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...]

Visit Carson Valley: Northern Nevada’s Most Scenic Valley

Carson Valley, Nevada, positioned at the transition between the Sierra Nevada range and the Great Basin, known to be Northern Nevada’s most scenic valley, beckons as a travel destination for both families on vacation, couples looking for a getaway, or anyone ready to enjoy the open space, golf … [Read more...]

Petoskey Area: Michigan Family Travel Fun in the Outdoors

The Petoskey Area is a Michigan treasure nestled on the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. If you're looking to plan a summer trip to the upper midwest, it's the perfect time of year to head to the Petoskey Area and enjoy some outdoor adventures with your family. If your travel group varies in … [Read more...]