Disney World Souvenirs to Buy Before You Go

A Disney vacation isn't quite the same without some fun, new Disney World Souvenirs, but you can avoid the stress and save some money by knowing what Disney World souvenirs to buy before you go. There are some special items that are only available in the park that you may want to go while you're … [Read more...]

Great Wolf Adventure Park – Dry Fun Outside the Water Park!

People are shocked when I tell them we spent a whole weekend at the new Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington, Minnesota, with our room meals and activities provided courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge, and didn't go in the waterpark. Yes! Shocking, right? We all know that Great Wolf Lodge is known for their … [Read more...]

Experience Holidays at Disneyland: The Most Magical Time of the Year!

Disneyland is amazingly magical any time of year, but it's extra special at the holidays! I have been to Disneyland several times and loved every visit, but nothing quite compares to visiting at the holidays. With Holiday Magic at Disneyland Park and the Festival of Holidays at Disney California … [Read more...]

Packing Tips for Men – With a Handy Printable Packing Checklist!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. Product was provided by the client for review; however, all opinions are mine alone. #WorldsSmartestToothbrush #CollectiveBias While traveling can be a LOT of fun, planning and getting ready to travel isn't usually very … [Read more...]

NASCAR Racing Experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway

"Speed. Faster than fast, quicker than quick. I am Lightning." While I may not be Lightning McQueen, I sure felt like him when I did a NASCAR Experience ride-along at Charlotte Motor Speedway to celebrate the in-home release of Cars 3. This was my second visit to Charlotte Motor Speedway in a … [Read more...]

Downtown Concord, NC: Take a Stroll on Union Street

Right in the middle of the city of Concord, North Carolina, you will find the the charming Downtown Concord, a pedestrian-friendly historic shopping and business district. It's filled with independently-owned places to eat, shop, and explore, but if you only have an afternoon to spend (like I did … [Read more...]

A Day of Fun and FIRSTS at Valleyfair!

A trip to Valleyfair is fun ANY day, but a day filled with "firsts" can be even more fun. Our trip to Valleyfair was a big deal because it was the FIRST time that Little R is finally tall enough to ride on all the rides! He loves the thrill rides and has always been disappointed when there were some … [Read more...]

Visit the Black Hills and Badlands, South Dakota – There’s More Than Mount Rushmore

While Mount Rushmore is a site I think every US citizen (or anyone interested in the U.S.) should visit at least ONCE in their lifetime, there is lots more to see in the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota beyond this famed National Monument. The Black Hills are not only beautiful, but they are … [Read more...]

Hero Up! Summer of Heroes at the Disneyland Resort

This summer it's time to Hero Up at Disneyland Resort and be a part of the celebration of all of your favorite heroes! I had a chance to spend a few days at Disneyland last week and had a BLAST!! Disney California Adventure is totally decked out for Summer of Heroes and has lots of new fun and … [Read more...]

7 Top Ways To Stay Safe When Out For A Hike

I am fortunate enough to have the Great Smoky Mountains in my backyard. OK, maybe not directly in my backyard, but within a short drive. One of our favorite activities as a family is to go hiking. There are so many trails weaving their way through that gorgeous backdrop. There are majestic trees, … [Read more...]