where I’ve been for the past week… {wordless wednesday}


Places to visit in the Caribbean: what’s your pick?

Each year, when I’m planning my holidays, I think about visiting the Caribbean. There are over 700 islands in the Caribbean, so it’s quite important to decide where you’re going before you get there. All the islands feature the same beautiful weather and sandy beaches, but each island has a unique quality all its own.

The islands of the Bahamas are probably the most popular tourist destination, mostly because of the white beaches and crystal clear water. The islands also offer everything else, like gambling, shopping and fine dining.

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Summers at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (giveaway)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

I remember visiting the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry all the time as a kid… it was like the go-to field trip in school and I’m not even sure how many years my classes hopped on a bus for a day exploring. I haven’t been in YEARS… and it’s on our summer to-do list this year now that we have

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Rocky Mountain National Park: Estes Park area coupons

My brother lives in CO and I love going to visit because it’s beautiful there and there’s always so much to do! With a gorgeous backyard like CO, there’s always somewhere to hike, sights to see, wildlife, and tourist activities. My brother lives in Fort Collins and sometimes we like to explore nearby areas. A favorite is Estes Park and, of course, the Rocky Mountain National Park!

Rocky Mountain National Park attracts visitors from all over the world and it is right here in our own back yard. Come for a day, the

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Summer in Rockford: Magic Waters Waterpark

I grew up in Rockford and that means I grew up swimming at Magic Waters. I loved it as a kid and spent many summers there with season passes. It’s crazy that now I have my own children that get to experience the same waterpark! Much of it is the same, but a lot has been updated and there have been a LOT of new slides and attractions added since I was a kid.

Magic Waters is one of the largest water parks

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DoubleTree by Hilton #DTourParty on Twitter 5/28!

Do you know where you’re going on your next vacation??? I LOVE to travel and if there’s one thing I’ll splurge money on, it’s that (and concert tickets lol). My husband and I set plans and travel when we can. I think next on our list for a “big” vacation is a trip to Disney for the kids in a few years! The husband and I just got home from a vacation sans kids (what a rarity!)–we were celebrating our 5 year anniversary.

Mmmm, kinda makes you want to jump in the car

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family vacation in the northwoods

Ahh, our first vacation as a family of four! And we opted for the 6 hour car ride… eek! We were a bit nervous about that part, but the driving actually went really well. We stopped only once each way–to nurse Rebecca and stretch–and the kids did amazingly well.

Thankfully we got to test out a Kia Sorento for the trip–we NEVER would have made it with all our stuff in one of our cars. More on the Sorento later 😉

We stayed in a 3-bedroom cabin on Little St.

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