Indiana Dunes

10 Things to Do at Indiana Dunes You Won’t Want to Miss

Planning a quick summer getaway? Sandwiched between two industrial towns and located a short distance from Chicago, Indiana Dunes National Park is a hidden gem. Learn about things to do at Indiana Dunes. While it may not the first place you may think of when you think about a picturesque National Park, Indiana Dunes is the newest National Park in America, established in 2018. It may not be the grandest or biggest park in America, but it’s the ideal place to visit for warm waters, sandy beaches and great hiking. It’s ideal for families and for those who want a … Read more

Top 10 Things To Do Next Time You Visit Switzerland

Top 10 Things to Do In Switzerland

Switzerland is a fascinating country with a lot of history, culture and natural beauty. There were many things we didn’t do and places we never went to, but here are our top 10 favorite things to do in Switzerland out of the dozens of things we did do.  Truth be told, I never had much interest in visiting Switzerland. I never thought I would visit the country because there were so many countries I wanted to explore first. I figured I’d stop by if we happened to pass by, but not more than that really. Well, life is full of … Read more

famous people from Florence

5 Famous People From Florence Italy

Florence is more than just a beautiful Italian city filled with art and architecture. There are many famous people from Florence. Over the years, it has been the birthplace of many very important people in history, from Donatello to Catherine de Medici.  Spanning the centuries, here are 5 personaggi famosi da Firenze Italia. Famous People from Florence There are many famous people from Florence, Italy. Although there are probably as many notable people who have hailed from this city as there are places to stay in Florence, let’s take a look at five you will certainly recognize. Donatello and Michelangelo … Read more

Las Vegas on the Cheap Bellagio Fountians

Las Vegas on the Cheap ~ Family Vacation to Vegas on a Budget

We had a great time on our family vacation to Las Vegas. It was a quick getaway — just two days. Here’s how to enjoy Las Vegas on the cheap. Whether you have a day or a week to spend in Las Vegas, you will find lots to do that’s free. The entertainment here is endless. You can walk down the 4.2 mile Las Vegas Strip, awash in all the activity around you, day or night. The people-watching alone is worth it. You will see everyone here — doing their own thing — enjoying this unique place. As you walk … Read more

staying safe while traveling

Staying Safe When Traveling ~ 4 Tips to Give Yourself Peace of Mind

Sometimes when you mention your desire to go traveling to friends and family, questions about your safety come up. It casts a shadow of doubt over your plans. Staying safe when traveling is essential.  While the worry and concern of friends and family comes from a good place, it’s completely justified to feel like they’re raining on your parade. And sometimes, I am more worried about them worrying about me than I am about the actual safety of my travels. There are many precautions I take to stay safe when I am traveling. Traveling is good for the soul. It opens … Read more

mosquito netting

Mosquito Netting to the Rescue!

Learn about mosquito netting and how it can be helpful in many situations. As I sat with three friends on my porch, mosquitos were feasting on two of us. Our feet, ankles, and legs were getting bit up. I went inside to grab the bug spray. I was shocked when I saw it removed the nail polish on my toes! What was I spraying on myself? I remembered we had mosquito nets from when we went camping. The next time I ventured outside, I draped one on myself — I didn’t even rig it up. My husband thought it was … Read more

Best Places to Visit in the Philippines

8 Best Places to Visit in the Philippines ~ Where to Visit in Philippines

Best Places to Visit in the Philippines – We all heard stories of what Thailand used to be like 20 years ago, before it was spoiled by the hordes of drunk tourists flocking its islands. Just 3 hours flight away, there is still a place who maintains that exotic, virgin charm – the Philippines. To add to that, the beaches and scenery are even more beautiful, and everything is cheaper. The fact most potential tourists of Southeast Asia tend to overlook the Philippines while planning their tropical getaway does come with a price though. The country isn’t a tourist mecca … Read more

Van Life Camper Vans

Best Camper Vans for Living the Van Life

Best Camper Vans – Van life is what society calls the increasingly normal decision to outfit a van into a kind of mini RV and then live in it full time. Very different kinds of people join this movement for myriad reasons. It can be kind of grungy at times, but there are many people who will tell you there is no other way to live. Many people who decide to live like Shaggy and Scooby will tell you that they chose the van life because modern technology empowers them to live free. Californians make up the largest slice of … Read more

Things to do in Sydney Australia

Things to Do in Sydney Australia ~ You Won’t Want to Miss These Places!

Sydney Australia City Guide – Sydney is an amazing place. No matter how much time you spend, make the most of it with these things to do in Sydney Australia. There is something for everyone.  There is an incredible public transport ferry network serving the city of Sydney, New South Wales. The Sydney Ferries are located in Sydney Harbour are a very budget-friendly way to see inner and outer harbour stops. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and the most populated city in Australia, Sydney has a rich history and many fun and interesting sights … Read more

Pinnacles National Park Camping

Pinnacles National Park Camping

Pinnacles National Park Camping – If you’re visiting Pinnacles National Park, you should consider camping – even for just one night. This national park is east of the Salinas Valley in central California. It’s a quick drive from Big Sur, less than a two-hour drive from San Jose, and about a two-hour drive from San Francisco. While it’s possible to stay in one of these larger cities and drive into the park, the best way to experience the hiking trails and some of the most breathtaking sites in North America is to stay in a Pinnacles campground. Camping at Pinnacles … Read more