Camping in Georgia: Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Camping in Georgia: Watson Mill Bridge State Park

My family has always been a huge fan of camping.  A couple of days spent in the woods with no distractions from televisions, phones, video games or household responsibilities can be very relaxing.  I am also a firm believer in the fact that children will never come to truly appreciate nature if they are not actually exposed to it occasionally!   Last week was my children's spring break from school so we decided to pack up the gear and head into the woods.  April is the ideal time to go camping in Georgia because if you wait much later and go during the summer you will regret not being able to bring your air conditioner with you! Camping in Georgia We chose Watson Mill Bridge State Park for our camping adventure because it was recommended to us by a friend. It is located in Comer, Georgia … [Read more...]

Gulf County, Florida is a Nature Lover’s Paradise!

Gulf County, Florida is a Nature Lover’s Paradise!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. When I think about the most enticing travel destinations they are always locations that offer a wide variety of outdoor activities.  I don't really like spending my days at amusement parks or museums, although I have seen my fair share of those over the years. What I really want out of a vacation is to connect with nature, explore the flora and fauna of an area, hike a few trails, and feel the sun on my face.  Gulf County, Florida is located in Northwest Florida and offers 43 miles of natural shoreline.  There are no high-rises or busy highways to detract from it's beauty.  In one direction you face the Gulf of Mexico and the other  St. Joseph Bay. If you are an avid … [Read more...]

Staying Sane While Traveling with Kids #marriottvacay

Staying Sane While Traveling with Kids #marriottvacay

This post about traveling with kids has been sponsored by Marriot and Clever Girls but all opinions expressed here are my own. My husband and I travel frequently with our kids.  Having all of our family out of state means that traveling with kids is vital if I want them to get to know their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.  My youngest was 6 months old when we made our first trip from Georgia to New Hampshire.  For those of you not familiar with geography, let me just tell you that there is a LOT of land between those two states.  24 hours of actual driving time...not to mention stops to change babies who have spit up on themselves or to change toddlers who aren't QUITE as potty trained as you thought they were.  Yeah...those were good times!  I can look back on those  years … [Read more...]

Hotels in Savannah and Kid Friendly Things to Do There!

Hotels in Savannah and Kid Friendly Things to Do There!

This post about hotels in Savannah and kid friendly things to do there has been sponsored.  I received a discounted stay at the Riverstreet Inn during my travel in exchange for this post. Over the summer my family and I decided it was time for a family vacation.  We don't get to travel together very often due to both time and finances so we wanted to find someplace fun that the kids would really enjoy.  Of course, we also wanted it to be relatively local so we didn't have to fly!  Our last trip to Savannah was about 12 years ago and we had such fond memories that we wanted to do it again.  This time we would be going with teenagers and really wanted to find some fun places to explore. Hotels in Savannah: The Riverstreet Inn I really enjoy being in the heart of the city so when I was … [Read more...]

Fun Things to Do in Texas

Fun Things to Do in Texas

This post about things to do in Texas has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own.  I received a complimentary stay at the Austin Hyatt in exchange for my review. When I graduated from college at 22 I followed my heart and my brand new job down to Texas.  Having been born and raised in New England, it was a bit of a culture shock to say the least.  I was raised on pot roast and baked beans and all of a sudden I am eating alligator on a stick and fried jalapenos.  The multicultural mishmash of Houston was an eye opener, to say the least.  Over the course of 7 years I learned to not only appreciate, but completely adore almost everything about Texas.  Ok, I was NOT a fan of the heat and humidity but the unique people, exotic foods, and amazing history and culture of the … [Read more...]