Never Make These Seven Universal Orlando Mistakes

Universal Orlando mistakes: rope drop

Getting ready to visit Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL, and want to make the most of your visit? Or maybe you’ve already visited and want to better your park experience. Either way, I’ve got you covered. From when to hit the theme parks to what never to buy, never make these seven Universal Orlando mistakes! Don’t Skip Early Park Entry for Resort Guests Never Spend Money on Water Don’t Expect to Hop on Rides Midday Don’t Think Spring Break Will Have Low Crowds Never Discount Single Rider Lines Don’t…

5 Best Museums in Indianapolis for Families

Best Museums in Indianapolis for Families: Children's Museum of Indianapolis and its Chocolate Slide

Headed to Indy with the kids and looking for fun places to visit? Want to add some learning while you’re there? From massive, outdoor ways to blow off steam to lessons in Indiana geology, here are the best museums in Indianapolis for families!  Eiteljorg Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Indiana State Museum Newfields (Indianapolis Museum of Art) NCAA Hall of Champions I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Indianapolis, Indiana, several times. And while each visit was for a different reason, I loved adding in some culture and learning for my daughter.…

How to Keep Kids Safe at Theme Parks: Dos and Don’ts for Amusement Park Safety

how to keep kids safe at theme parks: storage lockers

Let’s get this out of the way: theme parks are very safe. But accidents happen everyday at theme parks all over the world. While I don’t like to think about it, I have to. I have a kiddo, after all, and do everything possible to maintain her health and well-being. But there are important dos and don’ts to know on how for kids (and their caregivers and parents). Whether you’re planning a trip to a theme park or are standing in one right now, here’s how to keep kids safe…

10 Fun Reasons to Visit SeaWorld With Younger Children

SeaWorld with younger children: manatees

I love taking my family to Orlando, FL, a super popular vacation destination for families. While most theme parks and attractions are geared towards both adults and kids, SeaWorld is an especially great choice for parents with children between the ages of 2 and 8. Here are 10 reasons to visit SeaWorld with younger children on your next family vacation. When I was a kid, my family used to make an almost-yearly summer visit to Ohio. On almost every visit, we’d pack up the family car and head to Aurora,…

A Passport to Hoppiness with Butler County Beer Circuit

Butler County Beer Circuit Passport to Hoppiness

What happens when you have a designated driver and want to check out the Butler County Beer Circuit in Butler, PA? You hit as many as you can – in 24 hours, of course. Here’s my take on why you need to check out the BCBC including brew standouts and what sets each brew pub apart from the others.  When you head out on a beer circuit or brew trail, it’s always fun to let someone else choose the brews. So, keeping that in mind, I asked both the barkeeps…

11 Best My Disney Experience Tips and Tricks for Your Disney World Vacation

My Disney Experience Tips and Tricks:

Getting ready to visit Walt Disney World and looking forward to making the most of its app, My Disney Experience? Or maybe you just want to know the ins and outs of the app? Either way, I’ve got you covered. From dining to resorts to photos, here are the 11 best My Disney Experience tips and hacks.  Order Quick Service Meals Find Your Favorite Character Current Ride and Attraction Wait Times Memory Maker Purchases and Viewing Unlock Your Resort Room Door Bus Wait Times Play Disney Parks Add or Update…

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…