6 Super Cool Historical Places to Visit in Santa Claus, Indiana

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When you’re traveling with family, do you like to throw in a little bit of history along the way? You’re definitely not alone. From places where an American President enjoyed the outdoors to theme parks (yep!), here are 6 cool, historical places to visit in Santa Claus and vicinity! Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the folks at Visit Santa Claus, IN, to give you the scoop on the historical fun! All opinions are my own! For years, my family and I have hit the road to explore new cities.…

6 Fun Things to Do in Orange Beach & Gulf Shores with Kids

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If you’re visiting the Orange Beach & Gulf Shores area of Alabama, you probably want to do more than just sit on the beach and look at the gorgeous sunsets – although I wouldn’t hold that against you. There’s so much to see and do when you’re in town you’ll definitely want to narrow it down, so I’m happy to assist. From cool art classes to historic forts, here are 6 fun things to do in Orange Beach & Gulf Shores with kids! Disclosure: I was hosted by the fine…

12 Fun Things to Do in Pigeon Forge with Kids

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Are you ready to read why Pigeon Forge, TN, makes an ideal vacation spot for your family, especially in autumn? From cool museums to dinner shows and, of course, touches of Dolly Parton, here are 12 top things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids!   Disclosure: This is a paid partnership on behalf of Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism. All opinions (and photos) are my own! We just got back from Pigeon Forge, TN, and it was an experience I’ll never forget. I mean, I’ve heard (and read) so…

Cedar Point Tricks and Treats Fall Fest: 4 Things to Know Before You Go

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Tricks and Treats Fall Fest at Cedar Point is a brand new way to celebrate Halloween. And, while we’re already missing HalloWeekends, I’m pretty excited to see what the Roller coaster capital of the world has in store for kids and adults. So, here’s what we know about Cedar Point Tricks and Treats Fall Fest so far and what you can expect when you visit.  I reuse to let Halloween be canceled this year. I mean, we’ve already seen the cancellation of Halloween events at theme parks (hello, Walt Disney…

Disney Halloween Decorations & Craft DIYs

Disney Halloween decoration and craft DIYs

If you’re already looking for Halloween crafting ideas, you’ve come to the right place. It’s my favorite holiday, especially when there are touches of Disney sprinkled all over it. I asked a few of my crafty friends to share with me their favorite Disney Halloween decorations and DIYs and each is so fun, I had to put them all in one place. Here are some super fun (and easy!) Disney Halloween crafts to make this year.  As soon as August rolls around, I’m itching to put up my Halloween decorations.…

6 Best Things to Do in Mobile with Kids

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Mobile, AL, is a city booming with culture, cool restaurants, and an all-over fun vibe. When this Northern gal headed south for a month this winter, Mobile was my last stop on the whirlwind visit and I couldn’t be happier. It’s a cool city to visit with kids or as a couple and offers plenty of culture-filled activities and outdoorsy spots to enjoy the weather. Here are the 6 coolest, funnest, and best things to do in Mobile with kids.    Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the folks at…

Where to eat in Orange Beach & Gulf Shores – 10 Fun Spots

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If I’m in The South, I’m eating like a local. So, I want to know where the residents like to eat and what the dining hot spots are. On a recent three-day visit, I tried a little bit of everything and came away with a feel of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores hot spots. From diners with a cool vibe to coffee spots to seafood restaurants, here’s where to eat in Orange Beach & Gulf Shores.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the folks at Gulf Shores & Orange Beach…

The Casa at Gervasi Vineyard Review: Boutique Hotel in Canton, OH

The Casa at Gervasi Vineyard

Last year, Gervasi Vineyard added a new boutique hotel to its gorgeous list of accommodations. And, last week, Mr. Locke and I finally had the pleasure of staying with the full intent of giving our honest opinion about our stay. Did we enjoy ourselves? Did we feel safe and comfortable? Here’s The Casa at Gervasi Vineyard full review.  Disclosure: We were graciously hosted by the folks at Gervasi Vineyard to give our honest take on our stay. All opinions are my own!   Gervasi Vineyard Review: A Property Overview  …

7 Fun Things to Do in Biloxi with Kids

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What is there to do in Biloxi besides gamble? Apart from a beautifully-clean beach, watching gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, and enjoying the laid back vibe, there’s plenty. From museums to dining to where to go for beautiful views, here’s my list of the coolest best, and fun things to do in Biloxi with kids.  Disclosure: A huge thank you to Coastal Mississippi  for hosting me this past spring. I was given lodging, meals, and complimentary Gulf Coast Attraction Passes to give you fine folks the scoop on fun things to…

Fun Things to Do in St. Tammany Parish Louisiana’s Northshore

Fun Things to Do in St. Tammany Parish Louisiana's Northshore Kayaking Cane Bayou

Just 45 minutes away from New Orleans sits a gorgeous section of Louisiana: St. Tammany Parish. Filled with refreshing Southern hospitality, the area has some cool things to do no matter if you’re a first-time visitor or a local. From safe gator encounters to kayaking down the bayou to a parade made for dogs, here are 8 fun things to do in St. Tammany Parish, LA.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission/Louisiana’s Northshore to give you the scoop on what’s fun…