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Summer is officially here and that means no homework, no schedule, sleeping in, family fun, and more. I personally love summer break as it gives me a chance to hang out with the kids more and enjoy good quality family time. We love to take little trips here and there throughout the summer close to home. It makes it nice as we can save on traveling to plan more mini trips. It’s amazing that no matter how long you have lived in an area there are still many things to explore that you have not visited or seen before. We…

The wait is finally over and the season begins with a brand new coaster! Kings Island located in Mason, OH is known for breaking records and this year with their new wooden coaster called Mystic Timbers might be added to those records. Being a thrill-seeker family that we are, we had the chance to ride Mystic Timbers this past weekend. Check out these 5 Fun Facts about the New Mystic Timbers Coaster at Kings Island! 4th Wooden Coaster While its number 16 in total of roller coasters at Kings Island, this is the 4th wooden coaster built at the location.…

It’s time to get away with freezing temperatures and cabin fever kicking in. The perfect place to do so is Castaway Bay in Sandusky, Ohio. Over 32,000 gallons of water, 82 degrees daily and plenty of activities and attractions for the entire family, there no reason to go anywhere else. Recently I took a trip to Castaway Bay for a hosted weekend with the family. No matter what age your kids are they is something for everyone. Here is a list of activities and attractions for all ages that you don’t want to miss at Castaway Bay. Daily Activities Each…

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Kalahari Resorts Sandusky and Find Your Influence. All opinions are 100% mine. Living in Ohio winter months are cold and dreary. Then, there comes cabin fever where the kids are begging to get out of the house and you’ve run out of ideas to keep them occupied. The simple solution to that is planning a weekend getaway. One place to get away and beat cabin fever is at Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, OH. It is home away from home that has an indoor oasis to make you feel like you are on…

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand, and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own. Kings Island located in Mason, Ohio is known for their big roller coasters but they also have an area for smaller kids to enjoy. Thru October 30th, Kings Island is offering The Great Pumpkin Fest for the younger crowd which is included with your general admission ticket and located in the Soak City. This event is not scary at all and geared towards smaller children and families. Walking throughout the park…

When you hear Put-in-Bay you may be thinking party island but it is actually quite different during the week as you will mostly find families and senior citizens. With that being said there are plenty of things to do with kids while visiting Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island. Miller Ferry To get to the island you must be transported by boat. We chose the Miller Ferry as it takes just 18 minutes to get across and is a smooth trip. The boat leaves every half hour starting and ending at different times depending on the season. And if you want…

Have you ever been to Cedar Point? It’s one of the top amusement parks in the USA and it is located right in Sandusky, Ohio! If you’re thinking about going and need information on what Cedar Point is all about, then stay tuned! All Inclusive Guide to Cedar Point Places to Stay At first, when you’re planning a trip to Cedar Point, you’ll need to know where to stay. Knowing where to stay can be hard because there are always so many options. Your first option is to just look up hotels in the Sandusky area and hope to find…

Wings, drinks, and cars is what Quaker Steak and Lube is all about. Located in Ohio’s capital city you will find gasoline pump handles on the doors, actual cars hanging from the ceiling, and a giant toolbox near the kitchen amongst some of the things. Quaker Steak and Lube is known for their wings and large beers that are called the Tanker which is 33 ounces of beer.  I had the chance to experience the Lydra Drive location in Columbus, OH to test out the food. I tried the Hand-Breaded chicken wrap that consists of chicken with your choice of…

If you haven’t visited Cedar Point in a while you may not know that Hotel Breakers was recently undergo a million dollar renovation. They have completely gutted the entire hotel and it looks amazing. My family and I recently visited and had a great time. Everything was at the hotel as we didn’t have to leave the location. Cedar Point is just steps away where you get an hour early access if you stay at Hotel Breakers. There are also several restaurants where you can eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They even have a Starbucks to get my favorite coffee…

A few weekends ago, I took the kids to Castaway Bay in Sandusky, OH for a weekend getaway. As it was in the single digits here, it was nice to go to an indoor water park were it is 82 degrees everyday inside. In case you have never been to Castaway Bay it is located right outside the entrance of Cedar Point. It is opened year-round and has a huge 38,000 square-foot water park with one thrilling water coaster. Other features include a set of water slides, a wave pool, a place to play water basketball, and lots of places…