Halloween can be as fun or scary as you dare. For the little ones, it’s always best to go for the fun and friendly Halloween celebrations, such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. For those with older kids and looking for something to scare the socks off of someone, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights [...]


Lately I’ve been spending more time exploring my own state of Louisiana. I do enjoy the thrill of flying to a far off destination, but with school and football season in full swing, it isn’t always practical to venture far away. My home base is a suburb of Baton Rouge, LA and I decided to [...]

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Box of See

In honor of chocoholics everywhere and the divine National Chocolate Week, we’ve put together our collection of chocolate inspired posts from the past. Best Chocolate Desserts – From National Chocolate Week in 2008, a collection of chocolate desserts from around the globe. Hershey Park Experience – PhillyMama went to the ultimate chocolate destination, Hershey, PA. [...]


I must have heard it about a thousand times this past weekend:  “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”  In fact, Las Vegas has been making a concerted effort lo, these many years to market itself as a very, well, adult destination. Don’t believe the hype.  While, yes, there are lots of grown-up, all-night, scantily-clad activities [...]


Beached boats at Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brasil

Near Projeto Tamar, a sea turtle sanctuary in Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brasil, I came across these colorful boat on the beach.

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Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa

When you put Hawaii, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and cocktails all together, you get a fun and fabulous vacation combination. Add to the mix “Hawaii Five-0″ along with Hula lessons and surf instruction and you have the quintessential American Hawaii travel experience. I’ve had the pleasure of lodging at various hotels and resorts around Oahu [...]


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Colorado


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Halloween Trick or Treat

Halloween is right around the corner and I’m looking forward to seeing neighbors and their little ones as families stop at our door during Trick or Treat. My kids are now teens, and Halloween keeps getting more fun each year. Now that they are a little older, they help hand out candy and decorate our [...]

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This fall, I jetted halfway around the world to Palau, a beautiful Micronesian island nation  where the people are friendly, the culture is fascinating, and the reefs are spectacular.  Palau’s an archipelago (a group of islands), and visitors can choose to stay at traditional resorts on one of the main islands or at funkier places [...]


Guy Fieri cooks up some fun with George Lopez at Carnival Cruise Lines event in New York

Today in New York City at The Terrace, Carnival Cruise Lines held a press conference announcing enhancements to the Fun Ship fleet. CEO Gerry Cahill announced a $500 million initiative that will roll out over the next four years. I personally got so excited, I almost needed to break out a paper bag to breathe [...]


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