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Mammoth Cave National Park, Corvette Museum & Chaney’s Dairy Barn in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park - stairway entrance to Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave National Park - stairway entrance to Mammoth Cave

I’m really excited to interview Cameron Huddleston, an author and personal finance journalist, about Bowling Green, Kentucky. Cameron’s tips for the best things to do in Bowling Green are awesome because she was born in Bowling Green and returned when her husband landed a job teaching at Western Kentucky University. She loves that the pace of life is slow, the people are friendly, and the cost of living is affordable.

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Best things to do in Bowling Green Kentucky National Corvette Museum - Paul Reinhart Corvette

The Paul Reinhart Corvette at the National Corvette Museum

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green is located in Southern Kentucky and is the 3rd-most populous city in the state. It is the home to Western Kentucky University and many popular attractions. Visitors often come to explore the caves (Mammoth Cave National Park, Lost River Cave), enjoy Hot Rods minor league baseball, or visit the National Corvette Museum.

You’ll find all four seasons in Bowling Green, and it can get quite cold in the winter. Cameron suggests visiting in the spring, summer, or fall. Spring comes early, so plan for an April visit to catch the flowers in bloom. Summer is great because there are concerts in the park and numerous festivals. Beech Bend Amusement Park and Campground is also open during the summertime. The Bowling Green International Festival happens every September and the Apple Fest at Jackson’s Orchard is a Labor Day tradition.

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Bowling Green Kentucky, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests. The kids and I visited Bowling Green in December 2020 and had a blast. Read about our family-friendly adventures and the details of our foodie tour.

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Best things to do in Bowling Green Kentucky - Cameron Huddleston - Shanty Hollow

Waterfall at Shanty Hollow

Getting around Bowling Green

The best airport nearby is Nashville International Airport (BNA), which is about an hour south of Bowling Green.

Cameron says that it’s a good idea to rent a car for your stay in Bowling Green. Many of the most popular attractions are spread out, so a car is the best way to visit them all. Click here for the latest offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

If you’re staying within the city core, Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around. When you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.

Kentucky Down Under - Kangaroos eating out of Scarlett's hand

Scarlett feeding kangaroos at Kentucky Down Under

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Cameron Huddleston about Bowling Green, Kentucky. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Green dots = best things to do in Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Who is Cameron Huddleston?

Cameron Huddleston is an award-winning financial journalist and author of “Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations With Your Parents About Their Finance“. She is an award-winning journalist with more than 18 years of experience writing about personal finance. Her work has appeared in numerous national and online publications, such as Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Business Insider, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MSN, and Yahoo.

Cameron juggles raising her kids, caring for a mom with Alzheimer’s, and building her career. It’s a stressful situation that provided great insight into how financially devastating Alzheimer’s and dementia can be. This experience made her realize how important it is for adult children to have conversations with their parents about their finances before a health issue or other emergency leaves their parents unable to manage their finances on their own. The book offers encouragement and guidance to people who want have an open dialogue with their parents about their finances but don’t know where to start.

Best things to do in Bowling Green Kentucky - Cameron Huddleston casual

Here are a few articles that she’s written and a podcast episode that featured her:

You can connect with Cameron on her website and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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One of the “blue holes” along the hike at Lost River Cave

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Stay tuned for our next episode

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Maria enjoying a sunset in Pirin

Listen to the next episode when Maria Stoyanova of Travelling Buzz shares the best things to do in Bansko, Bulgaria. Maria and I talk about skiing the Pirin Mountains, exploring Rila Monastery a 10th century UNESCO heritage site, and the folklore at Mummer’s Day. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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