Shenandoah Caverns

Visit To Shenandoah Caverns


You’d never guess what wonders lie beneath the earth just a short drive from I-81 in Shenandoah, Virginia. For more than 90 years visitors have been visiting the caverns and enjoying the incredible views. Note: My visit was part of my hosted visit to Shenandoah Valley. Arriving at Shenandoah Caverns you’ll find a gift shop, cafe, the smallest post office,…

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Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Ghost Tour


My footsteps echo a bit as I hustle down a nearly empty hallway to catch up with the rest of the tour group. The empty rooms lining the hallway are a mere skeleton of their earlier years. Peeling paint flakes off onto the floor, doors sit still on rusted hinges and dust sits quietly on shelves. It’s an eery feeling…

Knitting

Knitting as a side hustle – what are your options?


If you enjoy knitting as a hobby, why not turn it into a great side hustle. You get to do something you love on a regular basis, and you make some extra cash, at the same time. You may think that knitting items, and then trying to sell them, is your only option for a knitting side hustle; but that…

Frederick Maryland

Where To Get Outside In Frederick County Maryland


Frederick County is home to Maryland’s second largest city, Frederick, and is home to an abundance of outdoor recreation. There are plenty of options for getting outside. In fact, the list is so extensive that there is no way I can highlight all of them here but what I can do is share my favorites. Note: I was a guest of…

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Spend A Day {or Two} In Historic Downtown Frederick, Maryland


It may boast being Maryland’s second largest city with a population of 70,000+ but the charm and heritage of Frederick, Maryland gives it a small town feel. Walk the streets of Francis Scott Key, John Hanson, and soldiers and generals from both sides of the Civil War.  Explore nooks and crannies, discover works of art, and find the hidden and…

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Prepping The Guest Room For The Holidays With Nectar


The holidays are sneaking up on us as they tend to do. Before you know it we’ll all be scrambling trying to get the house and our holiday lives in order. I’m trying to stay ahead of the game this year and I’m taking care of one guest room right now and going to set up a guest area in…

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Butternut Squash Risotto Balls Recipe


This post was sponsored by Crisco® Coconut Oil as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. The best thing about fall is the abundance of produce at the farmers market. Squash, potatoes, root veggies, tomatoes, apples and so much more are overflowing. Finding ways to incorporate fall harvest into…

8 Reasons Why You’ll Fall For Erie, PA


Erie, PA is located on the shores of Lake Erie and is smack dab between Ohio and New York. This is the perfect place for a weekend getaway or an overnight stop on a longer journey. Regardless of how long you can visit there are eight hot reasons why you’ll fall for Erie. 8 Reasons Why You’ll Fall For Erie, PA…

Wine in Philadelphia

CHEERS: WHERE TO DRINK WINE IN PHILADELPHIA


Above image Tria (c) C. Smythe Sometimes the best information comes through my inbox. I found this little gem about wine in Philadelphia and knew I had to share because, hellloooooooo, WINE!!! I had no idea that there were so many wine options in the Philadelphia area. Now I need to make plans to visit Philadelphia so I can try…

Fall

Must Have Items for Autumn Survival


As the kids go back to school, college dorms fill, and a chill begins to touch the air, it’s obvious that autumn is on the horizon. While summer isn’t quite over yet, it’s time to prepare for falling leaves and cloudy days. Before you kick off those flip flops for the summer, make sure you’re prepared with this year’s must…