5 Reasons to Mosey through Phipps Gardens of Sound and Motion

Phipps Gardens of Sound and Motion

When it comes to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, it’s had 125 years to get it right. Since 1893, it’s been delighting visitors with beautiful floral and greenery displays. What I truly love about the grounds is the fact that it refuses to stay in the 19th Century and keeps on delighting us with modern takes on garden beauty. Here’s why you need to make a beeline for the latest installment – and why you need to make time to mosey through Phipps Gardens of Sound and motion – a…

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Where to Eat in Clearwater Beach, FL: Top Picks for Foodies

Where to eat in Clearwater Beach: Cooter's Restaurant Shrimp Dip.

Sure, Clearwater Beach, FL, is known for its gorgeous sugar sand. It’s known for its picturesque sunsets. But what about when you’re hangry and want to know where to eat in Clearwater Beach? Where do the locals eat? I took one for the team, loosened my belt, and hit all of the best places to eat in Clearwater Beach and Clearwater. Here are my top picks for the best restaurants for foodies in Clearwater Beach. When I travel, I want to eat where the locals eat. I want to dive…

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The Best Free Stuff at Universal Orlando Resort

The famous globe at Universal Orlando Resort!

When you visit an Orlando theme park, you know you have to prepare for plenty of expenses. There’s shopping, dining, park tickets, and resort rooms to consider. But what about saving money – it it doable? One word: yes. Here’s the best free stuff at Universal Orlando Resort to help you save money on your next vacation. 1. Glasses of Water & Ice I know this fact for certain: hot, humid Central Florida heat can drain you of your energy and hydration. To combat both, ask for free cups of…

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Where to Stay Off Property at Disney World: Tropical Palms RV Resort

Tropical Palms RV Resort and Campground: Deluxe Super Loft exterior.

Are you looking for a place to visit in the Orlando theme parks area that is comfortable, safe, and is amazing for larger families? Or maybe you simply want more space than a typical resort room. Tropical Palms RV Resort and Campground is one of those places that offers both plus so much more – including affordability. The best part? You don’t need to either camp or own an RV to enjoy it! Here’s why we loved it – and it might not be what you expect to read! When…

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NEW! Walmart Beauty Favorites Boxes: Swatches and First Impressions

Walmart Beauty Favorites Boxes

Have you read about or seen the new Walmart Beauty Favorites Boxes? Each has at least five products and the price is super decent – under $10. Here’s the scoop on two of the new Beauty Favorites Boxes and why you should probably run to your local Walmart while they’re still in stock. I’m an Ipsy subscriber. I’m also the lady that hops onto the Target website on the first of every month to purchase its sample boxes. This morning I went to Walmart to purchase something completely different (have…

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1-Day, 1-Park Pre-Linked FastPass+ Disney World Tickets: Worth it?

Magic Kingdom's mini Pluto statue

I finally had my head wrapped around the Walt Disney World park tickets and Disney annual passes. Then WDW goes and offers a 1-Day, 1-Park with 3 Linked Fastpass+ selections. Sigh. Is a 1-Day, 1-Park Pre-Linked FastPass+ Disney World ticket worth it? Maybe. Here’s the scoop to help you decide. Is this type of ticket worth it? And furthermore, why would you want to purchase a Disney World park ticket with pre-chosen FastPass+ selections? Here’s the scoop on ticket offerings for each park, FP+ selection options and value. What We Know…

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Things to do in Clearwater Beach, FL: 5 Must-See Attractions

Things to do in Clearwater Beach, FL: Hang out at the beach

Google “The Best Beach in the U.S.” and one name will be at the top: Clearwater Beach, Florida. The sand is ideal for both playing and sculpting. And the town of Clearwater is ideal for exploring, too. Headed to Clearwater, FL, and not sure what to see and do? Or maybe you’ve already been but want to venture away from that gorgeous sugar sand and explore?  Here are the best things to do in Clearwater Beach and in Clearwater, FL: five must-see attractions. Heading to the beach is such a soothing…

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Must Try Interactive Experiences in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Floating Mountains in The Valley of Mo'ara in Pandora - The World of Avatar

Maybe you didn’t get FastPass+ selections for Pandora – The World of Avatar. Or maybe both attractions are closed – that just happened to us. So, what else is there to do beyond the rides in Pandora? Here’s our fave interactive experiences in Pandora – The World of Avatar to make the most of your visit. As I type, I’m sitting in our Walt Disney World Resort room thinking about our morning at Animal Kingdom. Excited for Extra Magic Hours, we hit the park entrance at 7am. We then waited…

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Disney Magic Band Bling: How to Add Rhinestones Quick and Easy

Disney Magic Band blinged out with rhinestones.

If there’s a way to add sparkle and glitter to something, I’m doing it. If there’s a fast and easy way: even better. And while MagicBands are cute, they’re not CUTE. In fact, the standard issue ones are super plain to me. So, I came up with an inexpensive solution: add some sparkle myself! Happily, I found a cute and inexpensive option that’s super easy, too. That’s the trinity of bling, right there. Here’s the scoop on creating Disney Magic Band bling, where to find supplies, and what it cost.…

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What’s Free at Disney Springs: 2018 Edition

Free at Disney Springs: The LEGO Store Loch Ness Monster

Finding ways to save money at Walt Disney World can not only be an easy way to budget, it’s always on the top of my list. It turns out there’s plenty of freebies, both in the parks and out – and that includes the fifth gate, Disney Springs. From ways to keep hydrated to decadent samples, here’s the best of what’s free at Disney Springs: 2018 edition. Admission Lately, I’ve heard more and more folks refer to Disney Springs as the “fifth gate”. Translation: each of the four WDW theme…

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