Soar 400-feet above Pigeon Forge in Wonders of Flight

Wonders of Flight in Pigeon Forge is located behind WonderWorks

On a clear day, you may spot what appears to be a giant hot air balloon soaring 400-feet above Pigeon Forge.  The huge ball in the sky is actually a tethered helium balloon. Produced by French company Aerophile, this invention is the result of Jérôme Giacomoni and Matthieu Gobbi’s desire to provide passengers with an exhilarating balloon experience without a […]

Harrisburg Bridge- the Last Remaining Covered Bridge in Sevier County

Harrisburg Covered Bridge in Sevier County in Tennessee

My husband and I didn’t set out in search of covered bridges in Sevierville, but when we were trying to decide on a place to eat and passed by a brown sign pointing the way to a covered bridge, we were compelled to check it out. It turns out that the Harrisburg Bridge is a pretty big deal. It’s […]

Celebrate 30 Years with Dollywood

Celebrate 30 years with Dollywood

Dollywood in Pigeon Forge opened this weekend with a celebration. 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of this East Tennessee theme park named after entertainment icon, Dolly Parton. To commemorate the epic milestone, Dolly promises 30 new events, attractions or festivities. I had the opportunity to visit Dollywood this past weekend for a sneak peek of […]

3 Easy Decorating Ideas for Spring Celebrations

Very Berry Non-Alcohol Daiquiri

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KeepSpringBubbly #CollectiveBias Enter to win a Canada Dry spring party pack and Walmart gift card. #keepspringbubbly Sweepstakes There is much to celebrate in life. Not just big things, like the birth of a new baby, buying your first […]

Visiting Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park near Atlanta

Sunset at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield

In the fall, I joined my husband and oldest son on a work trip to Atlanta. This wasn’t our first trip to the mega-city. We’ve visited many times before. And honestly, it was not love at first site. After the initial trip, I swore I’d never visit Atlanta again. But we did. Over. And over. And […]

4 Simple Meals that are Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

New Mexican Style Tomato, Campbell's Soups for Easy Cooking

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WeeknightHero #CollectiveBias No one wants to see their incredible vacation come to an end. But do you know what makes coming home from vacation easier? Having a few simple meals stored in the freezer make assimilating to life […]

Spotlight on Ohio’s Shores & Islands Region: Things to do in Sandusky

Hearth Tavern in Downtown Sandusky offes good food and service.

Sandusky and the surrounding area has always held a special place in my heart. As a young girl, a trip to the lake was the place my family would go to escape the rigors of everyday life. My dad spent time both on and near Lake Erie fishing- summer and winter. A successful fishing trip […]

Needle’s Eye: One of Ohio’s Natural Arches

The Needle's Eye as seen from Gibraltar Island in Lake Erie, across from Put-in-Bay.

Ohio has more than eighty natural arches recorded, of that number, less than half are accessible to the public. The majority of the rock formations are located in southern Ohio, in Hocking, Highland and Adams counties. A couple of the arches are even found underground in Olentangy Indian Caverns. Another, known as Needle’s Eye, visible […]

Ohio Bucket List: Punderson Manor State Park & Lodge

Punderson Manor is only 35 minutes from Cleveland, Ohio.

Punderson Manor Lodge is located near Newbury in northeast Ohio, approximately 35 minutes from Cleveland. Found in Punderson State Park, this historic lodge offers rooms in the English Tudor Style property. Construction began on the property in 1925 and was used as a girls’ summer camp before it was acquired by the state of Ohio in 1948. Though the lodge rooms and […]

Cooking in a Hotel Room: Prepared Food that Tastes like it’s Made at Home

A PJ's Organics Skinny low fat chicken burrito- a delicious and quick meal for hotel stay.

Traveling isn’t always easy on the waist. Especially if you’re stuck in a rut of eating fast food day in and day out on the road. Believe me, I learned the hard way. When my family started traveling with my husband’s job, I went up more than one pant size. Weight gain isn’t the only problem with poor […]