18 09, 2017

Emergency situation on vacation: what to do when you experience one

By | 2017-09-18T07:20:19+00:00 September 18, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

Emergency situation on vacation? Who wants to think about that, right? In an ideal situation, your vacation would go off without a hitch. It would give you numerous memories to cherish for a lifetime. However, in some cases, an unfortunate situation develops that can wreak havoc on your vacation plans. Everything from a hurricane or [...]

11 09, 2017

New York road trip to Niagara Falls is better in a Kia Sportage

By | 2017-09-12T07:52:10+00:00 September 11, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

A New York road trip to Niagara Falls is better in a Kia Sportage, and with your West Coast bestie as a travel mate! Flying is cool, for sure. However, when exploring this great state of New York I live in.... there's something about a road trip. Great music. Snacks. Open road. Windows down. Sunroof [...]

28 08, 2017

Outdoor adventures to experience in New York’s Enchanted Mountains

By | 2017-08-28T09:45:19+00:00 August 28, 2017|Reviews, Travel|0 Comments

Outdoor adventures to experience in New York's Enchanted Mountains are plentiful. The Enchanted Mountains is another name for the Cattaraugus County in Western New York. A county so far west, it also borders Pennsylvania. While staying, as well as eating, at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, there's plenty of sites to see, and outdoor adventures [...]

23 08, 2017

Best dining options near the Enchanted Mountains of New York

By | 2017-08-28T09:49:32+00:00 August 23, 2017|Food, Reviews, Travel|0 Comments

When one visits the Enchanted Mountains, located in the Cattaraugus County of Western New York, you wouldn't think there'd be such amazing dining options in this Western New York County. SURPRISE. There's some top notch dining in the area, and I've found the best dining options close to the Enchanted Mountains!. They're located in Seneca Allegany Resort [...]

21 08, 2017

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino: best hotel value near Allegany State Park

By | 2017-08-28T09:48:40+00:00 August 21, 2017|Reviews, Travel|0 Comments

Don't let the word RESORT scare you into thinking the room prices will be out of your budget. Traveling with family? Don't let CASINO convince you it's not for families. Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino truly offers the best hotel value near Allegany State Park. Families definitely need to put this property at the top [...]

14 08, 2017

Explore Niagara Falls with the entire family

By | 2017-08-21T10:28:56+00:00 August 14, 2017|Reviews, Travel|0 Comments

Explore Niagara Falls with the entire family. Once you've gotten yourself booked at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, there's plenty of activities around Niagara Falls, New York. You might not want to leave the beauty of the Seneca Casinos, but you've got to explore Niagara Falls with the entire family. Explore Niagara Falls with the [...]

9 08, 2017

Where to eat in Niagara Falls, New York no matter where you stay

By | 2017-08-21T10:35:13+00:00 August 9, 2017|Food, Reviews, Travel|0 Comments

Where to eat in Niagara Falls, New York, after a full day of Niagara Falls fun, and no matter where you stay: head directly to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino! You don't have to be a resort guest to enjoy the amazing restaurants located within steps of the casino. Of course, I recommend staying at [...]

7 08, 2017

Where to stay with your family in Niagara Falls, New York: Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

By | 2017-08-21T10:33:20+00:00 August 7, 2017|Reviews, Travel|0 Comments

Wondering where to stay with your family in Niagara Falls, New York? Allow me to introduce to you Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls on the New York side of the falls. It's in a spectacular location within walking distance of Niagara Falls! Let's face it, so many forget about the New York [...]

2 08, 2017

First time family adventures: what it takes to make a road trip fun

By | 2017-08-02T09:37:25+00:00 August 2, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

Many people have fond memories of family road trips from their younger years, and you may have big plans to hit the open road with your loved ones soon. If you are planning a road trip for the first time, you may be wondering what it takes to ensure that everyone has a great time. [...]

3 07, 2017

No typical adventure: how to plan a trip away from the tourist path

By | 2017-07-17T11:25:45+00:00 July 3, 2017|Travel|Comments Off on No typical adventure: how to plan a trip away from the tourist path

Anyone interested in not having a typical adventure while vacationing? Doesn't it frustrate you when you're planning a vacation, to see almost everyone goes to the same places! Everyone does the same things, and ultimately gets the same tourist experience. If you want a different type of vacation, consider getting away from the tourist traps. [...]

28 06, 2017

Family vacations: why you need to vacation with family

By | 2017-07-17T11:26:28+00:00 June 28, 2017|Family, Travel|Comments Off on Family vacations: why you need to vacation with family

Family vacations are a must in life. If you didn't know this, summer's the best time to enjoy your family vacations, and travel. Kids are off from school for the summer, and adults need a break from their strenuous lifestyle. A survey has shown 59% of people plan to take vacations during the month of [...]

21 06, 2017

Summer road trip packing necessities when you travel with kids

By | 2017-07-05T15:29:20+00:00 June 21, 2017|Travel|Comments Off on Summer road trip packing necessities when you travel with kids

Summer road trip packing can be tricky. Road tripping with kids…that’s even more tricky when you finally start to pack for a road trip. I’m sharing summer road trip packing necessities when you travel with kids. You can never be too prepared when kids are involved! Summer road trip packing necessities when you travel with [...]

10 05, 2017

5 reasons London makes for a breathtaking vacation destination

By | 2017-05-26T19:58:24+00:00 May 10, 2017|Travel|Comments Off on 5 reasons London makes for a breathtaking vacation destination

London is a breathtaking vacation destination. It's consistently taken the title of the most famous and popular city on the planet. The city and its metropolis had a total of 16.8 million overseas visitors in 2015. There were more than 27.4 million nights spent there. It’s an amazing city with great history, rich culture, wonderful [...]

8 05, 2017

Disney MagicBand gets a much needed update in 2017

By | 2017-05-08T08:01:06+00:00 May 8, 2017|Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Disney MagicBand gets a much needed update in 2017

Disney MagicBand gets a much needed update in 2017. MagicBands is still only available at Walt Disney World in Orlando, and after the first generation of bands, it's nice to see the update done this year. What were once super uncomfortable to wear all day, are now more flexible on your wrist, but that's just [...]

17 04, 2017

Traveling safely: 4 tips for avoiding accidents on vacation

By | 2017-04-12T17:47:39+00:00 April 17, 2017|Travel|Comments Off on Traveling safely: 4 tips for avoiding accidents on vacation

Many people look forward to taking a vacation, and having fun in a new setting, while spending time on a trip. Although traveling the world can prove to be exciting, several accidents can occur if certain precautions are not taken. When you want to stay safe and avoid accidents, there are a few important tips [...]

10 04, 2017

Is a Disney Cruise the right cruise for your family?

By | 2017-08-01T10:13:45+00:00 April 10, 2017|Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Is a Disney Cruise the right cruise for your family?

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is an invite only event, but you still have to pay a conference fee. It’s not FREE, but it is discounted. It’s an invitation many of those in my industry would love to receive, but Disney can’t invite everyone. Our family has been lucky enough to be invited three years [...]

5 04, 2017

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort did not work for our family

By | 2017-08-03T18:25:00+00:00 April 5, 2017|Reviews, Travel|4 Comments

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is an invite only event, but you still have to pay a conference fee. It’s not FREE, but it is discounted. It’s an invitation many of those in my industry would love to receive, but Disney can’t invite everyone. Our family has been lucky enough to be invited three years [...]

11 01, 2017

Ladies weekend in Rochester New York has to include a spa visit

By | 2016-12-21T16:58:05+00:00 January 11, 2017|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Ladies weekend in Rochester New York has to include a spa visit

Rochester is filled with history, but it's also filled with fun stuff to do with your gal pals! A ladies weekend in Rochester New York has to include a spa visit, and of course, stops at the famous Wegmans that started it all! Plus, the Rochester Public Market, when the weather is nice. Truthfully, I'd [...]

28 12, 2016

All around Rochester exploring the world of play, art and George Eastman

By | 2016-12-28T11:03:09+00:00 December 28, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on All around Rochester exploring the world of play, art and George Eastman

All around Rochester exploring the world of play, art and George Eastman, is one of my favorite experiences since starting my travel writing. Don't get me wrong, San Diego, and New York City, are my favorite cities for obvious reasons. However, Rochester has become a place I never expected to fall so deeply in love with. [...]

26 12, 2016

Eating my way through beautiful Rochester in Western New York

By | 2016-12-07T09:56:22+00:00 December 26, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Eating my way through beautiful Rochester in Western New York

Eating my way through beautiful Rochester in Western New York didn't cover nearly enough food, so I plan on heading back in 2017! I got a tease of a taste, a little amuse bouche, if you will. Next trip up, I'm hitting the BBQ places, but this time definitely wet my whistle for a lot [...]

12 12, 2016

The Strathallan Hotel located in the heart of Rochester’s cultural & historic districts

By | 2016-12-13T13:30:54+00:00 December 12, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on The Strathallan Hotel located in the heart of Rochester’s cultural & historic districts

The Strathallan Rochester is located in the heart of Rochester's cultural and historic districts, and since it's a DoubleTree by Hilton property, you get a warm cookie when you check-in. Sweet! Especially after realizing everything at the hotel closes up rather early on a Thursday night, and I've just landed at Greater Rochester International Airport. JetBlue [...]

7 12, 2016

Walking in the footsteps of the legendary Susan B Anthony

By | 2016-12-07T09:55:49+00:00 December 7, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Walking in the footsteps of the legendary Susan B Anthony

  Walking in the footsteps of the legendary Susan B. Anthony is one of the most powerful experiences any woman can have. The only thing that could have made my footsteps more powerful? Having my daughter with me, following the same path through history. One day, I'll bring her to take it all in. It's [...]

5 12, 2016

Brilliant with a side of personality: Ward Stare

By | 2016-12-04T13:28:46+00:00 December 5, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Brilliant with a side of personality: Ward Stare

Brilliant with a side of personality doesn't even cover Ward Stare. His talent is extraordinary, and the fact that he's from my home state of New York, brings a sense of pride. I'd have never known of him, or his talents, if not for my daughter's desire to play Viola for her school's orchestra. Go [...]

23 11, 2016

The European Capital of Food Festivals

By | 2016-11-14T10:49:08+00:00 November 23, 2016|Featured, Food, Travel|Comments Off on The European Capital of Food Festivals

Photo Provided by Guest Writer, Chris Beattie. Készül a finom magyar dödölle. Kirakodóvásár. Fortuna utca. - Budai Vár, Budapest The European Capital of Food Festivals Over the last decade, Budapest has become one of the most popular tourist destinations. The growing number of tourists and foodies has made Budapest one of the top [...]

21 11, 2016

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego: when you want to live like a rock star

By | 2017-08-14T13:21:57+00:00 November 21, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Hard Rock Hotel San Diego: when you want to live like a rock star

Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. Yup, just like most cities, San Diego has a variety of neighborhoods, and sections. The Gaslamp Quarter happens to be one of my favorite places to hang out in, when I visit my beloved San Diego. It's got all the best restaurants, and we all know my love of all [...]

19 09, 2016

Another city, another chance to experience amazing food: Long Beach

By | 2017-08-14T13:23:34+00:00 September 19, 2016|Featured, Food, Travel|Comments Off on Another city, another chance to experience amazing food: Long Beach

Another city, another chance to experience amazing food. This is Long Beach! It's not the Long Beach in my native New York, either. It's the Long Beach on the other side of this beautiful country, out in sunny California. Long Beach, California food adventures: another city, another chance to eat great food I've said it [...]

29 08, 2016

Eating my way through San Diego on the coast of California

By | 2017-08-14T13:18:22+00:00 August 29, 2016|Food, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Eating my way through San Diego on the coast of California

Eating my way through San Diego, right there on the coast of California, with a good friend....it doesn't get any better than food, and friends! At least, not for me. Especially when I need a little break from work, and being mom. During, and after, an amazing event Kia Motors invited me to, eating my way [...]

3 08, 2016

Family weekend getaway: what’s there to do in the Poconos?

By | 2016-08-04T17:53:33+00:00 August 3, 2016|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Family weekend getaway: what’s there to do in the Poconos?

It's time for a family weekend getaway. Great. Now what? Where can one go that's close enough to drive to, without the kids losing their minds in the car? The answer? The Poconos in Pennsylvania! It's one of the best places to visit in Pennsylvania for families, (or couples.) Plus, the drive to Pennsylvania is [...]

27 07, 2016

10 things to know about your vacation car rental

By | 2016-08-30T23:10:36+00:00 July 27, 2016|Featured, Travel|2 Comments

It's time to plan your big vacation, which means thinking about your vacation car rental. The last thing you want to do is rack up mileage on your own car, at least that's what Mr. Sunflower says to me before I start vacation plans! Or, perhaps, you need a larger car than what you’ve got. [...]

18 07, 2016

Weekend getaway at Mount Airy Casino Resort

By | 2017-08-03T18:24:13+00:00 July 18, 2016|Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Weekend getaway at Mount Airy Casino Resort

Weekend getaway at Mount Airy Casino Resort? My first thought was "what happened to the lodge I grew up seeing commercials for when I was a kid?" I had no idea it had been torn down, and this new Mount Airy Casino Resort took up residence next to a beautiful golf course. It might be [...]