Feb 182015

While my parents and brother were visiting over Thanksgiving and the week after, I planned a trip for us to the Louisville Slugger Museum here in town.  My entire family are huge baseball fans (I love baseball, myself) but my brother Jeff, especially, lives and breathes the game.  As this was his first time in Louisville, I knew it would be a fun surprise for him if we could go.

The bat in front of the Louisville Slugger Museum is an exact-scale replica of the model R43, 34" wood bat, designed to specifications requested by Babe Ruth in the early 1920s. It stands 120' tall, making it the World’s Biggest Bat.

The bat in front of the Louisville Slugger Museum is an exact-scale replica of the model R43, 34″ wood bat, designed to specifications requested by Babe Ruth in the early 1920s. It stands 120′ tall, making it the World’s Biggest Bat.

I had never been to the Slugger Museum either and, oddly enough, even though my husband has lived here pretty much his entire life, he also had never been.  I knew Bubbles might be a little young to appreciate it all, but she’s always happy to go anywhere, especially with her Uncle Jeff. 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 »

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 »

Apr 162014

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Urbini. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.

When we were prepping for Bubbles’ arrival, one of the things we researched was a stroller.  I knew we wouldn’t need one right away, but when we looked at the options, I found that there were a number of “travel sets”.  A combination stroller with a car seat that could go from base in the car, to snapping into the stroller.  Very convenient!

People also encouraged me to get a travel stroller.  I kind of brushed the idea off, because the stroller that came with our set was a pretty sweet ride, and I couldn’t imagine why we’d want to use anything else.  Like needing a golf cart when you had a luxury SUV.

Urbini Hummingbird Stroller

Urbini Hummingbird Stroller #Urbini

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Dec 172013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine.

It has been bitterly cold lately.  One day this past week, the high was 19.  Nineteen degrees.
Now, I grew up in northern Maine so I’m accustom to much colder temperatures.  I’ve experienced 20 and 30 degrees below zero on multiple occasions.  But this is Kentucky.  It’s not supposed to be this cold!
Weather like this makes me miss Florida and prompts me to start planning dream trips to warmer climates.  Places with palm trees and beaches.  Places like All-Star Island, Puerto Rico.

Visit Puerto Rico

Visit Puerto Rico, the All-Star Island

I wasn’t all that familiar with what Puerto Rico had to offer until recently.  And apparently I’m not alone because Puerto Rico Tourism has partnered with TripAdvisor to help potential travelers learn more about it.  In fact, they took actual 5-star reviews and turned them into beautiful short films narrated by Puerto Rican stars to help give you a real feel for the area. Continue reading »