Family Fun at Margaritaville Resort Video Review #DestinationParadise

August 10, 2017

Just as a margarita is the perfect mixture of salt and sweet, the Margaritaville resort in Hollywood Beach is the ideal combination of classy and casual…comfy and chic. To be perfectly honest, if there was ever a hotel I’d like to make into my own home, this would be it. Maragaritaville pays tribute to singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Buffet, but you don’t have to be a Parrothead like me to appreciate its beauty. There are touches of Buffett throughout, and it’s really tough to walk anywhere in the resort […]

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2017 Toyota Sienna Review and Road Trip: VIDEO

August 10, 2017

In some cars, you just want to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible, but when you’re in a Toyota Sienna, especially as one of the passengers in the back, it’s all about kicking back and enjoying the ride. These minivans are set up with the equivalent of your daddy’s recliner in the middle row, complete with footrest when you’re truly looking to relax. To me, this turns the Sienna into one deluxe way of soaking up the sites from the road, so the question really […]

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Six Flags over Georgia Celebrates 50th Anniversary and Fun, New Ride

June 22, 2017

After five decades in Atlanta, Six Flags over Georgia continues to add new rides and fun to the amusement park that draws thousands to the area—and a combined 300 million dollars to the local economy in the last year alone. The 4D Interactive Action Ride JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis opened at Six Flags Over Georgia at the end of May. The ride features interactive laser fun that creates competition among the entire family. There’s nothing that loops (ok—there’s a virtual loop, but that’s so not the same thing) or flips, […]

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Nova Scotia: What to See and Do Near Halifax

June 22, 2017

From breathtaking views of sunrise and the chilly splash of water on the rocks of the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove, to the tombstones of those lost at sea when the Titanic went down, Nova Scotia offers sites you’ll long remember after a brief visit to the region. Halifax is the capital of this Canadian province and where you’ll find several museums and memorable landmarks. A trip through the town still shows remnants of the Halifax Explosion in 1917, one of the greatest disasters in Canadian history, when a cargo ship […]

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Strawberry Laser Liposuction: Does It Work?

June 2, 2017

When I mentioned to others that I was trying Strawberry Laser Liposuction, they immediately asked if it really worked. Well, take a look at the photo above and tell me what you think. I tried four treatments around my mid-section and lost more than two inches each time. However, it didn’t add up to eight inches total because sometimes, between treatments, some of it showed up again around my waist. That’s important to note, since my findings show the treatment only works if you’re willing to do the work to […]

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To Kayla: An Open Letter of Love as You Graduate

May 23, 2017

Dear Kayla-bear, In just a matter of days, you’ll be walking across the stage, collecting your high school diploma, the start of a new chapter in life. And as you hurl your way into the future, I can’t help but look back. You were just a little thing when we met. The quiet, sweet child who wrapped her tiny arms tight around my leg, reminding me immediately of a baby koala bear, and quickly earning you my special nickname of Kayla-bear, which still sticks. I remember, as if it happened […]

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Strawberry Laser Lipo: An Easy Way to Lose a Few Inches

May 9, 2017

With a cruise scheduled in about a month and less and less time left to lose a few inches, when Spa 810 in Buckhead reached out and offered for me to review their new Strawberry Laser Liposuction treatment, I just figured it was serendipity. I immediately asked them to tell me more. I then went to my good pals Google and YouTube to do a little research of my own, and was relieved to hear it was a ‘non-invasive, painless and speedy’ treatment that even the FDA has cleared for use. […]

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, Where Dreams Start

May 5, 2017

Strolling down Ocean Avenue, savoring the chocolate-covered macaroon I’d just treated myself to at the Carmel Bakery, I realized this little one-point-one square mile city known as Carmel-by-the-Sea is a land unlike any other. It’s a tiny little corner of slow calm in a world of fast-paced chaos, an area filled with back alleyways that lead to flower-filled gardens, a food-lover’s dream where each corner has another quirky, often quite romantic, restaurant. It’s an art lover’s mecca, complete with a gallery where a world-famous sculptor stands in front of you, […]

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Birmingham: Food, Fun and Unique New Ideas in the Magic City

May 5, 2017

Driving through Birmingham at least a dozen times over the past few years, it never occurred to me that this little Alabama town would house so many amazing shops and eateries, including a speakeasy-inspired bar that can instantly transport you back to the days of Prohibition. And it certainly didn’t occur to me that there would be so many fun options for fun with the family, from a massive beanstalk to climb to a ropes course that will challenge every muscle in your body at Red Mountain Park. Birmingham is […]

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Family Fun on the Beaches of Alabama-Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

May 4, 2017

We were still packing up the car to leave Gulf Shores, Alabama, on our last vacation, when we started talking about wanting to come back again. Between the nights celebrating sunset, the afternoon spent parasailing over the Gulf of Mexico, and the amazing burgers we devoured two days in a row at The Gulf restaurant (and yes, the Surf’s Up drinks were pretty delicious, too), we had one of those trips you know your children will never forget. And we wanted to do it again as soon as possible. Most […]

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