Essential First Timer’s Guide to Seven Springs Ski Resort

Essential guide to Seven Springs Ski resort

Learning the ins and outs of a large ski resort, especially when it’s your first visit, can be overwhelming. But, if you do your research, it’s a breeze. From where to eat to when to hit the slopes, here’s my first timer’s guide to Seven Springs Ski Resort: what you need to know.  An Overview Lift Tickets Equipment Rentals Lodging Tubing Indoor Activities Dining Weather I’m super lucky in the fact that Seven Springs Mountain Resort is under two hours from my home. Not only is it accessible, it’s a…

A Bird’s Eye View of Manhattan with a Unique Wood Watch by JORD

Unique Wood Watch by JORD: Hyde Watch at top of the Rock in Manhattan

Mr. Locke’s style has always been impressively classic with cool, modern touches. So, we hit the Big Apple to get a bird’s eye view of the city with his new Jord Hyde wood watch. Here’s why he’s loving it, wears it everyday, why you’re probably pronouncing the name incorrectly – and a giveaway! Disclosure: Jord graciously provided Mr. Locke with a Hyde Ebony & Iron watch in exchange for this post and a giveaway. All opinions are our own! #jordwatch #jordwatches   I’ve known my husband since high school and,…

Important Things to Know About Da Vinci the Exhibition at Carnegie Science Center Before You Visit

Da Vinci the Exhibition Carnegie Science Center: codex

Think of Leonardo Da Vinci and the first thing you probably think of is his ability to paint. But did you know he was also highly skilled at creating musical instruments, hydraulics, and light? Happily, Carnegie Science Center (CSC) is ready for our curiosity of the master with Da Vinci the Exhibition. Opening February 16, 2019 and offering over 60 of his inventions, here’s what you need to know before you visit.   Apart from Mona Lisa, the Da Vinci painting, Genevra de’ Benci caught my eye when I took my family…

The Ultimate One Day in Pittsburgh Itinerary for Every Touring Style

Ultimate One Day in Pittsburgh Itinerary: Mount Washington

Have only one day to spend in Pittsburgh? While you could literally go weeks without doing the same thing twice, there is a way to hit all of the best spots when visiting. From where to eat to what to see and do, here’s my ultimate one day in Pittsburgh itinerary. Have fun! Planning the perfect day in Pittsburgh, especially when you only have a single day in the city, can be tough. I mean, what museums do you hit and where do you go to eat? And what about…

The Best Bike Tours in Pittsburgh for Visitors and Locals

best bike tours in Pittsburgh for visitors and locals

If you’ve never visited Pittsburgh, PA, you may not know just how bikable the city is. Both pedestrians and cyclists have plenty of dedicated places to see the city and the views are stunning no matter what time of year. So, grab your best bike gear: here’s our list of the best bike tours in Pittsburgh for visitors and locals! When it comes to Pittsburgh, I can’t help but thinking of all of the large hills. It’s these hills and valleys that make the city unique – and make for…

Does Orlando CityPASS Save Money on Theme Park Tickets?

Orlando CityPASS logo Orlando theme park ticket prices

With the recent announcement of the new official Orlando CityPASS that includes four Orlando theme parks, I had to ask myself it really will save me money. Including Orlando theme park tickets for Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, and LEGOLAND Florida, the concept seems like a great idea – but is it a money saver? The answer is very surprising.  At this point, I visit the Orlando, FL, area at least twice a year. But, of the four major Orlando theme parks, I only have a Walt…

Best Winter Pittsburgh Day Trips

Best winter day trips from Pittsburgh: Ohiopyle State Park.

Visiting Pittsburgh this winter and looking for some fun, creative winter day trip options? From skiing to wine tasting, here are the best winter day trips from Pittsburgh all under a two-hour drive.  I’ve lived near Pittsburgh for most of my life, so I know how precarious the winters can be, especially when it comes to driving. I also know I can get stir crazy and have to get outdoors at least once during the winter. So, I wanted to create fun winter day trip options that have easy drives.…

The Complete Guide Where to Find Magic Kingdom Characters and Princesses

Where to find Magic Kingdom characters and Princesses: Chip 'N Dale in Town Square

A visit to Walt Disney World would not be complete without a character meet and greet or two. Or twenty. And, compliments of there being so many to choose from, especially in Magic Kingdom, narrowing down the logistics and locations can be rough. To help with planning your next visit, here’s a complete list of where to find Magic Kingdom characters and Princesses. When I started visiting Magic Kingdom with my family, I’ll admit, the amount of attractions, rides, and Disney characters was overwhelming. Add in the fact that the…

Comparing Pittsburgh’s Providence Point to Luxury Travel

One of the apartment kitchens in Providence Point.

Providence Point in Pittsburgh is lovely, there’s no way around it. And, when it comes to senior living, it’s top of the line. So, exactly  how does it compare to luxury travel (and why would you want to live there)? Here’s the scoop on Pittsburgh’s Providence Point and why I may have found a five-star, all-inclusive resort in the city.  I’m in no hurry to retire. Having written that, having an opportunity to check out the latest in senior living piqued my curiosity. And when I heard about all of…

First Night Pittsburgh 2019 Guide: Silver Anniversary Events

First Night Pittsburgh 2019: Events

Christmas 2018 isn’t even here yet and already I’m thinking about First Night Pittsburgh 2019. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Christmas. But I can’t help but think about New Year’s Eve in Pittsburgh. This year to celebrate its 25th Anniversary, First Night Pittsburgh 2019 is having a Silver Jubilee and that means bigger and better than ever. From where to park, what to see and eat, and where to get admission buttons, here’s our guide to First Night Pittsburgh 2019.    I’ve been lucky enough to attend several First Night Pittsburgh nights…