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Go On Vacation Instead Of Buying Presents

I’m all about experiences over things.  I would much rather spend my money on an activity or experience than something that’s going to sit around and collect dust.  This time of year, I love seeing gift lists of experiences instead of things.  So, what happens when you take that idea one step further?  My family […]

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Petoskey

A Winter Michigan Getaway

Alright Buckeyes, I saw that eye-roll you just did when reading the word Michigan. BUT. I am not joking, nor exaggerating, when I say that Michigan is a hidden gem of beauty, especially in the winter.  I am blessed to have lived and explored the beautiful state for 9 years, and I am excited to […]

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So, what is travel hacking, anyways? | Park Hyatt Chicago

So, What Is Travel Hacking, Anyway?

I had a ton of ideas about what my first post for Columbus Mom’s Blog should be about.  But, nothing seemed quite right.  Then I realized I should probably start with a topic that is close to my heart.  My passion (other than my family, of course) is traveling.  But here’s the thing…I love traveling, […]

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Visitor's Guide to Grove City

Visitor’s Guide to Grove City

Tired of the same three spots? Explore somewhere new! Columbus is loaded with great suburbs and interesting neighborhoods. With a wide-open day in my schedule and three kids in tow, I ventured into a suburb south of downtown: Grove City. It did not disappoint! The new scenery made for a fun and adventurous outing with […]

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Yellow Springs

A Day Trip to Yellow Springs

At just over 60 miles from Columbus, Yellow Springs is the perfect day trip for the whole family. It is such a unique and lively town!  Now that my daughter is back in preschool, I have wanted to make one day a week that we are all home together “an adventure day”. We have been […]

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Outer Banks Beach

Outer Banks Vacation Guide

Ready to plan your next vacation? Looking for a family friendly spot? The Outer Banks is a wonderful family vacation destination! I wanted to share with you one of the great towns to stay in: Duck! There are also a few other Northern Beach options to stay in: Nags Head,  Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, and […]

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Romantic Ohio getaways

20 Romantic Getaways in Ohio

While family vacations are full of memories, every once in awhile a romantic getaway is just what your relationship needs. While all out trips are a blast, sometimes all you have is a few days and you can’t waste time driving or flying. There are so many WONDERFUL weekend getaways in Ohio, some even right […]

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Fall

6 Ohio Road Trips to Take This Fall

Fall is a beautiful time of year for road trips! I love the scenery of the changing leaves and being out and about when it isn’t uncomfortably hot and humid! Here are 6 fun ideas for fall road trips you can take with your family in Ohio! 1. The Farm at Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek This trip will […]

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