The Scientific Adventure at COSI Kidspace

One of the things I wanted to do before leaving the Columbus, Ohio area was to visit COSI (Center of Science and Industry). I’d heard great things about the COSI Kidspace. Would you believe I got my act together about a month before we moved? I was SO proud of myself. Until the parking lot exit incident.

Other than the parking lot issue, I liked the museum. As always, the big question: Did the kids like it?

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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

Columbus, Ohio skyline

My First Time: A Night Out in Columbus

*Record scratch* Get your mind out of the gutter. This isn’t about that kind of first time. I was invited to my friend’s “ends with a 5” birthday party and she wanted to do a night out in Columbus. A real night out. No kids and no need to drive home at the end of the night. My first overnight away from both kids in 3 years. The only time I’ve been away overnight in 4 years was to birth my second child.

One month ago, this event sounded amazing. One week ago, my anxiety started in and I didn’t want to go.  Continue reading

Ahoy! Enjoying The Captain Bell House Bed and Breakfast

Sometimes, you go somewhere and it turns out to be so wonderful that you want to share it with everyone you know.  Our stay at the the Captain Bell House Bed and Breakfast in Vermilion, Ohio was one of those times!

We had wanted to go up to Michigan for a week. However, some circumstances forced us to wait. I didn’t want to forgo vacation entirely. I had to get out of town!

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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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June is Busting Out All Over: Wrap Up

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! Continue reading