Insider’s Guide to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: 11 Things NOT to Do

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And for my family, that time of the year is Halloween. No kidding. Yes, it’s technically still summer. Yes, the kids aren’t even in school yet. But, ding dang it, I’m already thinking about Halloween at Walt Disney World. There are so many ways to celebrate the holiday, but my family’s favorite way is to attend a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP). And while there are so many things you must do, there are things you should never do when you visit.…

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Primanti Bros. and Mrs. T’s Pierogies: A Match Made in Heaven

The Polish Hill Sandwich from Primanti Bros. featuring Mrs. T's Pierogies - The Strip District location.

When it comes to Pittsburgh sandwiches, Primanti Bros. makes everyone’s short list. They are the quintessential working man’s sandwich, afterall. But when Primanti’s comes out with a special edition version? I can’t help but be intrigued. The latest style, The Polish Hill, features kielbasa and Mrs. T’s Pierogies. Here are four reasons to love  Primanti Bros. and Mrs. T’s Pierogies Polish Hill Sandwich! If you ever tried a Primanti Bros. sandwich, you know the basics. Two thickly-sliced pieces of Italian bread, meat, savory cole slaw, tomatoes, and a handful of…

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10 Unique Things to Do in Canton, Ohio

Did you know the Lincoln Highway runs through Downtown Canton, Ohio? Neither did I until a recent visit.

Think of Canton, Ohio (if you’re not a local) and there’s probably one place on your radar and it involves all-things football. Sure, fans flock to it in droves every year. Heck, even I had a great time on a recent visit. But, what else is there to do in Canton? You know, what makes Canton, Ohio unique? A visit to the city gave me so much insight into the fun that can be had and I’m excited to share the hot spots with you. Here are 10 unique things…

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10 Creative & Fun Things to Do in Cincinnati for Couples

A gorgeous view of the Roebling Bridge from AC Hotel Cincinnati.

Sure, I’m a proud mother of a teenager, but I’m also a wife to an awesome husband. And it turns out that we love to travel together as a couple. So, when given the opportunity, we jump on it! This summer, we had the pleasure of visiting Cincinnati, Ohio, and discovered plenty of fun things to see and do – and eat. From walking through history to catching a game, here are our favorite fun things to do in Cincinnati for couples. Stroll through a Park Named After a Founding…

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6 Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh Zoo Dinosaurs at the Zoo this Summer

Pittsburgh Zoo Dinosaurs at the Zoo 2018

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has a fun addition this summer, Dinosaurs at the Zoo. We had the pleasure of checking them out recently to give you the story on what to expect when you visit with your kiddos. From must-sees to educational opportunities, here are six fun reasons to visit the Pittsburgh Zoo Dinosaurs at the Zoo exhibit this year! This might be a bit TMI about me, but I’m writing it anyway. When I was a tween, I’d devour any Choose Your Own Adventure books I could get…

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The Best Free Things to Do in Clearwater, FL

Heading to Pier 60 is a fun (and free!) thing to do in Clearwater Beach, FL!

Headed to Clearwater or Clearwater Beach, FL, and want the scoop on the best freebies when you visit? From shelling to gorgeous nightly views, here are the best free things to do in Clearwater and vicinity! Clearwater Beach is one of those places that blew me away when I visited this year. I mean, I knew about the pristine, sugar sand beach that folks flock to year round. But, what I didn’t know about were all of the freebies to take advantage of! Here are my favorite ways to save…

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Pittsburgh Zoo Sea Lion Wild Encounter: Tips to Know Before You Go

What a sweet face! We had a great time on our Pittsburgh Zoo Sea Lion Wild Encounter.

If you’re an animal lover, visiting Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a must. But, what if you really want a personalized experience when you visit? Are there options that allow you to upgrade your experience? You betcha! Here’s what you need to know about the Pittsburgh Zoo Sea Lion Wild Encounter including tips to make the most of your visit! (Sea) Lions, & tigers, & bears – oh, my! Sorry, couldn’t help myself. If you’ve read the blog before, you know that I adore animals. Get me anywhere near a…

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6 Super Fun Things To Do in Fort Wayne in the Summer

Summer in Fort Wayne, Indiana can be fun no matter indoors or out!

Fort Wayne, Indiana, has four-season fun, there’s no doubt about it. But, when it comes to summer, its warm-weather offerings really stand out. And, whether you like to get out in the summer heat or stay cool with inside activities, there’s something for everyone. From award-winning zoo visits to creative ice cream sandwiches here are six super fun things to do in Fort Wayne in the summer! I’m not lying when I write that Fort Wayne is one of my favorite cities in Indiana. Situated in the Northeast corner of…

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Is a Walt Disney World Character Couture Makeover Worth it?

Disney Character Makeover at Walt Disney World: Cinderella sat Ivy Trellis salon in Grand Floridian Resort

When it comes to visiting Walt Disney World (WDW), I’m the first in my family to pack my suitcase with red and white polka dot shirts and glittery accents. I’m also that girl that peeks into Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and wished she could get a Disney-style makeover. Until now. A recent visit to a Disney World Character Couture makeover showed me you can have the best of both worlds – the ability to channel your inner Disney Princess and still look adult-ish. So, what exactly is a Character Couture makeover,…

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11 Important Tips for Your First Visit to Kings Island

Riding the Eiffel tower is a must on your first visit to Kings Island!

Kings Island has always been on my theme park bucket list. Happily, the stars aligned on a recent trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mr. Locke and I checked it out for my first time. Are there things I wish I would have known before I crossed the gates? You betcha. Here are 11 important tips for your first visit to Kings Island. Download the app Learn the Lay of the Park Ahead of Time Buy your Tickets Before You Visit Take Advantage of Midweek Visits Arrive at Rope Drop Consider…

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