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A family road trip sounds simple if you plan ahead of time.  I love family road trips because you can go at your own pace, don’t have to worry about over packing, and the travel costs are cheaper. Here are some tips to Plan a Family Road Trip and make it go smoother. Plus, be sure to enter for a chance to win a $25 Sunoco Gas Gift Card at the bottom of the post. 1. Make sure the car is ready. Get an oil change, fill up the gas tank, rotate tires, or any other service you think you…

The Johnny Rockets Myrtle Beach, SC located on Broadway at the Beach is hopping from old fashion milkshakes to dancing to the oldies. The 50’s diner setting is known for their burgers, shakes & fries. This restaurant is a blast from the past as the staff is dressed in all white and a hat. The milkshakes are made fresh on the spot and have a thick and creamy consistency to it. And whatever is leftover from the mixture they will bring it with your milkshake for an instant refill. When you order fries the wait staff will make a smiley…

Wings, drinks, and cars is what Quaker Steak and Lube is all about. Located in Ohio’s capital city you will find gasoline pump handles on the doors, actual cars hanging from the ceiling, and a giant toolbox near the kitchen amongst some of the things. Quaker Steak and Lube is known for their wings and large beers that are called the Tanker which is 33 ounces of beer.  I had the chance to experience the Lydra Drive location in Columbus, OH to test out the food. I tried the Hand-Breaded chicken wrap that consists of chicken with your choice of…

Crown Reef Resort has over 500 rooms that is just steps away from the beach. The resort includes several indoor and outdoor pools with the longest lazy river at 575 feet long. A new addition to the resort is the water park that has a Twister Body Slide, Explosion Tube Slide, and Kiddie Slide along with a splash area for kids. While you may want to adventure around Myrtle Beach the resort offers many things to do so you don’t have to leave on the days you want to stay in. Besides taking a walk on the beach and swimming…

If you haven’t visited Cedar Point in a while you may not know that Hotel Breakers was recently undergo a million dollar renovation. They have completely gutted the entire hotel and it looks amazing. My family and I recently visited and had a great time. Everything was at the hotel as we didn’t have to leave the location. Cedar Point is just steps away where you get an hour early access if you stay at Hotel Breakers. There are also several restaurants where you can eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They even have a Starbucks to get my favorite coffee…

The kids are almost out of school and are ready for summer. Now there is an easier way to get organized this summer for a day at the pool that can help you be prepared.  Ziploc introduces new Easy Open Tabs that are a major shortcut! This can help us moms and dads save time and be more organized. The bags come in a variety of sizes and have an easy-to-grip and open ergonomic tab. Ziploc® brand Storage bags with Easy Open Tabs: Feature a pink-colored tab and are available in quart, half-gallon and gallon sizes. Ziploc® brand Freezer bags…

A few weekends ago, I took the kids to Castaway Bay in Sandusky, OH for a weekend getaway. As it was in the single digits here, it was nice to go to an indoor water park were it is 82 degrees everyday inside. In case you have never been to Castaway Bay it is located right outside the entrance of Cedar Point. It is opened year-round and has a huge 38,000 square-foot water park with one thrilling water coaster. Other features include a set of water slides, a wave pool, a place to play water basketball, and lots of places…

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is already over. It feels that it just got here, doesn’t it? The year 2014 is so hard to say good-bye to because it was more of an adventure for me and my family. We tried different things, ran into challenges, and found some great opportunities. It started in February when I was invited to Castaway Bay (an indoor water park) in Sandusky, OH to meet other Ohio Mom Bloggers and their families. I was super stoked to take my entire family to spend time with them and meet other bloggers. We were…

If you are headed out to shop on Black Friday and need to refuel and regain your energy again, stop on over to the Bonefish Grill restaurant. They are offering their Brunch menu thru the Black Friday weekend from 10 am to 3 pm. It is usually only offered on Sunday’s but extending the days to you “oh so brave” Black Friday Shoppers. This Brunch menu is not like any other Brunch menu. You will find items on the menu such as, Crème Brulee French Toast and Bang Bang Shrimp Eggs Benedict along with many other amazing foods to…

King’s Island is a theme park located in Mason, Ohio and opened in 1972. The park is well known for The Racer and The Beast roller coaster that has been there for quite some time. Growing up my parents used to take me to King’s Island since it was only 2 hours away. It was great way to spend the day with the family. Now that I have a family of my own and live just a few hours away, I have been taking my kids. I love going back every year to picture the memories that I had…