How to Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort: Your Questions Answered

A larger than life Minion in the Universal Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's. Photo Credit: Universal Orlando Resort.

Headed to Universal Orlando Resort for Christmas this year? Looking for the best things to do at Universal Orlando Resort (UOR) when you visit? From Harry Potter to The Grinch, here’s how to Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort and answers to your top questions. While many families enjoying staying at home for Christmas, there are probably just as many that love to travel over the holiday. Personally, if I’m traveling, I couldn’t think of a more fun time than visiting an Orlando theme park during Christmastime, and Universal Orlando is…

8 Cool Things You May Not Know About Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

d Resort's gorgeous exterior. Photo Credit: Karyn Locke

Are you thinking about a visit to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort? Or maybe you’ve been, but really didn’t have a chance to check out everything? Either way, it has so much to offer its guests. From an art studio named after a surrealist to wild animals, here are eight cool things you may not know about Nemacolin Woodlands Resort! Lions and Tigers – and Goats? Oh, my! All the Zen Surrealist Studio Up, up, and Away! Baja, Baby! By, George! Ding Ding Ding! Fat Bird Slept Here My first visit to…

The Best Things to Do in Butler County, Ohio

Alexander Hamilton statue in Hamilton, Ohio. Photo Credit: Karyn Locke

Exploring the state of Ohio gives you a well-rounded look at what the Midwest has to offer. And, when it comes to places in Ohio that have plenty to offer, Butler County, Ohio has recently made my short list. From an art park complete with golf carts to go carts, here are six of the best things to do in Butler County, Ohio! Butler County Donut Trail Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park The WEB Extreme Entertainment Miami University Art Museum Jungle Jim’s International Butler County Historical Society I know I’ve written…

The 6 Best Photo Spots in Niagara Falls State Park

The walking path beside the Maid of the Mist entrance is perfect for rainbow photos on a sunny day. Photo Credit: Karyn Locke

Niagara Falls, NY, is undoubtedly photogenic. I mean, if the sun is shining, you’re bound to get a photo with a rainbow in it. But where are the hot spots? Where are there best locations to score the pretty photos? Here are the six best photo spots in Niagara Falls State Park! I’ve been visiting Niagara Falls USA for a few years and each visit has always been a fun one. If I’m being honest, I really don’t know why I waited so long to check it out. But a…

What’s New at Phipps Conservatory Fall 2018? Three Must-Sees

A miniature version of the restored Glasshouse in the miniature railroad for fall 2018. Photo Credit: Karyn Locke

What’s going on a Phipps Conservatory this fall? So much! This week, we had the pleasure of learning about what’s new at the conservatory and botanical garden and I couldn’t wait to share. From a zombie invasion in the Serpentine Room to a milestone celebration, here’s what’s new at Phipps Conservatory Fall 2018. What’s New at Phipps Conservatory Fall 2018: 5,000 Panes of Glass Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. For 125 years, the calm space has been delighting visitors with gorgeous floral displays…

9 Cool Things to Do in Rochester, NY for Families

Ahh ahh ahh! Counting with The Count at The Strong.

Are you ready to visit Rochester with your family, but not sure where to visit and what to do? Or maybe your grandparents taking the kids out for day trips in and around Rochester. Either way, there’s plenty to do! From a museum made for play to visiting to hometown heroes, here are nine cool things to do in Rochester, NY for families. Get Strong Get Blinded with Science! Hometown Heroes My Weggies Art Smart So That’s How Cameras Were Made! Play Dress-Up and Learn About Local Architecture Float Down…

14 Most Important Things to Know About Christmas at Walt Disney World

Citizens of Main Street Dancers in November 2017

Ready to celebrate Christmas, Disney style? With the celebration comes plenty of questions regarding the fun, too. From parties to park hours, here are the 14 most important things to know about Christmas at Walt Disney World! I remember my first visit to Walt Disney World at Christmastime. I couldn’t wait to see the decorations, watch the fireworks, and attend a party. But I had soooo many questions, too. So, thinking back to my questions, I’m hoping to answer all of yours. 1. Should I Go to Mickey’s Very Merry…

Phipps at 125: Celebrating the Past with a Retro Bash

Phipps at 125: The celebration of the century! Photo Credit: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Next month, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is turning 125 years old and it’s celebrating! Melding the past with the present, it’s having the party of the century and I can’t wait to check it out. Here’s the scoop on Phipps at 125 details, how to buy tickets, and what you can expect. I love showcasing Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on this site. It’s a must-see place to visit for first-time visitors to Pittsburgh, in my opinion. It’s also the place we really look forward to visiting around Christmas…

4 Things to Know about iLuminate in Pittsburgh Before You See it This Week

America's Got Talent's iLuminate is coming to Pittsburgh!

To me, the basic concept of iLuminate is very simple. It’s a mix of several styles of dance and pretty lights. And while that’s the tell-it-to-me-like-I’m-five explanation, iLuminate is so much more than that. The show has been traveling all over the U.S. and this week it’s all about Pennsylvania. This Thursday, September 20th, it’s hitting the stage at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh– for one night only. With tickets still available and very affordable, here’s what you need to know before you see iLuminate in Pittsburgh. There’s a Performer…

Norway Cruises: A Guarantee to See The Northern Lights with Hurtigruten Cruise

Gorgeous Aurora Borealis in Norway.

Disclosure: I’m partnering with Blog Meets Brand and Hurtigruten Cruises to give you the scoop on how to see The Northern Lights in Norway – guaranteed. All opinions are my own! #Hurtigruten #VisitNorway Have you been wanting to check out the Northern Lights in Norway but were concerned your visit would leave you coming up short? There’s a guaranteed way to see the Northern Lights on a Hurtigruten cruise. Read on for the scoop on how you’ll be guaranteed to see them – and how you can save $250 per…