Disney Springs | What’s New for 2017

Disney Springs fence

Remember the whirlwind that was Disney Springs last year? While this year seems to be a bit less massive for the “fifth gate”, there’s still plenty of new things going on. From delicious dining to an aerial makeover, here’s what’s new at Disney Springs in 2017 – and what’s still coming! When it comes to Disney Springs, there’s constant additions and changes every time I turn around – and that’s a good thing! Last year we saw the addition of a higher-end shopping area, parking garages, and delicious restaurants and…

Top Romantic Things to Do in Pittsburgh for Valentine’s Day

Omni Bedford Springs Balcony

Romance is alive and well this Valentine’s Day, I’m happy to announce! Mr. Locke and I love celebrating the holiday together and adore the love-filled day just as much when The Kid is involved. There are occasions, however,  when the two of us celebrate together or The Kid spends the night at a family member’s house leaving us to our romantic revelry. Yes, I used the word revelry. Don’t judge. If you’re anywhere in the Pittsburgh area on the top romantic holiday of the year, here’s our recommendations for top…

Eating My Way Around Northern Indiana Part 5: Randolph and Jay Counties

Lil Bistro Cucumber

Getting to know a state through its foodie options is my idea of a perfect road trip! The Kid and I hit the road in late spring and headed west to check out some popular food offerings in Northern Indiana compliments of Indiana Foodways Alliance. They set up the itinerary, we plugged in the GPS- and traveled over, around, and through some well-known counties and some if-you-don’t-know-about-them-you-need-to-get-there immediately counties to taste test the best of the state. Not only did we have a delicious visit, we learned about our home state’s…

Eating My Way Around Northern Indiana Part 4: Anderson Madison County

Hoosier Park Steak bites

Getting to know a state through its foodie options is my idea of a perfect road trip! The Kid and I hit the road in late spring and headed west to check out some popular food offerings in Northern Indiana compliments of Indiana Foodways Alliance. They set up the itinerary, we plugged in the GPS- and traveled over, around, and through some well-known counties and some if-you-don’t-know-about-them-you-need-to-get-there immediately counties to taste test the best of the state. Not only did we have a delicious visit, we learned about our home…

Best Disney World Character Meals

'Ohana Breakfast

With so many really great restaurants at Walt Disney World it’s hard to decide which ones to visit when you’re planning your vacation. Heck, we’ve visited WDW in the double digits and we still find incredible restaurants that we haven’t tried on each trip! When it comes to character meals, there are more than a few that have fun meal options for all ages, gorgeous locations, and amazing character interaction, and these are the ones that have become staple dining experiences in our book. Here’s the best Disney World character meals based…