Winter Fun – Things to do

Winter Fun – Things to do

Is it cold where you live? If so and you are like me, you've been doing search after search of fun things to do in the winter or fun things to do when it's cold. Am I right? If this sounds like you, I've got some fun ideas for you ... things to do to EMBRACE the...

Music & More in Jackson County, Indiana

Music & More in Jackson County, Indiana

Ever heard of a small-town artist called John Mellencamp? If you grew up in the 80's I'm positive you've heard that name - or maybe Johnny Cougar or John Cougar Mellencamp back then. Regardless of what you call him, there is no denying the talent that came out of the...

A Christmas Story House Tour

A Christmas Story House Tour

Since it's that time of the year, I thought I'd share my good friend Tanya's (from Traveling Tanya) trip to visit the house from A Christmas Story. We watch this movie every year, and after hearing all about her experience, I can't wait to plan a visit myself! Tanya's...

Hamilton County Holiday Fun

Hamilton County Holiday Fun

December is full of holiday fun - especially here in Hamilton County. I'm lucky to live here as there are so many unique holiday and Christmas events near me. Take your pick of holiday lights, special events, shopping, and more! If you live in the Indianapolis area...

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...

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