Oct 232014

Yesterday I told you about all the adventurous activities there are to do in Corydon Indiana.  But there are also plenty of low-key fun fall things to do there, too.

Deere Farms in Corydon Indiana

One of the things Bubbles was most looking forward to (aside from the mini-golf) was visiting Deere Farms.  Deere Farms has pretty much everything you can think of to enjoy during the fall.  Corn mazes, a pumpkin patch, hayrides, a little animal farm – lots! Continue reading »

Oct 222014

While I love big cities – Boston and Orlando are a couple of my favorites – I also really enjoy checking out what smaller, local towns have to offer.  It might come from growing up in a very rural part of Maine.  I know there’s a lot of charm in those small towns plus usually a lot of hidden gems to explore.

Mini-Golf at the Golf Shores Fun Center in Corydon, Indiana

So when we were recently invited to come and visit Corydon, Indiana I was immediately on board.  Fortunately hubby also loves local excursions, so he wasn’t hard to convince, and all I ever have to say to Bubbles is “Do you want to…” and she shouts “yes!” before I have a chance to finish.  It was easily decided, then, that we would go and spend the weekend there. Continue reading »

Aug 122014

When I worked for the insurance industry, I would often have to travel for work.  Sometimes it was just overnight, but more often it was for days and weeks at a time.  Pretty quickly I found out what were needs and what were luxuries.

10 Must Haves for Business Travel

These days most of my travel is with my family.  There are still times, however, that I need to pack up and head off to a blogging conference.  No matter your reason for travel, I wanted to share some of my must haves for business travel. Continue reading »

Jun 162014

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Discover Boating. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation in sharing how to choose a boat and other tips.

Some of my best summertime memories have included the water.  I remember my mother joking with me that I was born a fish because it didn’t matter if it was swimming, fishing in a local stream, sitting on the beach, white water rafting, or out on the lake.  I just wanted to be near water.

There wasn’t a lot of opportunity for the beach unless we were driving down to Old Orchard, which we did a few times each summer.  But there was a lot more opportunity for spending time on a lake.  My uncle’s family had a camp on a lake that we visited fairly regularly, and the family of one of my friends also had a camp on a different lake.

Boating This Summer? How to Choose a Boat and Tips for Renting #MC #DiscoverBoating

There was always a lot to do at camp – laying out in a hammock, fishing, cooking out.  And, of course, getting out on the lake.  I could stay out all day tubing, if given the chance. Continue reading »

May 242014

This post and my packing tips are brought to you by Atlantic Luggage. All opinions are 100% mine.

Graduations are starting to take place, and school will soon be out for the summer.  For many people, that means the start of summer travel season.  Whether it’s a roadtrip or if you’re going by air or ship, I’ve got packing tips to help get you where you’re going.

10 Packing Tips to Make Traveling a Breeze

Create a Packing List

Number one on my list of packing tips is to create a packing list.  I have been doing this since the first time I traveled solo (and maybe even before that).

I write out a list of everything I’m going to need to take, and as I pack each item, I cross it off the list.  Then I copy the list over onto a new piece of paper, writing down only the items I actually packed.  That clean list gets placed inside of the suitcase so that I can use it as a check-off list when we head for home; no more forgotten favorite dress or sunglasses. Continue reading »