VACATION PLANNING? I have binders full of vacations.

Nothing to see here: just a girl and her midliners making a vacation binder full of budget estimates, itineraries and park maps. Raise your hand if you are a binder kind of girl? Page dividers? Multicolored midliners for further clarification? Spreadsheets??? Oh baby, right? On a related note: Who here has been to Universal Studios in Florida with the fam? Share your best tips and … Continue reading VACATION PLANNING? I have binders full of vacations.

Visiting Metropolis: Home of Superman

I owe a major thank you to the friend who said, “Oh if you are driving through Southern Illinois, make sure you stop in Metropolis.” You mean like Superman, Metropolis? Like that’s a real place? She assured me it was quite real and gave me the skinny that I’m going to give you now. Metropolis Illinois is a small town in southern Illinois that loves … Continue reading Visiting Metropolis: Home of Superman

Road Trip Diary: Lost River Cave, Bowling Green KY

Did you think I was done recapping our summer road trip? Believe it or not, there are still more stories to tell! We got busy last month with the start of a new school year and that whole me getting a job thing, but I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you guys about one of the coolest places we went this summer: The … Continue reading Road Trip Diary: Lost River Cave, Bowling Green KY

D.C. in 4 Hours: Walking the National Mall

We only had about four hours to spend exploring Washington D.C. and we were traveling by foot the entire time. According to my pedometer, we put in over 10,000 steps in D.C. mostly just walking the National Mall. We fully intend to come back to D.C. and stay for a weekend at least so that we can do it right because there is so much … Continue reading D.C. in 4 Hours: Walking the National Mall

tbt: 3 Things you have to do in Amish Country, Pennsylvania

While we were in Pennsylvania indulging in all things chocolate and roller coasters, we had to stop by Kitchen Kettle Village in Lancaster AKA Amish Country. Dan’s parents have been doing this Hershey Trip for years and Amish Country is always a required stop. While you are there, there are three very important things you have to do: 1. Have lunch (or dinner) at the Plain … Continue reading tbt: 3 Things you have to do in Amish Country, Pennsylvania

Road Trip Diaries: Hershey, PA

After driving through Ohio and New York and spending a week in Massachusetts, most people would consider that an awesome family vacation. We would call that JUST THE BEGINNING. Having seen most of our friends and family and eaten at all of the places that make it feel like home, we packed up and left for Hershey, Pennsylvania at the bright and absurdly early time of … Continue reading Road Trip Diaries: Hershey, PA

Moving Diary (Days 3 and 4 – May 21st & 22nd)

Missed the first installment? Click here! Day Three: Good Bye Brutal Traffic, Hello Wisconsin We left Ohio at 9am Thursday morning, planning to have a nice easy day on the road and arrive in Wisconsin nice and early. For the most part, all that happened, but we were very happy we’d left so early when we got to Chicago, IL and their brutal traffic. I … Continue reading Moving Diary (Days 3 and 4 – May 21st & 22nd)

Moving Diary (Days 1 and 2 – May 19th & 20th)

This is the first of three installments which will chronicle our trip from Massachusetts to Wisconsin. There will be pictures and hopefully some stories of interest but I apologize if it gets a little boring  – feel free to skip these posts or just skim through the pictures – I totally wouldn’t blame you. 😛 Day One: The Kind Of Morning That Lasts All Afternoon … Continue reading Moving Diary (Days 1 and 2 – May 19th & 20th)