I think that anyone who has ever visited the Gatlinburg region, takes of piece of the area back with them in their heart.
A few years ago in December, I noticed our friend, Tim Ruff, getting pretty passionate about plaid on his instagram account.
I invited travelers to share some of their favorite unique holiday themed adventures and destinations. I think their recommendations will inspire you to add a lot of these places to your list.
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill has been a popular tourist destination for generations of families. In fact, I remember visits to Shaker Village from my childhood. As an adult, I got to experience a visit with a fresh perspective and appreciation. One of the first things you will notice when you step on the […]
There are so many great holiday events around Cincinnati that I look forward to each year. As your calendar fills up, you will want to make sure that you save these dates so that you don’t miss out!
Enjoy some of these activities to get you into the holiday spirit
Wooster, Ohio is a charming city that kind of takes you by surprise. Wooster is located in Wayne County which is a little over an hours drive from Cleveland, 1.5 hours from Columbus and a little over 3 hours from Cincinnati.
I have to start out with a confession, I honestly didn’t really know if the Toledo Zoo could compare to my home zoo (Cincinnati Zoo) and I was pleasantly surprised that the Toledo Zoo exceeded my expectations. Our first visit to the Toledo Zoo began at the Aquarium with a Behind-the-Scenes Tour with Ron Fricke, […]
Live Christmas trees have always intimidated me because I don’t do well with taking care of plants and I’ve always been paranoid that my Christmas tree could catch on fire. I asked Jeff Ruggles from Dirr Nurseries tips for picking out and taking care of a real Christmas Tree.
I am one of those people who LOVE to travel but LOATHE to pack for it. You would think that I would be better at it by now but I still struggle with overpacking. I have found that there are several items that are essential each time that I travel and I think that you […]
There are certain holiday traditions that our family has every year in Cincinnati. One of them is attending Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo. I’ve been going to Festival of Lights with my family ever since I was a little kid. I brought my boyfriend turned husband, to Festival of Lights when he visited […]
Christmas Saengerfest is back! This is the perfect event to get you in the holiday mood. I’ve enjoyed attending this 160 year old tradition over the past few years because the music and venues are absolutely gorgeous! You can read more reasons why to attend Saengerfest here.
The more that I explore Cincinnati, the more I realize that there is still so much to uncover. The first time that I was introduced to Henke Winery was during a tour with Cincy Wine Wagon. It was the last stop on our tour and it blew my mind that I never knew that Cincinnati had […]
Up to this point, our family has not added an Elf on the Shelf to share our Holiday adventures. We decided to see if an Elf would be a good fit with our family by taking my friend Stephanie’s (from A Little Moore) Elf “Sparkles” on an adventure with our family to Hocking Hills.
When you break a bone, life doesn’t slow down just because you have to. That can be a little tricky when it comes to travel.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is a Broadway play that keeps getting better over time. I think that I enjoyed it even more the second time I watched it. The powerful music is both beautiful and haunting, which will leave an impression on you long after the performance ends.
Is watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer part of your Christmas tradition? Now you have a chance to make a new tradition and watch the musical live. The “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will be live on stage with the critically acclaimed RUDOLPH THE RED- NOSED […]
My first visit to Englewood, Florida was a bit of a surprise. I would describe Englewood as one of Florida’s best kept secrets. It’s not your typical tourist destination because you don’t see a lot of attractions and tourists shops saturated in the area. The atmosphere in this community is very laid back. The crowds […]
I absolutely LOVED my visit to Annapolis, Maryland. There are sooooo many reasons why it’s a city that I want to bring my family back to. It’s a city that appeals to all of your senses. Beautiful historic buildings that provide architectural eye candy in every direction, a walkable downtown that makes it almost feel like […]