Best Free Things to Do in Atlantic City

Best free things to do in Atlantic City

Atlantic City, NJ, has been a place of respite for folks living in and around New York City and for good reason. It’s not only a break away from the big city hustle, it’s a place to relax, unwind, and take in some history and fun. In partnership with, from turbine tours to pipe organ concerts, here are the best free things to do in Atlantic City!    First, Where to Stay in Atlantic City If you’re visiting for the first time, you’ll definitely want to stay in an…

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Maumee Bay Lodge Review: Photos and Video

Maumee Bay Lodge Review boardwalk hike

Maumee Bay State Park Lodge is one of those places that, once you’ve been, you immediately want to make a reservation to go back. And having never been until this spring, I can attest that I’m already checking my calendar to plan another one. So, what makes it so special? From dining to guest rooms to all the free onsite activities, here’s my full Maumee Bay Lodge review! Disclosure: we were graciously hosted by the fine folks at Great Ohio Lodges for the purpose of this review. All opinions are…

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BOO Bash at Disney World: 2021 Halloween Party Replacement

Disney After Hours BOO BASH details

Just released news today, Disney Parks announced Disney After Hours BOO Bash! Taking a mix of the Disney After Hours frivolity and Magic Kingdom’s Halloween party, Boo Bash looks to be a hybrid of both. Here’s everything you need to know about the new offering.  If you’ve visited our site (thank you!), you know how much we love Halloween at Disney World. And a Walt Disney World party at Magic Kingdom wouldn’t be a party without treats, costumed characters, and themed music. Just announced on #HalfwayToHalloween, Disney After Hours BOO…

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Punderson Manor Lodge – A Full Review with Photos & Video

punderson manor review

Punderson Manor Lodge is one of those places that, once you’ve been, you never forget. The look, the feel, the ambiance all give a back to nature with a quirky-historical vibe. So, what should you know when making plans to visit? Here’s my Punderson Manor Lodge review from rooms to dining and even a spooky happening!  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at Great Ohio Lodges to give you the scoop on what makes Punderson Manor a great place for guests. All opinions are my own!  …

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4 Hidden Hints of Walt Disney in Magic Kingdom

Even though Walt Disney passed away almost five years before Walt Disney World opened, his brother, Roy, and the imagineers made sure to put special touches in Magic Kingdom. And while some of the hints of Walt Disney in Magic Kingdom can be easily spied, others can be downright impossible. To create a fun way to discover them all throughout each of the park lands, here’s a fun list. Window Shopping When Main Street U.S.A was being created, the idea of adding important names to the second story windows was…

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2021 Mother’s Day Gifts that Will Put a Smile on Her Face

essential Mother's Day gifts

Not sure what to get Mom? Want something unique that also shows her how much you care? I’ve got you covered! I combed the internet looking for adorable, practical, funny, and unique 2021 Mother’s Day gifts that offer something for everyone. Here are my top picks for this year. Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I’ll make a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting sand and Snow! Also, several of the products were…

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Disney Wish Details: 12 Things We Can’t Wait for

Disney Wish details

The Disney Wish, Disney’s latest cruise ship to date, will set sail on its maiden voyage next summer. But today, Disney Cruise Line (DCL) gave us even more details about the massive, state-of-the-art cruise ship. Here’s everything we know so far about Disney Wish details. Disney Wish Theme Already announced a couple of weeks ago (but a quick recap), Disney Wish has the theme of a floating Disney Castle. A bronze Cinderella statue will greet guests in the Grand Hall. To add to the magic, a giant wishing star will…

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Mohican Lodge Review: Back-to-Nature Luxury

Mohican Lodge Review

Planning a visit to a Great Ohio Lodge can be a challenge because each has its own look and vibe. Add into the mix that they’re called “great” for a reason and it can only add to the difficulty of narrowing down a choice. This spring, I took a road trip to Mohican State Park Lodge and had a chance to explore everywhere. From dining to accommodations and all the freebies, here’s my Mohican Lodge review.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at Great Ohio Lodges to…

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Salt Fork Lodge Review: Luxury and Affordability

Salt Fork Lodge Review: Outside back

If you love the outdoors and are from Ohio, you probably have heard of the Great Ohio Lodges. Each is located in an Ohio State Park and hands its own look and vibe. A couple of weeks ago, we hit the road to cover the four northwest lodges and learned so much about both the parks and the properties. Our first stop: Cambridge, Ohio, for a Salt Fork Lodge review. From guest rooms to dining to activities, here’s what you can expect when you visit.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted…

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11 Best Free Things to Do in New Orleans

best free things to do in New Orleans

When you’re traveling to a new city, sure, you want to see and do things you’ve never done. There are restaurants to try, top attractions to visit, and hotels to stay at. Add all three together and the cost can really add up. If you want to save some cash, the best way to do it is to look for all of the freebies. So, I did the leg work and the research. Partnering with, I give you the best free things to do in New Orleans that won’t…

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