Taking baby to beach soon? See what I packed for my son’s first trip to the beach. My list of must-have baby beach gear… the absolute necessities to pack!
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I’ve finally found the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia, along with a couple of runners-up. If you’re looking for the best cheesesteak places in Philly, then you have to try Jim’s Steaks, Pat’s King of Steaks, and Geno’s Steaks. They’are all in South Philly. See which one I think is without a doubt the BEST…
My son is a Canadian citizen by descent — because I was born in Canada. Applying for his U.S. passport was relatively easy. But when it came to his Canadian passport, my first attempt at his application was denied. See why. Plus, how to apply for a Canadian passport for a child while living in the U.S.
I call Delaware my second home and return at least once a year. I always make a point to visit Riverfront Wilmington for a walk, a meal, or just to relax. It seems like there’s something new to check out every time I return to the Riverfront area! Here are a few of my favorite things to do in Wilmington Delaware — particularly along the Riverfront.
I’m a lifelong amusement park enthusiast. One of my favorites is Busch Gardens. Here are my insider secrets for saving money and having the best time at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, VA. Did you know it’s been ranked the most beautiful theme park in the world since 1990?!
I recently flew solo with my 14-month-old son on his first airplane ride. Most airlines let you gate-check strollers & car seats for FREE. Since I knew that I would need a car seat once I arrived at my destination (and I wouldn’t be comfortable renting one), I made a portable car seat dolly using a cheap luggage cart! After attaching the car seat to the luggage cart, I could use it like a stroller to get him from the car to the plane AND keep him confined while exploring the airports during layovers.
One of the best city parks in Franklin TN for kids is Pinkerton Park. It’s located on Highway 96, just past the railroad tracks on the east side of downtown Franklin. See why we think it’s the best for kids, plus photos and fun things to do there.
My home has been invaded with tiny black ants! They’re everywhere in the kitchen — and I can’t get rid of them quickly enough! Here’s the best solution I found for getting rid of house ants without poisoning my kids or pets in the process. It’s called Terro liquid ant bait. The active ingredient is Borax — which is a natural way to get rid of ants.
See the 2 motorcycle trailers that we’ve used for our dogs. Both are pull-behind trailers. One is a basic luggage trailer for motorcycling that we used when we only had 1 large dog. The other is a motorcycle luggage trailer with air ride suspension that we used for 2 large dogs after we adopted the second one. See how we how we created our own custom dog motorcycle trailer so we could take our dogs on the road with us!
Living in Franklin, Tennessee, we see a good deal of celebrities whenever we’re out and about. Here are some of the best places where you are most likely to spot a celebrity in and around Nashville. (We’ve excluded all of the music venues and locations where Nashville celebrities are on hand for a specific function.)
Thinking about attending a timeshare seminar to get a free cruise, hotel stay, or some other free gift? Before you commit to a timeshare presentation, read about my experience with a well-known vacation club! It was the most frustrating 4 hours I’ve ever spent, but we did get a free cruise for 2, as promised.
Our baby was born in the U.S. – which makes him an American Citizen automatically and Canadian Citizen by descent. We’ve already applied for and received his U.S. infant passport. The next step is to apply for our baby’s Canadian Citizenship Certificate to prove his citizenship — which is a document required to acquire his Canadian Passport. Here’s how to complete the Application For Canadian Citizenship Certificate.
Yellow Springs, Ohio is a hidden gem! This small town near Dayton, Ohio is unpretentious and inexpensive — while providing lots of unique opportunities to make memories and discover the artist within. If you ever get the chance to visit Yellow Springs, you should. Here are my favorite things about this quaint little town in Ohio.
Thanks to Dolly Parton, each of your children can receive free books for kids every single month — from birth to age 5! Here’s how Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library works, how to sign up, and one mom’s review of the free kids books her child has received.
We live near the Natchez Trace Parkway in Nashville. We’ve driven, biked, motorcycled, RV’d & walked it. Here’s how to enjoy The Trace if you only have 1 hour.
The process of applying for a U.S. Child Passport was super easy for us! Here’s everything you need to get your baby’s first passport — all of the documents you will need to apply for before you can get a U.S. Child Passport, and how to do it. Plus baby passport photo tips, and last-minute reminders before you head to the local office to get an infant passport.
If you’re looking for unique hotels, there are several in the state of Tennessee. Eight are profiled here, including 4 in Nashville. The next time you’re passing through, or if you live in the area and have guests visiting, don’t overlook these hidden gems.
We’ve discovered many surprises in Asheville, and you’re sure to as well. Spring, summer, winter, or fall… no matter when you’re reading this, NOW is a great time to plan a trip there! Asheville is a fun place to be all year round — and I’ve got a list of things to do in Asheville, NC each season to prove it.
The Intracoastal Waterway offers way more than just beautiful scenery! I’ve traveled a lot and have enjoyed boating the Intercoastal Waterway as there is so much to see and do. Here are my suggestions for how to plan your boat trip, navigate the canals on your own, plus tips for eating and sleeping along the way.
When does fall start in Florida? September! When do fall colors in Florida reach their peak? November! Yes, autumn in Florida can be quite colorful. As a Florida native, I’ll tell you when and where to see the most beautiful show of autumn hues if you want to experience fall in Florida.
Planning a long motorcycle road trip soon? We take at least 2 cross-country motorcycle trips each year. I try to pack light and still have all the items we could possibly need for motorcycle travel. Take it from me… here are 20 things that people typically wouldn’t think of packing for a motorcycle road trip — but you should!
Looking for the scariest rides at Disney? I am a lifelong Floridian and Disney ride enthusiast. If you want some thrills, check out these 3 scary Disney rides!
We love taking long-distance motorcycle rides. Here are all the best motorcycle maps and motorcycle apps that we use. See how to create custom maps for your own motorcycle trips using Google Maps. Plus, my thoughts on motorcycle map holders and tips for reading maps while you’re on the bike.
Not into Country music? Here are the best live music venues in Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis that cater to non-Country music fans.
There are many pros & cons to owning a scooter (or a moped) based on where you live, how far you commute, and what you’re buying your first scooter for. Here are my best tips when it comes to choosing the best scooter for your needs.