Travel Entertainment on the Go: Amazon Fire Tablet

Our whole family loves to  travel. Whether it is a short weekend trip by car or a longer vacation by air, we're always ready to go! My husband and I like to take long road trips where we alternate the driving (although he usually ends up doing a lot more of it!) In recent years we have also been … [Read more...]

Celebrating Valleyfair’s First 40 Fun Years!

Valleyfair has gone through a LOT of changes over the 40 years since it first opened in 1976, but one thing that has remained the same is that it is a lot of FUN!!  Earlier this summer I shared the story about the very first time I went to Valleyfair, which was during its opening year (yes, that … [Read more...]

7 Great Things to See in Gretna Louisiana

If you've ever watched a movie set in the city of New Orleans and marveled at the beautiful shot of the city across the water that view is from Gretna, Louisiana. The next time you visit New Orleans, head across the river to Gretna not only for that beautiful view but for everything else historic … [Read more...]

Ways to Save Money on Flights

Traveling can be stressful in and of itself. Especially when your travels cost you an arm and a leg. Traveling by air has been the most efficient mode ever since its invention. It has also remained as one of the most expensive ways to travel. But there are a couple little known secret ways to save … [Read more...]

Summer Adventure TShirts and Plaid – Fashion on the Road

It's time to hit the road for a summer adventure! The long summer days and free weekends are the perfect time for camping or a summer road  trip. This morning I'm headed off on a road trip to Mankato in the southern part of Minnesota. I haven't visited there before (beyond a few hours) and can't … [Read more...]

Valleyfair: Making Memories with Family Fun

Valleyfair is celebrating its 40-year anniversary. Since I so vividly remember the very first year Valleyfair opened, that 40-year mark makes me feel pretty darn old, but it also makes me reflect on happy memories as we add brand new ones. When Valleyfair first opened in Shakopee Minnesota in … [Read more...]

7 Best Camping Games

Camping is great, sitting around the fire, eating one too many s'mores, enjoying the great outdoors and fresh air, but what else is there to do? Well, you don't have worry about figuring that out all on your own. Here is a list of some of the best camping games everyone will enjoy. These activities … [Read more...]

9 Tips for Attending Summer Festivals

Summer is finally here! That means its time for summer vacations, weekends at the beach or pool and one of my favorites - Summer Festivals! Here in Minnesota, where summers tend to be short, we like to cram in a LOT of summer festivals. Everyone wants to take advantage of the summer weather while … [Read more...]

What to Pack for an RV Trip: Don’t Forget the Basics

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Nationwide provided me with information regarding its In The Nation blog post. The In The Nation post is  filled with great nuggets of information to let us know what to pack for … [Read more...]

3 Travel Tips to Save Money on Your Next Trip

Does anyone else out there LOVE to travel?  My husband and I love taking trips, especially when we can bring our two "fur-kids" along for the ride.  My husband has a golf trip to Myrtle Beach, SC next week, and I'm flying to Florida at the beginning of September, plus we have lots of other road … [Read more...]