My husband and I were recently invited to visit the newly remodeled Skyline Chili in Newport, KY. The whole entire restaurant has been updated on the inside with everything from light fixtures to seating. I love any excuse to get out of cooking while enjoying my favorite menu items, so this was an easy invitation to accept.
I have to admit that my visit to Fort Wayne, Indiana really surprised me. I had no idea that the downtown had so much to offer. Growing up, we would visit my cousins who lived about 30 minutes from downtown Fort Wayne, but we typically only visited the mall which left me with an impression from 30+ years ago that there wasn’t much to do there. Well Fort Wayne, you got the last laugh and my apology.
My family has visited the Smoky Mountains region around and near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, many times over the years. Each time we visit, we run out of time before we run out of fun. There is ALWAYS something new to discover there…along with many family favorites that we try to visit each time we are in town.
Kentucky has a lot to offer for couples or friends looking for a weekend getaway. I was invited to experience the Moonshine Mamas Tour by Traveling Mom for a fews days of touring and tasting on the Bourbon Trail. Kentucky is known around the world for their bourbon, but there is still so much more to discover.
The Shores and Islands Region has a lot to offer when it comes to things to do. Most people associate Cedar Point Amusement Park with Sandusky but the area also offers fun all year round.
I met the representatives from Visit Stillwater at a travel conference a few years ago and their enthusiasm and passion about their city intrigued me enough to want to visit a place that was honestly never on my radar before. There are two things that you learn pretty quickly during a visit to Stillwater, OK; this community LOVES football and you are destined to bring home one of their creative t-shirts.
So what is there to do in Stillwater, Oklahoma?
I’m sharing 8 things to add to your list.
My family LOVES amusement parks and we just happen to live close to Kings Island Amusement Park which means that we can have fun all summer long as a family. Last year we purchased a Gold Season Pass and had a such a great time that we decided to continue the memory making again this year. Purchasing a Gold Season Pass made us face the decision again of whether we wanted to pay extra for the All Season Dining Plan.
A big part of the travel experience when you visit a city is the food. I’m sharing several restaurants that you will want to add to your list the next time that you are in Louisville, Kentucky.
I met Karen several years ago as the sponsor of a program that I’m a part of that helps encourage middle and high school students to make good choices. Over the years we have become friends, and I’ve observed her passion for health through CrossFit continue to grow. As someone who prided themselves on never trying CrossFit, I’ve always appreciated that people were really into it… from a distance.
When Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen invited me to partner with them and help recognize, share and reward goodness this year, Karen was the 1st person that came to mind. They also want you to share stories and nominate inspirational people, like Karen, to be rewarded for doing great things in your community, too!