The Coolest Antique Tractor Park in West Virginia You Never Knew Existed

The Coolest Antique Tractor Park in West Virginia You Never Knew Existed

Quirky and fun is my proverbial travel bag, but there was no way in you-know-where that I’d ever imaged finding an antique tractor park in the middle of nowhere. Turns out that “nowhere” has a name and it’s called Rowlesburg, WV and so does the park – Cool Springs. If you’re looking for rusty beauty, Cool Springs Park should be on your bucket list. Here’s why in photos. What’s Cool Springs Park? So, here’s a quick backstory. Mr. Locke and I were headed to Canaan Valley, WV. We turned a corner…

Do You Know the 5 W’s of Spring Break Family Travel Planning?

Do You Know the 5 W’s of Spring Break Family Travel Planning?

When it comes to Spring Break travel I can tell you when and where to visit, but for me and my family? We stay home! That’s my time to spring clean and prepare for a busy travel season. I’m all about visiting travel hot spots during the low crowd levels, aka off season, but that doesn’t mean that I’m the only one. Sometimes work and school schedules don’t allow for that sort of flexibility and it’s completely understandable. Or sometimes there are folks that love the hustle and bustle of…

New York Times Travel Show: New Bucket List Destinations for 2017

New York Times Travel Show: New Bucket List Destinations for 2017

Our first visit to the New York Times Travel Show was a fun and exhausting one! Three days of chatting with visiting destinations, culinary demonstrations, and live performances gave us a new fervor for the city and new travel destinations that weren’t previously on our radar. Norway We love the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, don’t get us wrong, but having the chance to chat with representatives from the country is making Mr.  Locke chomp at the bit to visit. While the spring and summer months are preferable for both temperature and…

2017 North America Travel Bucket Wish List

2017 North America Travel Bucket Wish List

I’m so blessed that I get to call my #1 passion a career – travel! And, while most days there’s at least one moment when I have to stop and pinch myself, there are still so many places that I’d love to travel! So, while I’m dreaming about where to go and what to see, I thought, “Who better than to share my 2017 travel bucket wish list with than you?” There’s a few that are super close to my home in Eastern Ohio/Western Pennsylvania and a few more far from…

18 Amazing Summer Products We Refuse to Live Without This Fall!

18 Amazing Summer Products We Refuse to Live Without This Fall!

When you spend 3/4 of every summer traveling and living out of a suitcase, you look for products to make your life easier both on the road and on those precious moments when you’re home. From tech to food to gaming and even simplifying our lives, here’s our favorite 18 summer products we refuse to live without this fall! Making Our Lives Easier We search out new products that will make our lives easier both on the road and off. These are our fave picks for all four seasons. Oilogic…

Teenspiration: A Chat with Art Superstar Autumn de Forest

Teenspiration: A Chat with Art Superstar Autumn de Forest

Picasso. Andy Warhol. Dalí. Start rattling off those names and you’ll form a list of the most famous modern artists of our times. Add the name Autumn de Forest as well. The 14-year old contemporary art star has been given accolades by The Vatican and Disney– and The Kid had the pleasure of chatting with her on a recent visit to Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. Five questions and tons of laughs later, here’s what she learned about de Forest- including who she’s taken inspiration from, what her…

Hocking Hills Rustic Luxury: Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Hocking Hills Rustic Luxury: Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

I was hosted by Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls and Select Registry to give you fine folks the scoop on what makes the Inn so incredible for folks visiting Hocking Hills. I was not asked to state a particular point of view and all opinions are my own! I’ll give you one word to describe Hocking Hills: luxury. Bet you didn’t see that coming. If you know about Hocking Hills, you know about the beauty of the area. If you don’t know about it, get thee to Hocking Hills immediately. Hocking…

Caves Worthy of a Hike in Hocking Hills

Caves Worthy of a Hike in Hocking Hills

Two separate trips to Hocking Hills. Two separate visits to two separate caves, each one as beautiful as the other in its own way. Both have waterfalls when it’s rained, both have picturesque views worthy of framing. Both have hiking and walking trails surrounding each. If you’ve never visited, here’s the scoop on what makes Ash Cave and Old Man’s Cave worthy of a visit and why you need to make a visit to each. Ash Cave On our very first visit to Ash Cave, we couldn’t have picked a more…

Punderson Manor State Park Lodge: Beauty and History in Geauga County, Ohio

Punderson Manor State Park Lodge: Beauty and History in Geauga County, Ohio

You don’t have to go across the pond or even out of my state to stay in an honest to goodness manor.  All you have to do is head to an Ohio State Park in Geauga County.  Punderson Manor State Park Lodge, once the home to wealthy land owners, has changed appearances since its construction in the early 20th Century. Recently given a freshening up on the inside to enhance the aesthetically-pleasing facade, the manor is home to guest rooms that are decorated and furnished to compliment the English Tudor…