US National Whitewater Center Charlotte, NC

How to Get the Most Out of Your Day at the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC

How to Get the Most Out of Your Day at the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC The US National Whitewater Center is a great place to visit when in Charlotte, North Carolina (especially if you love doing outdoor activities). Whenever we have guests in town, this is the place we take them and everyone has loved it so far. No one has really … Continue reading How to Get the Most Out of Your Day at the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC

Where to Stay in Gatlinburg

Looking to go to Gatlinburg in the near future? It’s a great place to spend time with the family especially in the fall when the mountains are so beautiful. Before you start planning your trip, you may be wondering where to stay… The Different Lodging Options There’s many different lodging options available and they all book up quickly during peak visiting season. So if you’re … Continue reading Where to Stay in Gatlinburg

Prosecco Pop! Yum!

My *NEW* Favorite Summer Drink

It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine…it’s summertime! – Kenny Chesney We’re in the midst of summer and I have become obsessed with one, sweet summer drink…the Prosecco Pop! I have the US National White Water Center to thank for turning me onto this delicious beverage. This drink is perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day and for entertaining … Continue reading My *NEW* Favorite Summer Drink

How to Do Charleston in a Weekend

“Charleston has something for everyone, rain or shine.” – Thomas Gibson For our one year anniversary, my husband and I decided to do a weekend in Charleston. He’d never been there and I hadn’t  been there since I was a child.  We didn’t want to take any vacation time so we were successfully able to do Charleston in a weekend with leaving early on Sunday. … Continue reading How to Do Charleston in a Weekend

10 Tips for a Stress Free Trip to Universal Studios

“We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” Whether you’re taking your children for the first time or you’re wanting to be a kid all over again, visiting a theme park can easily become one of your favorite memories. However, the fun can easily turn to stress if you haven’t properly planned.  My husband and I just … Continue reading 10 Tips for a Stress Free Trip to Universal Studios

5 Ways to Unwind at the End of the Day

“There are times when we stop. We sit still… We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.” – James Carroll At the end of the day, you MUST be able to unwind. Work can be stressful. Add in kids – if you have any – and you’ve probably just had one hell of a day. There’s nothing more important than winding down after … Continue reading 5 Ways to Unwind at the End of the Day

5 Relaxing, Inexpensive Staycations

Sometimes all you need is a mini-vacation in your own backyard or city to put you back on track. Life can be stressful and relaxation is a must to survive this thing we call life. If you a. don’t have the time or b. don’t have the money, then these 5 relaxing staycations are just what the doctor ordered. Turn your backyard into an exotic oasis. … Continue reading 5 Relaxing, Inexpensive Staycations

5 TV Shows to Get Lost In When You’re Feeling Blue

“My greatest talent is being able to watch 5 years worth of a TV show in one week.” – Rebel Circus Have you ever just had a really terrible day and all you want to do is relax? Give in to the temptation to veg out for the night. I mean, sometimes you just need to binge watch 30 episodes of your favorite new TV series. … Continue reading 5 TV Shows to Get Lost In When You’re Feeling Blue

20 Ways to Kick-Back & Relax With Your Significant Other

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” –Sydney J. Harris When I came across this quote, it really resonated with me. There’s been a million times where I’ve been overworked, stressed and really flipping my shit — as some people might call it. During those times, I just try to power through, but it ends up biting me in the … Continue reading 20 Ways to Kick-Back & Relax With Your Significant Other