Let’s Go Kentucky: Get Healthier in the New Year

You don’t need a new year to start a new chapter in your family’s life, but it is definitely a great time to commit to a healthier future. With our devices pulling us into stationary positions we have to be proactive in getting our families moving.  We are our children’s first and best teacher and the best way to get healthier is to make it a family initiative.  The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services prescribes 5-2-1-0. + Five: Eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day. + Two: Limit screen time to no more than two hours

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Give the Gift of a Kentucky Experience

Looking for a gift that will keep on giving?  Consider buying one of these Kentucky Experiences and give a gift that lasts an entire year. Annual Pass to Newport Aquarium You could easily go to the Newport Aquarium every month and find something new each time.  If you plan to go to Cincinnati in the next year, plan ahead and get an Annual Pass to the Newport Aquarium.  The holidays are a great time to get seasonal discounts to experiences across the state. Annual Pass to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Did you know that there was a group of

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Let’s Talk Candy – How To Have A Healthier Halloween

Halloween can feel like it is all about candy, but it can also be an opportunity for a teachable moment.  Let’s talk about making healthy choices during Halloween. Halloween can be scary. Even with ghosts, ghouls and goblins abound, the most frightening part of Halloween might be how many calories our children bring home in their trick-or-treat bags. The candy in an average trick-or-treat bag can contain as much as 7,000 calories, according to Dr. Donna Arnett at the University of Alabama-Birmingham’s school of public health, and all that candy can lead to tooth decay and a lot of extra

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7 Unique Places to Celebrate Halloween in Kentucky

There are so many Halloween events throughout the state – let’s focus on events that are doing things a little differently.  Here are 7 awesome Kentucky events where families can enjoy friendly Halloween BOOs and SCARES. The World’s Largest Halloween Party takes place at the Louisville Zoo. While I am sure that many have heard of the event there are bound to be some who weren’t aware of the event! The zoo starts this event in early October and it runs through Halloween. You can find more information here. Just a tip it is pretty popular so going earlier in

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The best places in Kentucky to see the fall foliage

If you are like me and fall is your favorite season, chances are you enjoy seeing natures beauty on display in the form of the beautiful fall colors around Kentucky. Enjoy our natural foliage display this time of year.  The Kentucky Tourism thinks it is so important they have a whole program devoted to it called ColorFall. Here are a few ideas that stand out: Bernheim Forest looks to be the place with the most organized event that honors the colors at their ColorFest. It takes place on both October 20-21, complete with food trucks, crafts by various Kentucky artists,

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Let’s Go Camping Kentucky – Cave Run Lake

Are you thinking about planning a family camping trip before the cold weather settles in?  Maybe you are thinking about next year and want to commit to getting outdoors by blocking off time now before next year’s calendar fills up?  If you are looking for a camping destination, we suggest you consider a trip to Cave Run Lake. Cave Run Lake is about a one and a half hour drive east from Lexington towards Morehead at the foothills of the Eastern Kentucky mountains. The Ziplo Recreation area where you can camp is located on a 355-acre wooded peninsula on Cave Run

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Zombie Paintball Hayride

Kentucky’s Zombie Paintball Hayride takes place at Thomas Dairy Farm and Market in Cecilia, Kentucky This is a sponsored post The zombie invasion has begun! Come out for a one of a kind experience on the hayride paintball trailer at Thomas Dairy Farm and Market. This year’s theme is the “Wild, Wild West” featuring a new course and even more live zombies. Suitable for all ages. Zombie paintball is a night activity, other activities are also available during the day. The fee is $15/person including 125 paintballs, Walker T’s fun zone, mega slides, animal farm, corn pit, flashlight corn maze,

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Let’s Go Hear Spooky Stories Kentucky

Who’s heard about the haints in the holler or the Grey Lady of Liberty Hall? Kentucky is rich with ghost stories and great storytellers.  We suggest you seek some of them out this October.  This is a selection of tours and programs but is by now way comprehensive.  Central Kentucky Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill October 5, 6, 12, 13, 20, 21, 27, 28, 5:30 and 7:00pm | Spirit Stroll The stories told are spooky or uncomfortable tales of the people who called Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill home. Spirit Strolls at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill My Old Kentucky

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Fall Events Across Kentucky – October

Fall Fun and Festivals Across Kentucky in October. Fall festivals and events are a great opportunity for Kentucky families to explore different areas of the state. So many towns, communities, counties, and organizations host fall events and more than not, they are free. Enjoy fall fun around Kentucky with family and friends. Across Kentucky October 20 & 21, 26-31, 12-5pm: Great Pumpkin Celebration Metro Louisville October 4-28, Thurs-Sat, 5-8:30pm: The World’s Largest Halloween Party at the Louisville Zoo October 5-7, 11-5pm: Iron Ball Harvest Weekend October 5-7, Friday and Sat, 10am-5pm., Sunday 10am-5pm: St. James Court Art Show October 6-7,

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Treetop Flyer – Uniquely Kentucky

Our writer was given a night’s stay at HomeGrown Hideaways for purpose of review. You can stay in a treehouse with your family, right here in Kentucky. Learn more about the Treetop Flyer in Berea, Kentucky at HomeGrown HideAways.  Family traveler, have you ever daydreamed about living in a treehouse? Imagine sitting high in the tree canopy listening to the wind and birds while either reading with your children or gathering around to play a game, all while being disconnected from your devices. That place exists and it is called the Treetop Flyer at HomeGrown HideAways, just outside Berea, KY.

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