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,…

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…

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…

Where to Stay Off Property at Disney World: Tropical Palms RV Resort

Tropical Palms RV Resort and Campground: Deluxe Super Loft exterior.

Are you looking for a place to visit in the Orlando theme parks area that is comfortable, safe, and is amazing for larger families? Or maybe you simply want more space than a typical resort room. Tropical Palms RV Resort and Campground is one of those places that offers both plus so much more – including affordability. The best part? You don’t need to either camp or own an RV to enjoy it! Here’s why we loved it – and it might not be what you expect to read! When…

Things to do in Clearwater Beach, FL: 5 Must-See Attractions

Things to do in Clearwater Beach, FL: Hang out at the beach

Google “The Best Beach in the U.S.” and one name will be at the top: Clearwater Beach, Florida. The sand is ideal for both playing and sculpting. And the town of Clearwater is ideal for exploring, too. Headed to Clearwater, FL, and not sure what to see and do? Or maybe you’ve already been but want to venture away from that gorgeous sugar sand and explore?  Here are the best things to do in Clearwater Beach and in Clearwater, FL: five must-see attractions. Heading to the beach is such a soothing…

Niagara Falls Attractions: Is a Clifton Hill Fun Pass Worth it?

Clifton Hill Fun Pass: The niagara Skywheel and a view of the Canadian (Horseshoe) Falls.

I’ve been visiting Niagara Falls, Canada for as long as I can remember. And, since I can remember, it was always Clifton Hill that I wanted to spend my time. I’m also well aware of how much the attractions cost and I plan for it accordingly. But, can you actually get your money’s worth when visiting Clifton Hill? Here’s the scoop on the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, what’s included, and if it’s worth it. Clifton Hill Fun Pass: What’s Included? On a recent visit, six attractions were included in the…

6 Reasons to Love the Dublin, Ohio St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Slainte! Here's five reasons why we love the Dublin, Ohio St. Patrick's Day Celebration.

Have you heard of Dublin, Ohio? About 20 minutes northwest of Columbus, Ohio, the city revels in its Irish roots. For St. Patrick’s Day, the revelry is even more amped up. We headed to the city to check out what goes on and what’s new in town and it turns out here’s a whole lot. From food to a fun boozy trail, here are six reasons to love the Dublin, Ohio St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Yes, we did visit Dublin, Ohio, a couple of years ago. Yes, it was a…