The Bradley Hotel in Fort Wayne Full Review with Photos & Video

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The Bradley, Fort Wayne’s newest hotel, pays homage to the Vera Bradley brand, no doubt. But when it comes to guest rooms, dining, and amenities, does the boutique hotel make the grade? Here’s my full Bradley Hotel review featuring everything you need to know to help you plan a stay. Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at Visit Fort Wayne to give you the scoop with my Bradley Hotel review. All opinions are my own!   The Bradley: An Overview The Bradley is in the boutique hotel…

11 Must-Do Carnegie Science Center Holiday Events for 2021

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This year, Carnegie Science Center holiday events for 2021 range from classic movie screenings to adults-only fun nights. And while the nights are getting shorter and the days chillier, there’s no shortage of things to do. Here’s my top picks for the 2021 winter holidays at CSC! See the Latest Addition to the Miniature Railroad & Village®  Each year in October, the Miniature Railroad & Village® closes down for cleaning and renovation, only top open with a brand new addition. Always paying homage to a Pittsburgh attraction icon, last year…

5 Underrated Experiences in Fall in Ligonier, PA and Vicinity

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Ligonier, PA, is a haven for American History. Add in the fact that the residents are a tight knit community (more on that later) that love to highlight their gorgeous neck of the woods and it’s an ideal melding for a visit, especially in autumn.  So, what are the fun things to do? From festivals to a natural anomaly, here are my 5 favorite underrated experiences in fall in Ligonier, PA.   Disclosure: I was hosted by the fine folks at Laurel Highlands Visitor’s Bureau to give you the scoop…

Pompeii: The Exhibition at Carnegie Science Center: Kid-Friendly?

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Pompeii: The Exhibition at Carnegie Science Center is downright fascinating. Showcasing actual pieces from the city that was covered by volcanic ash, it’s not only historically wonderful, it’s history that highlights a bustling city and its people. But is it kid-friendly? Here’s the scoop.  Disclosure: We attended media day for Pompeii: The Exhibition to give you the scoop. All opinions are my own! I’m one of the lucky ones. My daughter has always been fascinated in world history. Of course, having passionate world history teachers didn’t hurt. So, when asked…

Liberty Magic Is Back and Sensational Like Before!

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Last weekend, my family and I had the pleasure of checking out Liberty Magic and its first month back since, well, you know what. This season promises to be as magnificently magical as previous ones with a few fun added events thrown in. Here’s the scoop on the 2021-2022 Liberty Magic Season with Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  We love covering Pittsburgh Cultural Trust events. This year, it’s doing a great job of easing into the swing of things including live shows and events, and we were lucky enough to receive media…

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa Full Review

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Considering visiting Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa but need more information and a full (and honest) recent take? Here’s everything you need to know about the property and what you can expect when you book.    With only a few days at Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa, I was able to tour the property, check out the spa, and learn why this property is ideal for families visiting the area. Here’s my full review including photos details.  Disclosure: I was given a media rate to give…

8 Best Museums in Salem, MA for Adults and Teens

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When it comes to Salem, MA, there’s definitely no shortage of museums. And, when there are so many to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down especially when you have a time crunch. To help you plan, here’s my list of the 8 best museums in Salem! Disclosure: Destination Salem gave me a media pass to experience many of the museums listed in this article. All opinions are my own!   Salem was on my bucket list since so was a little girl. I’ve always been fascinated with…

The 10 Coolest Things to Do in Provincetown, MA

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If you think you know Provincetown, Massachusetts, think again! The gorgeous town is filled with rich history, fun museums, great dining and plenty of cool places to hang out. Here are the 10 best things to do in Provincetown Massachusetts.  Last month, my teen daughter and I hit the road to  Cape Cod. It was the first time for both of us and I was utterly excited at the list of things to do in the area. Most importantly, we really wanted to dig into the history of Provincetown, Massachusetts,…

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…