The Gallipolis City Park on the banks of the Ohio River lights up for Gallipolis in Lights during the holiday season. Parking and admission are free.
October is the perfect time for a visit to Witch City, Salem, Massachusetts. It’s a carnival atmosphere with all sorts of foods and vendors in addition to historical offerings from the 1692 witch trials.
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!
Yellow flowers in the Boneyfiddle area of downtown Portsmouth, Ohio
Sometimes life can get wild, especially at The Wilds in Ohio. Did you know you can take an open-air safari in the Buckeye State?
While it may not be the south of France, there are plenty of Ohio lavender fields to visit. We visited a self-pick lavender farm near Dayton.
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.
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.