If you live within driving distance of the Great Smoky Mountains, visiting Dollywood is a rite of passage. Country legend Dolly Parton put her name on the theme park back in 1986 and since then, millions have flocked to the area, transforming sleepy Pigeon Forge, Tennessee into a bustling tourist town filled with hotels, restaurants, […]

Travel, United States

May 1, 2018

Dollywood: What to Do, What to Eat, and Where to Stay

Just 30 minutes from Asheville, Maggie Valley has all the ingredients for a fun-filled family vacation in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains. Check out my tips for the perfect winter weekend vacation! This post was written in partnership with Visit North Carolina Smokies and Travel Mindset. I’m a sucker for a good winter vacation. I […]

Travel, United States

January 24, 2018

25 Reasons Maggie Valley is the Perfect Spot for Your Winter Family Vacation

Planning a Panama City Beach family vacation? Here are a few things you’ll want to know before you go! Unexpectedly, Panama City Beach has stolen my heart. I love it for its high-rise condominiums, which guarantee me a vacation filled with mornings waking to sounds of the surf and panoramic views of the Gulf of […]

Travel, United States

January 12, 2018

5 Ways to Make Your Panama City Beach Family Vacation Even More AWESOME!

From thrilling outdoor adventures to great restaurants, shopping, and children’s activities, St. George, Utah has all the ingredients for a memorable family vacation – and winter is a great time to beat the crowds! This post was written in partnership with Visit St. George.  To know my family is to know we love hiking and […]

Travel, United States

December 28, 2017

15 Reasons St. George, Utah is Perfect for Your Next Family Vacation

Knoxville, Tennessee is the perfect place for a holiday weekend getaway! As soon as we arrive in downtown Knoxville, fat flakes of snow begin drifting down from the sky as if on cue. It lends a decidedly festive feeling to this historic city, already festooned with Christmas lights, ribbons and greenery. We’ve decided to begin […]

Travel, United States

December 13, 2017

A Holiday Weekend Getaway in Knoxville, Tennessee

  I have to admit something to you — I am a Nutcracker Nerd. I have been since I was a kid in Gainesville, Georgia. Watching our city ballet’s Nutcracker performance was an annual tradition for the whole town and certainly the main reason my friends and I were all enrolled in ballet classes from […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

December 5, 2017

Nashville’s Nutcracker is a Holiday Must-See

There’s no better way to escape the Nashville crowds this Christmas season than with a trip to nearby Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This post was written in partnership with Ready Set Rutherford. We’ve spent a lot of time in Rutherford County and have hand-picked the items on this list just for you! With free parking across the […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

November 20, 2017

20 Fun and Festive Things to Do in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County This Christmas

This massive Music City hotel is ideal for tourists, staycationers… and anyone seeking to escape a zombie apocalypse. If you happen to be in Nashville and learn of an impending apocalypse, I can think of no better place to wait out End Times than the Gaylord Opryland Resort. I think of it as Music City’s […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

October 18, 2017

Everything Families Need to Know About Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort

It’s safe to say we are diehard Disney World fans. As much as we love exploring new destinations, there’s something so comforting and nostalgic about making an annual pilgrimage to Walt Disney World  — For me, it’s a chance to relive some of my favorite memories of visiting Disney World as a kid while making […]

Global, Travel

September 29, 2017

What to Expect on a Disney Wonder Cruise

Want to tour a mansion in the dark? Watch a skillet-throwing competition? Wander through the state’s largest corn maze? See dogs from around the globe compete in the nation’s top dog agility competition? It’s all happening in Rutherford County this fall — Check out this list of must-do events in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne, and Eagleville. […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

September 5, 2017

Put These 20 Incredible Things to Do in Rutherford County Tennessee on Your Family Bucket List!