#ITravelBecause I’m a Military Brat

#ITravelBecause Road Trip Freedom

Were you bitten by the travel bug at an early age compliments of your parent’s job? For this military brat, the answer is a huge, resounding yes. It runs deep in this gal’s blood and those early childhood memories of family travel have evolved into my own family’s love of travel. #ITravelBecause I’m a military brat. Here’s why.  Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Allianz Travel Insurance. All opinions are my own! Growing up on an Air Force base in extreme northern Maine, if my family wanted to see anything…

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All the Fun Things to Do in Butler County, PA

Fun things to do in Butler County, PA: Moraine State Park

Butler County, PA, less than an hour north of Pittsburgh, is a Pennsylvania hidden gem. It offers beautiful, outdoorsy places to relax, unique places to visit and shop, and amazing foodie finds. From alien homages to views that will make your mouth gape, here are my picks for fun things to do in Butler County, PA. When I was younger, I lived in Butler County, PA. But sadly, I never took advantage of all of the fun things it has to offer its residents and guests. Chalk it up to…

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RECON 70 Gaming Headset Review: Best Gaming Headset?

Turtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming Headset Review

Disclosure: This post on the RECON 70 gaming headset review is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Turtle Beach. All opinions are my own! #TBRecon70Gamer #BuiltToWin #HearEverything Looking for a really good gaming headset to ramp up your XBOX or Nintendo Switch play? We tested the Turtle Beach RECON 70 gaming headset and based our review on sound quality, ease of use, functions, and appearance. Here’s a full review.    I’m an old-school gamer, so think Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog. My teen daughter, on the other hand,…

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Living Treasures Animal Park Sloth Encounter: Your Questions Answered

Living Treasures Sloth Encounter: Petting Padawan

Sloth encounters are all the rage right now, and I couldn’t be happier. So, checking out the Living Treasures Animal Park Sloth Encounter in Laurel Highlands, PA, was a dream come true. From what you can expect to cost, here’s exactly what you need to know about Living Treasures sloth encounter including all the cute photos. Disclosure: We were graciously hosted by the folks at Living Treasures Animal Park. All opinions are my own! If you know this site (thank you!), you know that I’m a HUGE animal lover. And…

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Top 11 Fun Restaurants at Disney World

Best fun restaurants at Disney World: 1900 Park Fare Tremaine Sisters

Let’s be honest. When adults visit Walt Disney World restaurants, most times it’s for the delicious food. But, let’s think about the kids – they want to visit for the fun! So, just what are the coolest restaurants for kiddos? From awesome themes to one-on-one character interaction, here are the top fun restaurants at Disney World!   Honestly, narrowing down the really fun Walt Disney World (WDW) restaurants was pretty easy. When I took each into consideration, I looked for theming, ambiance, and entertainment. Sure, food was a factor, but…

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Must-Try Summer Essentials for 2019

Must-try summer essentials for 2019: healthy items

Looking for must-try summer essentials for 2019? This year, I’m all about swapping in healthy items for not-so-nice things. So, it’s a no-brainer to test-drive new products before summer begins, right? From super foods in a tablet form to water bottles that are safe for me and the environment, here are my top picks. Disclosure: Post contains Amazon affiliate links. If you click on the link and choose to purchase, I’ll make a small commission with no additional cost to you.  Glasstic Shatterproof Water Bottles If I use a metal…

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The Best Romantic Things to Do In St. Simons Island for Couples

Romantic things to do in St. Simons Island for couples: sunrise walks

When it comes to romantic things to do in St. Simons Island, it’s a magical place, there’s no doubt about it. Combine its quaintness, giant Live Oaks flocked with hanging Moss, and all-over island vibe with laid back locals and it’s a perfect blend for romance. From delicious dining to leisurely drives, here are the 10 best romantic things to do in St. Simons Island for couples. Disclosure: We were hosted by the fine folks at King and Prince Beach Resort & Golf Club. All opinions are my own! True…

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21 Best Things to Do in Shenandoah Valley, VA

Best Things to Do in Shenandoah Valley, VA: Silver Lake Mill

Shenandoah Valley, VA, is not only a picturesque area compliments of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s filled with fun things to do. There’s delicious mom and pop dining, comfy lodging, and the activities are ideal for both kids and adults. From an organ buried in a cavern to views that will make you happy sigh, here are 21 of the best things to do in Shenandoah Valley, VA. Disclosure: I was hosted by the fine folks listed in this article to give you the scoop on where to visit in…

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10 Things I’ll NEVER Forget to Take to Disney World Again

Packing for Disney at Halloween

Do you always forget to pack something in your suitcase when you travel? For me, there’s always something different that I forget to pack on every trip, GAH. I’ve made a list of the important things I’ll never forget to take to Disney World again so you can make sure to pack them.  When I start packing for Disney World, I can pretty much guarantee that I’ll forgot something. One trip I forgot underwear. Underwear! On another, my swimsuit. And, while these may seem obvious, it got me thinking about…

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Dear Evan Hansen in Pittsburgh Review: No Spoilers

Dear Evan Hansen in Pittsburgh Playbill

Pittsburgh once again is lucky to have an amazing cultural identity but still enjoy not being a large city.  Broadway Across America brought Dear Evan Hansen to Heinz Hall last night and it’s hard to imagine that the production wasn’t every bit as impactful as seeing the show on Broadway.  The cast gelled wonderfully and could blow anyone away with the talent.  No surprise that Ben Levi Ross, who plays the title character, has Pittsburgh connections as he studied at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.  Dear Evan Hansen isn’t a…

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