About the author

Karyn Locke is a former military brat who caught the travel bug at a very early age, Karyn loves road tripping with her husband and teen daughter and writing about her travels from small town Ohio at Sand and Snow...and everywhere in between!
Disney World packing list: what to pack

The Essential Disney Packing List For Families [With Free Printable!]

Packing for a Disney vacation can be exciting, but a pain at the same time. Wondering what are the must-packs and which items can you leave at home? I’ve narrowed it down by essentials and suggestions so you have choices. Here’s my ultimate Disney packing list –  feel free to print out! I’m a professional...
Disney pin trading: Castmember lanyards

Disney Pin Trading Tips- Everything You Need to Know

Trading pins at Disney properties is not only fun, it can be an affordable way to spend time when visiting. And, while the concept is simple, the ins and outs can be a little more complicated. To help with your Disney pin trading, I’ve complied a list of the top questions and answers to get...
Slinky Dog Dash Disney Hollywood Studios

The 20 Best Rides at Disney World

Which rides in Walt Disney World are the best? I’m all about theme park ambiance, but the Disney World rides are what park visitors get most excited about. With 4 theme parks and dozens of rides and attractions, it can be hard to know which rides to prioritize. Luckily, I’m a gal who has visited...
LEGOLAND Florida Guide Entrance

The Ultimate LEGOLAND Florida Guide for Kids

Hop in the car or on a plane and head to Central Florida (Winter Haven to be exact), pack your swim suit and load up on the sunscreen, because it's time to hit the park and explore LEGOLAND Florida!
Disney dining

Everything You Need to Know About the Disney Dining Plan

Learning all of the ins and outs about Walt Disney World can be like learning another language. And, when it comes to the Disney Dining Plan, there’s everything from cost to where to dine, that needs to be considered. So, where do you begin? Right here! I’ve narrowed down everything you need to know about...
Orlando Family Road Trip - major road trip routes leading to Orlando

Itineraries to Orlando: What To See and Do En Route

Wondering what there is to see while getting to Orlando? We've got itineraries and fun stops along the way to Orlando, no matter what your route is.
Why We Travel

Why We Travel: Family Ties

Narrowing down why I travel to one reason is like narrowing down a favorite blade of grass in my backyard. It would be like choosing my favorite pebble on a gorgeous beach. Toughest of all, it would be like narrowing down your favorite child. But I can let you in on how it all began…...

Top Family-Friendly Hotels in Pittsburgh

Explore the top family-friendly hotels in Pittsburgh for your next vacation. With a hotel type and location for every family, these picks won't let you down.
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