Shawnee Lodge in Ohio: An Honest Review with Photos

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This summer, I, along with my teen daughter, hit the road to visit Shawnee Lodge, a Great Ohio Lodges property. Offering both indoor and outdoor activities, dining, and plenty of freebies, I was all about checking out the property from the moment we checked in. Here’s my honest Shawnee Lodge review! Disclosure: I was hosted by the fine folks at Shawnee State Park Lodge to give you the scoop on what makes it so fun for guests. All opinions are my own!   When we get the opportunity to visit…

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…

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…

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…

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

Fun Things to Do in Rochester NY for Couples hammock at Lake Ontario Beach

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…

9 Romantic Places in Buffalo for Couples

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Buffalo, NY, is one of those cities that grows on me more and more with each visit. For us, each visit is offering more and more things to do and romantic places in Buffalo. Last month, Mr. Locke and I road tripped to the Queen City to check out more fun and food and we had a ball! From water excursions to architectural wonders, here are 9 romantic things to do in Buffalo for couples.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the folks at Visit Buffalo Niagara to give you…

8 Fun & Retro Things to Do in Winchester, VA

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Winchester, VA, has the feel of a city that loves its modernness but still embraces its history and past. The city is filled with cool, fun places to visit and restaurants to die for. But when it comes to enjoying all of the history it has to offer where exactly do you start? From kicking it old-school movie style to skating to the oldies, here are 8 retro things to do in Winchester, VA and vicinity!   Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at visit Winchester, VA,…

Free Things at Hershey Lodge: 12 Hefty Freebies

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Sure, a stay at Hershey Lodge can add up. But, take into account all of the free things at Hershey Lodge and I can definitely see where the value sets in. A recent stay at the Hersheypark hotel (and a big walk around!) let me see for myself all of the free fun to be had. From must-haves to activities to off-property complimentary admissions, here are 12 hefty freebies at Hershey Lodge! Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at Hershey Lodge because I’m a Sweetest Family member!…