How to Create your own Road Side Emergency Kit

Imagine this. You are driving on a back road late at night with no cell service and all of a sudden you get a flat. What do you do? You can’t call AAA to come fix it or tow you. You need to do it yourself. If you don’t have an emergency kit, you are […]

How to Plan a Road Trip

Let’s face it, one of the best ways to travel is to hop in the car and take a road trip. Sure it might take you a little longer to get from point A to point B. But the journey is all a part of the fun. Nothing beats hitting the open road and exploring […]

50 Places to Visit in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is such an amazing state with so many places to visit. The state is full of mystery, open spaces, haunted places, and historical sites. No matter where you go in the state you can be sure there will be something unique to visit.  Whether it is rocks that ring, the shores of a great […]

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Grand Canyon West

Grand Canyon West is located around two hours east of Las Vegas, NV. It is a pretty easy drive along the interstate and local road. All you have to do is watch for wild cattle along your way. No, I am not kidding. You will see a bunch of cattle on your way to Grand […]

Vegas Pandemic Vacation

I just recently spent five days in Las Vegas (March 2021) and wanted to share my thoughts and takeaways from this trip. One thing is for sure, it’s not like it use to be. Besides the raging pandemic happening all around the world. Vegas has changed so much in the past five or ten years. […]

Paris Hotel Las Vegas

I recently stayed at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. This place was amazing. The room was a good size. The bathroom was nice and the view was unbelievable. Plus the location just can’t be beat. Being right on the strip and in the middle of all the action, you can’t find a better hotel to […]

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50 must-see places in the Midwest

I already know what many of you are thinking. Are there really 50 must-see places in the Midwest? Isn’t it all just flat farmland? The truth is, there is a lot of flat land out here but it is beautiful to drive. However, there are plenty of places that are must-see in the Midwest. From […]

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50 Places to visit in the West

The west coast of the United States is a must see for anyone. Only 150 plus years ago people would spend months traveling out to Oregon, California, and Washington State to settle down and start a new life. After one visit you too might want to set your roots down here too. If you love […]

50 Places to visit in the South East

There is nothing quite like the South Eastern United States. Miles upon miles of coast line make up this amazing area. Swim in the Atlantic Ocean or take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico. After all, some of the best beaches can be found in the South East. Take a detour from the beaches […]

50 must see places in the North East

The North East of the United States is full of amazing and wonderful locations for you to visit. From National Parks to major cities and anything you can think of in between. The North East doesn’t lack epic destinations. Below you will find 50 places from the nine states that make up the North East. […]

National Parks to Visit

Did you know that there are 63 National Parks you can visit in the United States? Most are on the west coast but the east coast has a few too. Now not all of the National Parks are the same. Some are huge like Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park in Alaska which covers over 8 million […]

Top 15 Places to visit in US in 2021

Things should be starting to get back to normal by the summer. That will mean for the past 15 months or so many of us did not travel anywhere or didn’t go to the places we wanted to go. Soon we should be able to start traveling again but where do we go? There are […]

200 Places to visit in the United States

In celebrating this being my 200th post on I wanted to do something a little different and special. Below you will find 200 places to visit in the United States. Each state will have at least one place to visit but many will have much, much more. Many are must-see places and a few […]

Tips for Traveling in 2021

The world is looking to beat the covid-19 pandemic in 2021 and we can start to get back to a new sense of normal. However, we aren’t in the clear yet. It will take some time for everyone to get a vaccine.  I know we are all itching to get out of the house and […]

Seven Places to visit in Winter on the East Coast

When you think of winter I bet travel doesn’t really cross your mind unless it is to go somewhere it’s warm. While a visit to the Islands is never a bad idea. There are plenty of great places along the East Coast you can visit this and every winter.  From snow-filled mountains to sunny beaches. […]

Top 10 Places to visit in New York

No, we aren’t talking about the top places to see in New York City. We are going to list the top ten places to visit in the State of New York. Of course, NYC is one of them but there is so much more to Empire State.  New York state is home to the largest […]

Bucket List Worthy Locations on the East Coast

The infamous Bucket list. Everyone has one. Maybe it deals with food or adventures. Or perhaps its deals with places you would like to see.  The East Coast of the United States has tons of places that are bucket list worthy. From major cities to seaside towns. Amazing national parks to some seriously weird and […]

Truly Haunted Locations in Pennsylvania

It’s that time of year when everyone wants to get a little spooked. From walking through a haunted house to taking a nice hayride through spooky woods. The Halloween season is one of the best times of year.  While many places you visit throughout the month of October are filled with actors and scary props. […]

Pandemic Road Trip Day 5

Day 5 of our Pandemic Road Trip sees our adventure coming to an end. We traveled through 8 states, went over 2,000 miles and visited some pretty cool places. Today we traveled along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.

Pandemic Road Trip Day 4

I can’t think of a better way to start off the day 4 of our Pandemic Road Trip than having a cup of coffee in the shadow of the Smokey Mountains. While cell service sucked for me. The views of the surrounding mountains made it worth having little service. There is just something peaceful about […]

Pandemic Road Trip: Day 3

Day 3 of our Pandemic Road Trip had us waking up only miles from Georgia in the worst Days Inn hotel I have ever stayed in. It might have even been the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. I might have been better off sleeping in my car that night in a Walmart parking […]

Pandemic Road Trip: Day 2

We started day two of our Pandemic Road Trip in a different time zone (central). So of course I woke up at 04:30 am CST which was 05:30 am EST. The good thing about being up that early was it give me some time to fine tune my plans for the day. After I finished […]

Kentucky Down Under

Have you ever wanted to feed a kangaroo? How about just petting one? Well you can do both at one of the most unique and amazing placesand it’s in Kentucky of all places. Kentucky Down Under is located in Horse Cave, Kentucky. Trust me when I say that this is the place you want to […]

Pandemic Road Trip: Day 1

Like so many other people I had so much planned for this year. However, the current pandemic had me change my plans. Originally, I was planning on doing a trip around Florida. We would have gone to Tampa, Orlando, Titusville, and many others. I had a week planned at POP Century at Walt Disney World […]

Baymont Gatlinburg On the River Review

I recently had the pleasure of staying at Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On the River. Let me tell you that this place was amazing. Up until I took my Pandemic Road Trip I don’t think I ever heard of Baymont by Wyndham before. On that trip, I ended up staying at two of them. This […]

Baymont by Wyndham Cave City Kentucky Review

The Baymont by Wyndham in Cave City, Kentucky is located right off Interstate 65. It’s about 10 miles from Mammoth Cave visitor center. Less than a mile from Dinosaur World. Kentucky Down Under is less than 5 miles. Being so close to many of the local attractions puts Baymont by Wyndham in a great location. […]

Flight 93 Memorial: A Day to Remember

Anyone old enough to remember September 11th, 2001 can tell you what they were doing when they heard the news. You might even still be able to picture the planes crashing into the World Trade Center in New York City. Or the plane that crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, DC.  You may even remember […]

Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Greensburg Review

On my most recent adventure around Pennsylvania, I stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Greensburg. Greensburg is about 30 miles outside of Pittsburgh. Much like Greensburg, this hotel is also in the perfect location. It is close to the great Pennsylvanian outdoors and the bustling city life of Pittsburgh. You can get the best […]

Visiting Las Vegas with Kids

Sin City but is it really? Years ago it was an adult paradise. You remember the slogan “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”. But when was the last time that you heard that? It’s been a couple of years at least. Now you see a different focus than just gambling. Don’t get me wrong […]

PA Road Trip along the famed Lincoln Highway

What does the Indianapolis Speedway, Miami Beach, and Lincoln Highway have in common? They are all the brainchild of one man. Carl Fisher had an idea for a coast to coast highway back in 1912.  You have to remember that back then there weren’t many paved roads. Definitely not many spanning the massive distances between […]

A Day at Gettysburg

Is there any better way to spend the day than outdoors? I would so no. Spending the day outdoors is one of the best things we can do. From going to the beach or mountains getting out and getting some sunshine and fresh air is a good thing.  This post may contain affiliate links. It […]

Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari

Calling all animal lovers and everyone who is looking for something fun to do. Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ will soon be opening their Safari back up. That’s right starting May 30th, 2020 you will once again be able to drive through the safari in your own vehicle. Something that couldn’t be done […]

12 Amazing Travel Photography Tips

This post may contain affiliate links. It is at no extra cost to you for clicking a link, but helps me out. For more info click here. Who doesn’t want to travel to amazing places and have epic memories when they get home? Everyone does but how can you. First, you take pictures. Lots of […]

Should you travel this Summer

Should we travel this summer? Should we change our plans or go full steam ahead? Where should I go this summer and how should I get there.

Universal Orlando Resort Ride Videos

Are you planning on going to Orlando this year? Are you thinking of going to Universal Studios instead of Walt Disney World? Maybe you are planning on doing both. Either way can be done. My daughter and I like to try and do both and it can easily be done. You just need to do […]

10 Family Friendly Places that ARE NOT Orlando

When you think of Florida and a Family Vacation chances are you think straight to Orlando and Walt Disney World or Universal Studios. Florida is much more than those two places. Even a short drive outside of Orlando can be a fun and exciting day.  We don’t want to just look outside Orlando. We want […]

I-95 Road Trip sites with lower crowds

When things start opening again chances are you won’t want to go places that are packed. You’ll skip the major cities (NYC, PHILLY, DC, BOSTON, ORLANDO) and want to visit places a little less crowded. Places like State Parks, Battlefields, unique museums. There are plenty of places that you can see from Maine to Florida. […]

Top Places to visit in Philly with Kids

Ah, Philadelphia the city of brotherly love. What’s not to love about this city? It’s a fabulous city to visit for people of all ages. From the young to the young at heart.  Philly is great for kids too. Sure there is a lot of history that most children could care less about. There’s also […]

Places you can visit Online while stuck at home

Looking to get out of the house but can’t? Are you yearning to travel but can only go to the grocery store? Fear not in this crazy time you can still explore exciting new places from the comfort of your home. Many places for years have offered virtual tours and webcams that put you right […]

Staying Healthy while Traveling

With everything that is going on in the world today, the most important thing we want to remember is to be healthy and safe while we travel. With so many travel bans in effect at this moment (March 2020). No one will be doing any travel for the next couple of weeks or months. But […]

Gettysburg with Kids

I’m willing to bet that most of you wouldn’t consider Gettysburg PA a great place to bring the kids. You’d be wrong though. While it’s not the most kid-friendly place (lots of history), your kids will probably enjoy the interactive elements at the museum and exploring the battlefield. I know I enjoyed it when I […]

Why you should visit Cape May, NJ

Cape May sits on the southern tip of New Jersey where the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet. Given the town much importance during WWII and even today. While military bases and ships no longer line the coast. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry helps travelers get from Delaware to New Jersey.   Cape May is by far […]

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

If you ever plan on visiting the site of the bloodiest battle during the Civil War, then a stop at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center will be on your to do list. After all, why shouldn’t it be? Here you will learn so much about the battle that will greatly improve […]

Wyndham Gettysburg

Wyndham Gettysburg is located 2 miles from downtown Gettysburg, PA. It’s a beautiful 6 story 3 star hotel that has everything you could be looking for when visiting Gettysburg (well maybe not everything, we didn’t see any ghost). This hotel is also dog friendly so if you are traveling with your furry friend he is […]

Why you should visit Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is an amazing place to visit. There are so many things to see and do no matter what time of year it is. From the mountains in the winter to the many state parks to explore in the spring, summer and fall. Pennsylvania truly has something for everyone.   Pennsylvania was one of the 13 […]

Top ten things to see and do in Bucks County PA

Bucks County PA is an amazing place to visit. It is in the perfect location (outside of Philly). Has some unique one of a kind places to see. Some amazing food and there is something to do no matter what time of year it is. You can go tubing down the Delaware River in the […]

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

The Udvar-Hazy Center is a part of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum located in Fairfax County, VA. Unlike the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center houses many and I mean many full size aircraft. You will find all kinds of vehicles from the beginning of aviation to […]

National Zoo Washington DC

Did you know that there is a National Zoo? It’s true and it is located in Washington, DC and is only two and a half miles away from the White House. Oh, and did we mention it is free.  While parking is a bit on the expensive side ($25), the zoo itself is free. Like […]

When to visit Walt Disney World

One of the biggest and toughest questions on everyone’s mind when considering booking a Walt Disney World vacation is when should you go. Some people wait for the perfect weather. Others wait for low crowds. While others go whenever the kids are out of school.  If you are having a tough time trying to decide […]

10 Places to visit in New Jersey

While New Jersey isn’t the biggest state. It’s not the smallest either. Jersey is ranked 47th by area and 11th by population. It’s a small state with a big attitude. Who can blame them? After all, New Jersey is wedged right between New York City and Philadelphia. Just because this state is located between two […]

10 Essential road trip items while traveling with kids

Road trips aren’t like they used to be. Gone are the days of being bored in the back seat with nothing to do other than read a book or color on a few pages. There are so many things for kids to do today that we should never hear that question we asked one too […]

Road Trip Essentials

Road trips can be a lot of fun when you are fully prepared to take one. While you can surely have a good time by just jumping in the car ill prepared. Having these essentials can make the trip much more smoothly and much more fun for everyone involved.  You can really do a road […]

10 Places to visit in the North East

When you think about visiting the North Eastern United States you probably think of going to Boston, New York City or Philadelphia. While they are all definitely worth a visit, we are going to list 10 places worth visiting that are NOT one of those major cities. With over 41 million people living in the […]

20 Places to visit in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is an amazing state. Full of wonderful, unique, and amazing things to see and do. Pennsylvania is more than just Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. But they are definitely places you will want to visit in 2020 too. Today we are going to list the top 20 places you need to visit when you come to […]

Top Ten Sites to Visit in Washington DC

Washington DC is an amazing place to visit. I would bet it would take you over a week to see everything, I mean everything within the different museums, monuments and memorials. The National Gallery of Art has more than 130,000 prints, paintings, drawings and so much more.  So just think of this. If you were […]

25 Travel Tips for 2020

2020 is here and what better time than now to list 25 travel tips for you to follow. After all, who doesn’t like a nice list of tips, tricks and hacks? We compiled a list of the top 25 travel tips for 2020.  These tips are good for the beginner traveler all the way to […]

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Sometimes you need to stop and remember what this is all about. This country didn’t come about without hard work and sacrifice. Like the men who endured a harsh winter at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania.  Not only did they have to fight the harsh northeast winter. They also had to survive tough living conditions. So […]


There are many places all around America that I would consider a must see. Places like New York City, Washington DC, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and many, many more. But no place is more of a must see for Marines, Veterans and Civilians like the National Museum of the Marine Corps.  Being a United States […]

Holidays Around Philadelphia

Who doesn’t like the months of November and December? Sure the weather is getting colder but this time of year is one of the best times to just sit back and relax. Either by the fire or out walking around looking at all the beautiful Christmas lights.  In and around Philadelphia you will find some […]

5 things to do in PA in Winter

Pennsylvania is an amazing state year round but some of it’s unique beauty can only be found during winter. Nothing is more amazing than witness thousands of people converge on a small Pennsylvanian town to watch a groundhog predict the weather (better than the weatherman). Or realizing that you can find dog sled races outside […]

7 Must See Historic Sites Around Philadelphia for Vets to see

Most of us know that Philadelphia is where the United States of America is the birthplace of the nation. There are so many things that Veterans of the United States Military should enjoy. So this Veterans Day or any day come visit Philadelphia’s Historical sites that vets will love. It is great to remember where […]

Top Philadelphia Attractions

Many people overlook Philadelphia when planning a weekend getaway or even a day trip. It is easy to understand when you figure that Philly is located between both New York City and Washington, DC. Two destinations that are on a lot of people’s bucket list of places to go.  But don’t discount the City of […]

Everything That Sucks about Universal Studios Orlando

Universal Studios Orlando is a theme park located in Orlando Florida not too far from Disney World and SeaWorld. But Universal is anything like the other two theme parks. Which really isn’t a good thing.  Universal Studios Florida opened on June 7, 1990. It opened about a year after Disney’s MGM Studios now known as […]

Everything Great About Universal Studios Orlando

Universal Studios Orlando is a theme park located in Orlando Florida not too far from Disney World and SeaWorld. But Universal is anything like the other two theme parks. Universal Studios Florida opened on June 7, 1990. It opened about a year after Disney’s MGM Studios now known as Hollywood Studios. Both theme parks were […]

Fun times in South Carolina Lowcountry

I bet when most people think of South Carolina they think of Myrtle Beach or maybe Hilton Head if your pockets are a little heavier. When my Brothers and I hear the name South Carolina we think of the Land that God Forgot. Good ol’ Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot. The yellow footprints. The […]

Clearwater Beach, Florida A wonderful city on the Gulf

Clearwater Florida is located northwest of Tampa, Florida. It is on the Gulf coast of Florida meaning it is next to the Gulf of Mexico. For many of us that live on the East Coast the only body of water we ever see is the Atlantic Ocean. While it is just sea water and nothing […]

Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a 335 acre African themed theme park in Tampa Florida. Currently Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. They are also a part of the Tampa CityPASS (learn more here). This locate was first opened in 1959. There was a brewery that offered beer […]

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

The Clearwater marine Aquarium (CMA) is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured marine animals. The aquarium was opened in 1972 at it’s current location. The site was donated to the aquarium which use to be an old water treatment plant. Over the years the Clearwater Marine Aquarium has made many […]

Everything Great about Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom was the fourth theme park built at Walt Disney World. It officially opened on April 22 1998 which also happens to be Earth Day. Great day for this park to have it’s anniversary on. After all the park is dedicated to animal conservation and the natural environment.  Disney’s Animal Kingdom is accredited by […]

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