Sanibel Moorings Beachside Condo Review

Accomodations in Sanibel

Sanibel Moorings Beachside Condo Review! In 1994 I met my husband on the beaches of Sanibel Island. In 2000 we were engaged on the beach by the historic lighthouse. Just recently I had the opportunity to take my family back to where it all began on a wonderful 9 day- 8 night vacation in Sanibel […]

Zoominations At Lowry Park Zoo Tampa February 28-May 31


Zoominations At Lowry Park Zoo Tampa February 28-May 31 Have you visited the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, FL lately? I was invited out during the Zoo Boo this past Halloween and the kids really enjoyed themselves. They got all dressed up in their Halloween costumes and their were so many haunted houses to scare […]

5 Reasons To Visit A Bed And Breakfast For Valentine’s Day!

danville canoes

5 Reasons To Visit A Bed And Breakfast For Valentine’s Day! That chubby little dude with the bow and arrow is coming faster than you realize and I’m not talking about Jeremy Renner. Cupid, the iconic mascot of Valentine’s day, he represents all things love and affection is looming in store windows asking you with […]

Columbia Restaurant Ybor City Review And Good Rice Recipe!

Paella A la Valencia

Columbia Restaurant Ybor City Review And Good Rice Recipe!   Restaurant Rich in Family History Not many restaurants can claim 100+ years running a successful family owned business in America. Columbia Restaurant has done exactly that in the Ybor City area of Tampa, FL. Opened by Casamiro Hernandez in 1905 Columbia has since grown from […]

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!

Renaissance Hotel Collage

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!   At Halloween I decided it was time to get out of the house for the entire family. Jason was cooped up far too much being home schooled and Spencer is always up for a get away. That kid is going to live his life like it’s one big spring […]

The Florida Aquarium Review!

The Florida Aquarium

    The Florida Aquarium While we were visiting Tampa a few weekends ago we used CityPASS to enjoy The Florida Aquarium since Spencer had never had a chance to visit. I realized Jason hadn’t visited since he was 4 years old and now he is 9. The thing about zoos and aquariums in the […]

LegoLand Florida Resort Duplo Valley Review!


LegoLand Florida Resort Duplo Valley Review! Summer is a time for family road trips and theme parks. When you have a toddler, it is important to be somewhat choosy about the theme park to make sure all family members have a great time. This makes Legoland, near Winter Haven, FL the perfect destination with their […]

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Diagon Alley!

Diagon Alley Sign

  Universal Orlando has pulled back the curtain on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley the next step in their Harry Potter franchise.  Unfortunately this wasn’t something I knew a lot about or maybe I should say I knew little about Harry Potter. I know, I know duck and cover. Of course I knew about […]

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort!

Cabana Bay Collage

Budget Travel and Florida Theme Parks. These two things should more often go hand in hand. Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is the new budget travel destination for Florida Theme Parks. Cabana Bay is a nod to the old Howard Johnson’s but with a modern twist. You’re going to want to check this place, its […]

Vivo Italian Kitchen At Universal Citywalk Orlando!

Vivo Italian Kitchen Collage

One thing I enjoy about visiting Universal Orlando Resort is all the dining options. They have so many restaurants to choose from that aren’t all Universal “themed”. I visited a great Italian place while I was there last week called Vivo Italian Kitchen at Universal Citywalk. The atmosphere was definitely a step up from casual but […]

Nickelodeon Suites Resort Summer of Shell!

Summer of Shell

There has been a turtle takover at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando, FL! If you love Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the “Summer of Shell” is the place to be! Everywhere I turned at the resort, I encountered those lovable Heroes in the Half Shell, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello. From the brand new artwork adorning the […]

Harry Potter And The Escape From Gringotts Attraction!

Gringotts Attraction

I know how excited fans all over the world are about Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts attraction. It’s coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter located in the Universal Orlando Resort. I’m lucky because I live only minutes away from this magical (yes, I said magical and I have a wand to […]

Magic Kingdom’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train!

Seven Dwarf's Mine Train

Living in Central Florida we get a lot of Disney day in and day out. It is very exciting when a new attraction is opened inside one of the parks. So when Magic Kingdom’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had its media preview last week I couldn’t wait to check it out. Since I never know […]

HotelTonight And The Pelican Grand Beach Resort Ft. Lauderdale!

Pelican Grand

On my way to cruising with the bloggers this past month myself, Jessica and Brittany needed a place to crash for a night. I decided to use my HotelTonight credits to find us a hotel that wasn’t too shabby in the Ft. Lauderdale area knowing we’d have quite a few to choose from. We hoped […]

Live Out Your Dreams On Royal Caribbean!

Cupcake Class

What did you want to be when you grew up? Possibly something that wasn’t realistic at the time or so said your parents? Well now is the time to embrace the chance to live out your dreams on Royal Caribbean. Because if you can dream it you can do it aboard the Liberty of the […]