My son knows what he wants … at least until he doesn’t want it anymore. The streets of downtown Gatlinburg are lined with storefront windows, all filled to overflowing with souvenirs. There are airbrushed t-shirts and leather handbags, knives and swords and cowboy hats, billowy caftans and homemade fudge, lace tablecloths and wood carvings — […]

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July 26, 2017

Souvenir Shopping, Kid Style

Whether you love food, shopping, interactive museums, or the great outdoors, you won’t run out of things to do with kids in Columbus, Ohio! Here are 30 of our favorite family activities. This post was written in partnership with Experience Columbus. If you’re looking for the perfect  spot for your next family vacation, I can’t […]

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July 13, 2017

30 Amazing Things to Do with Kids in Columbus, Ohio

Just a short drive from Nashville, Twin Creeks is the resort community I’ve always dreamed of, at a price that proves dreams can come true. This post was written in partnership with Twin Creeks. It only takes a few episodes of Gilmore Girls to become smitten with the series — But  the real reason I stuck with […]

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June 23, 2017

Tennessee’s Twin Creeks Resort is My Southern Stars Hollow

Thanks to Ally May for hosting our Athens getaway! I spent my college years in Athens, Georgia — and I’ve said many times since then that if the town had had a TV station (I majored in Broadcast News), I would have happily lived there forever. Athens really does have it all. It’s small enough that […]

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March 29, 2017

My New Favorite Place to Stay in Athens, GA

This post was written in partnership with Explore North Myrtle Beach. South Carolina’s coast is a good four hours farther away from our home in Nashville, Tennessee than the Florida beaches — Yet we return to South Carolina over and over again. That’s because we’re looking for more than just a beach on our beach trips — We want […]

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March 23, 2017

Four Days in North Myrtle Beach: A Fun-Filled Family Itinerary

When it comes to the Walt Disney World, the more you know, the better your overall experience. We’ve discovered this to be true through years of trial and error, and I’ve shared much of what we’ve learned on this blog. But there’s something new afoot at Walt Disney World and friends, it is a GAME CHANGER. It’s […]

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February 23, 2017

Express Transportation is a Walt Disney World GAME CHANGER

I’m getting ready to take my daughter and stepdaughters to Walt Disney World in a few weeks for a girl trip–  We couldn’t be more excited. There’s so much to do and see at the resort that planning ahead of time really, REALLY helps — That’s why my husband and I consider guides and websites about Walt […]

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January 18, 2017

5 Fantastic Disney World Tips From a Disney Expert

Here’s everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING) you need to know about visiting Rugby, Tennessee, a perfectly preserved Victorian village nestled in the forests of the Cumberland Plateau. For a more concise overview of Rugby, check out my companion post on Style Blueprint! Rugby, Tennessee isn’t all that far from Nashville in theory– Make the […]

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December 28, 2016

Your Complete Guide to Rugby: Tennessee’s Best-Kept Secret

  My family has been on the road a LOT this year– When my husband lost his job, I decided there was no time like the present to pursue more travel writing jobs — It’s the direction I’ve always wanted go with my professional writing. Consequently, we’ve found ourselves this year on beaches and prairies, […]

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December 2, 2016

This Cool Idea will Help Your Kids Remember All Your Family Travels

We just got back from one of our best family beach trips EVER! Here’s my curated list of 30 fun things to do with kids in Panama City Beach! Think you know Panama City Beach? Think again. The town your parents and grandparents once flocked to for its roadside motels and amusement park attractions has […]

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November 15, 2016

30 Things to Do with Kids in Panama City Beach