6 Best Things to Do in Mobile with Kids

best things to do in mobile with kids

Mobile, AL, is a city booming with culture, cool restaurants, and an all-over fun vibe. When this Northern gal headed south for a month this winter, Mobile was my last stop on the whirlwind visit and I couldn’t be happier. It’s a cool city to visit with kids or as a couple and offers plenty of culture-filled activities and outdoorsy spots to enjoy the weather. Here are the 6 coolest, funnest, and best things to do in Mobile with kids.    Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the folks at…

Where to eat in Orange Beach & Gulf Shores – 10 Fun Spots

where to eat in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach LuLu's

If I’m in The South, I’m eating like a local. So, I want to know where the residents like to eat and what the dining hot spots are. On a recent three-day visit, I tried a little bit of everything and came away with a feel of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores hot spots. From diners with a cool vibe to coffee spots to seafood restaurants, here’s where to eat in Orange Beach & Gulf Shores.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the folks at Gulf Shores & Orange Beach…

The Casa at Gervasi Vineyard Review: Boutique Hotel in Canton, OH

The Casa at Gervasi Vineyard

Last year, Gervasi Vineyard added a new boutique hotel to its gorgeous list of accommodations. And, last week, Mr. Locke and I finally had the pleasure of staying with the full intent of giving our honest opinion about our stay. Did we enjoy ourselves? Did we feel safe and comfortable? Here’s The Casa at Gervasi Vineyard full review.  Disclosure: We were graciously hosted by the folks at Gervasi Vineyard to give our honest take on our stay. All opinions are my own!   Gervasi Vineyard Review: A Property Overview  …

7 Fun Things to Do in Biloxi with Kids

things to do in Biloxi with kids

What is there to do in Biloxi besides gamble? Apart from a beautifully-clean beach, watching gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, and enjoying the laid back vibe, there’s plenty. From museums to dining to where to go for beautiful views, here’s my list of the coolest best, and fun things to do in Biloxi with kids.  Disclosure: A huge thank you to Coastal Mississippi  for hosting me this past spring. I was given lodging, meals, and complimentary Gulf Coast Attraction Passes to give you fine folks the scoop on fun things to…

Fun Things to Do in St. Tammany Parish Louisiana’s Northshore

Fun Things to Do in St. Tammany Parish Louisiana's Northshore Kayaking Cane Bayou

Just 45 minutes away from New Orleans sits a gorgeous section of Louisiana: St. Tammany Parish. Filled with refreshing Southern hospitality, the area has some cool things to do no matter if you’re a first-time visitor or a local. From safe gator encounters to kayaking down the bayou to a parade made for dogs, here are 8 fun things to do in St. Tammany Parish, LA.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission/Louisiana’s Northshore to give you the scoop on what’s fun…

Fun Things to Do in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou

things to do in Louisiana's Cajun bayou Swamp boat tours by Arthur

If you’ve never visited Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou, there’s no better time. The area is booming with fun, family friendly activities and beautiful spots to learn about its culture and history. A recent trip this early spring (a beautiful time to visit, by the way), made me realize just how much I was missing by never visiting the area before – and I already want to visit again. From what to see to where to eat, here are all the fun things to do in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou.    Disclosure: I…

Fun Summer Activities in Santa Claus, Indiana

Summer activities in Santa Claus Indiana: Splashin' Safari

With a name like Santa Claus, the Indiana city automatically brings visions of sugar plums, sparkling snow, and sleigh rides. Sure, that’s the case in winter, but during warmer seasons, it’s still a great place to visit for outdoor activities and family-friendly fun. From comfy cabins to old school movie theaters, here are some super fun summer activities in Santa Claus, Indiana.    A couple of years ago, I took a road trip to Santa Claus, Indiana, with my family. During our visit, we mainly hung around Holiday World &…

L’Auberge Casino Lake Charles Review: Affordable Luxury

L'Auberge Casino Lake Charles Review fountain front entrance

Sure, there are plenty of places to stay when you visit Lake Charles, LA, but if you want a truly luxurious experience, L’Auberge Casino Resort is it. On my recent visit, I made sure to explore the property from top to bottom and my visit was nothing short of absolutely lovely. Here’s my honest L’Auberge Casino Lake Charles review including restaurants and guest rooms.  Disclosure: A huge thanks goes to the folks at Visit Lake Charles for hosting me for a Mardi Gras press trip. All opinions are my own!…

Important Things to Know about Gervasi Vineyard for 2020

Gervasi Vineyard

Gervasi Vineyard is one of my favorite places to stay and visit in eastern Ohio. And from dining to lodging to simply walking the grounds, it’s a place I’m happy to return to over and over. But what’s new for this year? Here’s what you can look forward to and important things to know about Gervasi Vineyard in 2020.  If I had to start naming luxurious places to stay in Canton, Ohio, Gervasi Vineyard (GV) would truly be at the top of the list. The 55-acre winery resort offers a…

8 Unique Things to Do in Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach sunset

Are you making plans to visit Clearwater Beach and are looking for fun things to do that only it can provide? Happily, you won’t have to look any further than our list of unique things to do in Clearwater Beach! I’ve partnered with Hotels.com to share some top spots when you visit. Here’s the scoop.    Clearwater Beach is, happily, one of my favorite beaches to visit. Just about 90 minutes away from Walt Disney World, the area is filled with loads of cool things to do and that includes…