7 Places in the US to Visit on a Solo Vacation This Winter

Solo vacations are all the rage right now. Whether you decide to explore a whole new destination or stick with more familiar landmarks, there's something so freeing about getting away on your own. Check out 7 great places to visit on your own this winter!

Solo vacations are all the rage right now. Whether you decide to explore a whole new destination or stick with more familiar landmarks, there’s something so freeing about getting away on your own. I’ve never taken an entire solo vacation, but I did fly to Japan all by myself. I spent a solo night in Japan before heading to my final destination. I also toured Universal Studios alone when I was 18. My aunt worked for Universal back then and I was visiting her in LA. She took me to work with her for a day and I just hung out […] Read more »

Tips to Make Holiday Visits with Family Less Stressful

Less Stress Holiday Visits Family

Tis the season for holiday travel and visits! It’s pretty much THE busiest time of the year planes, trains and long, long hours in automobiles. Then when you arrive at your destination, the holiday visit stress begins! You worry that your littlest one will insult great-aunt Sally’s odd gift choice, your mom worries that the kids will break her imported china set and your kids are fretting that Santa won’t know where to find them. Seriously, though, as awesome as it is to get together with family, visits can also be really stressful, especially when a house meant for a […] Read more »

Take a Little “Me” Time & Dream Better at Sleep Inn

Sleep Inn Lobby 2

This post is brought to you by Sleep Inn. All opinions are my own. With the holiday season underway, I am feeling the pressure closing in on me to be more productive every minute of every day. Between the increased work load, the shopping, the decorating and the cleaning, I feel like I’ll have no time to myself come the end of this week, let alone time with Sal! His seasonal job and my work load makes it hard to arrange for any sort of getaway. So before all the craziness starts, we decided to get out of town for […] Read more »

9 Beautiful Places to Visit Over Fall Break

Fall break is the perfect time to do a little traveling! Check out my travel bucket list of great places to visit during your vacation!

With fall break just about a month away, it’s a great time to start looking into those travel deals and planning a fun getaway. Maybe you and your college friends are in need of a break (spring break is months away!). Perhaps you’re a family of five looking for a fab vacation destination so you can avoid cooking a turkey dinner for 50 people. Whatever your reason for needing a getaway, fall break is the perfect time to get out and explore! I have so many places on my travel bucket list, from states within our own sea to shining sea borders to […] Read more »

Start Your Next Family Tradition in Gulf County, Florida #GCFLnofilter

Gulf County Moonrise

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County. All opinions are 100% mine. With fall officially here, the time for traditions has begun. From January 1st through the end of September, Jacob and I have a few little traditions here and there, but nothing like our fall and winter ones. For example, we trick or treat in the same neighborhood every single year…and it isn’t even our neighborhood! We’ve been going to my friend’s area since Jacob was a few months old. We have a favorite pumpkin patch, must-have Thanksgiving menu items and so on. […] Read more »

How to Enjoy New York City Without Going Broke

How to Enjoy New York City Without Going Broke

New York City is one of the most exciting and popular vacation destinations for people who love a fast-paced getaway. I’ve lived 2 hours away from it most of my life, so I’ve seen quite a bit of what it has to offer myself. With some of the most expensive and high-class stores in the world, streets filled with lush theaters and jewelry stores so decadent they make movies about them, it’s super easy to go broke in New York. Did you know, though, that’s it’s also pretty easy to enjoy New York City on a very itty bitty budget? […] Read more »

Vacation like a Local at The Woodlands Inn in the Poconos! #GoNative

Wilkes-Barre Sign

This post is brought to you by the Ascend Hotel Collection®. All opinions are my own. Since I live in what is essentially a tourist region (the Poconos), I’ve never been one for doing touristy things when I go on vacation. I like to travel off the beaten path, find the cool little places that aren’t over-crowded and make my own itinerary of fun. I feel like you can’t really say you’ve visited a town unless you’ve been to the local haunts and made the effort to go native. Wilkes-Barre, PA is just about an hour from my house. It’s […] Read more »

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 »