Tell Choice Hotels about Your #VacayGoneCrayCray for a Chance to Win a Real Vacation!


As a Choice Hotels Blogger, I am receiving complimentary gift cards and a hotel stay. All opinions are my own. Have you have had a vacation that’s gone totally crazy? Choice Hotels wants to hear about it! Tell them about your VacayGoneCrayCray and you could win a $10,000 grand prize for a chance to have a vacation do-over! Pretty awesome, right? All you have to do is submit your story for a chance to win! Plus, when you submit, Rhett & Link will choose their favorites to share in a video…maybe even re-enact on their YouTube show Good Mythical Morning! […] Read more »

4-Step Guide to a Last-Minute Summer Vacation

Guide to a Summer Vacation

It’s officially summer. And by now, most of your friends, family and coworkers are probably getting excited for their summer vacations. It’s normal to plan summer vacations months in advance. But if you haven’t made plans yet, it’s not too late. Whether you’re traveling with your friends or your family, this four-step guide can help you plan a last-minute vacation without breaking your budget. There’s no rule that says you have to travel far for vacation. Also, you don’t have to spend an excessive amount to have a good time. Some people plan staycations and tour their local areas and […] Read more »

Plan Your Dream Vacation with #RCIDreamVacay


After the month I’ve had, I am in desperate need of a vacation! Between the surgery, then the complications from the surgery, the 4 days in the hospital and the sheer exhaustion of recovering, I really just want to run away from it all. Note the “run away,” as in “hightail it out of town, turn off my phone and forget the rest of the world exists.” I did that a couple of years ago when Jacob and I went on a cruise. Hanging out with my little man and no distractions was pure bliss. We hit three islands, each […] Read more »

Enter the Atlantic Luggage Spring Sweepstakes for a Chance at a Family Trip! #AtlanticLuggage


This post brought to you by Atlantic Luggage. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you need a vacation? I know I do! Technically, I’m getting a vacation next week, since I’ll be taking off a week after my surgery. Not exactly the fun getaway I had in mind though! I want a vacation to an exotic land! A week at the beach! A break from my crazy schedule! A week laying in bed because I want to lounge, not because I can’t move! Atlantic Luggage Spring Sweepstakes: Win a Trip for 4! Atlantic Luggage is giving you a chance to […] Read more »

Turkey Hill Experience: Discover the Magic of Ice-Cream with Your Family #turkeyhillexperience

Turkey Hill What a Nut

I received complimentary tickets as well as payment for writing about our day at Turkey Hill Experience. All opinions are my own. Living in the Poconos, Turkey Hill products have always been a part of our life. To me, it’s a local company, as the farms and factory are less than two hours away. I didn’t realize that Turkey Hill products were sold in 49 states until our visit to the Turkey Hill Experience. I was always afraid that if I moved out of PA, I’d miss out on my favorite ice-cream and iced-tea! This past Saturday, Sal and I […] Read more »

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


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!

St Louis Zoo

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

Planning Tips

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 »