Phantom Fright Nights Review: Which Haunted Houses Are the Best?

Phantom Fright Nights Review: Fear Fest clown with bubbles

Are you headed to Kennywood Park’s Phantom Fright Nights this year? Curious to know which are the must-do haunted houses when you go? Here’s a full Phantom Fright Nights review including my take on all of the haunts and scare zones and which ones you can’t miss.  Disclosure: Kennywood Park comped us tickets to Phantom Fright Nights for the purpose of this article. All opinions are my own.  This year will make my fourth consecutive visit to Phantom Fright Nights (PFN). Truthfully, it’s one of my favorite Halloween events in…

10 Cool and Unique Things to Do in St. Augustine

unique things to do in St. Augustine - Aviles Street at night.

St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States, but don’t mistake that title for being antiquated and outdated. The city is a cultural mecca by day, and a vibrant wonder by night. So, what are the best things to do when you visit? From eco water tours to tasty treats, here are 10 cool and unique things to do in St. Augustine. Walk Down the Oldest Street in the U.S. Visit a Spanish Fort Stay at the Oldest Inn in America Taste Test an Ice Cream Sandwich with…

7 Important Tips for Bloggy Con at Cedar Point: Know Before You Go

Tips for Bloggy Con: Hotel Breakers Exterior

Bloggy Con is a fun event in the Midwest for both new and seasoned writers alike. It’s filled with tons of information and useful takeaways, too. Ready to make the most out of your experience? From location to what to expect, here are my best tips for Bloggy Con at Cedar Point. I always enjoy my trip up to the Lake Erie Shores & Islands area at Sandusky, OH, for Bloggy Con. Not only does it take place at the PERFECT time of year (AKA opening weekend at HalloWeekends!), it’s…

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,…