6 Super Fun Things To Do in Fort Wayne in the Summer

Summer in Fort Wayne, Indiana can be fun no matter indoors or out!

Fort Wayne, Indiana, has four-season fun, there’s no doubt about it. But, when it comes to summer, its warm-weather offerings really stand out. And, whether you like to get out in the summer heat or stay cool with inside activities, there’s something for everyone. From award-winning zoo visits to creative ice cream sandwiches here are six super fun things to do in Fort Wayne in the summer! I’m not lying when I write that Fort Wayne is one of my favorite cities in Indiana. Situated in the Northeast corner of…

11 Important Tips for Your First Visit to Kings Island

Riding the Eiffel tower is a must on your first visit to Kings Island!

Kings Island has always been on my theme park bucket list. Happily, the stars aligned on a recent trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mr. Locke and I checked it out for my first time. Are there things I wish I would have known before I crossed the gates? You betcha. Here are 11 important tips for your first visit to Kings Island. Download the app Learn the Lay of the Park Ahead of Time Buy your Tickets Before You Visit Take Advantage of Midweek Visits Arrive at Rope Drop Consider…

How to Fiona the Hippo-fy Your Next Visit to Cincinnati

Where to find Fiona the Hippo tributes in Cincinnati, Ohio.

If you’ve been following the journey of Fiona, Cincinnati Zoo’s adorable baby hippo, you know how she’s happily stolen the hearts of practically everyone that knows her name. But where to go in the Queen City to get your Fiona fill? Happily, there are plenty of places to visit. From craft brews named after the cutie to creamy delights, here’s how to Fiona the Hippo-fy you next visit to Cincinnati, Ohio! Greater’s Ice Cream Cincinnati Reds Listermann Brewery Cincinnati Zoo ArtWorks Mural Baby animals have, and will continue to have,…

Phipps Conservatory Jazz in the Garden: Beautiful Music & More

Phipps Jazz in the Garden Benny Benack Band

When we’re asked to visit Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA, we don’t even think twice before saying yes. And when it involves great food and smooth jazz? I’m already in the car and on my way. Here’s a look at this year’s Phipps Conservatory Jazz in the Garden. Enjoy! What’s Phipps Conservatory Jazz in the Garden? In a nutshell, it’s 400 fans gathering together to enjoy a night of smooth jazz and beautiful views. The ticketed event has two options, on the lawn or under the VIP…

Ohio’s Route 33 Brew Trail: A Road Trip of the Craft Brew Kind

Route 33 Brew Trail Loose Rail Brewery

The latest brew trail to ping our radar is the Route 33 Brew Trail in Central Ohio. With six breweries to start, and plenty of craft brews to choose from, we visited as many as possible in one day. The kicker? We asked the staff to choose the beer flights for us. Here’s why you need to take a trip on the Trail. When you visit five craft breweries in one day and want to experience the menu highlights, a beer flight is the way to go. And who better…

7 Easy Tips for Planning a Trip to Orlando on a Budget

Tips for planning a trip to Orlando on a budget

Planning a trip to Orlando on a budget can be rough, I’m not going to lie. There are so many things to consider including, travel style and where to stay. Add in theme park tickets and dining and you’re head will probably be spinning. Happily, I’ve been there, done that. Several times. Dozens of times, in fact. The easiest way to plan a trip to Orlando is learning from those with experience and taking advise where you can get it. I’m happy to share my best tips for planning a…

5 Must-Visit Wineries in Geneva, Ohio

Must-visit wineries in Geneva, Ohio: Ferrante Winery Wine Sampling

There’s no denying the beauty of Geneva and Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. Head to Northeast Ohio and you’ll find some of the prettiest sunsets I’ve ever seen. But, if you can tear yourself away from the water (or run out of wine!), where should you visit to refill your glass? A recent trip to the area gave me the best of both worlds: sunsets and wineries. Here are five must-visit wineries in Geneva, Ohio and Geneva-on-the-Lake & why I’m loving them. I’m one of the rarer wine drinkers; sweeter wines are my go-to. Having…

5 Reasons to Mosey through Phipps Gardens of Sound and Motion

Phipps Gardens of Sound and Motion

When it comes to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, it’s had 125 years to get it right. Since 1893, it’s been delighting visitors with beautiful floral and greenery displays. What I truly love about the grounds is the fact that it refuses to stay in the 19th Century and keeps on delighting us with modern takes on garden beauty. Here’s why you need to make a beeline for the latest installment – and why you need to make time to mosey through Phipps Gardens of Sound and motion – a…

Where to Eat in Clearwater Beach, FL: Top Picks for Foodies

Where to eat in Clearwater Beach: Cooter's Restaurant Shrimp Dip.

Sure, Clearwater Beach, FL, is known for its gorgeous sugar sand. It’s known for its picturesque sunsets. But what about when you’re hangry and want to know where to eat in Clearwater Beach? Where do the locals eat? I took one for the team, loosened my belt, and hit all of the best places to eat in Clearwater Beach and Clearwater. Here are my top picks for the best restaurants for foodies in Clearwater Beach. When I travel, I want to eat where the locals eat. I want to dive…

The Best Free Stuff at Universal Orlando Resort

The famous globe at Universal Orlando Resort!

When you visit an Orlando theme park, you know you have to prepare for plenty of expenses. There’s shopping, dining, park tickets, and resort rooms to consider. But what about saving money – it it doable? One word: yes. Here’s the best free stuff at Universal Orlando Resort to help you save money on your next vacation. 1. Glasses of Water & Ice I know this fact for certain: hot, humid Central Florida heat can drain you of your energy and hydration. To combat both, ask for free cups of…