Springing Irish: America’s Most “Irish” Small Towns

From New York and Boston to Philadelphia and Chicago to Los Angeles, Irish culture made an indelible impact on American life. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and big city parades will abound while Irish pubs throughout the United States keep spirits up year-round. However, anybody — Irish or otherwise — can explore how Irish ways of […]

Take Your T(w)eens to Cleveland

Looking for a fresh idea for a family getaway? We’ll let you in on a little secret: Clevelanders are a friendly bunch and most excited to welcome you to this other Midwest city on the lake. While this itinerary is mostly geared toward tweens or older, it can easily to be tweaked if your brood […]

Holiday Light Displays to Check Out in Ohio

Holiday light shows have popped up all over in anticipation of the festive season. With Thanksgiving officially behind us, it’s pretty much open season on Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s and everything in between. For Ohio natives or travelers visiting family, you’ll be pretty busy touring the state’s many holiday light shows and displays. Wildlights at […]

Cleveland Rocks: The Kid Edition

Cleveland seems to be enjoying a renaissance of sorts as more people notice its thriving sports franchises and budding arts scene. As more travelers check-out “C-Town” and the “North Coast,” they find a wealth of attractions and nature-inspired stops along the way. Here’s where to kick-off a kid-friendly weekend in Cleveland. Rock and Roll Hall […]

Celebrating America with Simple Small Town U.S.A. Pleasures

Major cities across the United States, from Washington, D.C. and Boston to Chicago and San Francisco, mastered the art of “blowout July 4th” weekends, from massive waterfront fireworks displays to public concerts and music festivals to food festivals demonstrating how much of a melting pot our cities and country have become. On the other hand, […]

What’s New for the Family in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is more than just Ohio’s state capitol … it’s a center of innovation, a vibrant college town (including Ohio State University), a hotbed of successful “household name” American businesses (JP Morgan Chase, Nationwide Insurance, Limited Brands, Big Lots, Wendy’s Restaurants) and a cultural hub with a diverse food scene, a surprising array of museums […]