10 Cool and Unique Things to Do in St. Augustine

unique things to do in St. Augustine - Aviles Street at night.

St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States, but don’t mistake that title for being antiquated and outdated. The city is a cultural mecca by day, and a vibrant wonder by night. I’ve partnered with Hotels.com to share some of the best things to do when you visit. From eco water tours to tasty treats, here are 10 cool and unique things to do in St. Augustine. Walk Down the Oldest Street in the U.S. Visit a Spanish Fort Stay at the Oldest Inn in America Taste Test an…

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Chicken Guy! Disney Springs: The Best Quick Service Restaurant?

Chicken Guy! Sandwiches: Bourbon Brown BBQ on left, Big Bite B.L.A.T on right.

Disney Springs at Walt Disney World has a fun, affordable restaurant: Chicken Guy! Not only is it a fresh take on a classic menu, but the food is absolutely delicious. Is Chicken Guy! Disney Springs the best Quick Service Restaurant? Here’s the scoop. Disclosure: I was hosted by the fine folks at Chicken Guy! to give you the scoop on why it’s worth a visit. All opinions (and photos) are my own!   If you’ve ever read one of my restaurant reviews (thank you!), you know I’m all about chicken…

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What’s New for 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Minnie Mouse Epcot International Festival of the Arts.

When I think Disney, the first thing that comes to mind is exceptional animation. So, it makes absolute perfect sense that 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts is getting ready to kick off.  This year, there’s more “new” and more things to see and do than ever before, so let’s dive right in! Disclosure: I attended a media preview of the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts to give you the scoop. A huge thanks to Walt Disney World for the invite! 2020 Epcot International Festival of the…

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How to NOT Get Sick at Universal Orlando – and what to do if you do

Universal Orlando mistakes: rope drop

No one wants to be sick on vacation, but it does happen. So, it makes sense to want to protect yourself when you visit Universal Orlando Resort. What should do to not get sick when you visit? From resort room tips to what to bring into the park, here’s how to not get sick at Universal Orlando – and what to do if it happens.  Disclosure: in no way is this post meant to freak you out or to speak negatively against Universal Orlando Resort. It’s to help you prepare…

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Hotel LeVeque Columbus Review: A Practically Perfect Visit

Hotel LeVeque Columbus has been on my radar for years. Not only does it have an eye catching exterior (and I’m not the only one that feels that way – Amelia Earhart was a huge fan!) but it’s online reviews are near perfect. So, why should you book a room when you visit Columbus? From parking to pool, here’s the scoop and a full, honest Hotel LeVeque Columbus review.   Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the folks at Hotel LeVeque Columbus to give you the full review on its property,…

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How to NOT Get Sick at Disney World and What to Do if You Do

How to not get sick at Disney World

With cold and flu season either just around the corner, already, here, or on its way out, it makes sense to want to protect yourself when you visit Walt Disney World. So, what exactly can you do to not get sick when you visit? From easy items to pack in your park bag to resort room tips, here’s how to not get sick at Disney World – and what to do if you do.    Truth? I’ve been sick at Walt Disney World. A few times, in fact. I mean,…

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12 Creative Disney World Romantic Ideas

Disney World romantic ideas:

Fun fact: Walt Disney World is not just for kids. In fact, it can be downright romantic if you know where to go and what to do. But, how do you start planning for a romantic trip to the “Most Magical Place on Earth”? From in-room celebrations to decadent dining, here are 12 Disney World romantic ideas.  If you think Disney World is all about families enjoying vacation, you’re totally right. But, it’s also about celebrating special occasions and life milestones – and that includes all the romantic ones. During…

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Cherry Valley Hotel Restaurant Review: Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace

Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace Walnut ricotta Ravioli

The Cherry Valley Hotel in Newark, OH, has recently opened its doors and is expanding with a new conference center and tap house as I type (to open in early 2020), but what about its sit-down restaurant? From the menu shining stars to ambiance to wait staff, here’s my Cherry Valley Hotel Restaurant review: Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace.  Disclosure: We Were graciously hosted by the folks at Cherry Valley Hotel and Conference Center to give you the scoop on its dining. All opinions are my own! When it comes to…

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Where to Meet Mickey and Minnie at Disney World: Every Location

where to meet Mickey and Minnie at Disney World: Disney's Animal Kingdom

Headed to Walt Disney World and want to make sure you see Mickey and Minnie Mouse when you go? I’m with you! Both characters are must see at least once. From theme parks and locations to costumes, here’s where to meet Mickey and Minnie at Disney World.  Every time we visit Walt Disney World, we make it a point to meet Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at least once. I mean, he is the boss, after all, and she’s his sweetheart. Plus, they’re both simply adorable and a hoot to…

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Is Seven Springs Ski School Worth the Cost?

Seven Springs Ski School Tips

Are you headed to Seven Springs Ski Resort and ready to hit the slopes but not sure your skills are up to par? Even more importantly, should you take Seven Springs Ski School lessons? In a word, yes! From my personal experience, here are the benefits of Seven Springs Snowsports School and why we’d attend again with your important questions answered.   Disclosure: Last year, we were hosted by Seven Springs Ski Resort to give you the scoop on why it’s so fun for families. All opinions are my own!  …

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