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…

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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,…

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The Best Characters that Walk Around Magic Kingdom at Disney World

best characters that walk around Magic Kingdom at Disney World: Prince John

Scoring a FastPass to meet and greet characters at Disney World is always a good idea, but sometimes it’s just not happening. So, when you don’t have a reservation to meet them, or don’t want to wait in the standby queue, how can you still have fun character interactions? Happily, there are several Disney characters that wander around the parks. Here are the best characters that walk around Magic Kingdom at Disney World and tips for finding them.  Check the Times Guide Arrive a Few Minutes Early Have Your Camera…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The 13 Best Free Things to Do at Disney Springs in 2019

Best free things at Disney Springs in 2019: water play for kids

Walt Disney World (WDW) vacations can be expensive, yes. But there are plenty of freebies around, if you know where to look. And, each year, WDW keeps upping the ante in regards to what’s free, especially at Disney Springs. From drinks to play spots, here are the best free things at Disney Springs in 2019. My family and I visit Walt Disney World as much as we can – and can afford. And, while I like to save money by staying at Disney World Value Resorts, I really like to…

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How to Use Disney World Transportation: Your Questions Answered

How to use Disney World transportation: Epcot monorail

Whether you’re flying or driving to Walt Disney World (WDW), at some point you’ll undoubtedly use one or more types of on-property transportation. But, what transportation do you use – and when should you use it? From getting to the parks to navigating to and from the resorts, here’s how to use Disney World transportation: your questions answered.  If you’re not familiar with WDW transportation, start digging into to the hows and wheres and it’s almost like learning another language. I mean, there are buses, boats, and the Monorail. So,…

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DIY Disney: Minnie Easter Wreath

Minnie DIY Disney Easter Wreath: Super easy and affordable

Looking for a fun and easy DIY Disney wreath? Even better, looking for a Minnie Easter wreath that ‘s cute AND inexpensive? I’ve got you covered! Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for the cutest Minnie Easter wreath that’s a snap to make – and under $11 total. Ready to jazz up your front door? Let’s go!  I’m all about adding Disney touches to my home for every holiday. But I’m also all about saving money – especially when I can make it myself. This Minnie Easter Wreath is not only cute…

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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,…

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