Explore the Cultural Side of Puerto Rico


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you ever been to Puerto Rico? I have! Back in 2010, I stopped there when I went on a cruise. I was only there for a couple of hours and didn’t get to see nearly as much as I wanted. One thing I did get to see, though, was the super cool fort in Old San Juan! I’m so glad we took the time to check it out. It was such a neat experience for my son! He […] Read more »

Getting Your Kids to School Safely in the Winter

RainX Safety

Portions of this post are brought to you by Rain-X. I received complimentary coupons in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I’ve kept Jacob home from school twice in the last month simply because I couldn’t safely get him to the bus stop. In one case, the bad weather started after it was too late for the school to call a delay or a closing. In the other, my driveway and road leading to the bus stop were still an ice rink even after the two-hour delay. This is life in the Poconos. One day we […] Read more »

6 Places to Have Fun in the Poconos During Winter If You Don’t Ski

6 Places to Have Fun in the Poconos During Winter If You Don't Ski

If you’re a skier, chances are you already know of fun winter attractions in the Poconos.  As a total skiing tourist trap…er, destination, we have plenty of slopes. What about us non-skiers though? What can we do in the Poconos? As someone who grew up here, it may surprise you to know that I’ve only been skiing twice in my life. Once when I was very little and once when I was 15. That second time, I fell down the bunny slope backwards, got stuck and had to be rescued by an elderly couple. That was the end of my […] Read more »

Life is a Trip, Take it with Atlantic Luggage + Awesome Sweepstakes!

Atlantic Luggage

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Atlantic Luggage knows that life is a trip. That’s why they’re giving you and your family a chance to win the trip of a lifetime! They’ve partnered with Delta Vacations to give one lucky family of four a vacation to New York or San Diego! I’ll tell you more about how to enter that in a moment. First, though, I want to share some of my all-time favorite packing tips. Packing Tips for Parents Flying Solo with Kids I was […] Read more »

Family Fun at Mazezilla Pumpkin Patch at Klingel’s Farm

Jake Corn

I have a million and one reviews and posts that I’m supposed to be writing right now, but I’m sick as a dog who isn’t feeling well. I never understood the whole “sick as a dog” saying, because my dogs are pretty healthy! Anyway, rather than completely skip today, I thought I’d share some pictures from the pumpkin patch this weekend at Mazezilla, run by Klingel’s Farms in Saylorsburg PA. We didn’t do Mazeilla, but we did hang out doing some of their cool free attractions. Take a look! This isn’t sponsored or anything, I just wanted to share some […] Read more »

Organize Your Beauty Necessities on the Go with EMME Bag


I received a complimentary EMME Bag in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I’m an incredibly light packer when it comes to clothes. Seriously, I’m like the anti-girl with that! I can pack an entire week’s worth of clothes in a tiny suitcase no problem. The problem comes when I get to the bath and beauty goods! THAT is where I become the ultimate girly-girl nightmare. As you know by now, I’m totally addicted to beauty products. Not because I’m trying to hide my flaws or anything, I just think they’re fun! One look in my […] Read more »

Traveling the Plains: 5 Oklahoma Sights That Can’t Be Missed


Surprisingly (at least to me), the state of Oklahoma sees nearly as many people pass through its borders as the state of Florida does each year. While it’s no surprise that Florida is a popular tourist destination, it’s a bit more surprising that Oklahoma gets so many visitors. In fairness, many of them are just passing through while heading to other locales and popular travel destinations, but the fact remains that Oklahoma has nearly as many visitors each year as “destination” states, such as Florida. While we know you’re in a hurry to get to your vacation destination, that doesn’t […] Read more »

Visit Gulf County & Take a Walk on the Wild Side #GCFL


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida. All opinions are 100% mine. Fall is the perfect time to plan a vacation to Florida, and there is really no more exciting place for an adventure than in Gulf County! The gorgeous vacation destination is filled with white sandy beaches, mysterious bayous and wildlife encounters. With the slower pace and the “no worries, no hurries” attitude, it’s the perfect vacation destination for families. Take a look at the top five things to do in Gulf County (in my opinion!) and start planning your trip! Fun […] Read more »

What Insurance May Not Cover in an Out of Town Accident

Insurance out of town

There are all kinds of reasons people drive long distances. Work, vacations, and trips to grandma’s house can get us on the road and out of town. There are also festivals, sporting events, and social gatherings to lure us out on the freeway. The unexpected may cause us to stay longer than we originally planned. Perhaps the vacation was too good to end, or we were too tired to drive home from grandma’s house, or a bit too tipsy after the big game. Then there is the other reason that no one wants to think about. There may be an […] Read more »

Get Away with Choice Hotels Comfort Inn & Suites Mount Pocono

As a Choice Hotels Blogger, I received complimentary gift cards and a hotel stay. All opinions are my own. Last month, I took Jacob and my cousin on a mini-vacation for one last hurrah before the school year started, thanks to Choice Hotels. Originally, we had planned to go to the shore, but due to unforeseen circumstances, that didn’t work out. Instead, I took Jacob and Ben (14) up to Mount Pocono to stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites. We spent the first day at a water park before checking in (the only day that didn’t have massive thunder […] Read more »