New Orleans: Mystery, Mystique, and Masquerade

New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s an interesting place, even when you are there as a young twenty-something and you end up consuming a lot of alcohol…

There is so much more to the city, but being who I was then, I didn’t have a huge urge to explore outside of the French Quarter. Though I did party a lot there, that also wasn’t my usual MO. Maybe that is why I have such fond memories of my time there, because I lived so differently during my short visit. I had such joie de vivre!

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Travel in Your Backyard: Carriage Hill Metro Park

Big thanks to Andrew for this awesome post about exploring in our own backyards.

Often when we think of travel we imagine ourselves far away from home. Usually hopping on a plane and going somewhere tropical but that doesn’t have to be the case. The truth is that adventure is always lurking in your back yard and often it’s affordable. Sure, it may not be as glamorous as a whirlwind European tour but sometimes you have to take what you can get. My backyard is Ohio so I hope to highlight some fun, affordable, and overlooked spots for you to visit. Continue reading

The Zip Line to Hell: An Exhilarating Adventure

Special thanks to Andrew for being our first guest contributor and sharing some of his adventures in Kentucky  (USA).

Follow Taylor Avenue past a strip mall, fast food restaurants, ordinary homes and keep driving. Soon you’ll be winding through a business park and wondering if you’re in the right place.  It seems unlikely but nestled behind rows of  warehouses is a massive man made cavern with a zip line course.

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Awesome Play and Relaxation in Attractive Vermilion

“We have to go back. I forgot something,” I said, as we were pulling out of our driveway, toward Vermilion.

To his credit, my husband didn’t sigh or roll his eyes. Our destination was a small town on Lake Erie. Vermilion, Ohio is a great little place . In fact, the town motto is “A Small Town on a Great Lake” and it’s true! It’s small, quaint, and adorable. Oh, there’s also a beach!

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6 Ways to Survive an Out-of-Town Wedding with Kids

How do you survive a family wedding with kids? Traveling knocks you out of your routine, which is good and bad. You get the excitement of exploring new places and being away from your daily responsibilities. With kids, changing routine can cause a lot of distress. Here are my current suggestions to survive a family wedding without losing your sanity. Or without losing all of your sanity. Or maybe keeping a tiny sliver of your sanity. Continue reading