Burr Oak Lodge Review: Important Things to Know for Your Next Visit

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Our last major Ohio road trip of the summer, Burr Oak Lodge, was the ideal way to round out the season. A Great Ohio Lodge, its beauty and amenities are definitely worth writing about. Here’s my full take and honest Burr Oak Lodge review. Disclosure: I was hosted by the fine folks at Burr Oak State Park Lodge to give you the scoop on what makes it so fun for guests. All opinions are my own!   It’s seems like it’s been a couple of years, but it’s only been…

Autumn Essentials 2021: The Best Gifts for Fall Lovers

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When I turn my calendar page to September, I immediately thinking about pulling my hoodies and sweaters out of storage, getting my candles ready to light, and wondering what I need to buy for the autumn season. This year, I founds loads of items that will be making a permanent home in house and are highly recommended by me and my family. From pumpkin spice and everything nice to cozy loungewear and products to keep your skin looking its best, here’s my autumn essentials 2021 guide!    Disclosure: Many of…

Deer Creek Lodge Review: An Ohio State Park Lover’s Dream

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Last month, I took my teen daughter to Deer Creek Lodge & Conference Center for the weekend to check out what it has to offer its guests. Offering both indoor and outdoor activities, dining, and lake activities, I couldn’t wait to dip my proverbial toe into the fun. Here’s my full Deer Creek Lodge review! Disclosure: I was hosted by the fine folks at Deer Creek Lodge to give you the scoop on what makes it so fun for guests. All opinions are my own!   Staying in Great Ohio…

Lily Dale Assembly: A First Timer’s Guide to the Spiritualist Community

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Lily Dale Assembly has been a spiritualist community for well over a century and had become a peaceful respite for guests that want to connect with nature in a spiritual way. But, what’s it really like to visit Lily Dale and what do you need to know? Here’s my honest take on a recent visit.  Disclosure: Lily Dale Assembly is a spiritualist community and offers daily services. In no way am I trying to sway your religious opinions or trying to convert you to spiritualism.    If you’ve never heard…

Purchasing Power for Retired Military: The Power to Purchase with Zero Interest 

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  This post was sponsored by Purchasing Power as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.   When you have family members that are retired from the military, wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a way that they could afford major purchases without having to break the bank? Recently, I learned about Purchasing Power, a special benefit for military retirees and civilian federal government employees/retirees that helps with emergencies and large purchases, and there was no way I wasn’t…

NEW Disney World Annual Pass: 10 Important Questions Answered

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Today, Walt Disney World announced a multi-level annual pass with both additions and takeaways. The company also chimed in about benefits, pricing, and value plus some special perks of purchasing. Here are 10 important questions answered about the new Disney World annual pass for 2021! When Can I Purchase a New Disney World Annual Pass? Those of us that have already had a Walt Disney World (WDW) annual pass have been able to renew it without issue. But for those that wanted to purchase an annual pass when the parks…

FareUpThere: A Free Way to Customize Your Next Flight

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FareUpThere, a new, free app created to help you find exactly what you want for your next flight, is well worth a download. With the ability to truly customize your flight search, it’s ideal for folks that don’t like to be surprised with what they’ve paid for. Here’s the scoop on FareUpThere and why you need to use it for your next flight purchase.      This is a sponsored post – all opinions are my own!   Let’s think about it for a minute. When you use third-party booking…

Disney World’s 50th Anniversary: 50 Important Things to Know

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In less than 50 days, Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration will kickoff. In honor of the Golden Anniversary, the parks will not only be filled with smiling faces, they’ll get icon updates, new shows, and EARidescent merchandise. From dates to times, merchandise to food and early entrance, here are 50 important things to know.  When Will Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations Start? Walt Disney World’s (WDW) 50th birthday is October 1, 2021. That day will officially kickoff the celebration.    How Long Will the 50th Anniversary Celebration Last? 18…

Romantic Things to Do in Sandusky for Couples

Romance doesn’t have to be all wine and roses. In fact, Mr. Locke and I find that simply spending time together doing things that we love to be romantic. When it comes to Sandusky, OH, looking for romantic things to do isn’t hard at all. In fact, the city is filled with romantic fun.  From couples massages to scenic views to spending a day riding on a golf cart, here are our favorite romantic things to in Sandusky! Okay, plus maybe a little wine.  Disclosure: We were graciously hosted by…

The Best Fun Things to Do in Rochester NY for Couples

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If you’re planning a visit to Rochester, NY, and want to make it a couple’s getaway, you’re in luck: there are so many fun places to visit! Last month, Mr. Locke and I had the pleasure of visiting the city and fell in love with how easy it is to navigate and how friendly the locals are. From museums that make you feel like a kid again to historical boat rides along the canal, here are my favorite fun things to do in Rochester, NY, for couples! Disclosure: We were…