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…

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…

Cedar Point Brew and BBQ: Coaster Thrills and Foodie Delights

Cedar Point Brew and BBQ Festival

Five words: my family loves amusement parks. They’re a way to pull ourselves out of our normal routine and forget the daily grind exists for a few hours. There’s a huge bonus when a theme park has fun foodie offerings apart from chicken nuggets and fries. If there’s beer (and good, craft beer!)? Even better. So when you add all three of those together, what do you get? You get Cedar Point Brew and BBQ, of course! We headed up to Sandusky, Ohio for the third annual festival’s 2017 kickoff weekend…

Haunted History of Marietta, Ohio: 7 Spooky, Kooky, Crazy Tales

Haunted History of Marietta, Ohio Mound Cemetery entrance

There’s plenty if reasons to love the haunted history of Marietta, Ohio, even if you’re not of fan of getting the pants scared off you. The cute Southern Ohio city has awesome restaurants, beautiful scenery, and plenty of American history to keep you revisiting. But, if you want to head there to check out its haunted past, there’s plenty of spots to visit. Here’s my seven favorite places to get your haunted Marietta, Ohio thrill fill. On my first day visiting Marietta, Ohio, the gang at Hidden Marietta gave me (and…

10 Ways Marietta, Ohio Is so Much More than its Tomatoes

Marietta, Ohio at sunrise

If you live anywhere in Ohio, you know about Marietta tomatoes. The perfect shade of tomato red, sweet, and hearty, they’ve definitely put the city on the produce map. But what’s the draw when it’s not Marietta Tomato season? On a recent trip to the city I discovered 10 reasons why Marietta, Ohio is so much more than its famous tomatoes. I’ve passed by Marietta, Ohio dozens of times in my travels with the hope that one day I’d get to visit the quaint city in person. My seventh grade Ohio…

Off the Beaten Path: 14 Ohio Hidden Gems

The Wilds Off the beaten path Ohio

Living in Ohio has its advantages. One, the state is only about six hours wide via road trip so you can allow plenty of time for pit stops. Two, being a Midwestern state has its benefits (no extreme weather conditions!). And three? There’s plenty of hidden gems. Once you stray way from the major cities, there’s plenty of off the beaten path attractions to discover. Here’s 14 Ohio hidden gems you need to check out when visiting the Buckeye State. 1. and 2. So Creepy It’s Downright Cool If you’re…

Top Indoor Columbus, Ohio Activities to Beat the Cold

Indoor Columbus, Ohio activities COSI Unicycle

In our Midwest winters, we do get a handful of days that make me want to throw my boots and a jacket on and head outdoors. Then there are the rest of them: cold, blustery, and mainly downright willful to keep me and The Kid inside all day. Once we’ve tired of watching Netflix and playing video games (yes, I’m terrible at them but they’re still fun!), we want to get out of the house and enjoy fun, indoor activities. Activities that keep both our health up and minds sharp.…

Quirky (But Cool!) Ohio New Year’s Eve Ball-Dropping Ceremonies

Port Clinton Walleye Drop

A few years ago, my go-to New Year’s Eve celebration of choice was to hop into my jammies, grab a few snacks, and try to stay awake until the ball dropped in Times Square. Lately, I’ve found a reason to stay out and party with my family (yes, there are plenty of family-friendly New Year’s parties in my area!). One of my favorite ways is to hunt down unusual ball-dropping ceremonies and, it turns, out Ohio has some quirky and cool ones. Looking for a reason to stay out of…

Columbus Holiday Guide | 2016

Easton Town Centre holiday

There’s a reason that Ohio’s capitol sits almost perfectly in the center of the state: so all of its residents have easy access! If you’ve never visited Columbus, Ohio, you really need to start planning a trip. If you’ve never visited during the holidays? You’re really missing out on the merriment!  Beginning on November 18, 2016 Columbus holiday events are not to be missed! Check out our 9 favorite reasons to head into the city for the holiday fun this year for this year’s Columbus Holiday Guide. Franklin Park Conservatory From November 19 through…