8 Reasons Why You Need to Plan a Visit to Pittsburgh NOW!

8 Reasons Why You Need to Plan a Visit to Pittsburgh NOW!

If you live anywhere near Pittsburgh, PA, and have had the pleasure of visiting, you know what an amazing city it is. It’s actually got something for everyone: a booming foodie scene, ambitious outdoor activities, and its love for visiting families is not covert. If you’ve visited recently and are thinking about visiting before the end of 2017 (or if you’ve never visited before and are planning a visit!), good news! There’s plenty of new things to discover in Pittsburgh. Here’s eight reasons why you need to plan a visit to…

Cedar Point Brew and BBQ: Coaster Thrills and Foodie Delights

Cedar Point Brew and BBQ: Coaster Thrills and Foodie Delights

Five words: my family loves amusement parks. They’re a way to pull ourselves out of our normal routine and forget the daily grind exists for a few hours. There’s a huge bonus when a theme park has fun foodie offerings apart from chicken nuggets and fries. If there’s beer (and good, craft beer!)? Even better. So when you add all three of those together, what do you get? You get Cedar Point Brew and BBQ, of course! We headed up to Sandusky, Ohio for the third annual festival’s 2017 kickoff weekend…

6 Exciting Reasons to Visit Cedar Point in 2017

6 Exciting Reasons to Visit Cedar Point in 2017

Let’s suspend reality and pretend that Cedar Point didn’t have any roller coasters. Shaking your head, right? But, take out the coasters that the park it’s famous for and you’d still have a great park, in my opinion. Even for folks that don’t enjoy thrill rides, there’s plenty to do, see, and eat this season. From water slides to spooky weekends, here’s 6 exciting reasons to visit Cedar Point in 2017. Brew and BBQ As a gal that has a “brew snob” for a husband, we’re definitely looking forward to…

22 Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Pittsburgh

22 Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Pittsburgh

It’s right around the month of May when spring is in full bloom in Pittsburgh! With the gorgeous weather brings Mother’s Day and the perfect opportunity to get out there and share the special day with your mom, wife, mom #2 – you name it. From budget-friendly to splurge-worthy (and Mother’s day brunches in between!) here’s 22 things to do for Mother’s Day in Pittsburgh! Have you made plans for Mother’s Day yet? If you’re scurrying to make sure mom gets special treatment, here’s 22 ideas to give her the…

How to Have an Amazing Family Getaway to Fort Wayne, Indiana

How to Have an Amazing Family Getaway to Fort Wayne, Indiana

There are some road trips that I know what to expect. I know exactly what the city has to offer me and my family and I’m stoked. Then there are cities that I don’t know much about so I’m even more excited – and Fort Wayne, Indiana, was one of them until very recently. I had the pleasure of being chauffeured around the fun city by none other than the folks that know it best (its Visitors Bureau!) and learned that the city is so much more than the spot…

Haunted History of Marietta, Ohio: 7 Spooky, Kooky, Crazy Tales

Haunted History of Marietta, Ohio: 7 Spooky, Kooky, Crazy Tales

There’s plenty if reasons to love the haunted history of Marietta, Ohio, even if you’re not of fan of getting the pants scared off you. The cute Southern Ohio city has awesome restaurants, beautiful scenery, and plenty of American history to keep you revisiting. But, if you want to head there to check out its haunted past, there’s plenty of spots to visit. Here’s my seven favorite places to get your haunted Marietta, Ohio thrill fill. On my first day visiting Marietta, Ohio, the gang at Hidden Marietta gave me (and…

7 Ways to Keep Your Allergies in Check While Traveling

7 Ways to Keep Your Allergies in Check While Traveling

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ForgetAllergies #CollectiveBias.  Being a travel writer and living out of a suitcase has both its advantages and disadvantages. On the upside, there’s definitely nothing like seeing the world and bringing along both my teen daughter and husband to share in the fun and education. The downside? Every time we open up a hotel or resort door there’s always a chance one of us will suffer from an allergy symptoms. Whether it’s seasonal…

10 Ways Marietta, Ohio Is so Much More than its Tomatoes

10 Ways Marietta, Ohio Is so Much More than its Tomatoes

If you live anywhere in Ohio, you know about Marietta tomatoes. The perfect shade of tomato red, sweet, and hearty, they’ve definitely put the city on the produce map. But what’s the draw when it’s not Marietta Tomato season? On a recent trip to the city I discovered 10 reasons why Marietta, Ohio is so much more than its famous tomatoes. I’ve passed by Marietta, Ohio dozens of times in my travels with the hope that one day I’d get to visit the quaint city in person. My seventh grade Ohio…

6 Must See Broadway Shows Coming to Pittsburgh this Season (and a Hamilton Announcement!)

6 Must See Broadway Shows Coming to Pittsburgh this Season (and a Hamilton Announcement!)

We headed to Pittsburgh, PA, for a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announcement of its upcoming Broadway show season last Monday and it was so worth it! The special season ticket holder event was packed and, with folks anxiously anticipating the shows that will be making Broadway fans save the trip to Manhattan, Ken Rice made the announcements with celebratory cheers. Here’s six must-see Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Broadway shows coming to Pittsburgh for its 2017-2018 season and why you’ll need to check them out – and a special Hamilton in Pittsburgh announcement! SCHOOL…

Pittsburgh Staycation Ideas: Three Awesome Themes

Pittsburgh Staycation Ideas: Three Awesome Themes

While many folks hit the beach or head hundreds of miles away for Spring Break, my family is the opposite. Personally, I’d rather stay local and, for my family, Pittsburgh is local. There’s so many fun activities for families this time of year, making it a great city for visiting. Here’s three Pittsburgh staycation ideas that will give you themed options for a fun vacation at home. Pittsburgh Staycation: Culture For families that want to take in local Pittsburgh sights and iconic spots, a culture staycation is ideal. Ride an…