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Best Things to Do At Universal Orlando for Adults

Best Things to Do At Universal Orlando for Adults

  My family thinks I'm a little nuts. "You're getting a kid-free day and you're going to kid central?" is usually their stunned response when I tell them we're going to see the attractions at Universal Studios Orlando. But it's because ...

Holiday Family Shopping in Ohio's Amish Country

Holiday Family Shopping in Ohio's Amish Country

A shopping trip to Amish country is the perfect holiday and long weekend getaway! The pace of life is slower in Amish country. It offers a chance to finally enjoy the scenery and the time to do it. There aren't many highways, so you have no ...

The Best Things To Do At Dollywood

The Best Things To Do At Dollywood

  I love a good amusement park. I consider myself something of a guru. But, until recently, I had never been to Dollywood theme park. So, when my husband found himself with vacation time to blow, we packed up our car and headed for ...

Romance and RV's? Exploring Southern Ohio Together from the MOCO RV Park

Romance and RV's? Exploring Southern Ohio Together from the MOCO RV Park

My husband and I were supposed to go on a cruise to celebrate our 5th anniversary, but obviously that was cancelled. We wanted to get away, and get a break from our toddler, but we were stumped. Where to go? My husband pitched me an ...

The Best Romantic Staycation Ideas

The Best Romantic Staycation Ideas

  Did COVID 19 cancel your romantic getaway? Believe me, I understand. We had to cancel a trip to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. But, just because you're stuck in town doesn't mean you can't still have some couple's fun! We ...

A Cowboy Weekend: Family Fun at the Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

A Cowboy Weekend: Family Fun at the Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

  Just because you live in a modern city doesn't mean you can't be a cowboy. At least for a little while, anyway. About 100 miles from the skyscrapers of Downtown Los Angeles are men and women who wrangle horses and ride them, spurs ...

Lesser Known Chicago Restaurants for Foodies

Lesser Known Chicago Restaurants for Foodies

  Be honest - when you think of food in Chicago, you think deep-dish pizza, Chicago style hot dogs and maybe some Garrett's popcorn - if you really know your stuff.  But I'm here to tell you that the Windy City food scene is so much ...

Surfing Indonesia – The Best Family Surf Trip

Surfing Indonesia – The Best Family Surf Trip

  "I think you're a little bit of a witch," Luana said with a slight crinkle of her green-grey eyes, her hair pulled back in a ponytail to combat the Mentawai Island's humidity. We all sat around long tables eating dinner. She said this ...

5 Best Places to See Wildlife in Florida

5 Best Places to See Wildlife in Florida

  When my husband told me at the beginning of November that he had vacation days to use or lose come January, that's all I needed to start planning a fun couples trip.  Since we live in New England, Florida seemed like the best place to ...

Disney For Adults: How to Re-Light That Spark

Disney For Adults: How to Re-Light That Spark

  Whenever my fiancé and I start to feel like we're out of sync or we haven't had a real conversation in a while, we set a coffee date. And by "coffee date", I mean that we make coffee in our kitchen or run to the closest drive-thru and ...

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: An Luxury All-Inclusive for Families

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: An Luxury All-Inclusive for Families

  No, he wasn't a real genie but the way our personal concierge tried to anticipate our needs as he welcomed us into the Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort in Playa del Carmen, made us feel like he was. The five-diamond, all-inclusive ...

Best Food in the North Carolina Mountains

Best Food in the North Carolina Mountains

The picturesque towns of Highlands & Cashiers, N.C. are at the top of our weekend getaway list! Check out this guide for the best food in the North Carolina mountains.

Best Family Fun at Winter Carnaval and Quebec City

Best Family Fun at Winter Carnaval and Quebec City

  While browsing through the endless stream of travel photos floating through the internet one October, something amazing made me pause. Enormous snow sculptures, stunning in detail, made me want to know where I could find ...

Wine Tasting – Discovering Uncharted Vineyards

Wine Tasting – Discovering Uncharted Vineyards

There's nothing that can bring you deeper into the pages of a romantic fairy tale than gazing across an expansive field, jagged roots twisting along grape vines, the sun dangling over the horizon, as you savor and swirl a red, white or rose hue ...

Free Yoga in the Santa Monica Mountains

Free Yoga in the Santa Monica Mountains

  There's a miracle around every corner on the trails in the Santa Monica Mountains northwest of Los Angeles. In June, a hiker might have come across a group of colorfully dressed yogis of all ages and sizes stretching and posing under ...

Video: Dishing it out in Padang, Indonesia

Video: Dishing it out in Padang, Indonesia

  When we went to the Mentawais Island chain in Indonesia for Howard's birthday, we got to spend some time discovering Padang the day before and after our ferry ride to Hidden Bay Resort. Here is our date night, accompanied by our guide,

7 Tips For A Fun, Romantic Trip to Lake Nacimiento

7 Tips For A Fun, Romantic Trip to Lake Nacimiento

If you've been married for longer than a minute or are even dating someone for more than 6 months, you know. Relationships take effort. You have to really work at "Happily Ever After"

Out Of This World: A UFO Convention

Out Of This World: A UFO Convention

Many wonder if there's life beyond our planet, alien beings who may visit our world or who have shaped our history in some way through past visitations. Others just scoff at the idea of aliens, saying if they haven't seen it, it must not ...