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Review & Giveaway: The Book “Adventures Around Cincinnati: A Parent’s Guide to Unique and Memorable Places to Explore with your Kids”

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Written By Blogger: Saundra Kimberlain

Deliberate. Adventure. Memories. Planned. Engaged. Family. Fellowship. Experiences. Explore.

CINCINNATI, OHIO

It’s just 2hrs. 16 minutes (or 142 miles) from Elizabethtown, Kentucky

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“Adventures Around Cincinnati: A Parent’s Guide to Unique and Memorable Places to Explore with your Kids” by Laura Hoevener and Terri Weeks (retail $18.95) is more than just a travel guide – if desired, the reader can use it as a life guide to creating memories and exploring not only within Cincinnati, but also any hometown with their companion eBook “Adventures Around You.”DSC_0896edit

For this review though, I read “Adventures Around Cincinnati.” The authors acknowledge that parents typically don’t have time to read a lengthy book, so they’ve limited the “reading” part and amped up the “guide” part.

Tip: The Introduction and Part One (Why Adventures, and Planning and Executing your own Adventures) are must reads and at approximately 20 pages combined shouldn’t tax anyone to complete. Reading these will give you the motivation and inspiration to start your own deliberate adventures with your family. 

With thoughtful inclusions on the more than 120 destinations like “Stroller and wheelchair friendly” information and the approximate age range the activity would work for, it is a quick and handy guide to start your planning. Tip: One of my favorite tips is, if it’s a questionable activity (i.e. not sure your kids will like it) or if the children didn’t like it, it might be good to pair it with something you know they will enjoy (getting ice cream or a visit to a favorite park afterwards) in order to still leave a positive memory from the day.   

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Since we had been to the Cincinnati Zoo just over a year ago as a family, I started my reading of the guide portion with their review of the Zoo. “Adventures Around Cincinnati’s” review was right on the money as compared to how my family would have officially reviewed the Cincinnati Zoo (it’s a WONDERFUL zoo and my kids STILL talk about the animals they saw there). My only addition would be a stroller is recommended for the younger crowd because there are quite a few hills. The zoo does provide stroller rentals though, which we took advantage of when we were there because their little legs got tired quickly, and none of us were ready to go home.

I also read through all the Kentucky attractions, including the ones in and around Louisville that were covered, and for the ones we’ve visited their reviews again are what I would report as well. With that knowledge I felt confident that I could use any of their reviews to plan an adventure – maybe a day trip or a staycation depending on the distance and activity.

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There is a fabulous chart at the end that lists every activity and 21 different categorizations – free, outdoor, history, animals, etc. Have a kid that is obsessed with dinosaurs? There are five adventures that have been reviewed that include dinosaurs. Don’t forget to check out the planning your own adventures help the authors give you as well after the guide portion. They’ve given “getting-started” planning examples for stay-at-home parents as well as those who work-outside-the-home or need to do weekend adventures.

I suggest having something to tag your book with as you’re reading along (my tags were reused post-it notes, but hey, they work!) because I’m ready to have some adventures.

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GET YOUR COPY!

You can purchase the book by clicking here or you can enter our giveaway below for a chance to win a copy of this book for FREE!

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GIVEAWAY

This is a GIVEAWAY for a copy of the book “Adventures Around Cincinnati: A Parent’s Guide to Unique and Memorable Places to Explore with your Kids” ( $18.95 value)

Calling all that would like to have this great book as an addition to your collection of taking adventurous trips and exploring the great community that is just a roadtrip away…Cincinnati.

(Winner will be sent the book directly from the publisher/author.  

Giveaway Rules: – 3 Simple steps to Enter. Must do all 3.

  • Follow Elizabethtown Family either by ‘LIKING’ our Facebook page, ‘following’ us on Twitter, or ‘following’ us on Pinterest.
  • Leave a comment to THIS post below answering this question:Have you been to Cincinnati before? Regardless, why would you like to win this book?
  • Be a Subscriber to our eNewsletter on ElizabethtownFamily.com

Additional Details

  • One winner will be selected at random
  • The winner will be announced and notified by email on Monday, February 2, 2015.
  • Once winner has been notified, they have 48 hours to respond to claim the Giveaway. Or, a new winner will be selected.

Note: Entry period ends Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10pm EST

 

 

Giveaway: Tickets to Progressive Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow

lou-giveaway2015Congratulations to these winners

Jim Eastridge (2)
Ashley Tilford (2)
DeAnna Jones (2)
John Rizer (2)
Michael Teel (2)

Here’s How you Can Enter to Win!

This is a GIVEAWAY for the following:

1) A pair of tickets for admission to this year’s Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow taking place Jan. 21-25, 2015 in Louisville at the Kentucky Exposition Center.  (Children UNDER age 15 and active military (with military ID) are FREE!

(We will be selecting 5 winners! Each winner will receive 2 tickets!)

(Must live within 25 miles of Elizabethtown, KY to enter this giveaway)

Giveaway Rules: – 3 Simple steps to Enter. Must do all 3.

  • Follow Elizabethtown Family either by ‘LIKING’ our Facebook page, ‘following’ us on Twitter, or ‘following’ us on Pinterest.
  • Leave a comment to THIS post below answering this question: What is it about boats, campers and the great outdoors that you enjoy?
  • Be a Subscriber to our eNewsletter on ElizabethtownFamily.com

Additional Details

  • One winner will be selected at random
  • The winner will be announced and notified by email on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
  • Once winner has been notified, they have 12 hours to respond to claim the Giveaway. Or, a new winner will be selected.

Note: Entry period ends Monday, January 19, 2015 10pm EST

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More details below about this fun event!

Annual Progressive® Insurance Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow® Transforms the Kentucky Exposition Center into Outdoors Paradise January 21-25, 2015

LOUISVILLE, KY – Do you like boats, RV’s, fishing, or any activity on water or land that will bring a smile to you or someone you know? Then, be sure and plan to attend. There will be a variety of activities for all ages…We promise!

FEATURED FAMILY FUN -

1) A chance to walk on water in Rockin’, Rollin’ Bubbles

2) An opportunity to try stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking at Paddlefest

3) A chance to brush up on any outdoors skill through an extensive seminar series with topics ranging from RV Bootcamp and Boating 101 to DIY boat maintenance and hunting for wild game and game fishing.

4) Planned just for the youngest attendees, come see creepy crawlers and learn about conservation camp

5) Fishing at the Kid’s Trout Pond, free for children 12 and under.

AND MORE

Boating, fishing, hunting and RV enthusiasts have the opportunity to view and compare hundreds of the newest boats and RVs, plus hundreds of booths showcasing the latest outdoor gear, gadgets and destinations. The event features competitive deals from more than 150 regional boat and RV dealers, plus dozens of outdoors-related companies.

Advanced tickets are on sale now and available through www.louisvilleboatshow.com.  Adult tickets are $12, and senior citizens admission is $10. Children under 15 and active military (with military ID) are free. Event show hours vary by day:

 

STAY UP TO DATE AND FOLLOW THEM ON TWITTER - @LouBoatRVShow

HOURS

  • Wednesday, January 21 – 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 22 – 12 – 9 p.m.
  • Friday, January 23 – 12 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 24 – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 25 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Giveaway: Create a Canvas Creation at MUMC Upcoming Jan. 24th Event

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Congratulations Robin Blair —The Winner of this Giveaway!

This is a GIVEAWAY for 1 person to come and paint a beautiful cross at an upcoming Memorial United Methodist Church Event. Speckled Sparrow will be on-site during the event helping make this fun artsy event possible.

Event Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 2pm at Memorial United Methodist Church, Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

It is valued at $35 and will be able to be redeemed at this event only by the winner. Who couldn’t use an afternoon out painting a beautiful masterpiece? I sure know I could!

Giveaway Rules: – 3 Simple steps to Enter. Must do all 3.

  • Follow Elizabethtown Family either by ‘LIKING’ our Facebook page, ‘following’ us on Twitter, or ‘following’ us on Pinterest.
  • Leave a comment to THIS post below answering this question:Have you ever attended a canvas painting event before? If so, what was the first canvas painting you created in the last 5 years?
  • Be a Subscriber to our eNewsletter on ElizabethtownFamily.com

Additional Details

  • One winner will be selected at random
  • The winner will be announced and notified by email on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 .
  • Once winner has been notified, they have 24 hours to respond to claim the Giveaway. Or, a new winner will be selected.

Note: Entry period ends Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 10pm EST

Tickets available for purchase as well for this event.

Want to attend this event regardless? Great! Simply click here for information.

Giveaway: Only 23 Days until Christmas!

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Congratulations to the winners

Sandy Root and Ashley Carter!

Can you believe we only have 25 days left until Christmas? We figure that’s a reason to celebrate! We’re going to do a giveaway…that will last through Wednesday night 10pm EST! That means you need to comment below and follow the simple simple instructions for your chance to win! Who doesn’t love the chance to win something…awesome!

This is a GIVEAWAY for a $25 gift certificate to The Whistle Stop Restaurant that is surely going to be a wonderful win for someone. The Whistle Stop brings such great memories to my mind because I have great memories taking family that visited us to eat at this great locally-owned restaurant by wonderful people! I’ll be honest I’m always so full from the delicious food I’ve yet to have their desserts, but let’s just say you’ll really enjoy a tasty meal if you win this giveaway! Oh, how I want some of their LIMA BEANS right now!!!

Giveaway Rules: – 3 Simple steps to Enter. Must do all 3.

  • Follow Elizabethtown Family either by ‘LIKING’ our Facebook page, ‘following’ us on Twitter, or ‘following’ us on Pinterest.
  • Leave a comment to THIS post below answering this question: Have you started your Christmas shopping already? If you have or haven’t let us know how motivated you are to get more done soon?
  • Be a Subscriber to our eNewsletter on ElizabethtownFamily.com

Additional Details

  • TWO winners will be selected at random
  • The winners will be announced and notified by email on Thursday, December 4, 2014 and by entering our giveaway you are giving us permission to post your names as well on our website and social media as the winner.
  •  EXTRA ENTRIES *LIMIT OF 5 EXTRA ENTRIES* - Post the following on Twitter that you see in blue: @EtownFamily is having a great giveaway for $25 giftcard to #WhistleStopKY Click Here to Enter: http://bit.ly/whistlestopKY
  • Once winner has been notified, they have 48 hours to respond to claim the Giveaway. Or, a new winner will be selected.

Note: Entry period ends Wednesday, December 3, 2014 10pm EST

Giveaway: Family 4 Pack Overnight Package to Christmas at the Galt House

 

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This is a GIVEAWAY for the following from ElizabethtownFamily.com:

1) An Overnight Package at the Galt House. It will include the following:

  • Christmas at the Galt House Hotel Family Package
  • One Overnight Stay in a Deluxe Room
  • Four Tickets to KaLightoscope Christmas
  • 2 The Great Christmas Mouse Mystery
  • One Complimentary Overnight Self-Parking PassMust live within 25 miles of Elizabethtown, KY to enter.

Giveaway Rules: – 3 Simple steps to Enter. Must do all 3. Don’t skip one of these steps..and if you already have done some of them before, then you’re golden.

  • Follow Elizabethtown Family either by ‘LIKING’ our Facebook page, ‘following’ us on Twitter, or ‘following’ us on Pinterest.
  • Leave a comment to THIS post below answering this question: What is one memory you look forward to making or experiencing with your family this Christmas season?
  • Be a Subscriber to our eNewsletter on ElizabethtownFamily.com

Additional Details

  • One winner will be selected at random
  • The winner will be announced and notified by email on Monday, Dec 1 2014
  • EXTRA (not required) to be entered TWICE -Send out a Tweet with the following on Twitter :  @EtownFamily having awesome overnight package giveaway to @ChristmasatGalt. You can enter like me: http://bit.ly/etownGalt2014 #EtownGALT
  • Once winner has been notified, they have 48 hours to respond to claim the Giveaway. Or, a new winner will be selected.

Note: Entry period ends Saturday, November 29, 2014 10pm EST

To read the review we wrote about Christmas at the Galt House including KaLightoscope , click here.  For all the current up-to-date details, please visit http://www.christmasatthegalthouse.com

Giveaway: Oil Change from Swope Family of Dealerships

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This is a GIVEAWAY for an oil change with Swope Family of Dealerships. It is valued at $49.95 and will be able to be redeemed at any of the Swope family of Dealerships in Hardin County. Who couldn’t use an oil change complimentary when someone else is paying for it? I sure know I could!

Giveaway Rules: – 3 Simple steps to Enter. Must do all 3.

  • Follow Elizabethtown Family either by ‘LIKING’ our Facebook page, ‘following’ us on Twitter, or ‘following’ us on Pinterest.
  • Leave a comment to THIS post below answering this question:Is color a deal breaker when you are buying a vehicle and why or why not?
  • Be a Subscriber to our eNewsletter on ElizabethtownFamily.com

Additional Details

  • One winner will be selected at random
  • The winner will be announced and notified by email on Monday, October 20, 2014.
  •  EXTRA (not required) to be entered TWICE - ‘TAG’ yourself in our photo on Facebook for this Giveaway OR SHARE it and send us an email at heather@elizabethtownfamily.com saying you shared it. Due to privacy settings on Facebook there is no way for us to see who shares and who doesn’t, so you must email us if you do choose to share for an extra entry. Or you can also ‘LIKE’ the Facebook page for the Swope Family of Dealerships and let us know that you did!!
  • Once winner has been notified, they have 48 hours to respond to claim the Giveaway. Or, a new winner will be selected.

Note: Entry period ends Saturday, October 18, 2014 10pm EST

Giveaway: Shop Early Passes – Fall KY Kids Consignment Sales

 Kentucky Kids Consignment Sale Free Shopping Passes

is sponsoring this Giveaway with Elizabethtown Family

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These are passes to shop BEFORE THIS SALE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC!

Who wants to shop early? Well, we are pleased to share there will be TWO winners! It’s the best consignment sale in Hardin County!

Our Giveaway is for a shopping pass for the Kentucky Kids Consignment Sale for Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7 PM-10PM (sale does not open to the public until Thursday, September 11, 2014).  Two shoppers are admitted per pass, so if you win, you can bring along a friend!!!!!!!

You must live within 25 miles of Elizabethtown, KY to enter this giveaway.

Giveaway Rules: – 3 Simple steps to Enter. Must do all 3.

  • Follow Elizabethtown Family either by ‘LIKING’ our Facebook page, ‘following’ us on Twitter, or ‘following’ us on Pinterest.
  • Leave a comment to THIS post below answering this question: Comment on this post BELOW with an answer to this question: How long have you been going to consignment sales to purchase clothing OR will this be your first time?
  • Be a Subscriber to our eNewsletter on ElizabethtownFamily.com.

Deadline to enter this giveaway is Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10PM EST. 

Winner will be notified via email on Monday, September 8th so please check your email (especially if you aren’t normally one that checks it regularly. You’ll have 24 hours to claim your win.

Want to Increase your Chances of winning? Here’s How You Can! (the following are NOT required for this giveaway).

LINK back to Elizabethtown Family on a Website/Blog – 2 extra entries - Place a link to http://www.elizabethtownfamily.com on your website or blog.  It can be a text link, or you are welcome to choose one of our banners if you prefer!  Simply shoot us an email at heather@elizabethtownfamily.com so we can verify!

To be entered TWICE - ‘TAG’ yourself in our photo on Facebook for this Giveaway OR SHARE it and send us an email at heather@elizabethtownfamily.com saying you shared it. Due to privacy settings on Facebook there is no way for us to see who shares and who doesn’t, so you must email us if you do choose to share for an extra entry.

Giveaway: $40 Gift Certificate to Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market

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Congratulations Ashley Burton on being the

winner of this giveaway!

This is a GIVEAWAY for a $40 gift certificate to Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market! A few weeks ago so many people came to the Hinton’s Facebook page saying they heard about them via our website and FB page that Hinton’s selected us as the winner of a gift certificate. Well, we wanted to just pass that greatness off to one of our readers…so…Here we are..Doing a giveaway!

Giveaway Rules: – 3 Simple steps to Enter. Must do all 3.

  • Follow Elizabethtown Family either by ‘LIKING’ our Facebook page, ‘following’ us on Twitter, or ‘following’ us on Pinterest.
  • Leave a comment to THIS post below answering this question: When you think of an Orchard and Farm Market, what is the first fruit or event that comes to your mind based on your experiences in life?
  • Be a Subscriber to our eNewsletter on ElizabethtownFamily.com

Additional Details

  • One winner will be selected at random
  • The winner will be announced and notified by email on Monday, August 25, 2014.
  •  EXTRA (not required) to be entered TWICE - ‘TAG’ yourself in our photo on Facebook for this Giveaway OR SHARE it and send us an email at heather@elizabethtownfamily.com saying you shared it. Due to privacy settings on Facebook there is no way for us to see who shares and who doesn’t, so you must email us if you do choose to share for an extra entry. Or you can also ‘LIKE’ the Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and let us know that you did!!
  • Once winner has been notified, they have 48 hours to respond to claim the Giveaway. Or, a new winner will be selected.

Note: Entry period ends Saturday, August 23, 2014 10pm EST

Giveaway: $25 gift card to The Whistle Stop

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Congratulations to Amanda Rogers

on winning this giveaway!

This is a GIVEAWAY for a $25 gift certificate to The Whistle Stop Restaurant that is surely going to be a wonderful win for someone. The Whistle Stop brings such great memories to my mind because I love taking family that visits us here in Kentucky to eat at this great locally-owned restaurant by wonderful people! I’ll be honest I’m always so full from the delicious food I’ve yet to have their desserts, but let’s just say you’ll really enjoy a tasty meal if you win this giveaway!

Giveaway Rules: – 3 Simple steps to Enter. Must do all 3.

  • Follow Elizabethtown Family either by ‘LIKING’ our Facebook page, ‘following’ us on Twitter, or ‘following’ us on Pinterest.
  • Leave a comment to THIS post below answering this question: Who is one person that you’d take with you to the The Whistle Stop if you were to win this giveaway and what would you eat (keeping in mind calories don’t count when you win a gift card)?
  • Be a Subscriber to our eNewsletter on ElizabethtownFamily.com

Additional Details

  • One winner will be selected at random
  • The winner will be announced and notified by email on Monday, June 30, 2014.
  •  EXTRA (not required) to be entered TWICE - ‘TAG’ yourself in our photo on Facebook for this Giveaway OR SHARE it and send us an email at heather@elizabethtownfamily.com saying you shared it. Due to privacy settings on Facebook there is no way for us to see who shares and who doesn’t, so you must email us if you do choose to share for an extra entry. Or you can also ‘LIKE’ the Facebook page for the Whistle Stop Restaurant in Glendale, KY and let us know that you did!!
  • Once winner has been notified, they have 48 hours to respond to claim the Giveaway. Or, a new winner will be selected.

Note: Entry period ends Saturday, June 28, 2014 10pm EST

Father’s Day Giveaway Extraordinaire

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Don’t think we were going to forget all the dad’s out there! They too deserve a great reward and an opportunity to win some great fun! That’s why we’re pleased to announce we’re having our first-ever Father’s Day Giveaway on ElizabethtownFamily.com! We welcome dad’s that want to win this to enter it for themselves! Ladies…You can certainly enter in the hopes that maybe you’ll win and give it as a gift to that awesome dad you know!

This giveaway is valued at $387!

Here’s a thank you to all the dads from ElizabethtownFamily.com!

**IMPORTANT** - We want the winner to be able to have this by Father’s Day, therefore the winner must be available to meet us at Target in Elizabethtown THIS Thursday, June 12th (flexible on the time) or Friday, June 13th (flexible on time)

This Father’s Day Giveaway Extraordinaire includes:

(ONE WINNER IS GOING TO RECEIVE ALL OF THIS AWESOME-SAUCE GREATNESS!)

Pampered Chef Bundle – Including a BBQ Roasting Pan & Can Holder, BBQ Basting Brush, and a Great Grilling Recipes Cookbook ($72 value) from Kim Mays, Independent Consultant with The Pampered Chef

$25 Gift Certificate to the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Kirstie Goodman Photography Session – 1 Digital Mini Session with Low Resolution Files (value $225)

Basic Car Wash from Clean-Rite (value $35) – Includes exterior wash, wheels and trim, interior vacuum, cleaning the dash and trim too.

$25 Gift Certificate to Longhorn Steakhouse by The Nutty Scientists of Northern Kentucky

$5 gift card to Chick-fil-A from ElizabethtownFamily.com

Giveaway Rules: – 3 Simple steps to Enter. Must do all 3.

  • Follow Elizabethtown Family either by ‘LIKING’ our Facebook page, ‘following’ us on Twitter, or ‘following’ us on Pinterest.
  • Leave a comment to THIS post below answering this question: Give us at least one reason why you’d like to win this Father’s Day Giveaway Extraordinaire
  • Be a Subscriber to our eNewsletter on ElizabethtownFamily.com

Additional Details

  • One winner will be selected at random
  • The winner will be announced and notified by email on the evening of Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
  •  EXTRA (not required) to be entered TWICE - ‘TAG’ yourself in our photo on Facebook for this Giveaway OR SHARE it and send us an email at heather@elizabethtownfamily.com saying you shared it. Due to privacy settings on Facebook there is no way for us to see who shares and who doesn’t, so you must email us if you do choose to share for an extra entry.
  • Once winner has been notified, they have 48 hours to respond to claim the Giveaway. Or, a new winner will be selected.

Note: Entry period ends Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8pm EST

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