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Road Trips: “Free” Science Museums

Are you looking for new places to visit that won’t break the bank? Do you have a COSI membership? (If not, get one! Seriously.) With our family membership, we have managed to visit several science museums this past year for FREE. When taking a road trip, I always look up the reciprocal museums in that […]

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A Fight-Free Spring Break

“Disneyworld is not in your cards, kids!” Those were the last words I said when my mother, my three children and myself arrived back from our Spring Break vacation. We were all sleep deprived after being in the Las Vegas-like LEGOLAND Resort filled with Legos, entertainment, life-size Lego characters, and loud music and that was […]

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Unexpected Travel Plans-What I Learned

Three generations, an ear infection, subzero temps, a rental car and 448 miles. Sounds fun, right?! This past holiday season my family took a risk and flew out for the holidays. The plane rides there were fairly easy, however at the end of the trip, my then 7-month-old had an ear infection. I didn’t want […]

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Go On Vacation Instead of Buying Presents | Experiences instead of Things | Christmas Gift Ideas |JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa

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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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

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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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 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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