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!  …

Mohican Lodge Review: Back-to-Nature Luxury

Mohican Lodge Review

Planning a visit to a Great Ohio Lodge can be a challenge because each has its own look and vibe. Add into the mix that they’re called “great” for a reason and it can only add to the difficulty of narrowing down a choice. This spring, I took a road trip to Mohican State Park Lodge and had a chance to explore everywhere. From dining to accommodations and all the freebies, here’s my Mohican Lodge review.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at Great Ohio Lodges to…

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?…

New Restaurants Coming to HersheyPark ChocolateTown in 2021

Hersheypark Chocolatetown new restaurants 2021 Milton's Ice Cream Parlor

Recently announced, Hersheypark is ramping up the foodie offerings at its theme park this year. for Hersheypark Chocolatetown restaurants, the new dining/shopping area opened in 2020, two new places to eat at give us fans another reason to visit the park. Here’s the “scoop” on when they open and what you can expect.  I’ve been to Hersheypark a few times and with each visit I dive more into its dining options. I’ve test driven the all-day dining plan (worth it!) and have tasted the famous snacks. This year, i’m happy…

Should You Stay at a Rosen Hotel? A Full Rosen Hotel Review

Rosen Hotel Review: Rosen LBV fountain

There are 8 Rosen properties in the Orlando area, many of which you may not have heard about. Spanning from the Universal Orlando to Walt Disney World areas, the properties tend to be highly rated. But, are they worth staying at? Should you stay at a Rosen Hotel? Here’s my Rosen Hotel review.  I adore hotel and resort hopping when I’m in the Orlando area. Not only does it give me a chance to check out the benefits of each property, it allows me to get the fell of each…

Fun & Free Things to Do in Niagara Falls USA

Niagara Falls State Park - free things to do in Niagara Falls USA

Who says that visiting Niagara Falls has to be super expensive? This girl certainly doesn’t! Niagara Falls, NY, is one of my favorite destinations to tour and for good reason: there are plenty of free things to do. In partnership with Hotels.com, I’m happy to share my must-dos. From scenic walks to gorgeous places to picnic, here are the best fun & free things to do in Niagara Falls USA!   Illuminating Views Each night, Niagara Falls is lit up with colored lights, showcasing the beauty of the rushing water.…