The Best Things to Do in Cumberland Valley, PA

The Best Things to Do in Cumberland Valley, PA

Cumberland Valley is a fun melding of outdoorsy and old school cool. It offers both locals and visitors a chance to feel like they’ve stepped foot into ideal small town America while giving us a laidback vibe with plenty of places to enjoy. From shopping to museums and dining, here are the best things to do in Cumberland Valley.  Where’s Cumberland Valley, PA? If Cumberland Valley has never made your travel radar, it’s about three hours east of Pittsburgh on the Turnpike. If you’re heading west, it’s about 3 3/4…

Rosen Inn International Review: Ideal for Off-Property Universal Orlando Stays

Rosen inn International review - center fountain

Rosen Inn International is one of those under-the-radar hotels in the Orlando area. Combining the look of an upper tier value resort, the amenities and freebies are plentiful. Here’s my full review of Rosen Inn International and why you need to consider a stay. Rosen Inn International: The Basics Rosen Inn International is located at 7600 International Drive in Orlando, FL. If you need a couple of landmarks to get your bearings, it’s around the corner from the largest McDonald’s in the world. I mean, you can literally drive into…

14 Free Things for Kids in Nashville

14 Free Things for Kids in Nashville

Nashville, TN, is a haven for music of all styles, but it’s country music that it’s known for. And if you’re visiting the city to check out the music scene, you may as well save yourself some money, right?  In partnership with Hotels.com, from farms to forts to museums and libraries here are the 14 best free things for kids in Nashville! Where to Stay in Nashville Just in case you’re road tripping and like knowing the cities Nashville is near: it’s almost 3 hours from Louisville, KY, and 4…

The Top 12 Fun Things to Do in Macon, GA

Fun things to do in Macon: Downtown Macon sign

When it comes to fun things to do in Macon, GA, the list is plentiful. The city is brimming with music history, delicious food offerings, and even historical parks and quiet places. But, if you’re new to the city, how do you even begin to narrow it down? A recent visit to the city gave me plenty of insight to give you my narrowed-down list.  Disclosure: We were graciously hosted by the fine folks at Visit Macon to give you the scoop on what to do when you’re in town.…

Maumee Bay Lodge Review: Photos and Video

Maumee Bay Lodge Review boardwalk hike

Maumee Bay State Park Lodge is one of those places that, once you’ve been, you immediately want to make a reservation to go back. And having never been until this spring, I can attest that I’m already checking my calendar to plan another one. So, what makes it so special? From dining to guest rooms to all the free onsite activities, here’s my full Maumee Bay Lodge review! Disclosure: we were graciously hosted by the fine folks at Great Ohio Lodges for the purpose of this review. All opinions are…

Best Free Things to Do in Atlantic City

Best free things to do in Atlantic City

Atlantic City, NJ, has been a place of respite for folks living in and around New York City and for good reason. It’s not only a break away from the big city hustle, it’s a place to relax, unwind, and take in some history and fun. In partnership with Hotels.com, from turbine tours to pipe organ concerts, here are the best free things to do in Atlantic City!    First, Where to Stay in Atlantic City If you’re visiting for the first time, you’ll definitely want to stay in an…

Punderson Manor Lodge – A Full Review with Photos & Video

punderson manor review

Punderson Manor Lodge is one of those places that, once you’ve been, you never forget. The look, the feel, the ambiance all give a back to nature with a quirky-historical vibe. So, what should you know when making plans to visit? Here’s my Punderson Manor Lodge review from rooms to dining and even a spooky happening!  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at Great Ohio Lodges to give you the scoop on what makes Punderson Manor a great place for guests. All opinions are my own!  …

Salt Fork Lodge Review: Luxury and Affordability

Salt Fork Lodge Review: Outside back

If you love the outdoors and are from Ohio, you probably have heard of the Great Ohio Lodges. Each is located in an Ohio State Park and hands its own look and vibe. A couple of weeks ago, we hit the road to cover the four northwest lodges and learned so much about both the parks and the properties. Our first stop: Cambridge, Ohio, for a Salt Fork Lodge review. From guest rooms to dining to activities, here’s what you can expect when you visit.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted…

11 Best Free Things to Do in New Orleans

best free things to do in New Orleans

When you’re traveling to a new city, sure, you want to see and do things you’ve never done. There are restaurants to try, top attractions to visit, and hotels to stay at. Add all three together and the cost can really add up. If you want to save some cash, the best way to do it is to look for all of the freebies. So, I did the leg work and the research. Partnering with Hotels.com, I give you the best free things to do in New Orleans that won’t…

The Best Free Things to Do in Orlando

Free things to do in Orlando Fountain Swan Ride

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?…