Warm Up this Winter with these Indoor Activities
By Abbey Roy

Warm Up this Winter with these Indoor Activities

Beat the winter chills with these indoor activities.

Glass blowing at The Works in Newark

When my husband and I were married at the end of October 2008, we had neither the time nor the budget for a week-long getaway to a tropical paradise. The weather wasn’t ideal, our bank accounts were recovering from wedding planning and the nearest place for sand and surf was several states away. Or was it?

Photo credit: Kalahari Resort


Cue our three-day honeymoon at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky! At Kalahari you can pretend you’re at the beach – surfing, tropical temperatures (84 and sunny!) and mermaid lessons included all without the jet lag.

If you’re looking for a way to warm up this winter without cranking up your heat, maybe a trip to Kalahari is in your future. Here are a couple other out-of-the-box warm-up suggestions:

Photo credit: The Works

Attend a glassblowing demonstration

As long as you are in a decent (but safe) radius of the 800 degrees required to blow glass, you can catch some serious heat waves and even leave with a souvenir. My husband’s (mostly) handmade glass ornament from The Works in Newark always earns compliments on our Christmas tree, and our girls love watching the process by which artists forge beautiful decorations in the museums glassblowing studio.

Breathe deeply in a steam spa

Need some “me-time?” Check into the Moroccan Steam Spa in Columbus where you can experience the ultimate relaxation in a steam room with traditional Moroccan spa treatments.

For more travel ideas and #WinterInOhio fun, check out #OhioFindItHere at Ohio.org.

About the Author

Abbey Roy is a Kent State University journalism graduate. She writes a weekly column entitled the Bargain Advocate for the Newark Advocate and Media Network of Central Ohio and enjoys spending time with her family - her husband, Seth, and two daughters, Analeigh and Aria - reading, being outdoors (especially in the woods, water or both), bicycling and photography. She also makes a mean zucchini bread. You can email Abbey at abbey.m.roy@gmail.com.