Happiness: It’s not all about the destination.

24 Hour Buick Test Drive

We've been having an itch to explore more of Florida. Since we moved here, we haven't really had the chance to really get out there and see all it has to offer. The thing is though, happiness isn't just about the destination, it's about the journey (and largely the people you take that journey with). But, the destination sure does help! Thanks to The Network Niche Influencer Network and Buick for sponsoring today’s post. Last weekend we took advantage of the new Buick 24 Hours of ...

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Take a Break with this 4 for $40 Deal at Buca di Beppo

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Feeling a little flustered with all the back to school preparation? I sure am. Over the last three days, I've been to about a zillion different stores trying to find just the right school clothes, footwear and supplies. My son's literally headed back to school tomorrow. I know, so early right? Can't believe we're swapping casual summer days so soon.  Sometimes, we just need a little break. Other times we need a big one! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Buca di Beppo. ...

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Exclusive Interview: Chef Robert Irvine with Dining Tips while Traveling


When I got the email asking if I was interested in interviewing Chef Robert Irvine, I may have let out a squeal of delight or two. He is one of my very favorite chefs from The Food Network. My husband an I truly enjoy his no nonsense way of whipping people into shape on his show Restaurant: Impossible. If you've never seen the show, you really need to plan a marathon soon. On the show, he attempts to save America’s most desperate restaurants from impending failure in just two days and with only ...

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Discovering New Jersey: Unexpected Fun Travel Destination


This post brought to you by New Jersey’s Division of Travel & Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine. We love a good road trip, but New Jersey has always just been one of those places we drove through to get to wherever we were going. I never actually stopped and considered it to be "the destination."  I have no idea why exactly since it's not all that far from us in Rhode Island, but I'm happy that I just learned a little more about why it makes such a great ...

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Save 30% off with Wyndham Rewards® & Giveaway! #hotelfortheholidays

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek -- Orlando, Florida

The holidays flew by and I have to admit that I'm completely spent. I am longing for a little relaxation and heck some pampering wouldn't hurt! This is a sponsored giveaway from Wyndham Rewards®. I've received a free night stay, regardless all opinions are my own. If you are feeling a bit like me, you'll be excited to hear bout the big sale that you can take advantage of for being a Wyndham Rewards® member. Oh, and this amazing giveaway for 32,000 free points! Save Up To 30% Off with the ...

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Perfect Winter Escape: Puerto Rico


This post brought to you by Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine. Winter is the perfect time to plan a wonderful escape to somewhere warm and beautiful. After the rush of the holidays, a vacation is just what I need!  My husband actually lived in Puerto Rico for a few years as a child and I've always wanted to visit to see some of the wonderful things that he remembered too. Who would have thought that the place described to me is also a 5-star destination ...

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Save on a Dream Vacation to Vallarta-Nayarit & #FunjetVacations Sweepstakes


It's been snowing here quite a bit and with the sometimes stressful holiday season, I find myself craving a nice long warm vacation. This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Funjet Vacations blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. If you feel like I do, then you are going to love this special savings offer and awesome sweepstakes!  Let's get toasty and start daydreaming together! I've never been to Mexico, but there are so many awesome destinations that ...

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5 Reasons Aruba makes the Perfect Mom-cation


This post brought to you by Aruba Tourism Authority. All opinions are 100% mine. You know, it's been way too long since I had a true relaxing, soul nourishing break. Years ago, I would head out every year on a girl's only vacation to just about anywhere as long as there was a beach. And, while I adore what life has filled up with now, I still dream of those carefree days laying out on a beach with no cares at all.  I think a Mom-cation is totally long over due! Since it's been ages since my ...

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How to Travel Anywhere on a Budget like a Pro

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If frequent travel is in your future, you can save yourself a lot of money by learning methods and tricks the pros use. Part of pro-traveling means planning well. You can get a good hotel and travel comfortably without going over your budget. How To Save Big On Travel Traveling by Air The cost of air travel varies widely. To test this, all you have to do is check a flight, noting the fare, and then check it again a week or two later. Sometimes the fare will go up 100 dollars or more. ...

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Tips For Saving on a San Diego Vacation


Traveling can be amazing for spending quality time with your family or a great stress reliever. When is the last time you planned a vacation? Have you been to California? One of the most fabulous go places in the gorgeous state of California is San Diego. You'll find a vast assortment of things to do no matter what you are looking for in a vacation. From beaches to family attractions, arts or nightlife there are many treasures to find there. If you like to squeeze travel in on a budget, we have ...

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How To Check Your Hotel Room for Bed Bugs in 5 Minutes


Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite is a cute little saying, but have you ever really thought about it? Bed bugs are downright icky! Hate bugs in the house? Imagine being infested with bugs throughout your home and in your bed. Not a very comforting thought! Makes my skin crawl just thinking about it. Here is an interesting infographic compliments of moxiepestcontrol.com for tips to check for bed bugs in your hotel room! If you're like me, you'll only want to bring home souvenirs when you ...

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