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.
Free things you can do while traveling across the U.S. We've found lots of fun free things you can do the next time you're planning a vacation. See how you can spend less money while traveling and have fun while you're at it!
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!
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’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!
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.
I highly recommend starting the love of nature early with your baby! I usually hit the hiking trail with my son on my back and my 2 dogs by my side. Here’s a list of all the essentials you’ll need to hike with your baby without weighing yourself down. All of my best tips for hiking with baby…
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
My tried & true tips for taking cheap road trips! Lots of money saving travel tips and cheap road trip ideas here…
Insider tips from a frequent traveler who’s had a great time exploring the Big Easy.Wondering about things to do in New Orleans? I’ve got 5 tips for you!
From TV show tapings and ferry rides to walking tours and art galleries, here’s a great list of FREE things to do in NYC – my personal favorites!
Would you believe the 10 tallest skyscrapers in the U.S. are all in Chicago and New York City?! Here are fun facts about each one of them.
Unique tips for pulling off cheap vacations. I’ve enjoyed many cheap (and FUN) trips by using these clever ideas…
Love visiting and/or vacationing on the water? Here are my picks for the best beaches in the U.S. that you’ll definitely want to see! For your bucket list.
Planning a road trip soon? The best road trips are those that are free… or cheap. These are our top 6 road trip ideas + tips for tips for saving money!
Looking for amusement park discounts? Check out 5 ways to get discount-priced and even free (yes, free) admission to amusement parks.
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.
I looked up details about the Free Disney Ticket On Your Birthday special online. Looks good to me! No catches that I can see. But it’s only good on your actual birthday in 2009. Here’s how to get your free ticket to Walt Disney World in Orlando or Disneyland in California.
Just about every state in the country features The World’s Largest… SOMETHING!
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!
Highlights from our tour, and little-known facts about Jack Daniels — the man — and Jack Daniel’s — the distillery — in Lynchburg, Tennessee.