Create Your Own 5-Star Vacation Story in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Skyline

This post brought to you by Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine. About four years ago, I had the chance of a lifetime to go on a cruise with my son. We went along with my aunt, uncle and cousin. Jacob was 5 at the time. One of our stops on the journey was San Juan, in Puerto Rico. We were only there for a few hours, but I saw enough to know that I want to go back for a longer vacation! Exploring Puerto Rico for an Afternoon We had arranged a tour on a […] Read more »

It’s a Snowmageddon Reboot!

Snowmageddon 2014

Anyone remember Snowmageddon 2010? I thought it was a stupid name for it back then, but with all the hype over this week’s storms, it kind of fits now! First of all, where the heck did yesterday’s snow storm come from? The first person that says “the sky” is getting hit. Just saying.   I checked the weather on Saturday. It was supposed to be a lovely day yesterday. I was planning to go get the guinea pigs their pellets and grab some other stuff I procrastinated on over the weekend. Every morning, I look out the window before waking […] Read more »

3 Essential Tips for Moving to Chicago

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Chicago is often referred to as being the “second city,” falling right behind New York in some peoples’ eyes in terms of size and culture. Step foot in Chicago, though, and you’ll find that there’s more to do in the city than you could ever accomplish on a vacation. It should stand to reason, then, why so many people tend to move to the city. Chicago is home to some of the best restaurants in the country, after all – a foodie’s paradise, and it doesn’t end there. Moving to Chicago can be an exciting venture, but it can also […] Read more »

Visit Missouri For Non-Stop Family Fun!

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This post brought to you by Missouri Division of Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve flown in and out of Missouri a few times, but only really got to actually explore a bit once. I was amazed at how much there is to do there, especially in St. Louis! Even more amazing, there were so many FREE things to do! I feel like there is just so much I missed, since I really only had a day to explore. I would love to go back one day and take my son to really see all the great state has […] Read more »

Planning Tips for an Extended Vacation

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Planning tips for an extended summer vacation Are you planning an extended vacation this summer—taking a cross-country road trip, spending the summer at Grandma’s farm or ranch, or heading to a foreign country? If so, you are probably busy mapping your route, looking at attractions, and reserving accommodations. That’s the fun part, but don’t forget that you’ll need to prepare your home for the time you’ll be away as well. Proper preparation will help prevent burglary while you are away and make your home welcoming for when you return. Focus on security Nothing can ruin a vacation like coming home […] Read more »

500 Years of Adventure in Florida

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This post brought to you by VISIT FLORIDA. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you know that it’s been 500 years since Ponce de Leon first explored Florida looking for the fountain of youth? While he may not have found the literal fountain, it’s hard to deny that all the fun things to do in Florida can keep you feeling young for a lifetime! I’ve been to Florida several times throughout my life and have many fond memories. When I was a teenager, my aunt and uncle were stationed in Orlando. My uncle was in the Navy. I used to […] Read more »

Have a Little Grown-Up Time in Vegas Without Going For Broke!

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This post brought to you by Southwest Airlines Vacations. All opinions are 100% mine. I have always wanted to go to Las Vegas. I’m not a huge gambler, aside from the occasional night out playing penny slots, but the city itself just has such a fascinating appeal! I mean, it’s Vegas! Home of Elvis wedding chapels, extravagant magic shows, and hundreds (if not thousands) of other cool attractions. I was doing a little pretend vacation planning (one of my favorite past times) and I was so surprised to see how many cool free things there are to do in Vegas. […] Read more »

7 of the Most Mysteriously Beautiful Places in the World to Visit with your Family!

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Are you bored of the sun, sea and sand holidays which are regularly advertised by the leading travel companies? Would you like to find out more about architectural and historical wonders in different parts of the world? If you’ve answered each of these questions with a resounding yes then you should consider visiting some of the magnificent and mysterious sites outlined in this article. Nara Dreamland – Japan This Japanese theme park was opened in 1961. It featured rides such as the thrilling Screwcoaster and exhillerating Aska Rollercoaster. However, as the years passed and technology advanced, so the popularity of […] Read more »

Fun Family Things to Do in the Poconos This Spring and Summer

Things to Do in the Poconos

If you’re planning a trip to the Poconos this spring, you may be wondering just what there is to do here to keep your family busy. Once upon a time, the Poconos were pretty much known just for skiing in the winter and its plethora of honeymoon resorts, like the gorgeous Paradise Stream. Now, though, there are so many fun things to do in the Poconos year-round! With water parks, hiking trails, and hidden gems like Quiet Valley, there’s something for everyone. Check out a few fun things to do in the Poconos this spring. Quiet Valley 25th Annual Farm […] Read more »

Hershey PA: It’s About More than Just Chocolate (But the Chocolate is Pretty Awesome!)

Hershey Chocolate World

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Hershey Entertainment and Resorts. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.” When I was a little girl, my grandfather traveled a lot for business. He worked on MRI and CT machines. One of his frequent stops was the Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. Every time he’d come back from there, he’d bring me chocolate. Even though I theoretically could have gotten the same chocolate in the store, it was more special when it came from Hershey, PA and my grandfather. I’ve lived about […] Read more »