6 Places To Visit In Ohio Over Spring Break

6 Places To Visit In Ohio Over Spring Break

Do you have spring break plans?
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Spring break is coming up, which means we get to get a week off school; some of us are going to the beach or on vacation, while the others are stuck at home. Instead of believing Ohio is the most boring state, here are some places you can visit to make your spring break a little less dull:

1. Columbus Zoo

The Columbus Zoo is located just north of Columbus in Powell, Ohio. I can be the first one to tell you that the Columbus Zoo has plenty to do to keep you or your family busy.

2. Cincinnati Zoo

This is another zoo that has plenty to do and mixes your up zoo experience up if you always go to the Columbus Zoo. Plus, the famous hippo Fiona resides here.

3. The Cleveland Museum of Art


If zoos don't fit into what you like to do in your spare time, then the Cleveland Museum of Art is something to switch up what you do on a normal day.

4. Hocking Hills

If it's not snowing, then Hocking Hills is a beautiful place to visit. It has places where you can rent on the lake or even just going down there to hike. I've been there many times, and each time, I see something new. If you enjoy the outdoors, this is something you should definitely try.

5. Air Force Museum

If history is your thing, then there is The National Museum of the United States Air Force, located in the northeast part of Dayton, Ohio.

6. COSI

Cosi is located in the heart of downtown Columbus and is both interactive and interesting for adults and kids. They also bring in different exhibits. So, if you go once and see a certain one, the next time it could be completely different.



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The 10 Best Things About Rhode Island

Who said RI is not Awesome!
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With Rhode Island being such a small state people wonder what is so great about it. There are so many attractions that lead people to "Little Rhody" from the Newport Mansions to the RISD Art Museum. RI's beautiful beaches are also a plus for the locals who live here year round. But what is the best things about Rhode Island? With so many great things to choose from here is what I thought was the best things Rhode Island has to offer.

1. Del's Lemonade


With its numerous flavors and iconic cup imagery Del's is a Rhode Island staple. My personal favorite is mixing watermelon and lemon together!

2. Caserta's Pizzeria

Located on Providence's historic Federal Hill. If you are looking for a good slice of pizza Caserta's is the place to go.

3. Providence


It is basically the smaller version of Boston! No really, and that is where the city gets all its charms from.

4. Scarborough Beach


Forget Newport, this is the prime place to catch some waves. Personally, I think the water is better and Narragansett tends to be a litttle less touristy.

5. PPAC (Providence Performing Arts Center)


When you are too poor to catch a Broadway show so you go see the national tour instead. PPAC has become an awesome venue in recent years with lots of different plays, musicals and dance troupes coming to perform.

6. The Cliff Walk


Preferably after the tourist season because then you can actually walk on it. The Cliff Walk offers some breathtaking views and a little adventure.

7. Waterfire

There are a lot of Waterfire's during the summer and early fall so you can always catch one. Plus, it is free and provides great pictures.

8. Party Pizza


Some make think it is a disgrace to pizza everywhere, but it is still good. Nobody really understands why party pizza exists, but we never question it. Especially, after you stuff five pieces into your mouth.

9. Crook Point Bascule Bridge



It has become somewhat of a local monument for the locals. My friend and I always do a bit of site seeing around here.

10. Allie's Donuts


Home of the Donut Cake! Allie's makes probably the best donuts around here and that is not an understatement.

And there you have it! While, I think these are 10 best things about Rhode Island there is obviously so much more. If anything RI's quirky local eateries, beautiful landscape, as well as up and coming attractions are what make it special. Rhode Island has so many things to offer it is hard to choose. Personally, I think the food is the best, but my New York/New Jersey friends beg to differ.



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Surviving Your Family Vacation 101

Do NOT forget your headphones.

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Recently, I went on a 10-day family vacation to Alaska with two of my sisters and my parents. While I had a lot of fun on this trip and got to bond with my younger sisters that I don't usually see, there were a lot of frustrating, stressful moments too. So here are 11 tips to help you prepare for your next family vacation.

1. Bring anything that will keep you busy (and to avoid conversations you really don't want to have)

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Just like any other trip, books, magazines , etc. will come in handy for times of boredom. Also, it's really nice to be able to stick your nose in a book to avoid the millionth question about what you're going to do when you graduate and go out into the "real word".

2. Everyone else says it looks like you're having so much fun! (Even when you definitely aren't.)

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"Oh my gosh, you're going where?! That sounds like SO much fun!" Yeah, okay Jessica, but I am stuck in closed spaces with my family for days on end. This is a disaster waiting to happen.

3. If you have younger siblings and they fight, sit between them

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Rather than screaming and yelling at everyone and making your road trip miserable, I suggest making yourelf the middle man to reduce fight time between family members.

4. Do NOT forget your headphones

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Forgetting a pair of headphones is guaranteed to make your family vacation 100% worse. If you don't want to end up listening to the Disney channel, religious podcasts, or obscure rock from the 70s, remember your ear buds.

5. Be prepared to stop and visit every family member that lives in the area

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So maybe you haven't seen great grandma Jill since you were three months old. And you thought uncle Sam was that guy from the military posters. It doesn't matter, because if they are in a 10-day radius of where you're traveling, you will probably stop to see them.

6. You may be used as a human Google

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As a young adult, you are thought to know the most about phones and how technology works. So yes, you may have to navigate to every place you go, look up places to eat, where to stay, and whether or not you can keep a puffin for a pet (and no, it's illegal).

7. Get ready to roll with the punches

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If mom forgot to book the hotel room or dad decides to cancel the day trip to the national park you were dying to see, just go with it. You're along for the ride, don't let little things ruin your whole trip.

8. Whatever you do, try to hold in the expletives or ranting that you'd like to scream at everyone

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Mom and Dad probably won't be too happy if you screech out the F bomb in front of your ten year old sister, so just save your rants for your private instagram account.

9. If you need to cry, do it silently where no one can see you

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It's easy to get frustrated, upset, stressed, or just kind of tired of your relatives on a family vacation. Sometimes you just feel like crying. Just remeber to do it in the back of the car so dad doesn't make fun of you for being sensitive.

10. This will all be over soon

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Breathe, okay? No matter how awful or miserable you might be in the moment, it will pass. And so will your family vacation (eventually).

11. Remember to have fun

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While a family vacation may not be a trip to Mexico with your friends or a fun backpacking trip with your S.O., it can still be a really fun time. And if you have a good attitude, you can bond and make a lot of great memories with your family!

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