Field Trip Friday: More to Florida than Disney

More to Florida than Disney

Today is definitely a bit of a cheat. This is not a typical “get out and enjoy a day with Evan” kind of post. But it does carry the same spirit. Typically, I plan a lot of small trips because we don’t usually do a big summer vacation. We tend to do a big vacation […]

Field Trip Friday: Back in the Saddle on the NCR Trail

Field Trip Friday - Biking on the NCR Trail

This just might be my last official Field Trip Friday for the summer. Sniff. Because school is starting up in just over a week and we’re heading to Florida to take a sort of family vacation before it’s officially back to the grindstone. Have you ever noticed how summer goes? For me, anyway, it’s something like this: […]

Sip and Savor: The 2015 Food & Wine Festival at The Hotel Hershey is coming soon!

Wine & Food Festival - Hershey

Here’s how my love affair with Hershey, PA has progressed. 1. Beg my parents to take me on the Sooper Dooper Looper, the first inverted loop roller coaster on the East Coast. Walk away disappointed with a t-shirt. 2. Visit the park years later, ride the massive Wildcat, and decide that perhaps I’m getting a little too old […]

An Evening of Luxury at Loews Annapolis Hotel

Girls Night In #LoewsAnnapolis #TravelForReal

Imagine it’s Friday and you’re trying to pick your favorite adventure from the last week with your son so you can write your installment of Field Trip Friday. But here’s the truth. As much as I love spending time with him and getting out and exploring my state, sometimes mama needs a break. And that’s […]

Field Trip Friday: Caverns and Battlegrounds

Field Trip Friday - Caverns and Battlegrounds

I have a confession. Our Friday field trips almost never take place on a Friday. Because honestly, we have to fit in our fun where we can. Most of the breaks from our daily grind (me = in front of the computer, Evan = in front of the computer while watching TV) include a quick […]

Where to Stay in Hershey, PA

Where to Stay in Hershey, PA

When you think Hershey, you probably think of two things: chocolate and Hersheypark. And you’re right on track with both of them. But there’s a lot more to Hershey than both of those things (although those things are pretty good). Sure, Hersheypark is home to 13 thrilling roller coasters and one of my favorite attractions, Hershey’s […]

Field Trip Friday: National Aquarium Style!

National Aquarium in Baltimore

It’s halfway through July and more than halfway through Evan’s summer vacation. The days I have left to cross items off our summer bucket list are growing shorter. But I refuse to pressure myself to have fun. Wait. That sounds wrong. I mean, that I don’t want to overplan and overschedule and never stop to enjoy […]

How We Survived Glamping at the Sea Pirate Campground

Sea Pirate Campground

I am not a high maintenance chick. At least I don’t think I am. I just like the finer things in life. You know, LIKE RUNNING WATER AND ELECTRICITY. I’m truly a nature girl at heart but after immersing myself in the elements, I just want a comfortable bed, a shower, and air conditioning. Is […]

You’ve never seen the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith like this before

Fadra screaming on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

When it comes to Disney, you might think that I’ve seen it, done it, and tasted it all. I’ve also probably written about it, photographed it, and even vlogged about it. But the truth is, there are so many more layers to me and Disney. For example, I bet you didn’t know these four things about […]

A Weekend of Pirates and Camping in Tuckerton, NJ

Field Trip Friday - Tuckerton

Here’s how new experiences usually go with my son Evan. Me: Evan, guess what we’re going to do? We’re going to (fill in the blank with something every other kid would think to be fun)!!! Evan: Do we have to do that? Can’t we just stay home so I can (watch TV/play video games/be a slug on […]

14 Days and Counting

Field Trip Friday 2015

What kind of parent are you? YAY! Summer vacation is here!!! or Oh man, summer vacation is here. Admittedly, I’m a little of both. I don’t enjoy the routine of the school year and trying to fit into that mold only creates a level of ordered chaos always on the brink of madness. With summer […]