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7 Reasons Summer in Scottsdale is a Great Vacation Idea

Searching for the ultimate summer getaway and looking for a deal? I’ve got just the ticket for you, Scottsdale, Arizona! Just imagine yourself soaking in those sun-kissed days, a little poolside lounging, breathtaking landscapes, and a whole lot of fun. Summer in Scottsdale can be a great vacation idea if you know how to plan …

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3-Day Scottsdale Girls Weekend: Best Itinerary of Things to Do

Planning a Scottsdale girls’ weekend and want to experience a variety of things to do? I’ve got the perfect itinerary for you that will mix some of the great adventures and culture of Scottsdale with some relaxation and indulgence. I just spent 4 nights in Scottsdale and so I’ve created this itinerary based on some …

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Easy Guide for Disneyland Food and Wine Festival 2023 (+ Printable Food Planner)

The 2023 Food and Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure Park (DCA) starts on March 3rd, 2023! Marketplace kiosks, food carts, and restaurants are open to serve up bite-sized tastes of California specialties. The Disneyland Food and Wine Festival is one of my favorite times to go to the resort. Here’s your guide to the …

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3-Day Olympic National Park Itinerary for the Best Highlights (2023)

Dreaming of a National Park trip to the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State? Looking for rainforests, mountains, beaches, lakes, and waterfalls? Here’s my local’s guide for a 3-day Olympic National Park itinerary that includes stops at the best things to do around the park. When you live in Seattle, it’s easy to stay close to …

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Top 10 Popular Things to Do in Oceanside CA for Perfect Vacation (2023)

Beyond soaking up some of that great SoCal sunshine, there are plenty of great things to do in Oceanside, California. I’m sharing my firsthand recommendations of the most popular things to do and places to eat that will help you make the most of your vacation. How to Get to Oceanside California Let’s first talk …

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12 Fun Things to Do in Monterey with Kids (2023)

Monterey, California is a cute coastal town in central California that is perfect for a family vacation. It has a beautiful coastline, lots of shopping and restaurants, and even some cute sea otters! If you’re dreaming of a California coastal weekend getaway, here are some fun things to do in Monterey with kids and teens! …

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REVIEW: Our Alaska Cruise with Holland America PLUS our Excursions

At the top edge of the United States sits our 49th state, Alaska. There’s no better way to get a taste of Alaska than aboard a cruise ship. And, Holland America has been operating Alaska cruises longer than anyone. We recently had the opportunity to take a 7-day Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise in August aboard …

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The Perfect Holiday Momcation Shopping in Seattle Southside

This month is both one of my favorite times of the year and one of the most stressful! I love Christmas, but with the holiday season comes a long to-do list that I have to juggle along with daily life. This season is the perfect time to plan a local holiday momcation and have some …

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10 Memphis Spots to Visit in the ‘Christmas at Graceland’ Hallmark Movie

If you’re a Hallmark movie fan and you’re planning a trip to Memphis soon, don’t miss these 10 iconic Memphis spots that were mentioned and/or shown in the original movie, Christmas at Graceland. I recently had the opportunity to visit Memphis, Tennesee for a few days and during the trip, I got to preview the …

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10 Best West Coast Christmas Destinations in the USA

Are you craving a winter holiday escape? While I admit I love staying at home with a cup of hot cocoa and Christmas music playing non-stop, there’s something really special about visiting a Christmas town or city for the holidays. If you’re based on the west coast, here are some of my picks for the …

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35 Best West Coast National Parks You Need to Visit

America’s National Parks are a source of pride and joy for citizens all across the country. From the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the sun-drenched beaches of California, our National Parks offer something for everyone. If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, or simply want to enjoy some beautiful natural scenery, then be sure to …

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Best Rides at Universal Orlando Ride List & Height Requirements (Printable)

Universal Orlando has a reputation for being the edgier Florida theme park resort and more suitable for teens and thrill-seekers than some of the other area theme parks. There are a significant number of thrill rides including some of the best rollercoasters in the Orlando area. This Universal Orlando ride list shows what tends to …

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