11 Tips for Your First Color Run: What to Expect Before, During, and After

Color Run MLB All-Star 5K Cleveland Finish Line Party

You’ve signed up for your first Color Run – sweet! But, how do you prepare, what do you wear, and what happens after the event is over? Here are tips for a successful first Color Run to keep it happy.  Disclosure: I was hosted by The Color Run and PlayBall Park to give you the scoop on The Color Run. All opinions are my own! I’m not a seasoned runner. And I’ve always told my family that I’ll run if there’s a bear chasing me and that’s it. But, recently,…

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13 Best Things to Do in Massanutten Resort in Summer with Kids

Best things to do in Massanutten resort in summer: scenic chairlift hikes

Massanutten Resort is filled with plenty of things to do, no matter what the season. In winter, it’s packed with folks that love to ski. In autumn, you can expect plenty of outdoor activities compliments of the crisp, cool weather. But in summer, Massanutten is a haven for families looking for a little bit of everything. From picturesque hikes to art lessons, here are the 13 best things to do in Massanutten Resort in summer.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the folks at Massanutten Resort to give you the…

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Sweetnight Mattress Review: Is It Worth the Money?

Sweetnight Mattress Review: King Hybrid Mattress

When it comes to buying a mattress online, does a Sweetnight Mattress make the grade? And furthermore, why choose an online mattress versus one from a brick-and-mortar store? From unboxing to comfort, here’s our Sweetnight Mattress review. Disclosure: Sweetnight Mattress Company graciously offered us a king mattress in exchange for this review. Affiliate links are included in this post, and all opinions are honestly my own.  I’m a travel writer, so spending the night in a different hotel every week is a fun way of life. Having written that, I…

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5 Ways a Micro-Cation Is Beneficial

Sunrise on St. Simons Island, GA.

Have you heard of the latest trend, a micro-cation? It’s the latest style of travel, and folks are jumping on board with its benefits. Here’s the scoop and why you may want to consider one yourself. This post is sponsored by Allianz Global Assistance (AGA Service Company) and I have received financial compensation. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own! As a travel writer, I’ve been taking micro-cations for years, but they just didn’t have a title. Unless it’s a very long way away from my home (think driving…

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Boston Market Summer Lunch Menu: Delicious to the Last Bite!

Boston Market Summer Lunch Menu: Chicken Salad

This post featuring the Boston Market summer lunch menu is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Boston Market. All opinions are my own!   This summer, Boston Market has officially upped its game with a new, flavorful lunch menu. Filled with all the quality protein that’s become its standard, the items are a combination of classic dishes with fun spins. Here’s the scoop on the Boston Market summer lunch menu. Many years ago, I started checking out a new restaurant in Cranberry Twp., Butler County, PA.  Well, at least it…

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What Does the 2019 Disney Annual Pass Increase Mean for Guests?

2018 Disney World Annual Pass Discounts and benefits

I just got the news that Walt Disney World has raised its prices – yet again. Yes, as an AP holder for several, it’s pretty easy to predict that prices will raise at least once per year (lately it’s been at least that, with park tickets, too), but this year’s increase has a lot of folks wondering why the huge uptick. What does the 2019 Annual Pass increase mean for guests of Disney World and what can you expect to pay? Here’s the scoop.  I’m a huge proponent of being…

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#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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