Category: Excursions

The Latest in 34 Years of Bon Jovi

34 years. I’ve had this thing with Bon Jovi for 34 years. Outside of family, that’s the longest relationship I’ve ever had with any man. I have to credit my brother for the initial discovery, but thank goodness he shared […] Read more…

Tips for Creating the Perfect Picnic

Picnic Tips

Maybe it’s just us, but take any meal outside and it instantly becomes more vibrant, engaging and delicious. Picnics can take all shapes — a quick but peaceful break from work by a lake, a romantic sunset dinner for two […] Read more…

Road Trip! National Parks Trip – 2016 National Parks Free Admission Days

2016 National Parks Free Admission Days

Looking for a a great hiking trip or a just a national parks trip for your family?  How about some help keeping a low budget for your trip?  How does free admission to a national park sound?  Hint…the first one […] Read more…

10 Museums with Special Programs for Special Needs Children

Here is a great list of 10 children’s museums across the country and some of the ways they are accommodating families who have children with special needs. Whether on vacation or near home, children’s museums are a wonderful place for families […] Read more…

The Time the Pioneer Woman Was My Best Friend

I don’t know about you, but I think Ree Drummond is one of the neatest people ever. (No, not clean neat…cool neat.) Does anyone say “neat” anymore? Anyone? No? Just me? Well, it doesn’t matter. I’ve declared her “neat”. I’ve […] Read more…

Country Living Fair (Atlanta) is This Weekend! (10/23-25)

If you’re in the Atlanta area, or can get here this weekend, don’t miss this awesome fair at Stone Mountain Park. The weather is going to be beautiful! I’ll be there…you’ll find me in line to see Ree with my new […] Read more…

Driving in the Rain a.k.a. Keeping All the JoJos From Hitting Me

Driving in the Rain

When I drive to New Orleans to visit my parents, the running joke is that no matter the day I arrive or the day I drive back to Atlanta, it’s gonna rain.  I seem to have the worst luck when […] Read more…

Hunger Games: The Exhibition is Now Open in New York

Hunger Games: The Exhibition kicked off a 6-month run on July 1 at Discovery Times Square in New York City Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: The Exhibition kicked off its global tour this week with a six-month run at Discovery Times Square in […] Read more…

See the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola and 15 More Things to Do on Your Atlanta Vacation

In Atlanta, you’ll find that fine dining, shopping and rich history combine with inspiration-inducing attractions to create a city with Southern charm and world-class sophistication. It’s easy to see why Atlanta, Georgia is one of the most popular destinations in the Southeast to live and to visit. One of […] Read more…

Let Freedom Ring!

Apple pie, baseball and the Fourth of July: It’s hard for one to think of three more stereotypically American things. Have a Bruce Springsteen album playing in the background and you’d have an Americana overload. The truth is America is […] Read more…

Tips for Traveling With Your Pet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tips for Traveling With Pets

When we moved from New Orleans to Atlanta, we brought along a sweet, giant cat named Jade. Things were going just fine until my daughter and I stopped at a rest area and thought Jade might like to take a […] Read more…

Visit Mardi Gras World in New Orleans– Where #MardiGras is Made!

With Mardi Gras just a few days away, Carnival season is really getting into full swing now! (That’s right – Mardi Gras is several weeks long…not just one day. It begins on the 12th night after Christmas – or the […] Read more…

17 Cool Things to Do in Atlanta While at the Type-A Parent Conference

 in Atlanta, Georgia September 19, 20 and 21, 2014   Do you have your pass for the Type-A Parent Conference, yet? What are you waiting for?  In its sixth year now, it’s the world’s largest conference for parent bloggers and I’m super […] Read more…

Ode to a New Orleans Sno-Ball

Snowball flavors

Chances are it’s still cold where you are. But way down in south Louisiana, where it’s 75 and (mostly) sunny at the end of February, sitting down with the season’s first cup of fluffy ice drenched in a diabetes-inducing sugary […] Read more…

Free Admission to National Parks in 2014

Free Admission Days

Hint…the first one is January 20!  Start making plans to take advantage of this amazing program when Uncle Sam throws open the gates to so many of our nation treasures. Arches National Park is a red rock wonderland with amazing […] Read more…

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