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  Hi everyone…. I know it’s been a while. I haven’t visited this blog much in the past year, except when I was asked to throw up a quick sponsored post. That kinda sucks when I look back on the past 7 years. I started blogging back in 2009 just as a place to vent. […]

Follow Your Heart to St. Kitts!

This post brought to you by St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino. All opinions are 100% mine. Mike and I went to Sanibel Island, Florida last year and ever since, we’ve had the itch to move somewhere along the Gulf of Mexico. We want to start vacationing along the Gulf of Mexico from […]

Don’t Miss a Thing, Go RVing and See It All!

A big thanks to for hosting this conversation. #GoRVing!   When I was a kid, we traveled a LOT. We had a cabin about 2 hours from home on a teeny tiny lake. We had a big cabin about 4 hours away in Iowa on a huge lake. And then we traveled almost every […]

The Perfect Accommodation For Your Miami Vacation

A big thanks to hotelsone for starting this conversation. Miami is one of the most popular places to go on vacation, and with gorgeous blazing hot weather, stunning, world renowned beaches, fun attractions, events a plenty and a buzzing night life, it isn’t difficult to see why so many consider it to be unrivalled paradise. […]

The Takumi Japan Exhibit at Japan Week in NY

A big thanks to our friends at Japan Week and Takumi Japan for hosting this conversation. Last week was Japan Week in New York, did you happen to visit? If I only lived in the area, I for sure would have been there! I would love to have brought my kids to teach them a […]

Bring Your Imagination to Life and “Write Your Own Storybook” – Visit the U.K.!

A big thanks to Be On, Aol Networks for hosting this conversation. All opinions are my own. Mike has always wanted to visit Britain but getting him on a plane is the hard part. He’s always wanted to see Britain’s castles and Shakespeare’s attractions. Mostly, he’s wanted to see the film locations in the U.K. […]

Swimming or Jogging? Keep Your Cell and Other Belongings Dry with the SPIbelt.

I received the product below to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Last year we did a lot of traveling. So much traveling that I made a “2013 Travel Guide” to advertise all of the places we were going and staying and all of the products I used through out our travels. The […]

Getaways for Londoners

Thanks so Kempton Park for this conversation. You always dreamed of moving to London and having a wonderful and exciting lifestyle in the big city. Now you’ve been in the city for 5 years, you’re growing a little tired of the hectic and hurried pace of life. But perhaps your job or other commitments won’t […]

Weddings Abroad & Holiday Marriages

A big thanks to our friends at WeddingSite for this conversation. Since our wedding days are such momentous and important occasions in our lives, it is only natural that we’d want to go all out and make sure the event matches the occasion. One of the best ways to do this is through getting married […]

Destination Discount

Thank you to our friends at for this conversation. With more and more people feeling the financial squeeze, the prospect of going on holiday may seem like a luxury. However, it’s still possible to enjoy great getaways with a few insider tips and tricks. The key thing to remember is to be flexible; being […]

My Bucket List for Upcoming Family Vacations

We’ve had a pretty good year for vacationing and traveling. We started in February by going to KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark which is only about 2 hours away from our home, and then we did a few more weekend getaways. In June we drove from Illinois down to Florida and spent a full two weeks […]

Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark | Special Family Packages and Up To 30% Discount

Have you been to Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark in Branson, Missouri? I’ve been to Branson, Missouri, but I have not had the chance to visit the Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark just yet… I can’t wait to go! The kids are going to have a blast at the waterpark. Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark […]

Mount Dora Historic Inn and Cottages, Florida

Ready to hear about the end of our vacation? If you haven’t had a chance yet, be sure to read all about or week on Sanibel Island, Florida or our Not-So-Magical Visit to Disney. It was one heckuva vacation so arriving in Mount Dora, Florida was a huge blessing and we very much needed the […]

Things to do for Families in Las Vegas

If you are visiting Las Vegas then why not take the family with you? You can still spend some time in the casinos but there are many other attractions there too, many of them suitable for children. Here are a few things for families to do in Sin City. There are several playgrounds and theme […]

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