"Fishermen's Dream" Guest post by Jamie Rhein My recommendation for any road trip is to swing by some item that's very large. Large items make for fun photo ops. One of our favorite largest item detour is the Enchanted Highway outside of Bismark, North Dakota. There is where you will find a series [...]
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Halloween decorations below the Eiffel Tower Guest post and photos by Jamie Rhein For the past two years, a friend and I have loaded our cars with teenagers to head to Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, 30 miles north of Cincinnati, for what's becoming a tradition of thrills at the amusement park's Halloween Haunt. [...]
Hershberger's Farm and Bakery is not far from Berlin Guest post by Jamie Rhein Berlin, Ohio in Holmes' County is known for everything Amish from apple butter and fried pies to handcrafted furniture. Cheese is another Holmes County claim to fame. Years ago, we bought a roll top desk from an Amish woodworker whose [...]
A section of a vintage style mural highlighting Coney Island's early days. When my cousin and I were searching for a location for our twin fathers' recent birthday celebration, my dad suggested Coney Island on the banks of the Ohio River, 10 miles east of Cincinnati. This is the amusement park of our childhoods. With its [...]
Fly like Superman across the river down below Recently, I saw the woods and the river in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio from a whole different angle--flying like Superman. At the Hocking Hills Canopy Tours Adventure, the SuperZip is quarter of a mile zipline that begins at the top of an 85 ft. [...]
James Thurber's college years home Which high schooler reading James Thurber's short story, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" didn't dream of having a secret life? I know I did. Happily, what I envisioned when I doodled in the margins of math papers has come to pass. I am a traveler. In my [...]
San Francisco bay view My husband, 11-year-old son and I started our California road trip in San Francisco. With an ambitious itinerary, we headed off from San Francisco International airport in our Dodge Avenger rental car (GPS equipped) to visit friends and see what we could see in 10 days. National Parks, beaches, prehistoric history, [...]
First opened in 1803 as a "house of Public Entertainment," The Golden Lamb in Lebonon is Ohio's oldest hotel. Not long after its debut, the hotel was moved to its current location in 1815. The red brick building was added onto over the years to expand it from its original two stories to four stories, and it eventually became a favorite stop between Cincinnati [...]
Getting a boots from Ohio ATV World guide October in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio is the perfect time for fall foliage fun. The sugar maple leaves have turned brilliant red and orange and the aspens are a bright yellow. Along with hiking the miles of trails in the Wayne National Forest and [...]
At the Hocking Hills Canopy Tour near Logan, Ohio this past Saturday, a couple in my group seemed happier than happy. They seemed as if they were still in the romantic phase of their relationship. The signs were there. The sweet pecks on lips, light rub on backs and lots of smiles. Their lodging [...]