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.
Fun Travel Stuff
Whether you enjoy traveling by plane, train, car, boat, or motorcycle... we've got some really fun travel ideas for you! Here's a sampler: everything you could possibly want to know about amusement parks & roller coasters, getting your baby a passport, first-time camping tips, how to motorcycle with dogs, useful travel accessories, clever tips & unique ideas for traveling alone -- even how to learn a new language!
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!
What makes the best travel pillow is different for everyone. I actually have 2 favorite travel pillows — one I’ve used for over 10 years, and the other is a popular pillow with a very famous brand name. My review highlights the pros and cons of each, plus similar travel pillows worth trying.
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.
As a stay-at-home mom of a toddler, it’s easy for the walls of our home to close in on us if we don’t make the effort to get out. So we’ve taken up hiking. One thing that I’ve learned… hiking with a toddler requires a good hiking baby carrier!
Taking baby to beach soon? See what I packed for my son’s first trip to the beach. My list of must-have baby beach gear… the absolute necessities to pack!
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…
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Solo travel is on the rise — most of us have started a bucket list and we’ve got places to go and people to see! Traveling alone can be super rewarding. Plus it’s easy and safe these days — when you follow a few simple tips. If you’re planning some solo vacations, here are some great websites, apps, and tips to help you get ready.
There are many popular Epcot attractions that no longer exist. Here are 7 that Epcot fans still miss – see what they were like.
Do you have roller coaster phobia? So did I. Now I’m a roller coaster junkie! Here’s how I got over my fear of roller coasters. Some helpful tips to try.
Think it can’t snow in Florida? Think there’s nothing but gators & mosquitoes in Florida? These are just 2 of the myths about Florida that I’m debunking.
There are some really unique towns with weird names throughout the United States, including one with “no name” at all. Wait until you check these names out!
Need to learn a new language fast? Foreign language books are helpful, but boring. Here are 6 unique ways to learn a language AND have fun at the same time!
Have you heard they’re using metal detectors at theme parks to screen riders boarding roller coasters now? Here’s why I think metal detectors are necessary.
Ever wonder why roller coasters close during cold weather, heavy rains, lightning, and high winds? Here are the scientific answers you’re looking for. I’ve also thrown in some other cool info about the tallest coasters and more facts you probably don’t know about roller coasters!
What’s the tallest roller coaster in the world? The record number of loops on a ride? The faster coaster? These fun roller coaster facts are pretty amazing!
I’ve planned a LOT of trips to theme parks! Visiting an amusement park soon? You’ll appreciate these expert trip planning tips filled with insider info.
I bet you’ll love these 20 little-known facts about the Disney ride “It’s A Small World”. Did you know It’s A Small World didn’t start off at Disneyland? Do you know what the original name of the ride was? I do! Enjoy these great facts and impress all of your friends.
Wondering if claw machine games are rigged or not? (Actually, they are in some places!) Here’s how claw machines work and some some proven tips on how to win at an arcade claw machine. We won a desired plush toy from a claw machine and here’s how we did it.
How much did admission cost when Magic Kingdom opened in 1971? How fast does Space Mountain really go? Find out these Disney fun facts and more here!
Love roller coasters and want to find out a list of some good roller coaster clubs? I’ve done some research of my own as I, too, am wanting to join a roller coaster club. Hang on tight as you check out my short list of the best roller coaster clubs.
Ever heard of a Wild Mouse roller coaster? Here’s the inside scoop on Wildemous, Mad Mouse, Magic Mouse, Rat Run, and Crazy Mouse roller coasters. Plus where you can find a Wild Mouse roller coaster across the U.S.
Enjoy riding roller coasters? Do you know where the best place to sit on a roller coaster is? Is the back seat really better than the front? Keep in mind these roller coaster riding secrets — and more — from a lifelong roller coaster enthusiast!
Here are the most interesting things I learned after spending 3 days behind the scenes with Ford Motor Company during the Detroit Auto Show. My 11 takeaways about the Ford brand and its employees after visiting Ford World Headquarters and NAIAS.
Do you know where you’re going on your next vacation. Here’s a fun little online exercise to help you choose the PERFECT location for the vacation of your dream. Enjoy!
View the current list of the Top 7 Wonders of the World, in addition to the Top 7 Natural Wonders of the World, the Top 7 Ancient Wonders of the World, the Top 100 Natural Wonders of the World, and the Top 1000 Natural Wonders of the World. Then vote for your final Top 7 Wonders of the World to take effect July 7, 2007.
But since I rarely travel with Jim on business trips anymore, I had no idea that he had actually become SUCH a hotel snob. The hotel in question: The Grand Resort Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. …Sounds just grande, doesn’t it?
Since 911, today is the day that the United States starts allowing scissors with blades less than 4 inches long and tools like screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers under than 7 inches onboard planes. Here are some interesting pictures of airport baggage handlers and facts about unclaimed baggage.
Ever spot a BUNCH of ambulances riding around on one day? I did, and I photographed it! Why all the ambulances motoring about on this particular day?… Here are my best guesses.
The following hotels have added one or more unique features to the traditional hotel stay, making these the best hotels for fun-seekers…
Have you ever considered renting a pontoon boat for a little off-road fun afloat?… We’ve done this on several occasions. Here are some pictures and highlights — especially if you plan to go pontooning in the Nashville area. The best part: Take a couple friends with you, and it’s a fairly inexpensive way to have a good time on the water!
A funny photo of a car with a lot of bumper stickers. Plus a video showing how to make bumper stickers yourself.
Here are all the fun details about two of my all-time-favorite vacations: a Caribbean Cruise, and an all-expense-paid trip to New York City!
Here’s the story of how I won a FREE trip to New York City! You’ll see how I won two free airline tickets, two nights in a hotel on Times Square, two tickets to a Broadway play, and more. We had a blast!
Worried about surviving your first — or your next — camping trip? If you’re wondering what to take camping I’m your girl. I’m giving you ideas and reviews for choosing the best camping gear, a list of must bring items, and other helpful camping tips. Following these tips will enhance your experience — trust me — because I love to camp!
Here’s a quick way to summarize the states in which you’ve lived and those that you have visited at some point in the past. It’s called the ‘Where Have You Lived’ meme… or the States meme.
Whether you travel a little or a lot, here are some interesting — and humorous — tidbits regarding airline travel including: some check-in facts, all about security checkpoints, the highest rated airports, an airline security loophole, and more!
While Jim was napping on the raft in the pool, I woke him up by trying to flip over his raft… But he managed to hold on for dear life! And on a related note, you might enjoy this… Listen to Bud Light’s Real Men of Genius ”Mr. Paranoid of the Ocean Guy”: LynnetteAs a […]