5 Washington DC Museums to Visit During a Government Shutdown

Washington DC tends to feel like it has come to a standstill during a federal government shutdown. However, this is far from the truth. Several Washington DC museums are still open. You may not [...]


Maximize Your New York CityPASS in Just One Day

My son was going to die in New York City. He’d been all over the world, ridden every kind of transportation, but walking down the sidewalk in NYC was what would do him in. I looked over at him [...]


Things to Do in Monroe LA and West Monroe LA

Road trips through Louisiana usually include Baton Rogue and New Orleans, but you don’t want to miss the northern cities of Monroe LA and West Monroe LA. Just don’t get the two confused. There is [...]


Best Monroe LA Restaurants to Eat at When You Cruise Through Town

Going to a new city, especially one with an unknown food scene, can be scary. When driving through Monroe, LA and West Monroe, LA you could hit any number of chain restaurants. But sampling the [...]


Holiday Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando Resort

The holiday season has arrived at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at last! We couldn’t be more excited. In fact, we just had to be there the weekend Universal Orlando Resort said goodbye to [...]


Ruston, LA and Other Day Trips from Monroe, Louisiana You Don’t Want to Skip

Anyone who is a Karl Malone fan (former NBA basketball star) may know about Ruston already, but for the rest of us, Louisiana Tech is what will put this town on your radar. Still not ringing a [...]


This is Why Monroe, LA is one of the Cities in Louisiana You Don’t Want to Skip

As she moved from her chair behind the register to a cozy cushioned wicker seat, I knew we were settling into a proper southern visit. I was an out-of-towner who knew nothing about Monroe and [...]


Quick Guide to Celebrating the Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

Snow is in the air. Santa is coming. It must be the holidays at Universal Orlando Resort. Now, don’t get confused by all that sunshine and the palm trees. Come mid-November, it really is the [...]


Best Tempe Arizona Holiday Events in the Desert

Snow never quite makes its way to Tempe, Arizona. Holiday cactuses help mark the season in the desert instead of towering evergreens. But when it comes to holiday events in Tempe, the season is [...]


Dickens in Dundee Illinois: Old World Holiday Charm Near Chicago

Dickens in Dundee Illinois, the annual celebration kicking off the Christmas season, takes place throughout East and West Dundee. We decided to venture from the city and explore some small town [...]