Creating a “Bromantic” Getaway with Chevrolet!

Part of the Advanced Trailering System, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View adds dynamic backing guidelines to the Rear Vision Camera system to help customers line up their hitch.

* Thank you to Chevrolet for the loan of the brand new 2019 Chevy Silverado and covering our hotel for our getaway! All opinions are my own. #sponsored #ChevyTrucks #Silverado I don’t know about you guys, but making time to do things as a couple can be hard. Between kids, jobs, friends, and every day life, […]

Should I Get Travel Insurance?

Young family enjoys their vacation on a bright sunny beach

It’s that time of year! Yup, vacation time! In between planning road trip packs, activities to keep our kids occupied on the plane, and all the things that go with planning a family vacation, there may be one thing that you haven’t thought of yet – travel insurance! has some considerations for us crazy busy […]

Sam’s Club Dare to Compare (and Save!) Tire Event & Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s Club for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Back-to-school and end of summer are here. No more countdowns, the final days are upon us. This weekend we are headed to Ontario for one final weekend road trip before our oldest begins high school, […]

Get on the Water this Summer with Discover Boating!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Discover Boating for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Even though it’s almost time for to head back to school, summer isn’t over yet.  Here in Western NY, the weather is just about perfect – mid 80s, a light breeze – not too hot, […]

Head to Alabama for BBQ, Beaches, and Family Fun


  As summer is winding down, there is still time to work in a quick family vacation or road trip!  If you are looking for your next great place to go, consider Alabama! Does your family like to eat as much as mine does?  When we travel, trying local cuisine is a MUST! And when […]

Sharing Memories and More with IHG

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IHG Rewards Club for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Time is always in short supply when it comes to getting vacation time that lets the grown-ups take off work when the kids are also available. IHG is now offering a program to help […]

Win a Trip to Orlando and Get Out of Town with Atlantic Luggage!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage. All opinions are 100% mine. Only Atlantic Luggage could pack so much fun into one giveaway! When you enter the Atlantic Luggage Trip to Orlando Florida Sweepstakes, your family of four could be headed to sunny Orlando with 3 night’s hotel accommodations, […]

Make Summer Count with Carefree RV Resorts!


* Many thanks to CarefreeRV Resorts for sponsoring today’s story and inspiring me to #becarefree! In Western New York, summer comes and goes VERY quickly!!! It can snow into May and can start up again in October, so we Buffalonians and other Western NYers know how to make hay while the sun shines!  One of […]

Take the Pledge To Drive Cell-Free Because Calls Kill


* This post is sponsored by the National Safety Council, but all opinions are my own.  I support this cause enthusiastically, and encourage you to take the #CallsKill pledge yourself.  It’s not just for your family, but my family, your friends’ families – hands-free is not risk-free! I admit it. I confess, I’m absolutely guilty. What’s […]

10 Safety Tips for Traveling on Spring Break with Kids


  Are you headed out onto the open road or into the friendly skies with your kids this spring break?  Traveling on spring break with kids is such a wonderful way to build lifelong memories that kids (and parents!) will treasure for the rest of their lives.  However, there is NO doubt that preparing to […]