Call it a “staycation.” While our daughter was Up North with grandparents, my husband and I made plans to do some fun things with our three-year-old son. As plans...

Country Inns & Suites Free Night Fall Giveaway

This could be your hotel room. Need a vacation? How about a two-night stay at your choice of any Country Inns & Suites in North America, as part of its Free...

Looking for Adventure in Travel

One of my favorite parts of travel is the planning. I love scouring websites and brochures, reading reviews and looking a photos taken at my destination. I’ll pore over...

Wordless Wednesday: Downtown Ann Arbor

Twinkle, twinkle little twinkle lights… This week I have a couple photos from a recent night in downtown Ann Arbor — can I tell you how much I love that...

Travel Opens Doors – and Eyes

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Don’t ask my daughter; as of now, we’ve sheltered denied her knowing that sponge. in fact, after several days at the Nickelodeon Hotel (read...

Hotel Review: Mystic Dunes Resort in Orlando, Florida (+ A Giveaway!)

There is no shortage of hotels and resorts in and around the Orlando area. Many of them are located in and around Disney World, which is fine if you’re visiting...

5 Best Bites in Clearwater, Fla.

With restaurants popping up all over town, Clearwater is becoming a foodie destination. On a recent trip I was able to experience some of the best restaurants the city...

Visiting Disney World Without the Kids (This Time)

My kids don’t know that I recently visited Walt Disney World without them – and that I plan on doing it again. Does that make me the meanest mom...

Wordless Wednesday: Dizzy

Bouncing off the walls in the hotel corridor So we recently stayed at a hotel. My kids love nearly everything about hotels. Elevators! A different room to sleep in! Views from...

Yacht Club Disney World Resort

I’ve never been to a New England-style yacht club — but I imagine it to be much like Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Located on the shore of Crescent Lake and...

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Castaway Cay, Disney’s Island in the Bahamas

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