A Heaven For Train Buffs

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Titusville, Pennsylvania is a place that train buffs will love. Not only do they have a passenger train that gives rides over fourteen miles of scenic railways, they are also home to the last railroad in America that has a working mail car. In other words you can send a letter or postcard from the moving train and have it postmarked with the USPS logo for the railroad, just like they used to do when most mail moved by rail. And, they also have a motel here made up of 21 real railroad cabooses. Inside the old cars a modern hotel room can be found with TV and even Wi-Fi. Join us for a ride.

A Trip To Vermilion’s Best Kept Secret

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I grew up at Linwood Park in Vermilion and this week I get to share one of my favorite boyhood haunts will everyone. We wander the streets of Linwood, then take a ride on the Mystic Belle for an up close look at the Vermilion Lagoons with Captain Don Parsons. We wrap up the trip with a visit to a place that really does sell fresh Lake Erie fish.

A Place The Ducks Walk On The Backs of Fish


If you have never been to Pymatuning Lake, it is one of my favorite “free” One Tank Trips. All this summer we are attempting to feature as many “free” attractions as possible to make it easier on families to still have fun and not break the bank when they go on a holiday. Check some of our other trips shown on this blog for other ideas for you and the family this summer.

Another Look At Put-In-Bay


It’s a One Tank Trip, and a short boat ride to South Bass Island, home of the Village of Put-In-Bay in Lake Erie. For many the islands have become a rite of summer but for others, especially with large families, it can be an expensive One Tank Trip. We show you this week the most inexpensive way to get to the island as well as some free things to do and some places that offer a good value for your admission fee. Enjoy the island

Discovering Portage Lakes


We take a tour of Portage Lakes this week with a long-time resident who has started a retirement business to show visitors the lake just like the locals do, in a comfortable pontoon boat. We also discover a tire executives’s mansion that is now owned by a local community and used for weddings, parties and meetings. And, what would a One Tank Trip be without sampling the best ice cream in the area. Take a look

Some Free Things To Do In Columbus, Ohio

We get to tour the Ohio Statehouse on this week’s One Tank Trip and our very special guide for a part of the trip is Ohio Governor John Kasich who was nice enough to show us around his historic ceremonial office. I also show our viewers one of my favorite State House attractions a painting that was held hostage for a while by the painter. It’s a great story and best of all tours of our state capitol are free.