Last September, we procured tickets to go to Kings Island. We’d visited the year before, couldn’t find the kid rides, and really spent most of our time there sitting in traffic or buying (and eating) vastly overpriced food. Would this year be different?
Hello, travel lovers! I hope 2016 has provided you with many wonderful travel opportunities. While we didn’t travel as much as I had hoped, 2016 provided me with much time to dream. First things first! I started this blog in April. Since then, we traveled to:
- Tomahawk, Wisconsin
- Newport, Kentucky
- Vermilion, Ohio
- Cincinnati, Ohio
Bigger plans had to be scrapped this year, due to some unforeseen circumstances. Those money suckers started four days after I started the blog. Talk about great timing (sarcasm).
Time is running out to see Nora the Polar Bear at the Columbus Zoo. Her last day on view in Columbus, Ohio is September 5, 2016 (Labor Day). She will be moving across the country to the Oregon Zoo. There, she will hopefully be befriended by the resident polar bear Tasul. Tasul is apparently a good natured bear who has been alone since recently losing her brother. Really tugs on the heartstrings, huh?
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.
Sunscreen is a serious pain my ass. Why can’t humans make their own slimy sun protectant, like hippos? Yes, hippos really do make their own sunscreen! I learned this on Wild Kratts. People call it hippo sweat (or blood-sweat because of the deep red color), but it’s actually a secretion that also acts as an antibiotic! Hippos are seriously cool. Dangerous as hell, but cool! (Source).
Going away for a weekend with your kids? Me, too! Here’s my detailed, tongue-in-cheek guide for how to pack when traveling with kids! I changed the title to accurately reflect real life (see below).
June is busting out all – wait! June is already over?
Welcome to the June Wrap Up! I considered skipping this post this month. Why? I didn’t do anything I thought was “big enough” for the travel blog, it was all mostly local. Everyone should explore their hometown and surrounding areas and that’s exactly what we did! Also, there were a few odds and ends I thought you should know, stats, and an announcement!
The statistics and month end wrap up for April 2016.
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I believe pools are a must when traveling with littles! This one was a little chilly, but it still tired us out.
Cities visited: Tomahawk, WI
Miles traveled: Approximately