Our 7 day RV adventure had a wonderful combination of urban/ocean/mountains. Urban in Pittsburgh, Annapolis, and Washington DC, the Ocean in Ocean City, Maryland and Mountains during the last leg of our journey in Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania. My husband and I had previously skied at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in the winter and we were looking forward to returning for additional adventures in warmer temperatures.
My family had a blast on an 8 day RV adventure to the Mid-Atlantic. We decided to make Pittsburgh the first stop on our itinerary because it’s a reasonable drive from Cincinnati. We also wanted an excuse to come back after falling in love with the city a few years ago. My grandfather joined our family on a 3 week vacation out West when I was a teenager, and it was a full circle experience to have my dad join our family on this multi generational vacation.
I discovered Geeky Explorers because of their amazing pictures on instagram. Their profile also mentioned their blog website which intrigued me even more because they sold everything to travel by RV across the country. I immediately knew that I wanted to interview them for the blog. Tricia and Keith graciously agreed to meet me at Coffee Emporium before they started the next leg of their journey. They were fascinating in person too. I always admire people who take the leap of faith to live their dreams.
Last Saturday we experienced our first travel show in Cincinnati. Basically, we spent the afternoon dreaming up all sorts of vacation destinations and recreation that we want to try in the future.
The show features booths from a large variety of vacation destinations and recreation businesses along with an assortment of recreational transportation.
For kids there is a fun fishing show scheduled several times a day during the weekend of the show.
The kids and adults get information that is helpful to have a sucessful fishing experience.
The kids get an opportunity to look at the fish up close and also see how the fish approach live bait.
They can even touch the bait during the demo.
The instructor, Dan Armitage, gave practical tips that can apply for any age.
He did a great job helping kids understand how to catch fish and why these techniques work.
You defintiely want to check out the vendor booths with vacation destinations and activities. You kids will like it because the vendor booth area also gives kids the opportunity to take an occasional piece of candy, sample some food, view an animal or receive a giveaway item geared toward kids.
Former Bengal Ickey Woods was at a booth at the show signing autographs on memorabilia in exchange for donations for the Jovante Woods Foundation that he started in honor of his teenage son who died of a sudden asthma attack.
The kids were really excited to meet Icky Woods at the show. He was really personable and our kids are really into football so meeting a former star really got them excited.
If your kids still have energy to burn, they can challenge themselves on the climbing wall for a fee.
The show has something for all ages. My dad who is retired, enjoyed the hunting dog seminar and the fishing class. He said that the fishing class was really informative and helpful. He isn’t a hunter but found the dog seminar really enjoyable to watch. He also had a great time getting the opportunity to walk inside the Rv’s and onto the boats.
You can still check out the show on the following dates and times
· Thursday, January 24: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
· Friday, January 25: 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
· Saturday, January 26: 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
· Sunday, January 27: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*Admission for adults is $11. Adults can save $3 on admission by purchasing tickets at Cincinnati-area Kroger stores.
Children (ages 13 and under) are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Wednesday, January 23, is “Buck Night,” when admission (children and adults) is $1.
Admission to the Travel, Sports & Boat Show® includes admission to the Cincinnati Golf Show® and Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show®.