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.