We decided to give cruising a second go, this time cruising on Carnival Sunshine. Though it will never be my favorite way to travel, it’s a great opportunity to visit new ports. And it’s also nice to spend a week with no cooking or cleaning or decision making!
This no-bake chocolate eclair dessert is easy to make, uses just seven ingredients and is always a crowd pleaser Carry-in favorite!
Sometimes we find new favorites in out-of-the-way places. Looking for Italian food in Gallipolis, Ohio, we found Tuscany. The food was delicious, the restaurant comfortable and family friendly, and the service was wonderful!
Hiking Indiana Dunes is an experience like no other. Here you’ll hike over giant sand dunes that lead the way to the shores of Lake Michigan. There, while you listen to the waves and feel the soft, squish of the sand between your toes, you can make out the outline of Chicago in the distance. The city is just 36 miles away, but feels like another world.
Ash Cave provides a handicapped accessible hike in Ohio. The short route and wide, paved trail will allow everyone to see the cave.
The American Sign Museum in Cincinnati is a small museum that you can explore in an hour. Enjoy browsing 100 years of commercial signs.
Spend an afternoon exploring the Portsmouth flood wall mural in Ohio. It’s 20 feet tall and 3/4 mile long and tells the story of the city.
If you’re looking for a great free activity in Central Ohio, check out Slate Run Living Historical Farm. Interested in history? You’ll get to experience a working farm from the 1880s. Your children will love helping with chores and visiting the animals. And the best thing? Your visit is entirely free!
Hiking the Hocking Hills with dogs is a great way to explore the park. You’ll need to make sure you’re prepared. Bring plenty of water and towels and read up on the rules ahead of time. But your pup will enjoy hiking as much as you do!
Groovy Plants Ranch is near Marengo, Ohio, just north of Columbus. They have a large selection of plants, lots of things to see and backgrounds perfect for your Instagram feed!