The Best Free Things to Do in Orlando

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When you visit Orlando, FL, spending money on theme parks and food can be expensive. But, did you know there are plenty of things you can do that are completely free? Absolutely true. In partnership with Hotels.com From gator feedings to birding and artsy tours, here are 14 free things to do in Orlando and vicinity!   I’m like most travelers to the Orlando area: give me all the theme parks! But when you want a day off from them and want to save some cash, where do you go?…

New Restaurants Coming to HersheyPark ChocolateTown in 2021

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Recently announced, Hersheypark is ramping up the foodie offerings at its theme park this year. for Hersheypark Chocolatetown restaurants, the new dining/shopping area opened in 2020, two new places to eat at give us fans another reason to visit the park. Here’s the “scoop” on when they open and what you can expect.  I’ve been to Hersheypark a few times and with each visit I dive more into its dining options. I’ve test driven the all-day dining plan (worth it!) and have tasted the famous snacks. This year, i’m happy…

Should You Stay at a Rosen Hotel? A Full Rosen Hotel Review

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There are 8 Rosen properties in the Orlando area, many of which you may not have heard about. Spanning from the Universal Orlando to Walt Disney World areas, the properties tend to be highly rated. But, are they worth staying at? Should you stay at a Rosen Hotel? Here’s my Rosen Hotel review.  I adore hotel and resort hopping when I’m in the Orlando area. Not only does it give me a chance to check out the benefits of each property, it allows me to get the fell of each…

Fun & Free Things to Do in Niagara Falls USA

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Who says that visiting Niagara Falls has to be super expensive? This girl certainly doesn’t! Niagara Falls, NY, is one of my favorite destinations to tour and for good reason: there are plenty of free things to do. In partnership with Hotels.com, I’m happy to share my must-dos. From scenic walks to gorgeous places to picnic, here are the best fun & free things to do in Niagara Falls USA!   Illuminating Views Each night, Niagara Falls is lit up with colored lights, showcasing the beauty of the rushing water.…

Do You Know These 15 Fun Facts about Children’s Museum of Indianapolis?

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When I visit Indianapolis, Indiana, I make it a point to check out the cool museums in the area. And one of the top, even if I’m not with my daughter, is The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Yes, it’s super-highly rated by both kids and adults and has plenty of hands on activities, but there are plenty of things about it you may not know. From original movie props to one-of-a-kind features, here are 15 fun facts about The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis!   Photos courtesy of The Children’s Museum…

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls Geodomes in Hocking Hills: 5 Things to Know Before You Book

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Finding unique lodging in Ohio is always fun as its 4 seasons provide for a completely different experience with each. And when it comes to places to stay in Hocking Hills, there’s no shortage from roughing it to luxurious. New to the outdoor-lover’s area are the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls Geodomes. Part nature immersion, part off the beaten path, each is mainly a luxury you’ll want to test drive at least once. From pets to pricing, Here are 5 things to know about the geodomes in Hocking Hills…

4 Fun & Historic Things to Do in Corydon with Kids

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Did you know Corydon was Indiana’s first capital? Yep, and it’s filled with some cool places to check out when you’re in the city. From beautiful architecture to old school soda fountains, here are 4 historic things to do in Corydon with kids.    Disclosure: I was hosted by the folks at This Is Indiana to give you the scoop on what to see when you’re in town. All opinions are my own! American history has always been fascinating to me. Happily, I passed on my love to my daughter.…

9 Fun Things to Do in French Lick with Kids

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Visiting French Lick, IN, and want the scoop on some fun spots to visit when you go? From scenic boat rides to animal encounters, here are my picks for fun things to do in French Lick with kids.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the folks at Visit French Lick West Baden to give you the scoop on what to see and do when you visit. All opinions are my own! This summer, my teen daughter and I took a week-long road trip around Indiana. We stopped in Richmond, IN,…

10 Fun Things to Do in Richmond, IN with Kids

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Headed to Richmond, Indiana and Wayne County and want to fill your visit with some cool, history when you go? From restaurants with a hip vibe to learning about a family that led 2,000 slaves to freedom, here are 10 fun historical things to do in Richmond, IN, with kids!  Disclosure: I was hosted by the fine folks at Visit Richmond, IN. Thanks to them, I’m able to give honest advice and opinions to help you plan your next visit.    A couple of weeks ago, my teen daughter and…

6 Super Cool Historical Places to Visit in Santa Claus, Indiana

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When you’re traveling with family, do you like to throw in a little bit of history along the way? You’re definitely not alone. From places where an American President enjoyed the outdoors to theme parks (yep!), here are 6 cool, historical places to visit in Santa Claus and vicinity! Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the folks at Visit Santa Claus, IN, to give you the scoop on the historical fun! All opinions are my own! For years, my family and I have hit the road to explore new cities.…