Easy Recipe: Pot Roast Poutine

Easy Recipe: Pot Roast Poutine

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareIceColdFun #CollectiveBias If there’s one thing I know about my culinary inclinations I know I’ve got the best of both worlds. As a gal that was born in Canada but moved to the states when I was young, I was able to pick up foodie cues from both my Canadian-born mother and American-born father. It’s this melding that gives me inspiration to meld the two cultures’ dishes together. This time I’ve taken…

Resort Review: Summer at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, WV

Resort Review: Summer at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, WV

If you live in the Northeast, South, or Midwest, you’ve probably heard of Canaan Valley Resort. One of the fun ski spots in Davis, West Virginia, the four-season resort is a travel hot spot in winter, but, man, you should see it in summer! Mr. Locke and I hit the road for Memorial Day weekend and spent it with flabbergasted looks on faces compliments of its warmer-weather offerings. Here’s the scoop. Canaan Valley Resort – An Overview Since we got into skiing a few years ago, Canaan Valley Resort has been…

The Coolest Antique Tractor Park in West Virginia You Never Knew Existed

The Coolest Antique Tractor Park in West Virginia You Never Knew Existed

Quirky and fun is my proverbial travel bag, but there was no way in you-know-where that I’d ever imaged finding an antique tractor park in the middle of nowhere. Turns out that “nowhere” has a name and it’s called Rowlesburg, WV and so does the park – Cool Springs. If you’re looking for rusty beauty, Cool Springs Park should be on your bucket list. Here’s why in photos. What’s Cool Springs Park? So, here’s a quick backstory. Mr. Locke and I were headed to Canaan Valley, WV. We turned a corner…

6 Reasons You Didn’t Know You Needed Jetty Renters Insurance

6 Reasons You Didn’t Know You Needed Jetty Renters Insurance

This post is happily sponsored by Jetty renters insurance. All opinions are my own! As a gal that’s had her fair share of purchasing renters insurance in my younger years (and before we were homeowners), I never really checked into the different types and what each had to offer. Honestly, I simply checked with my auto insurance carrier and took its word for truth. Of course, this was before the age of internet and when my cellular phone came in a giant leather case and plugged into my car’s cigarette outlet!…

How to Keep Valuables Safe While Traveling:Easy Hotel Tips

How to Keep Valuables Safe While Traveling:Easy Hotel Tips

When theft in major hotels or resorts make the news, I have to remind myself that almost all people are honest. It’s that teeny fraction of hotel employees that make us leery of keeping our valuables in plain sight when staying at a hotel. So I started snooping around and asking folks that are seasoned travelers, travel writers, and bloggers how to keep valuables safe while traveling. From the common ones to one you may not even know about, here’s easy tips to protect your valuables in hotel rooms. Safe (ish)…

8 Reasons Why You Need to Plan a Visit to Pittsburgh NOW!

8 Reasons Why You Need to Plan a Visit to Pittsburgh NOW!

If you live anywhere near Pittsburgh, PA, and have had the pleasure of visiting, you know what an amazing city it is. It’s actually got something for everyone: a booming foodie scene, ambitious outdoor activities, and its love for visiting families is not covert. If you’ve visited recently and are thinking about visiting before the end of 2017 (or if you’ve never visited before and are planning a visit!), good news! There’s plenty of new things to discover in Pittsburgh. Here’s eight reasons why you need to plan a visit to…

Why “100 Things to Do in America Before You Die” Includes Walt Disney World

Why “100 Things to Do in America Before You Die” Includes Walt Disney World

When you live out of a suitcase like I tend to do, I have the honor and pleasure of meeting a ton of folks that love to travel as much as I do. I love staying in touch, chatting about travels, and supporting their careers. One such travel-writing friend wrote a book, 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die and it piqued my curiosity as Walt Disney World is included in it. I wanted the scoop as to exactly what’s included and why, so the best way was to start asking…

Cedar Point Brew and BBQ: Coaster Thrills and Foodie Delights

Cedar Point Brew and BBQ: Coaster Thrills and Foodie Delights

Five words: my family loves amusement parks. They’re a way to pull ourselves out of our normal routine and forget the daily grind exists for a few hours. There’s a huge bonus when a theme park has fun foodie offerings apart from chicken nuggets and fries. If there’s beer (and good, craft beer!)? Even better. So when you add all three of those together, what do you get? You get Cedar Point Brew and BBQ, of course! We headed up to Sandusky, Ohio for the third annual festival’s 2017 kickoff weekend…

Braddock’s Mother’s Day Brunch: Made to Order Dining

Braddock’s Mother’s Day Brunch: Made to Order Dining

Think of the last holiday you celebrated. Now think about what you ate that day. There’s a definite correlation with enjoying a great meal and holidays, right? For my family, splurging on a holiday family meal and when it involves Mother’s Day we know it’s got to be special. Last Sunday we hit one of our favorite Pittsburgh restaurants, Braddock’s American Brasserie, for its brunch and the takeaways were plentiful. Between the delicious dishes, custom order bars, and fun atmosphere, we know there’s only one way to explain our day:…

The Coolest Hidden Mickey at Walt Disney World You’re Missing

The Coolest Hidden Mickey at Walt Disney World You’re Missing

My family loves searching for Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World and we’re not alone! Heck, you can purchase books on how and where to find them, find printable lists on Pinterest, and spend hours hunting in the parks. With this knowledge comes the discovery of a Hidden mickey that’s so cool it can’t be kept a secret. And it’s this same Mickey that you’ve probably walked by and never noticed because it’s so obscure. No longer, my friends. This is our favorite Hidden Mickey at Walt Disney World and…