SLAPS these Five Things in Your Bag Before You Hit the Beach!

Beach essentials

I love all of those beach packing lists that have every item you could possibly need on them, but when it comes time for me and my family to hit the sand I tend to have a brain cramp no matter what lists I’ve read.  I’ve narrowed it down to my five beach bag essentials that are easy to remember and ones you will thank yourself for throwing into your purse or bag. Remember the acronym SLAPS and you’re good to go! Sunscreen Please, please, please don’t bake your skin in the sun.…

Seven Places You Won’t Believe Exist in Ohio

Places you won't believe exist in Ohio

Ohio has something for everyone. Seriously. Love the beach? We’ve got them. Love American history? Check. Love checking out movie locations? Done. Here’s seven places you won’t believe exist in Ohio – but totally do.    Think about every movie or television show you’ve seen. Now, think about how many of the characters hail from the Midwest, especially Ohio. Maybe it’s because we live in Ohio and always catch the reference to the Buckeye State, but it’s a very common scenario. Leave it to Beaver ‘s very own Ward Cleaver was a…

What are you looking forward to most this spring?

After a long winter, where do you want to visit when spring rolls around? Is the the beach that calls your name? Or perhaps it’s the hustle and bustle of New York City?  For me, it’s a combination of both. I love traveling to spots that allow for some beach downtime but are close enough to a big city that allows me and my family to explore.  This photo, from Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, New Jersey, is one of my favorite beaches. No kidding. The sunrises…