Seven Places You Won’t Believe Exist in Ohio

Places you won't believe exist in Ohio

Ohio has something for everyone. Seriously. Love the beach? We’ve got them. Love American history? Check. Love checking out movie locations? Done. Here’s seven places you won’t believe exist in Ohio – but totally do.    Think about every movie or television show you’ve seen. Now, think about how many of the characters hail from the Midwest, especially Ohio. Maybe it’s because we live in Ohio and always catch the reference to the Buckeye State, but it’s a very common scenario. Leave it to Beaver ‘s very own Ward Cleaver was a…

Star Gazing in Central Ohio

What is it about the night sky that’s so magical?  On nights that I do stay up later than normal and have the opportunity to check out the stars I find myself so drawn to it. I don’t need the television or radio playing so any other form of entertainment, for that matter. I remember exactly when I became a fan of the night sky. The summer of sixth grade. I asked my mother to take me to our local public library and checked out every book I could find…

Smiley Bactrian Camel at The Wilds in Central Ohio

 We’re so close to the weekend I can almost smell it! This time of the week makes me smile, as I’m sure it does for all of you, and when I went through my photos to choose one for 1000 Words, this pic of a Bactrian Camel at The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, stood out to me because she looks like she’s smiling. Have you ever taken a Sunset Safari Tour at The Wilds? Mr. Locke and I had the pleasure in early autumn of 2015 and the experience was…

the Wilds’ Nomad Ridge: Sunset to Sunrise Beauty

There are some places in Ohio where I’m simply dumbfounded by the beauty. Like, standing with my mouth open, eyes widened, and slowly exhaling type of beauty. Ohio has the best of both worlds: flat land with eye capturing scenery and rolling hills and mountains filled with stunning foliage. One of the best places to see such beauty is The Wilds Nomad Ridge.  It comes as no surprise for Central Ohioans that the the Wilds is gorgeous. Hundreds, if not thousands, of visitors make drive to Cumberland, Ohio, every day…

The Wilds: Feeding Giraffes on the Wildside Tour

Saying to someone, “I got this close to a giraffe,” and then having a photo to back it up is always fun for me. The Wilds in Central Ohio is home to three sub- species of giraffe, and in this photo you can see a Masai Giraffe on the right and a Reticulated Giraffe on the left. During our Wildside Tour, our guide pulled the truck right onto a large pasture and the, knowing there were snacks in the vehicle, came right to us. I’m honored to say that one…