Posts by Allison


Hello! Are you planning a trip through Bowling Green, Kentucky? I had never visited Kentucky, so I jumped at the chance when I was invited by the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. I don’t pursue or accept many press trips, but this one was too good to pass up. This thriving college town met my expectations, and then some. Whether you have teens, toddlers or will be traveling without kids, Bowling Green is...

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Hello! Want to visit someplace REALLY cool? I never knew that the Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world until my husband and I started planning a trip to Nova Scotia to celebrate 15 years of marriage. I still didn’t really get what that meant or whether it would be worth seeing until we were there. Watching and riding the Bay of Fundy tides was such a delightful surprise! Burntcoat Head Park is one of the best...

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It’s a good question! A blogger friend from California asked me a few years ago if it is a good idea to swim in the Great Salt Lake. Having lived just a few miles from the Great Salt Lake for most of my life, my initial response was, “You can, but why would you want to?” Many Salt Lake City locals have waded into the Great Salt Lake at least once in their lives. However, many don’t try it more than once because...

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Hey there! Are you planning a trip to Lagoon Amusement Park in Utah? It’s lots of fun for families. Lagoon has been a happening Utah destination since 1886! Lagoon’s carousel is nearly 120 years old and the wooden roller coaster dates back to the 1920’s. In the 50’s and 60’s Ella Fitzgerald, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys and dozens of other top acts played at Lagoon. Today, Lagoon is still one of the...

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Hey there! Are you considering a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood? It’s so fun. We recently visited Universal Studios Hollywood with our two children (ages 12 and 10) and we had such a great day. It was the first time my kids had visited Universal Studios Hollywood and it had been a decade or more for me and my husband.  The park has changed so much since then. We were excited about the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter as...

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Hey there! Is seeing the Grand Canyon on your bucket list? It’s an amazing place! Did you know that only 10% of Grand Canyon visitors see the North Rim? I dreamed of taking my family to the Grand Canyon because of memories I made there in my early teens – the age my daughter is now. My dad loaded our family of six, four cousins and both my grandmothers into our big van one summer and we traveled from Cedar City, Utah to...

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Hello! When I was growing up, my closest cousins seemed to go to Knott’s Berry Farm in Southern California all the time. They told me all about the thrilling coasters and fun things they did there, and I have long wanted to go. My husband felt the same way. There’s a funny rumor in his family that they are related to the founders of Knott’s Berry Farm. We haven’t actually found a connection yet, but it added to...

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Hey there! You know my family loves to travel, but did you know that we’re kind of geeky about movies too? We have movie night every Friday and the drive-in is a summer tradition. Date night usually means dinner and a movie. We’re fans of the classics as well as the newest blockbusters. So, we planned a trip to Hollywood to combine our love of travel and movies. We researched several studio tours and were excited for the...

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This post is sponsored by My Cooling Store and The Warming Store. I received product samples for the purpose of review and all opinions are my own. I received no additional compensation, but I will receive a small sales commission if you choose to purchase products after clicking links in this post. Thank you for your support! Hello! Have you ever heard of a battery-powered jacket? Or clothes that can cool you down on a hot day? It...

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Hello! Are you planning a Disneyland trip? How exciting! If this is your first Disneyland trip, or it’s been a long time since your last visit, California Adventure will probably be a whole new experience. I’ve talked to families who know all about the magic of Disneyland, but wonder if Disney’s California Adventure next door is really worth their time and money. I say YES! California Adventure is a separate Disney...

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