Unique Things to Do in Winter in York, PA

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As an American history lover (come on, you’ve gotta take the good with the bad when it comes to history), I love exploring historical cities in the U.S. And while that may be my initial reason for visiting, I find digging into the local fun just as rewarding. And when it comes to things to do in winter in York, PA, there’s definitely no shortage. Here are my top picks for places to put on your short list when you visit.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the amazing folks…

10 Steps to Ensure Cybersecurity While Traveling

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Are you a compulsive globetrotter, a business traveler, or an annual suitcase duster and packer? While planning for your transportation, lodging, meals, and more, make sure to also plan a cyber-safe journey. Traveling can make you vulnerable to cyberattacks. Your devices or accounts can be hacked and your sensitive data stolen. But don’t let cyber threats ruin your travel plans. Follow these 10 steps to keep yourself cyber-safe and enjoy a carefree holiday. Backup Your Data Before leaving for the seaside or mountains, backup your important data to another device…

11 Unique Things to Do Hendricks County, Indiana

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Hendricks County, just west of Indianapolis, is a haven for unique things to do in Indiana. The county is filled with beautiful respites, amazing BBQ, and plenty of places to relax and enjoy the outdoors or feel the nitro methane effect if you love racing. Here’s a list of 11 unique things to do in Hendricks County, IN!   Disclosure: Many of the photos in this post are courtesy of Visit Hendricks County – thanks to them for the assistance with this post! Visit a Pig Sanctuary If visiting a…

Best Things to Do in Branson with Teens & Young Adults

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If you think that visiting Branson with teens and young adults may not be so hot, think again. The Missouri city is filled with a ton of super fun things to do especially with teens. From unbelievable museums to testing their skill at their golf short game to rolling on a river and century old artifacts, here are the best things to do in Branson with teens and young adults during the holidays or any time of year. Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at Explore Branson…

The Bradley Hotel in Fort Wayne Full Review with Photos & Video

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The Bradley, Fort Wayne’s newest hotel, pays homage to the Vera Bradley brand, no doubt. But when it comes to guest rooms, dining, and amenities, does the boutique hotel make the grade? Here’s my full Bradley Hotel review featuring everything you need to know to help you plan a stay. Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at Visit Fort Wayne to give you the scoop with my Bradley Hotel review. All opinions are my own!   The Bradley: An Overview The Bradley is in the boutique hotel…

The Grand Resort Warren, OH: Full Review with Photos and Video

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The Grand Resort in Warren, OH, is a resort that’s been talked about continuously in my neck of the woods and for good reason. With its recent renovation, I was very curious to see what all of the fuss was about. I mean, can a Northeast Ohio resort have everything a traveling couple could want including a decent price for accommodations? Here’s my full review including photos and video.  Disclosure: We were graciously hosted by the fine folks at Grand Resort to give you the scoop on what you can…

11 Must-Do Carnegie Science Center Holiday Events for 2021

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This year, Carnegie Science Center holiday events for 2021 range from classic movie screenings to adults-only fun nights. And while the nights are getting shorter and the days chillier, there’s no shortage of things to do. Here’s my top picks for the 2021 winter holidays at CSC! See the Latest Addition to the Miniature Railroad & Village®  Each year in October, the Miniature Railroad & Village® closes down for cleaning and renovation, only top open with a brand new addition. Always paying homage to a Pittsburgh attraction icon, last year…

Novilla Bliss Mattress Review: Affordable and Comfortable

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We love writing mattress review on Sand and Snow. Our latest test drive: Novilla Bliss 10-inch mattress in king. An online mattress company, Novilla is newer to the memory foam mattress community but that doesn’t make it any less of a company. Here’s our full review of the 10-inch Novilla Bliss mattress king review including pricing, unboxing, and comfort level. Disclosure: We received a Novilla Bliss 10-inch mattress complimentary to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own!   Novilla Bliss Mattress: The Basics Use the discount code “AFF” for  Novilla…

5 Underrated Experiences in Fall in Ligonier, PA and Vicinity

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Ligonier, PA, is a haven for American History. Add in the fact that the residents are a tight knit community (more on that later) that love to highlight their gorgeous neck of the woods and it’s an ideal melding for a visit, especially in autumn.  So, what are the fun things to do? From festivals to a natural anomaly, here are my 5 favorite underrated experiences in fall in Ligonier, PA.   Disclosure: I was hosted by the fine folks at Laurel Highlands Visitor’s Bureau to give you the scoop…

Pompeii: The Exhibition at Carnegie Science Center: Kid-Friendly?

Pompeii: The Exhibition at Carnegie Science Center hanging and sitting lamps

Pompeii: The Exhibition at Carnegie Science Center is downright fascinating. Showcasing actual pieces from the city that was covered by volcanic ash, it’s not only historically wonderful, it’s history that highlights a bustling city and its people. But is it kid-friendly? Here’s the scoop.  Disclosure: We attended media day for Pompeii: The Exhibition to give you the scoop. All opinions are my own! I’m one of the lucky ones. My daughter has always been fascinated in world history. Of course, having passionate world history teachers didn’t hurt. So, when asked…