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?!
See the most important things I’ve learned after flying solo with an infant for the first time. Tips to help you with checking in, getting through security, passing time in airports during layovers, boarding the plane, flying with a toddler in a car seat (after scoring an extra seat), and flying with a toddler on your lap (if they’re under age 2 and the flight is full). Here are 16 things I would do differently if I could do it all over again…
I recently flew solo with my 14-month-old son on his first airplane ride. Most airlines let you gate-check strollers & car seats for FREE. Since I knew that I would need a car seat once I arrived at my destination (and I wouldn’t be comfortable renting one), I made a portable car seat dolly using a cheap luggage cart! After attaching the car seat to the luggage cart, I could use it like a stroller to get him from the car to the plane AND keep him confined while exploring the airports during layovers.
If you’re searching for a new ‘gently used’ bike, this information should help you find a bike right away, so you too can get back into cycling. Here are the 5 best places to find a free or cheap bike online AND in your local area!
I have 2 large dogs and they pretty much go wherever I go! I’ve whittled down my list of dog travel necessities to 7 dog car safety items and 7 clever dog travel accessories — the most important things to pack for dog car travel, plus a few clever dog car accessories that you probably haven’t thought of. These are the items that we take along whenever we’re traveling with our dogs in the car. Perhaps you’ll find them useful as well!
See why I think Beau’s Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park is the best off leash dog park in Lancaster PA. If you’ve never been, you’re missing out! These are my must-know tips for enjoying this beautiful dog park — and what you can expect before you go to this Beneful dog park for the first time.
See the 2 motorcycle trailers that we’ve used for our dogs. Both are pull-behind trailers. One is a basic luggage trailer for motorcycling that we used when we only had 1 large dog. The other is a motorcycle luggage trailer with air ride suspension that we used for 2 large dogs after we adopted the second one. See how we how we created our own custom dog motorcycle trailer so we could take our dogs on the road with us!
We have 3 dogs and 2 vehicles. We use the 2-in-1 iBuddy dog cargo cover / dog car hammock to protect the inside of our SUV from dog fur, dog drool, and dog toenail marks. See why I mostly use this dog seat protector as a cargo liner — and why I love it!
Living in Franklin, Tennessee, we see a good deal of celebrities whenever we’re out and about. Here are some of the best places where you are most likely to spot a celebrity in and around Nashville. (We’ve excluded all of the music venues and locations where Nashville celebrities are on hand for a specific function.)
It can be confusing to know when to use the four-wheel drive and when not to. It will help if you know what the differences are between the various types of drive systems, particularly Jeep four-wheel drive systems – because there is a lot of confusion regarding: 4WD, 2WD, Part-Time 4WD, Full-Time 4WD, Automatic 4WD, All-Wheel Drive, and what it means to shift on the fly. Here’s what you need to know!
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.
Our baby was born in the U.S. – which makes him an American Citizen automatically and Canadian Citizen by descent. We’ve already applied for and received his U.S. infant passport. The next step is to apply for our baby’s Canadian Citizenship Certificate to prove his citizenship — which is a document required to acquire his Canadian Passport. Here’s how to complete the Application For Canadian Citizenship Certificate.
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.
Looking for a Jeep Wrangler car rental? We’ve compiled the ultimate list of Jeep rental companies where you can rent a Jeep for a day (or a week) — and take it offroad if you want. This list of Jeep Wrangler rental agencies is organized by state… and country.
The process of applying for a U.S. Child Passport was super easy for us! Here’s everything you need to get your baby’s first passport — all of the documents you will need to apply for before you can get a U.S. Child Passport, and how to do it. Plus baby passport photo tips, and last-minute reminders before you head to the local office to get an infant passport.
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.
The Intracoastal Waterway offers way more than just beautiful scenery! I’ve traveled a lot and have enjoyed boating the Intercoastal Waterway as there is so much to see and do. Here are my suggestions for how to plan your boat trip, navigate the canals on your own, plus tips for eating and sleeping along the way.
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.
Planning a long motorcycle road trip soon? We take at least 2 cross-country motorcycle trips each year. I try to pack light and still have all the items we could possibly need for motorcycle travel. Take it from me… here are 20 things that people typically wouldn’t think of packing for a motorcycle road trip — but you should!
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!
We love taking long-distance motorcycle rides. Here are all the best motorcycle maps and motorcycle apps that we use. See how to create custom maps for your own motorcycle trips using Google Maps. Plus, my thoughts on motorcycle map holders and tips for reading maps while you’re on the bike.
There are many pros & cons to owning a scooter (or a moped) based on where you live, how far you commute, and what you’re buying your first scooter for. Here are my best tips when it comes to choosing the best scooter for your needs.
Say what? A female urination device? You’ve got to be kidding! Nope, I’m not. A pee funnel is popular with actresses, brides, and female outdoor enthusiasts. I bet you’ve said, ‘If only I could pee standing up!’ at least once. Try a pee funnel like Jennifer Lawrence did. It’s quicker, easier, and cleaner.
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.
Are you a sucker for fast rides and the G-force that you experience on them? Not me… but my friend is a professional race car driver. Here’s what I’ve learned about gravitational force and its effects on your body. See how many G’s astronauts, roller coaster riders, airplane passengers, race car drivers, fighter pilots, and professional stunt pilots typically sustain. Plus, how to experience weightlessness (or zero gravity) yourself!