4 Things to Know about iLuminate in Pittsburgh Before You See it This Week

America's Got Talent's iLuminate is coming to Pittsburgh!

To me, the basic concept of iLuminate is very simple. It’s a mix of several styles of dance and pretty lights. And while that’s the tell-it-to-me-like-I’m-five explanation, iLuminate is so much more than that. The show has been traveling all over the U.S. and this week it’s all about Pennsylvania. This Thursday, September 20th, it’s hitting the stage at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh– for one night only. With tickets still available and very affordable, here’s what you need to know before you see iLuminate in Pittsburgh. There’s a Performer…

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5 Details I’m Living for in the Mary Poppins Returns Full Trailer

Mary Poppins Returns full trailer and photos.

Mary Poppins has been a movie staple in my home for as long as I can remember. Not only has the film always been on my favorite Disney movie shortlist, a tribute to Mary has been my Halloween costume at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for several years. Of course, Mr. Locke is always a great accompaniment as Burt, too. But this year, Walt Disney Pictures has up’d the practically perfect ante and just released the Mary Poppins Returns official trailer! I’ve watched it several times now, and there are five things…

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Is a 2019 Disney World Annual Pass Worth It? 8 Substantial Discounts to Consider

Living near Pittsburgh, PA, my family and I still have Walt Disney World Annual Passes. Does it make financial sense why we’d invest in the passes for twice a year visits? For my family, we find that the discounts definitely outweigh the costs. Is a 2019 Disney World Annual Pass worth it? Here’s this year’s discounts and perks to help you narrow down your decision. For this post, I’ll be using the Disney Platinum Pass as an example. First, it’s the one I purchased. Second, there are no visit blackout…

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Norway Cruises: A Guarantee to See The Northern Lights with Hurtigruten Cruise

Gorgeous Aurora Borealis in Norway.

Disclosure: I’m partnering with Blog Meets Brand and Hurtigruten Cruises to give you the scoop on how to see The Northern Lights in Norway – guaranteed. All opinions are my own! #Hurtigruten #VisitNorway Have you been wanting to check out the Northern Lights in Norway but were concerned your visit would leave you coming up short? There’s a guaranteed way to see the Northern Lights on a Hurtigruten cruise. Read on for the scoop on how you’ll be guaranteed to see them – and how you can save $250 per…

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8 Must-Try Restaurants in Butler County, Ohio

Best restaurants in Butler County, Ohio

So, you’re in Butler County, Ohio and are looking for some amazingly-delicious restaurants, right? Where do you go? What do you eat? I mean, where are the spots the locals go for really great food? From ice cream to donuts and everything in between, here are our eight must-try restaurants in Butler County, Ohio! Sometimes having the pleasure of exploring my own state is the business. Ohio is filled with that cool, Midwest feel, fun cities and, of course, amazing restaurants. With gastro-travel being huge right now, it was an…

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Lancaster BrewFest: A Central Ohio BrewCation

What's Lancaster BrewFest? Here's the scoop

A couple of months ago, we hit five of Central Ohio’s craft breweries and fell in love with their locations and brews. Happily, there’s even more to enjoy, craft beer-wise, when it comes to the area: Lancaster BrewFest. Celebrating its fifth anniversary this month, we hit the road again to check out what makes it so cool. From craft breweries to entertainment, here’s why you need to check it out next year and enjoy a BrewCation, too. Given the opportunity to check out craft brews, Mr. Locke is the first…

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Don’t Miss These Seven Stops on the Adams County Pour Tour in PA

Red grapes at Halbrendt Winery.

When you visit Gettysburg & Adams County, PA, do you think about its craft beer, cider, wine, and spirits? Maybe it’s time you did. A newly-created Adams County Pour Tour offers the best and brightest in all four liquor styles and it’s definitely worthy of a trip. From breweries to distilleries, and a little bit of everything in between, here are seven must-visit stops on the Adams County Pour Tour. Sure, I used to think about Gettysburg, PA, as a place to get my Civil War history on. But a…

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Must Visit Stops on The Fred Rogers Trail: Latrobe, PA

Trolleys everywhere! Checking out The Fred Rogers Trail in Latrobe, PA.

Fred Rogers, television icon and friend to children, grew up in Latrobe, PA. And while he did move around a couple of times before settling in Pittsburgh, PA, his memory is alive and well in his hometown. To honor the childhood hero of many, The Fred Rogers Trail was created to give folks an easy way to walk in his steps. Created with driving and proximity in mind, the suggested stops on the Trail take you from his childhood to where he’s laid to rest. Here are the stops on…

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Don’t Make These 10 First Time Disney World Visit Mistakes

Cinderella castle is still beautiful with rain clouds

Going to Walt Disney World for the first time and your head’s going in a million different directions? Or maybe you’re at the point where you’ve planned so much for your first visit that everything’s jumbling together? No worries, we’ve got you covered. From what not to do with FastPasses to what freebies to never forget, don’t make these 10 first time Disney World visit mistakes. I really wish I would have listened to the dozens of blogs I read and the friends I talked to about Walt Disney World…

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7 Hauntingly-Beautiful Stops on the Haunted History Trail of New York State

Haunted History Trail of New York State: All the natural light at Rolling Hills Asylum.

Did you know that New York State has a fun Haunted History Trail? Filled with all-things spooky, kooky, and even downright creepy at times, the trail covers plenty of locations that have been deemed haunted. So, where do you start? I mean, where are the must-see spots on the trail? A recent visit to New York State put me right in the middle of the HHToNYS and there are some that are definitely worth a stop. From a store where time stands still to a Scottish Inn to the most…

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