Barbara David

Barbara David, mother of five and an award-winning columnist for Cincinnati Family Magazine, enjoys travel, writing, and restoring her century-old, west-side home.

Exploring Hocking Hills


Hocking Hills’ beauty is breathtaking, especially in the fall, as trees change colors amid millennial-old caverns. Paved and rugged trails invite hikers of all skill levels to experience Ohio’s renowned sites like “Ash Cave,” “Crystal Falls,” and “Old Man’s Cave.” On this trip, though, our family discovered more scenic wonders exploring Hocking Hills by canoe,… Read more »

Queen City Underground Tours


Take a Queen City tour that guides you through the streets and underground with a nod to history and awesome architecture, too.

Wonders of Wisconsin


From Lake Winnebago to museums in Appleton … Wisconsin will keep your family busy!

Celebrate President’s Day in Ohio


With Ohio being home to several U.S. Presidents, a visit to one of their homes — such as William Howard Taft — seems only fitting as a way to celebrate President’s Day in Ohio.

Make Traditions in Cleveland!


Visit A Christmas Story House, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and lots more on a fun family jaunt to Cleveland.

Take the Kids to the Theatre


“I believe there’s no better family experience than watching a story together performed by live actors,” says Michael Evan Haney, the director of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s (CSC)  upcoming Oliver Twist. “Theatre engages the imagination and provides a topic of discussion that can provide a family with a beautiful shared memory,” he adds. Experience those “beautiful shared… Read more »

Kidsburgh (in Pittsburgh!)


From astronaut adventures to sports history and more, there’s plenty to do with the entire family.

Come Sail Away


Sail, kayak, paddle boat, hike and more in Milwaukee, WI.

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