Summer at Gervasi Vineyard: A Lesson in Relaxation

Summer at Gervasi Vineyard: A Lesson in Relaxation

Living out of a suitcase definitely has it perks (we get to see the country and never tire of our house!) but there are times when all we want to do is relax and enjoy each other’s company, you know? A recent trip to Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, Ohio let us do that and so much more- all with Italian flavor and style. Gervasi Vineyard Guest Suite Overview Yay for gorgeous summer days, especially when we encounter them during our travels. Mr. Locke and I packed our suitcases once again…

13 Must Do Things at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Orlando

13 Must Do Things at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Orlando

If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter books and movies, a visit to Universal Orlando Resort to check out both Wizarding World of Harry Potter areas just makes sense, right? My family goes bananas over everything Jo Rowling can throw our way, but when it comes to feeling like we’re immersed in the books and movies we’re the first ones to queue up! If you’ve never visited or have already but want to make sure you didn’t miss all of the good stuff, here’s 13 things you must do…

Off to the Races with The Seeker Wines

Off to the Races with The Seeker Wines

Sometimes the stars align just right. Sometimes we’re not traveling on the weekend. Sometimes The Kid is off visiting relatives on that same weekend. And sometimes the weather is so perfect that Mr. Locke and I just have to pull ourselves away from our computers and get outside for a date night. It’s perfect nights like the one I’ve just described where we pack up our cooler, grab a blanket, and head to the races! Our local horse race track has a lovely grassy area where we can watch them and enjoy…

Four Hotel Alternatives that Just Make Sense for Families

Four Hotel Alternatives that Just Make Sense for Families

This post is sponsored by one of my favorite hotel alternatives, Vacatia. All opinions are my own, but they definitely make sense so please keep reading! We love a fab hotel just as much as the next family, but there are times when we want more: more beds, and more room to move, ya know? It’s times like these when we start looking beyond the classic hotel room and to hotel alternatives that are just as cost-effective and affordable. Here’s our top four that will make you think twice before…

A Visit to Every Winery and Brewery in Mercer County PA- in One Day!

A Visit to Every Winery and Brewery in Mercer County PA- in One Day!

When we were asked to make a quick road trip and hit every winery and brewery in Mercer County PA in one day we gave a huge, resounding YES! Never one’s to turn down a boozy tour, we let the fine folks at Visit Mercer County PA do the driving and we sat back, relaxed, and enjoyed the pretty views and delicious brews, wines, and spirits that the county has to offer. Here’s our 12-hour drive, step by delicious step! Wilhelm Winery We kicked off the tour with a visit to…

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: What’s New for 2016!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: What’s New for 2016!

If we can talk Christmas in July, why not talk about Halloween, too? Walt Disney World has released the details on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and while they’re keeping many of its tried and favorites, there’s new additions to the event- including a new policy on costuming and more dates than ever before.  Here’s what you need to know before you go. What’s Staying for 2016 Plenty of our favorites, happily.  Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, and Happy HalloWishes fireworks always draw massive crowds and, except for Happy HalloWishes, there’s…

How Cleveland Clinic Children’s Is Helping Kids (& Parents) Everyday

How Cleveland Clinic Children’s Is Helping Kids (& Parents) Everyday

Photo Credit: Russell Lee Photos This post was sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Children’s as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I have a teen daughter. She gets sick on occasion (I’m super lucky that she’s healthy most of the time) but the causes are generally easy to remedy. If a time were to come that they weren’t, you can bet Cleveland Clinic Children’s would be on our short list of hospitals to make a beeline for should an issue arise. We have dealt…

Why You Should Never Miss Another Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh

Why You Should Never Miss Another Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh

There are events we love in Pittsburgh, and then there are events we LOVE. Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh is one of the latter and each year the massive foodie party gets bigger and better (although we really did love last year’s!). Just in case you missed it, or just in case you want to relive the fun, here’s the scoop on Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh 2016 and why you should never miss another one! Super Cool Theme This year’s theme was all about “Cool” so we all put on our funnest, hippest outfits and headed…

A Sail on General Patton’s Private Yacht When and If at Put-in-Bay

A Sail on General Patton’s Private Yacht When and If at Put-in-Bay

It’s not everyday when you get an invite to sail on General Patton’s private yacht When and If, so when that invite comes you say yes immediately, throw on comfy clothes, drive three hours to Northern Ohio at Put-in-Bay, and climb aboard! The When and If  tall ship has received a gorgeous overhaul and will be soon ready to sail around the world- and our sail on Lake Erie was only a taste of the excitement to come! The History Behind When and If General George S. Patton had big dreams…

Blume Honey Water: Bee-Friendly and So Delicious!

Blume Honey Water: Bee-Friendly and So Delicious!

We love when awesome products are not only revealed in Pittsburgh, but come from local residents! Last week, we headed to Eleven in The Strip District for a big announcement: Blume Honey Water! The healthy beverage is made with raw honey and not only keeps your blood sugar in check, but it’s delicious. Here’s the scoop on the reveal. What is Blume Honey Water? Last week, Mr. Locke and I once again headed into Pittsburgh proper for the launch of Blume Honey Water. We learned so much from the co-creators,…