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Appreciating Glass in Toledo, Ohio

June 29, 2015 – 2:49 pm
Vitrana

The fourth largest city in the state of Ohio, Toledo is a water-loving town. Located at the western end of Lake Erie, downtown Toledo is built along the banks of the Maumee River that spills …

Cincinnati in Spring: Butterfly Show at the Krohn Conservatory

May 20, 2012 – 6:54 pm
Teen with butterflies

Butterfly lovers should plan a yearly migration to Cincinnati to see the annual Butterfly Show at Krohn Conservatory.  Every year features a new theme; often the themes showcase butterflies from a particular country.  2012’s show …

Explore S’more: Geocaching in Ohio State Parks

September 30, 2011 – 2:00 pm
Signing a logbook at Salt Fork State Park

A tradition started while geocaching on road trips and family vacations, our team has joined up with data-obsessed VaCacheners™ around the world—compiling 19 states and one lonely country to the statistics page in our team …

Giraffe Sightings in Amish Country, Ohio

September 27, 2011 – 9:15 pm
Our wagon passes under a macaw.

If there was ever any doubt, the Amish don’t have a sense of humor, read page three of the the Farm Guidebook, a 31 page color document explaining the wonder that is The Farm at …

Hungry in Cambridge, Ohio: Theo’s Restaurant

September 20, 2011 – 11:15 am
Theo's Restaurant in Cambridge, Ohio

In the Theodosopoulos family since 1963, Theo’s Restaurant in downtown Cambridge, Ohio can trace its early roots back to 1931. Credited with for bringing the Coney Island Coney Dog to Cambridge, “The Coney” changed has …

Feed Me Ohio: Getting Cheesy in Amish Country

September 14, 2011 – 7:04 pm
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A grocery store may seem like an unusual dining spot, but for families meandering through the rolling hills of Amish Country, Walnut Creek Cheese is a budget-friendly tourist stop. Packing a grocery store, bakery, café, …

Next Stop, Cleveland!

January 17, 2011 – 4:22 pm
Cleveland Museum of Natural Science

Back in November, we made a weekend trek to Cleveland, one of the Midwest’s least sung treasures. Located on the mighty Cuyahoga River in northern Ohio, Cleveland is firmly planted in the country’s Rust Belt. But don’t let that stir in your mind images of burned-out warehouses and abandoned factories. Sure, there’s some of that, but the only thing my family had to say after a weekend of great food, music, and museums was “When can we go back?”

Apollo 40th Anniversary Weekend Road Trip

July 21, 2009 – 7:52 am
Junior Rangers at Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

It was 40 years ago that someone from earth first set foot on another planet. We spent only about 2 1/2 hours on that planet (please don’t ask me what planet it was!!), but but they changed history forever. Our children have grown up with space travel as part of their lives. And, they should look back at how it began.