The Best Free Things at Hersheypark

Free things at Hersheypark

A visit to Hersheypark is absolutely worth the money. But if you’re on a budget, how can you save money and still have a fun trip? From extra time in the park to additional areas you may not know about, here are the best free things at Hersheypark.  Extra Time in the Park All the Hydration Free Wifi Photos Zoo Access Waterpark Access Bad Weather Voucher Free Hersheypark Tickets for Annual Passholders   Disclosure: I’m happy to be one of the awesome 2020 Sweetest Families for Hersheypark! I’m also happy…

10 Cool and Unique Things to Do in St. Augustine

unique things to do in St. Augustine - Aviles Street at night.

St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States, but don’t mistake that title for being antiquated and outdated. The city is a cultural mecca by day, and a vibrant wonder by night. I’ve partnered with Hotels.com to share some of the best things to do when you visit. From eco water tours to tasty treats, here are 10 cool and unique things to do in St. Augustine. Walk Down the Oldest Street in the U.S. Visit a Spanish Fort Stay at the Oldest Inn in America Taste Test an…

How to NOT Get Sick at Universal Orlando – and what to do if you do

Universal Orlando mistakes: rope drop

No one wants to be sick on vacation, but it does happen. So, it makes sense to want to protect yourself when you visit Universal Orlando Resort. What should do to not get sick when you visit? From resort room tips to what to bring into the park, here’s how to not get sick at Universal Orlando – and what to do if it happens.  Disclosure: in no way is this post meant to freak you out or to speak negatively against Universal Orlando Resort. It’s to help you prepare…

Hotel LeVeque Columbus Review: A Practically Perfect Visit

Hotel LeVeque Columbus has been on my radar for years. Not only does it have an eye catching exterior (and I’m not the only one that feels that way – Amelia Earhart was a huge fan!) but it’s online reviews are near perfect. So, why should you book a room when you visit Columbus? From parking to pool, here’s the scoop and a full, honest Hotel LeVeque Columbus review.   Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the folks at Hotel LeVeque Columbus to give you the full review on its property,…

How to NOT Get Sick at Disney World and What to Do if You Do

How to not get sick at Disney World

With cold and flu season either just around the corner, already, here, or on its way out, it makes sense to want to protect yourself when you visit Walt Disney World. So, what exactly can you do to not get sick when you visit? From easy items to pack in your park bag to resort room tips, here’s how to not get sick at Disney World – and what to do if you do.    Truth? I’ve been sick at Walt Disney World. A few times, in fact. I mean,…

12 Creative Disney World Romantic Ideas

Disney World romantic ideas:

Fun fact: Walt Disney World is not just for kids. In fact, it can be downright romantic if you know where to go and what to do. But, how do you start planning for a romantic trip to the “Most Magical Place on Earth”? From in-room celebrations to decadent dining, here are 12 Disney World romantic ideas.  If you think Disney World is all about families enjoying vacation, you’re totally right. But, it’s also about celebrating special occasions and life milestones – and that includes all the romantic ones. During…

Cherry Valley Hotel Restaurant Review: Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace

Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace Walnut ricotta Ravioli

The Cherry Valley Hotel in Newark, OH, has recently opened its doors and is expanding with a new conference center and tap house as I type (to open in early 2020), but what about its sit-down restaurant? From the menu shining stars to ambiance to wait staff, here’s my Cherry Valley Hotel Restaurant review: Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace.  Disclosure: We Were graciously hosted by the folks at Cherry Valley Hotel and Conference Center to give you the scoop on its dining. All opinions are my own! When it comes to…

Is Seven Springs Ski School Worth the Cost?

Seven Springs Ski School Tips

Are you headed to Seven Springs Ski Resort and ready to hit the slopes but not sure your skills are up to par? Even more importantly, should you take Seven Springs Ski School lessons? In a word, yes! From my personal experience, here are the benefits of Seven Springs Snowsports School and why we’d attend again with your important questions answered.   Disclosure: Last year, we were hosted by Seven Springs Ski Resort to give you the scoop on why it’s so fun for families. All opinions are my own!  …

Lumaze Pittsburgh Tips to Know Before You Visit

Lumaze Pittsburgh Tips

Lumaze Pittsburgh is an indoor holiday light show and interactive space that just arrived this weekend. But, with it being so new, what do you need to know before you go? From parking to admission to the best time to go, here are Lumaze Pittsburgh tips to know before you visit.      Disclosure: I’m an official Lumaze Ambassador for the 2019 season, so I was given complimentary admission on opening night. But, no worries, all opinions and tips are my own.  Holiday light displays are always on my short…

How to Have a Romantic Getaway in Sandusky, Ohio

romantic getaway in Sandusky, Ohio: beach walks

The Lake Erie vicinity is a beautiful, romantic area in the northern part of the state, there’s no doubt. It’s filled with attractions and scenic spots, and it’s beautiful no matter what time of year you visit. Recently, we took a trip up to the Sandusky area to check out ideal date night ideas and romantic places. Here’s how to have a romantic getaway in Sandusky and the Lake Erie Shores & Islands region including our top picks. Disclosure: We were hosted by the folks at Lake Erie Shores &…