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25 Photos of Nutcracker in the Castle at the Paine Art Center (Updated 2019)
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25 Photos of Nutcracker in the Castle at the Paine Art Center (Updated 2019)

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! Visiting the Nutcracker in the Castle at the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is becoming a yearly tradition for my family and me.  Each room of this historic estate is transformed into scenes from the Nutcracker fairy tale and it is absolutely beautiful. If you’re in the Oshkosh area, this…

Sandals Montego Bay vs Negril – Which Is the Better Resort?
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Sandals Montego Bay vs Negril – Which Is the Better Resort?

This post will explain the differences between Sandals Montego Bay and Negril Resorts in Jamaica, as well as Sandals Royal Caribbean. I was fortunate to experience all of these resorts and thought it might be helpful to share some firsthand photos and knowledge of our stay…. in case you just can’t decide which Sandals resort…

Honest Sandals Montego Bay Resort Review + Butler Service Review
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Honest Sandals Montego Bay Resort Review + Butler Service Review

This post is my honest Sandals Montego Bay Resort review – a luxury, all-inclusive, adults-only resort in Jamaica.  Sandals Montego Bay is a gorgeous, luxury resort that is much larger than the previous resort we had stayed at in Jamaica – Sandals Negril. Sandals Montego Bay is also located VERY close to the airport in…

Honest Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa Review + Photos
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Honest Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa Review + Photos

This post is my honest review of our stay at Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa – a luxury, all-inclusive, adults-only resort in Jamaica. Now all-inclusive, relaxing and beachside are words that are not normally used to describe the kind of vacations my husband and I embark on. We’re usually more of the scaling mountains,…

Magnolia Market – How to Plan the Perfect Day Trip
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Magnolia Market – How to Plan the Perfect Day Trip

Dreaming of visiting Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas? This post is sharing my tips for how to make the most of your day here – from parking to what to wear to where to eat and even more things to do in the area. I hope this post helps you enjoy your “Fixer Upper” journey…

50 Photos of the Stunning Dallas Dior Exhibit
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50 Photos of the Stunning Dallas Dior Exhibit

The “Dior: From Paris to the World” exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art shows more than 70 years of the House of Dior’s work and more than one hundred haute couture dresses. There are also original sketches, mood boards, accessories, runway videos and letters on display. It’s amazing! I was fortunate enough to tour…

15 Photos of Nutcracker in the Castle at the Paine Art Center
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15 Photos of Nutcracker in the Castle at the Paine Art Center

*This post has been updated to reflect the current dates for the 2021-2022 exhibit. My family and I had visited Nutcracker in the Castle at the Paine Art Center over the weekend, and despite it taking place every year, this was all our first time going to it! Each room of this historic estate in…

3 Days in Phoenix, Arizona: Must-See Attractions for Your First Trip
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3 Days in Phoenix, Arizona: Must-See Attractions for Your First Trip

Freelance contribution by Martins Godainis Phoenix, Arizona is a paradise in the middle of a desert, surrounded by cacti, mountains, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The city itself sprawls outwards in all directions to offer up amazing attractions, culture, and nightlife for people of all ages. Though it’s impossible to see all of Phoenix over…

How to Spend a Self-Guided, Half Day in Washington, D.C.
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How to Spend a Self-Guided, Half Day in Washington, D.C.

I’m becoming somewhat of an unwilling expert on visiting cities in a very short amount of time! Our whirlwind trip to DC was a bit more work than play, but I did manage to spend an afternoon exploring some of the main sights of Washington, D.C. (Granted, I’ve spent time in DC before this trip,…

You Should Visit Doc’s Harley-Davidson in Bonduel, Wis. – Here’s Why
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You Should Visit Doc’s Harley-Davidson in Bonduel, Wis. – Here’s Why

Doc’s Harley-Davidson in Bonduel, Wisconsin is far beyond just a motorcycle dealership. Here you’ll find a zoo, complete with kangaroos and alligators, a motorcycle museum, restaurant and bar…plus, Doc’s creations adorn the property. See one below. (Doc is the owner.) I live fairly close to Doc’s Harley-Davidson but only recently made the drive over to…

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach Review
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Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach Review

You can now read this article offline and get GPS-guided travel directions to the attractions featured in this article by downloading the GPSmyCity app on iTunes App Store or Google Play. Click here to download the article. Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is a family-friendly experience, that includes some fun interactive opportunities! I’ve been to…

North Myrtle Beach Places Worth Visiting – Alligator Adventure & Barefoot Landing
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North Myrtle Beach Places Worth Visiting – Alligator Adventure & Barefoot Landing

I’m finally kicking off my Myrtle Beach travel series! I spent one week in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach with my family this spring. We were a mix of adults, teenagers and my little nephew, who was 1 year and a few months at the time we visited. So, the activities shared are fun…

Where to Stay in Grinnell, Iowa? Hotel Grinnell, a School Turned Hotel
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Where to Stay in Grinnell, Iowa? Hotel Grinnell, a School Turned Hotel

Hotel Grinnell is a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel in downtown Grinnell, Iowa. This is by far the most unique hotel I’ve ever stayed in. That’s because it was once a junior high school, and instead of gutting the building, its owners, Steve Holtze and Angela Harrington, decided to embrace the building’s scholastic past. The rooms are…

An Awesome Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia
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An Awesome Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta is a highly underrated city, in my opinion. It’s the perfect destination for a stress-free weekend getaway with a wide variety of activities for the whole family. Obviously, the Georgia Aquarium is the first thing to come to mind when thinking of Atlanta (and is not to be missed!), but that’s not all Atlanta…