10 Classic Rides at Kennywood Park You Must Ride at Least Once

Kennywood Park Entrance Arch

If you live near Pittsburgh, there’s a good chance you’ve probably visited Kennywood Park a time or two – or 12. The theme park in West Mifflin is filled with old-school rides that true park enthusiasts adore and kids love compliments of the fun factor. But, if you really want a classic experience, these ones are must-dos. Here’s 10 classic rides at Kennywood Park that you must ride at least once – and a bonus! 1. Turtle Even if you ride Turtle for the view alone, it’s absolutely worth it.…

Simple Ways to Make Road Trips Fun!

Road trip tips

My family? We’re seasoned road trippers. We spend hundreds of hours every year on the road and I relish the time. And, while it’s mainly sunshine and roses, there are times when the hours become barely tolerable, particularly when we can’t take anymore radio tunes or playing “I Spy”. It’s those times that we look for easy ways to keep ourselves happy and occupied, and over the years we’ve come up with some good ones. Here’s my favorite simple ways to make road trips fun. This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on…

Wayne County, Ohio: 6 Delicious Reasons to Visit

Pine Tree Barn Strawberry Salad Wayne County Ohio.

There’s no way to visit Wooster, Ohio and not check out what Wayne County has to offer in regards to dining options. I had the pleasure of taste testing everything from Amish desserts to cheese and everything in between on a recent visit, so these are six delicious reasons to make a visit to Wayne County, Ohio – and my favorite picks for foodie lovers. 1. The Granary Restaurant at Pine Tree Barn How’s this for a setting? A gorgeous, outdoor patio overlooking a Christmas tree farm, lake, and valley.…

Small Town America: 5 Foodie Finds in Downtown Wooster, Ohio

Veggie sushi at Basil Asian Bistro.

The more I visit big cities, the more it’s becoming blatantly aware to me that small town America is the way to go when it comes to travel. Not only do the cities love your patronage, each is a happy reminder of what America was decades ago and how sheer tenacity and perseverance has kept each thriving. My recent visit to Wooster, Ohio, gave me a glimpse of each’s historic past and the way they both cater to locals and visitors – through their stomachs! From quaint cafes to Asian…

6 Reasons Why Teens Will Love Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

Meeting Santa Claus at holiday world is only one of the many fun things to do for teens!

When given the chance to visit Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana, The Kid and I jumped at the chance. Not only is the theme park the first theme park in the US, the waterpark is a great option for cooling off on those hot, Southern Indiana days. Think they’re are only for little kids? Think again. Here’s six reasons why teens will love Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari! No matter what time of year, my family is one of those families that loves theme parks. Sure,…

Luxury Camping at Lake Rudolph Campground in Santa Claus, Indiana

Lake Rudolph Santa Claus

When Travel Channel names an Indiana campground one of the ten best for families in the United States, you take note- and then ask when you can go! Sure, I’m a self-proclaimed indoor girl, but not only does Lake Rudolph in Santa Claus, Indiana, offer tenting areas and more rustic spaces, it’s all about luxurious camping as well- and that’s right up my alley. Our summer visit was filled with a new take on campgrounds- with more than a touch of holiday spirit! Lake Rudolph: An Overview Lake Rudolph is a…

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with the Best Ice Cream in Ohio

Velvet Ice Cream in Utica, Ohio

Ask me what my favorite food is and I’ll say ice cream. Every time. It’s not only been a childhood dessert staple, it’s now my family’s so-to sweet treat. So, what better way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month than by celebrating the best of the Buckeye State and the best ice cream in Ohio! Here’s a salute to Ohio’s favorite ice cream shops from top to bottom and in the middle, too. Johnson’s Real Ice Cream – Dublin, Ohio The Kid and I had the pleasure of popping into…

DOSH App: Save Money on Travel, Dining, and Shopping

DOSH app

I’m just like the next shopper: if there’s a way to save money while shopping I’m all for it. I recently discovered DOSH, a cash back app and am finding all kinds of ways to save some serious cash. Here’s how DOSH helps save money on travel, dining, and shopping. If there’s one thing I like, it’s saving money. I always look for the beast deals on travel, clothing, dining – you name it. And honestly, I’d be even better at it if I didn’t have a constant time crunch…

10 Pics from Nation’s Capital Pride Parade that Will Make You Smile

Nation's Capital Pride Fest Parade

A recent visit to Washington, DC found us right in the heart of the 2017 Nation’s Capital Pride Fest. That day we took hundreds of photos of the crowds, the ambiance, and the fun. It was really hard narrowing down our 10 favorites, but it all came down to this: love. And while sometimes it’s hard to feel the emotion of a day based only on photos, these 10 caught our eye and filled our hearts with love. 2017 DC Pride Fest and Block Party Love is love. I wholeheartedly…

Unique Lodging Review: The Hotel LeVeque Columbus

The Hotel LeVeque's lobby in Columbus, Ohio.

As a family that spends dozens of nights a year in hotel rooms, we love looking for unique lodging to spend time in – and we found the latest edition in Columbus, Ohio. Hotel LeVeque not only surprised us with its exceptional service and location, it gave us a starry night without ever having to open the curtains. Here’s our honest review for Hotel LeVeque. Hotel LeVeque – An Overview So first, let’s chat about its location. Located in the iconic LeVeque Tower (if you’ve seen pics of the skyline…