A popular landmark since 1956, the Florida Citrus Tower in Clermont, FL is definitely worth a visit! It’s about 30 minutes from Orlando — a nice leisurely drive through orange groves along rolling hills, lakes, and wetlands. This is REAL Florida… and you can see it all from atop this 226-foot tall tower!
Looking for things to see and do in Dahlonega? From museums and boutiques to mine tours and camping, this cute north Georgia town has it all. And the Dahlonega wineries are incredibly popular! Definitely lots of fun things to do in Dahlonega for all ages in this quaint little town.
One of my favorite things to do in Asheville is visit the North Carolina Arboretum! I hope you enjoy my virtual tour of the Asheville botanical gardens – along with my best tips for visiting this beautiful landmark.
Are you a fan of the 1980s TV sitcom Cheers? If so, then you HAVE to visit the actual bar that inspired the show! I’ve been there a few times. Here’s what it’s like inside the original Cheers bar in Boston. There’s actually lots to see and do there!
In preparation for my very first airplane ride recently, I did a lot of research — because there’s a lot to know before flying the friendly skies! Here, I’m sharing everything I’ve learned and experienced firsthand with you… so you will have a better idea of what to expect before your first plane ride.
I spent the first 38 years of my life avoiding planes due to my fear of flying. Here’s what I did to overcome flight anxiety and enjoy flying… finally!
When does fall start in Florida? September! When do fall colors in Florida reach their peak? November! Yes, autumn in Florida can be quite colorful. As a Florida native, I’ll tell you when and where to see the most beautiful show of autumn hues if you want to experience fall in Florida.
I’ve been to Cape Henry Lighthouse and Cape Henry Memorial Cross (First Landing Cross) in Virginia Beach several times. My tips for planning a trip there — so you can make the most of your visit!
The Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville, Florida – See what it’s like visiting the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History and how to make the most of your trip to this unique Butterfly Conservatory.
Going to be in Bethlehem, PA (near Allentown) soon? See photos I took while touring the old Bethlehem steel stacks & abandoned factory. I’ve also got some tips for making the most of your visit to SteelStacks, the arts and culture hub there.
I recently visited Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia. Here’s a photo scrapbook of my trip, a list of things to see and do there, and my tips for visiting Longwood Botanical Gardens.
I’m a huge fan of the hit NBC TV show The Office, so I made a trip to Scranton, PA (where the show is based) to visit key landmarks from The Office TV show. Join me in reliving some popular episodes from The Office while visiting the places in Scranton that were represented on the show.
Driving to Florida soon? There’s nothing like a Florida road trip if you want to enjoy beaches, palm trees, theme parks… and more! Here, a Florida native reveals the truth — what you can REALLY expect on your trip to Florida, some unique things waiting at the Florida border for you, important Florida road rules, what it’s really like driving in Florida, and what you need to know about Florida drivers!
Where is the Fountain of Youth… and what else can you do there besides drink from the spring? Here are highlights from my trip there, plus some great tips for visiting Ponce De Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archeological Park in St. Augustine, Florida.
Virginia Beach is a neat place to visit. If you’re a history buff as I am, you’ll have plenty of reasons to fall in love with Virginia Beach! Low-flying fighter jets are a common sight. So are wild horses, historic lighthouses, state parks, wave surfers, and beachgoers. I’m going to share with you my all-time favorite things to do in Virginia Beach, VA.
Where was the Cuban sandwich invented — Miami or Tampa? How do the Cuban sandwich ingredients differ in each city? We’ve got the answers + A list of the best Cuban sandwiches in Miami and Tampa, Florida.
Wondering the difference between partly cloudy and mostly sunny? Or mostly cloudy and partly sunny? Here are the official definitions for all forms of cloud coverage in the sky, according to the National Weather Service.
Looking for things to do in Cedar Key, FL? It’s a cool vacation town in North Florida with plenty of things for nature lovers to see, tourists to do, and seafood foodies to enjoy!
I’ve finally found the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia, along with a couple of runners-up. If you’re looking for the best cheesesteak places in Philly, then you have to try Jim’s Steaks, Pat’s King of Steaks, and Geno’s Steaks. They’are all in South Philly. See which one I think is without a doubt the BEST…
I call Delaware my second home and return at least once a year. I always make a point to visit Riverfront Wilmington for a walk, a meal, or just to relax. It seems like there’s something new to check out every time I return to the Riverfront area! Here are a few of my favorite things to do in Wilmington Delaware — particularly along the Riverfront.
Planning a trip to see the Aurora Borealis? Watching nature’s amazing light show up close is an exciting and fun adventure for your bucket list! I have a few tips for planning your Northern Lights trip including — where you can see Aurora Borealis in the U.S. (the best cities & parks with an unobstructed view of the night sky), the best time of the year & time of the day to see the Northern Lights, and the best apps & sites to help you plan your Northern Lights trip.
I’m a lifelong amusement park enthusiast. One of my favorites is Busch Gardens. Here are my insider secrets for saving money and having the best time at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, VA. Did you know it’s been ranked the most beautiful theme park in the world since 1990?!
Thinking about attending a timeshare seminar to get a free cruise, hotel stay, or some other free gift? Before you commit to a timeshare presentation, read about my experience with a well-known vacation club! It was the most frustrating 4 hours I’ve ever spent, but we did get a free cruise for 2, as promised.
Yellow Springs, Ohio is a hidden gem! This small town near Dayton, Ohio is unpretentious and inexpensive — while providing lots of unique opportunities to make memories and discover the artist within. If you ever get the chance to visit Yellow Springs, you should. Here are my favorite things about this quaint little town in Ohio.
We’ve discovered many surprises in Asheville, and you’re sure to as well. Spring, summer, winter, or fall… no matter when you’re reading this, NOW is a great time to plan a trip there! Asheville is a fun place to be all year round — and I’ve got a list of things to do in Asheville, NC each season to prove it.
Looking for the scariest rides at Disney? I am a lifelong Floridian and Disney ride enthusiast. If you want some thrills, check out these 3 scary Disney rides!
Why is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in Virginia so popular? Here are some interesting things I’ve learned about the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel, how much the toll is, and how much driving time the bridge can save you.
I’ve visited most of the 10 famous bridges in the U.S. — listed here. From the east coast to the west, these are the highest, longest, and scariest bridges in America. A fun list of 10 U.S. bridges for your bucket list!
Asheville, NC & New England states have the most colorful fall scenery. If you can’t make it there, I’ve got some other GREAT places to visit – at least one is likely to be near you! Here are the next best places to see fall foliage in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wyoming.
You see utility poles along the road everywhere you go. How much do you know about the everyday utility pole? Is there any difference between an electric pole vs. a telephone pole? What are the wires on a telephone pole for? Impress your friends with these 7 fun utility pole facts!
My girlfriend and I traveled 1,200 miles to see the 2017 eclipse! Here’s how our eclipse trip went and why we’ll drive even farther to see the 2024 eclipse. Plus tips for planning your own eclipse trip for the 2014 eclipse… and the 2045 eclipse!
I’ve visited the Rocky Steps and the Rocky Statue in Philadelphia several times. I’ve got a few handy tips that are good to know before you go! Plus, a few tips for visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art, too.
South of the Border, Dillon SC is one of the state’s most famous landmarks with plenty of free attractions. Conveniently located off I-95, see why I think it’s one of the best free things to do in South Carolina!
Live near a state park? Consider yourself lucky! If you’re thinking that state parks are smaller (or less significant) than the 59 national parks in the U.S., think again. I love visiting state parks — and with over 10,000 of them across the U.S., there’s sure to be several near you. Find a state park (or national park) nearby, see why state parks are so amazing, and explore lists of the best state parks in America.
Thinking about visiting Hoover Dam or some other water dam soon? Here are some fun facts about Hoover Dam and a few things I’ve learned from personal experience about visiting dams. Good to know before you go!
There are many popular Epcot attractions that no longer exist. Here are 7 that Epcot fans still miss – see what they were like.
Looking for things to do in Central Florida? Want a list of really fun, cheap Florida attractions? I’m a Florida native and I do a lot of traveling. I’ve discovered tons of cheap attractions in Florida that are exciting and unique! Here’s my list of 18 affordable Central Florida attractions.
Savannah is a great southern city with tons of history. There are lots of fun things to do in Savannah Georgia, from visiting the Forrest Gump bench to seeing where a Girl Scouts icon grew up. It’s hard to squeeze everything into one single post, but I’ve tried. See my favorite Savannah Georgia landmarks and attractions.
Did you know Busch Gardens was once in Los Angeles? Let’s take a trip to Busch Gardens Pasadena to see what the park was like. Plus info about 5 other abandoned California theme parks.
I enjoy visiting shrines, churches & other spiritual places. Here’s etiquette that I’ve learned. Plus what the National Shrine Grotto Of Our Lady Of Lourdes in Maryland is like.
Here’s what you need to know about rental car mileage fees, rental car insurance, 1-way rentals, rental car discounts & driving over state lines – so you won’t be as shocked as I was!
If you’re looking for fun Dayton Ohio activities, these are my favorite things to do when I’m there! Hopefully my personal tips will help you make the most of your visit.
Road trip! Here are 5 incredible places in the United States to take fall foliage drives. You’ll see the best fall leaf color here.
Ever wanted to experience firsthand the unique Amish way of life? Then you MUST visit Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Amish Lancaster PA is a living time capsule!
I loathe car upholstery stains, so I reviewed 3 car seat cleaners to see which one works best. Here are my findings. Plus my best tips for cleaning car fabric.
About to visit Philadelphia? There’s so much to see & do. To help you plan your trip, I’ve created this list of the top 24 fun things to do in Philadelphia PA
Info about toll road discounts. Plus a list of each state’s prepaid toll program. See how & where you can use EZ Pass, SunPass, and other toll passes.
Looking for things to do in Delaware? From beaches and museums to NASCAR races and unique wildlife preserves, these are my favorite things to do in Delaware
Visiting Busch Gardens Tampa soon? I live in Tampa and go to Busch Gardens all the time. Here are my 9 best tips to help you plan your day at Busch Gardens.
I’ve been to several stock car races, sprint car races, and other car racing events. I recently attended my first NASCAR race. Here are 6 things I learned.