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…

100+ Meatless Meals for Meatless Mondays or Any Day of the Week

Meatless Tacos meatless meals for Meatless Mondays

Whether you’re trying to cut back and simply don’t want to eat meat, or are wanting to try some spins on traditional dishes, here are over 100 meatless meals for Meatless Mondays, all tried and true from popular websites.  At least once a week, I and my family try to have a meatless dinner. and, because of my Cheesy Pierogy Pizza Recipe, I thought I’d make a list of some amazing recipes to share with my readers. That list turned out to be quite a big one with over 100…

Disney Things to Do When You Can’t Leave the House

I get it, it’s not fun to be stuck indoors, so many of us are looking for ways to pass the time. There’s mandatory social distancing and going above and beyond to sanitize everything. And sadly, Disney Parks in the United States are closing through the end of March 2020. So, if you were dreaming of visiting the parks during this time and had to cancel a reservation or just want a Disney fix to get you through, I’m right there with you. Here are my top Disney things to…

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…