Fall 2021 Book Reviews

Fall 2021 Book Reviews

With a few getaways this fall, I was able to read quite a few books. AND, I found some excellent ones. Any of these would be great for your winter reading, OR as a fantastic holiday gift if you still need to finish up some shopping. Non-Fiction Book Reviews As a huge...

Carmel Christkindlmarkt – A New Tradition

Carmel Christkindlmarkt – A New Tradition

Just a few years ago, the nearby town of Carmel, Indiana created a new winter event called a Christkindlmarkt. For those of you who travel in Europe (especially Germany), this isn't a new idea, in fact, Christkindlmarkt's have been around for hundreds of years. A...

Travel for free? Yes, please!

Travel for free? Yes, please!

As much as I love to travel, I've had to find ways to make it affordable. We use all kinds of methods such as timeshares (bought cheap resale), visiting unusual destinations that aren't as expensive (but still plenty fun), weekend getaways as often as possible, and...

Do you NEED Genie+?

Do you NEED Genie+?

Disney recently rolled out Genie+ as a way to eliminate the lines at the Disney World Parks. Similar to the old FastPass. Ready for the kicker? You have to pay extra for it. Ugh. After the HUGE expense of park tickets, it just doesn't feel right to have to pay MORE to...

A Perfect Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A Perfect Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is one of our favorite parks. Not only is the theming amazing, but it has terrific food and some of the best rides at the Disney parks. Plus, animals! I also love that if you do this park right, you can enjoy a relaxing and fun day and still...

The BEST Holiday Gift Ever!

The BEST Holiday Gift Ever!

It's getting close to that time of year again - the holiday gift-giving season. Instead of sharing a list of gift ideas like I do most years, this year I want to share with you my all-time favorite family holiday gift. It's perfect for your own family, or you could do...

Bees, Beer and more in Morgan County

Bees, Beer and more in Morgan County

Martinsville, Indiana in Morgan County was the scene of our latest Explore Indiana adventure. Less than an hour south of Indianapolis, Martinsville makes for a wonderful day trip. There are so many interesting and unique things to do in Martinsville that you'll easily...

Make the Most of a College Tour

Make the Most of a College Tour

If you have a senior as I do, or even a junior in high school, you are probably feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the potential colleges they could attend. That's why college tours are so important. But, how do you make the most of a college tour? As someone who loves...

Fall Vacation Ideas

Fall Vacation Ideas

I've noticed that many schools have started adding fall breaks to their calendar. Personally, I think it's fantastic as fall is one of my favorite times to travel. Fall festivals, fall events, even Halloween-themed fun is everywhere. Plus, the weather is perfect in...

The BEST quick service guacamole

The BEST quick service guacamole

Since I'll be celebrating #guacamoleday this week, I thought it fitting to discover the BEST guacamole in town. This endeavor took a lot of tasty effort on my part, but I muddled through. Originally, I was planning on finding the overall best guacamole near me, but I...

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