Tonya Prater

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An Overnight Stay in the Ultra-Retro Wigwam Motel in Kentucky

A couple weeks ago, I experienced one of my life goals when I stayed overnight in the <b>Wigwam Motel in Kentucky</b> with my husband. The retro wigwam, or</b> …

Treehouses in Ohio: The Tin Shed Treehouse Review

If you’re looking for unique <b>treehouses in Ohio</b>, look no further than The Mohicans. Home to the only treehouse village in the state with more …

Plan a Family-Friendly Hocking Hills Getaway to the Hocking Hills Caboose

Hocking Hills is one of my favorite destinations in the United States and it certainly doesn’t hurt that it’s close to home for me. I can reach the …

Practical Tips to Save Money on your Next Road Trip

<i>The Traveling Praters presents Travel Inspired Living.</i><p>A great road trip can offer your family memories for years to come, but sometimes it’s …

5 Amazing Festivities in NYC during the Holidays you don't want to Miss

Thinking about visiting <b>NYC during the holidays</b>? Here are 5 annual festive events that you’ll want to add to your NYC Holiday Bucket List.<p>The holidays …

A Review of The Super Tour of NYC with On Location Tours

<i>This post does contain affiliate links.</i><p>When my husband and I were offered the opportunity to take a tour with On Location Tours in New York City, I …

5 Tips to Help You Make the Most of a Quick Trip to New York City

We probably don’t have to tell you that New York City is a hopping place. Did you know that the Empire State Building sees up to 20,000 visitors in …

See the World's Largest Drumsticks in an Alley in this Small Ohio Town

Warren, Ohio is full of surprises but none surprised me more than walking down David Grohl Alley, home of the <b>world’s largest drumsticks</b>.<p>I’ve found …

Explore Historic Dublin Ohio: from Fairy Doors to Irish Fare

Dublin, a suburb of Ohio’s capital city, Columbus, prides itself on its Irish flair. And it does a great job! With fun Irish festivals throughout the …

An Overnight Stay in the Ultra-Retro Wigwam Motel in Kentucky

A couple weeks ago, I experienced one of my life goals when I stayed overnight in the <b>Wigwam Motel in Kentucky</b> with my husband. The retro wigwam, or</b> …

How to find Roadside Attractions in the U.S. and other Stops worth Visiting

<i>This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBias</i><p>I regularly seek …

Don't miss the Dolly Parton Statue in Sevierville Tennessee

The <b>Dolly Parton statue in Sevierville Tennessee</b> should be on your must-see list of roadside attractions. Located in the heart of historic downtown …

Would I Stay at the Sonesta ES Suites Dublin Again?

Dublin is a suburb of Ohio’s capital city and often gets overshadowed by the hustle and bustle of Columbus. I think many people may not even separate …

Visit Historic Downtown Sandusky

Chances are, if you’re aware of Cedar Point, you’ve heard of Sandusky, Ohio. While hundreds of thousands of people annually flock to the amusement …

10 Must-See Roadside Attractions for your Next Road Trip

Do you find yourself driving out of your way to stop at fun and quirky stops? Here are 10 <b>must-see roadside attractions</b> that are worth a detour.<p><i>This</i> …

7 Cultural Gems Along the 7 Train in Queens

<b>Vernon Blvd/Jackson Av: Gantry Plaza State Park</b><p>Spread out over 12 acres and offering some of the best views in the five boroughs, Gantry Plaza State …

7 ways to experience Japanese culture in Kyoto.

While Tokyo is on most people’s list as the crazy city you should visit, the one that will always surprise you, Kyoto is the centre of Japanese …

15 European UNESCO Heritage Sites in 15 Instagram pictures

Brief background of UNESCO Heritage Sites<p>The idea of creating an international movement to protect heritage emerged after World War I. The 1972 …

Here are the top 14 must do's in Merida, Mexico

Things to do in Merida Mexico<p>Merida Mexico is one of the safest places in Mexico to visit and there is so much to do here that the list could go on …

20 photos to show you the beauty of Ukraine

So it’s St. Valentine’s Day once again – a day when we’re officially encouraged to show some love. I don’t know whether it’s a coincidence, but today …

3 Off the Beaten Path Attractions Near Kissimmee

With attractions like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and LEGOLAND, it’s no wonder that Kissimmee is one of the leading destinations for …

Walt Disney Company

The World's Second Largest Gator Roadside Attraction in Kissimmee Florida

<b>Update: Sadly, this roadside attraction is no longer standing. It was demolished in 2014.</b><p>This roadside attraction found at 4580 W. Irlo Bronson …

Walt Disney Company

5 Must See Roadside Attractions in the Kissimmee Area

I’m willing to bet that very few people travel to Kissimmee, Florida to check out the roadside attractions. They travel to the area to go to the …

RVs

Hike the Discovery Forest Trail in Mohican-Memorial State Forest

Hike the 2-mile Long Interpretive Discovery Forest Trail in the Mohican-Memorial State Forest for a deeper understanding of forest management.<p>It’s …

Hiking

fun stops to make on a road trip to Branson, Missouri

<i>The Traveling Praters presents Travel Inspired Living.</i><p>I guess I’ve always thought of roadside attractions as a dying art but maybe that’s not true. …

RVs

Covered Bridges in Ohio: Bridge of Dreams Covered Bridge Photos

The Bridge of Dreams is one of 125 covered bridges in Ohio, many of which are still in use today. Spotting covered bridges in Ohio as one drives the …

A Touch of Nostalgia at The Unusual Junction and Lava Rock Grill

The Lava Rock Grill in West Lafayette, east of Coshocton touts itself as “Ohio’s most unique dining and shopping experience.” If you base that …

Roadside Attraction: An Unusual Amish Horse and Buggy ATM

With the largest population of Amish in the United States, it’s not surprising that you’d find an unusual Amish horse and buggy ATM in Ohio. The …

Amish Mennonites

Old Stone Fort: Shrouded in Mystery in Coshocton County

Who built the Old Stone Fort that stands off the side of a country road on the eastern side Coshocton County? Is it even a fort at all or was it …

Leaving our Mark on Cadillac Ranch

I had planned very little on our trip. But there was one stop that I not only planned but highly anticipated.<p>Cadillac Ranch.<p>Amarillo, Texas.<p>It soon …

Cadillac