Ski Lessons for Kids: Tips for Moms Who Don’t Ski

kids learn to ski

One of the biggest mistakes we can make as parents is to prevent our children from learning skills that we don’t have simply because we are afraid of the outcome. Swimming and skiing are two of the outdoor activities that many parents don’t share with their kids because they can’t swim and have never donned […]

What to Pack for a Motorcycle Road Trip


Are you planning on heading out on an exciting motorcycle road trip? Then prepare to have experiences of a lifetime, and be sure to bring your camera to document the journey and capture amazing pictures of the gorgeous scenery and amazing wildlife that you’ll likely encounter. But packing for a motorcycle road trip can be […]

Eating Gluten-Free While Visiting Dollywood

gluten free food at Dollywood

Having a gluten sensitivity can be a challenge when traveling.  Heck, it is a challenge when eating at restaurants close to home.  The first thing I do when traveling to a new place is search for their gluten-free food options.  When entering a restaurant I ask for a gluten-free menu and when visiting a theme […]

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies


While our family was on vacation in July we visited Gatlinburg, TN for three nights.  We stayed in a cabin that was sitting peacefully on top of the mountains and spent the entire three days roaming around the Smokies.  We spent a couple of hours walking through the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, taking in all the […]