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.