1886 Crescent Hotel Review: Eureka Springs Lodging

1886 Crescent Hotel Review

I love reading hotels on TripAdvisor. Heck, I’m even a TripAdvisor Official Reviewer. Having written that, I enjoyed the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa so much that I felt a longer, more detailed review was in order. So, from what’s free when you visit to photos and tours, here’s the full scoop on our visit.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the folks at Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce. All opinions are my own! Last month, my family and I hit the road for a 14-hour road trip to Eureka…

11 Fun Things to Do in Eureka Springs in Summer with Kids

Fun things to do in Eureka Springs in Summer with Kids: Onyx Cave Tour

Have you heard of Eureka Springs, Arkansas? If not, it’s probably time you did. Filled with fun activities and attractions, live plays, and fun tours, it’s an ideal spot for families with kids of all ages. Here are 11 fun things to do in Eureka Springs in summer with kids. Disclosure: This post is in partnership with the folks at Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce. All opinions are my own! When the folks at the Eureka Springs Chamber reached out to me to visit with my family, I took one…

10 Creative Things to Do in Frederick for Date Night

Best things to do in Frederick, MD for date night

Frederick, MD, is so close to Washington, DC, that it has an inexpensive commuter train for residents and guests. But have you ever stopped in the quaint, historic city? From beautiful downtown walking areas to wine tasting, here are 10 creative & fun things to do in Frederick for date night.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the folks of Visit Frederick, MD, to give you the scoop on date night ideas. All opinions are my own! #150milestofun #VisitFrederick We’ve driven to Washington, DC, plenty of times, but have never…

6 Historically-Fun Things to Do in Gettysburg with Kids

fun things to do in Gettysburg with kids: Gettysburg National Military Park

American history is so much more than a few lines on some pages. In fact, when start digging into it, it’s downright fascinating. This rings particularly true in Gettysburg, PA. A recent trip proved it. From interactive museum tours to battlefield walks, here are 6 historically fun things to do in Gettysburg with kids. Disclosure: We were graciously hosted by the fine folks of Destination Gettysburg to give you the scoop on what makes it so great for families. All opinions are my own! Have you even been to Gettysburg,…

13 Incredibly Fun Things to Do in Buffalo, NY for Couples

Things to Do in Buffalo, NY for Couples

Have you ever driven through Buffalo, NY and never stopped? Trust me, you’re not alone. But a city wide revitalization, dining hot spots, and fun attractions are only three reasons of why you’ll want to get off I-190 and explore. Here are 13 incredibly fun things to do in Buffalo, NY for couples. Disclosure: We were graciously hosted by the folks at Visit Buffalo Niagara to give you the scoop on the city. All opinions and photos are our own! So, Buffalo, NY had always been a “go between” city…

The 12 Sweetest Things to do in Hershey, PA for Families

Sweetest things to do in Hershey, PA, for families: Hershey Park Swings

When it come to Hershey, Pa, both visitors and locals are all about the sweet city. So, what is there to see, do, and eat when you’re in town. From historic hot spots to beautiful views to experiments in chocolate, here are the 12 sweetest things to do in Hershey, PA for families! Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the folks at Visit Hershey & Harrisburg! A huge thanks to them for the opportunity!   When I was a kid, I used to dream about visiting Hershey, PA. I mean,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…