Blogger Bash 2016 in New York City

If you follow me on Twitter, you may already know that I spent a good chunk of last week in Manhattan. God knows, I love New York.  I do.  I especially love the Midtown/Hell’s Kitchen/Park areas of town, where the streets are always alive and the lights? Yes, they are always on.  Heck, I even […]

Costa Rica Getaway…Rio Perdido

A few short weeks ago, I snuck away to the jungles of Costa Rica. Yes, jungle, not BEACH.  Though Costa Rica does have outstanding beaches, and plenty of nightlife and seaside activities…that wasn’t what I was looking for. I wanted a retreat. Rio Perdido fit the bill. Tucked away about 90 minutes drive from the […]

Hersheypark in the Dark

Can you believe it’s only a month until Halloween?  A MONTH. That’s frightening. I have always loved Halloween, and now that I have Seven, it’s so much fun to see the holiday from his young eyes.  He’s a huge fan of getting really dressed up – we take our costumes seriously – and even though […]

Seattle with Krusteaz

One of the best parts of my job is getting to work with brands I adore, and another?  Traveling.  So, it’s a win-win situation when one of my favorite brands – Krusteaz – brings me out to Seattle for a long weekend of fun and learning. Krusteaz is headquartered in Seattle, and for the past […]

Technology Friendly Family Travel Tips

I went on the ultimate American Road Trip. Over 7000 miles, in a truck, husband and son in tow…and we came out alive on the other side.  From Virginia through the Midwest, across the Dakotas, through the land of every.single.national.park, down the Pacific Coast, and then finally back across the southwest and canyon country, the […]

Silky Smooth Macaroni and Cheese with Toasted Bread Crumbs

It is rare that I am impressed by macaroni and cheese in a restaurant. I know, as a foodie, I am supposed to turn my nose up at ordering such a childish dish, but come on now…we all know that a great bowl of mac & cheese has the ability to act as a time […]

A Weekend in New York City…and a Giveaway!

I love that I get to travel, and I especially love that I am going to get to give one of you a night away…either in New York City (oh, you SHOULD), or anywhere a Homewood Suites can be found. So, a huge thank you to Homewood Suites for the opportunity to see what your […]

Travel Essentials for Those On The Go

I travel. A LOT. In fact, I am rarely home anymore, which does make life difficult at times, but luckily, I have a great family, a support system, and I am able to get out of town and back without too many hiccups. Along the way, I have run across a few things that have […]

Running the Mudderella

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mudderella. I received complimentary admission to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” About one year ago, I started a new diet and exercise program. If you know me at all, you’ll know that giving […]