The Best Ice Cream Parlor (Part 2)

As much as I try to eat a healthy and balanced diet these days I will forever and always be a fat girl at heart. Ice cream is one thing that I still buy on a whim and eat in the afternoon when the kids are watching tv. I shove the container down in the garbage so my husband doesn’t see it and I don’t have to feel guilty when he…

Lots to Love About BrickStreet Market

Iowa kind of has a special place in my heart. I grew up in Florida but my mother is from there and both her and my father still have family out there as well. My grandfather is still living there (he’s 90 my mother looks after him now) and he has been sort of my pen-pal since I was young. My mother had us write letters to him each month and I…

Road Trip Essentials

This post contains affiliate links, you can read moreĀ  about it on my Disclosure Page. I have some relatives that live far away from my own family and so we find that about once a year (if we can afford it) we travel to see someone somewhere. Typically we used to fly to Utah to see my in-laws and one of my sisters. Now that we have three kids though, flying is a bit…

Take a Ride on The North Pole Express

For some people it can be a kind of rite of passage or yearly tradition or just general seasonal requirement to go see Santa Clause at some point before Christmas. I am not huge into the Santa deal but I can agree that it is fun and you can teach children the spirit of giving through the jolly fat guy. SO, I thought it would be nice to get some Santa time in plus ride…

How to Earn Money With a Travel Blog

I have not reached my one year mark yet with this blog, not even the six month mark. But, I have worked hard and am trying to emulate the dogs in the game so that at some point I can make a good full-time income working from “home”. This is a travel blog, I go try out new places close and far and share my experiences with you all. There is the…

Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more about it on my Disclosure Page. I know, I know, Thanksgiving has not yet arrived! But what if you find the perfect little gift to shove into a stocking for that special someone before then? Well, hopefully something in this post is a good fit and I can be at least a little helpful. I love looking at Christmas gift buying guides because either I really…

Orlando, Florida Bucket List

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more about it on my Disclosure Page. There are also product/destination links for your convenience which are NOT affiliate links. Recently we drove the 3.5hrs from Miami to Orlando so we could have dinner with a friend who was visiting the area. I wished that we had more time to spend in Orlando, we could only spend the night and then drive back the next…

Gifts for Your Travel Junkie

This post contains affiliate links, read more about it on my Disclosure Page. Halloween is barely over and Thanksgiving is yet to arrive. So why should you be thinking of Christmas gifts now? (Or if you are reading this at a different time of year, maybe a Ramadan, birthday, Hanukkah, or anniversary gift) The answer is, you know you’ll run out of time, spend more money, or forget about it and get your…

Fly Emirates Airlines

These days flying is the way to go (for very far travel that is)! And in some cases the only way. But which airline do you choose? When it came to this decision we went with Emirates. Going from Miami to Dubai is a 15+ hour flight and not one you want to take on an airline that has limited entertainment options and sub-par seating. We chose Emirates because we simply wanted to have…