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…

8 Must-Try Restaurants in Butler County, Ohio

Best restaurants in Butler County, Ohio

So, you’re in Butler County, Ohio and are looking for some amazingly-delicious restaurants, right? Where do you go? What do you eat? I mean, where are the spots the locals go for really great food? From ice cream to donuts and everything in between, here are our eight must-try restaurants in Butler County, Ohio! Sometimes having the pleasure of exploring my own state is the business. Ohio is filled with that cool, Midwest feel, fun cities and, of course, amazing restaurants. With gastro-travel being huge right now, it was an…

Lancaster BrewFest: A Central Ohio BrewCation

What's Lancaster BrewFest? Here's the scoop

A couple of months ago, we hit five of Central Ohio’s craft breweries and fell in love with their locations and brews. Happily, there’s even more to enjoy, craft beer-wise, when it comes to the area: Lancaster BrewFest. Celebrating its fifth anniversary this month, we hit the road again to check out what makes it so cool. From craft breweries to entertainment, here’s why you need to check it out next year and enjoy a BrewCation, too. Given the opportunity to check out craft brews, Mr. Locke is the first…

Don’t Miss These Seven Stops on the Adams County Pour Tour in PA

Red grapes at Halbrendt Winery.

When you visit Gettysburg & Adams County, PA, do you think about its craft beer, cider, wine, and spirits? Maybe it’s time you did. A newly-created Adams County Pour Tour offers the best and brightest in all four liquor styles and it’s definitely worthy of a trip. From breweries to distilleries, and a little bit of everything in between, here are seven must-visit stops on the Adams County Pour Tour. Sure, I used to think about Gettysburg, PA, as a place to get my Civil War history on. But a…

Must Visit Stops on The Fred Rogers Trail: Latrobe, PA

Trolleys everywhere! Checking out The Fred Rogers Trail in Latrobe, PA.

Fred Rogers, television icon and friend to children, grew up in Latrobe, PA. And while he did move around a couple of times before settling in Pittsburgh, PA, his memory is alive and well in his hometown. To honor the childhood hero of many, The Fred Rogers Trail was created to give folks an easy way to walk in his steps. Created with driving and proximity in mind, the suggested stops on the Trail take you from his childhood to where he’s laid to rest. Here are the stops on…

7 Hauntingly-Beautiful Stops on the Haunted History Trail of New York State

Haunted History Trail of New York State: All the natural light at Rolling Hills Asylum.

Did you know that New York State has a fun Haunted History Trail? Filled with all-things spooky, kooky, and even downright creepy at times, the trail covers plenty of locations that have been deemed haunted. So, where do you start? I mean, where are the must-see spots on the trail? A recent visit to New York State put me right in the middle of the HHToNYS and there are some that are definitely worth a stop. From a store where time stands still to a Scottish Inn to the most…

10 Unique Things to Do in Canton, Ohio

Did you know the Lincoln Highway runs through Downtown Canton, Ohio? Neither did I until a recent visit.

Think of Canton, Ohio (if you’re not a local) and there’s probably one place on your radar and it involves all-things football. Sure, fans flock to it in droves every year. Heck, even I had a great time on a recent visit. But, what else is there to do in Canton? You know, what makes Canton, Ohio unique? A visit to the city gave me so much insight into the fun that can be had and I’m excited to share the hot spots with you. Here are 10 unique things…

10 Creative & Fun Things to Do in Cincinnati for Couples

A gorgeous view of the Roebling Bridge from AC Hotel Cincinnati.

Sure, I’m a proud mother of a teenager, but I’m also a wife to an awesome husband. And it turns out that we love to travel together as a couple. So, when given the opportunity, we jump on it! This summer, we had the pleasure of visiting Cincinnati, Ohio, and discovered plenty of fun things to see and do – and eat. From walking through history to catching a game, here are our favorite fun things to do in Cincinnati for couples. Stroll through a Park Named After a Founding…

6 Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh Zoo Dinosaurs at the Zoo this Summer

Pittsburgh Zoo Dinosaurs at the Zoo 2018

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has a fun addition this summer, Dinosaurs at the Zoo. We had the pleasure of checking them out recently to give you the story on what to expect when you visit with your kiddos. From must-sees to educational opportunities, here are six fun reasons to visit the Pittsburgh Zoo Dinosaurs at the Zoo exhibit this year! This might be a bit TMI about me, but I’m writing it anyway. When I was a tween, I’d devour any Choose Your Own Adventure books I could get…