out and about in Ohio and so far, I’ve taken a trip to Gatlinburg with my husband and several road […]

SoFabU On the Road Heads to Cincinnati

Disclaimer: I had the opportunity to write this blog post in exchange for a discounted conference ticket to SoFabU On the Road in Cincinnati on April 25th. I love working with Social Fabric and am excited to attend the one-day event, all opinions are mine and mine alone. SoFabU on the Road is a unique event that allows influencers to take advantage […]

D is for Donuts: Buckeye Bakery

Buckeye Bakery in Mansfield, Ohio

Continuing the A-Z Blogging Challenge, here is my post for D which coincides with Day 4 of Around Ohio in 30 Days. This post should have been really simple to write. But with only 30 days to share some of my favorite Ohio attractions, I’m beginning to feel a little bit of pressure. And I’m […]

Crystal Cave: The World’s Largest Geode

Taking a guided tour of the Crystal Cave at Put-in-Bay

C is for Cave- this post is part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge and Day 3 in Around Ohio in 30 Days. Ohio holds many surprises. Yesterday I touched on a food item that has put one Ohio town on the map. Today, I’ll introduce you to a natural wonder that my family […]

Bucyrus Celebrates its German Heritage with Bratwurst

Inside Carle's Bratwurst in Bucyrus Ohio

Full of history, there is more to Bucyrus than meets the eye. Located along old Route 30 or Lincoln Highway, in Northern Ohio, the community of Bucyrus was settled in 1822 by families of German descent. The city is remarkable. With murals painted by a world-class painter, beautiful architecture and home to the last remaining […]