How to Tip When You Travel

Have you ever wondered how to tip when you are traveling? Who do you tip and how much? It can get confusing. Here are some suggestion for tipping when you travel. Tipping in the U.S. - Here in the States, bartenders and restaurant wait-staff typically make far below the ... Continue Reading . . .

The Great Wolf Lodge in Poconos Mountain, Pennsylvania

This past weekend Greg and I traveled to the Poconos for a stay at the @GreatWolfLodge during the #RevRet11 (Reviewers Retreat) hosted by the Double Duty Divas. This was such a great experience that I had to share it with all of you. If you are looking for a place to take your ... Continue Reading . . .

A Day with City Food Tours in New York City

If you like watching the show Top Chef you will love going on the New York @CityFoodTours. This walking food tour, being offered by City Food Tours, stops at some of the places that Top Chef participants visited while in New York City. We met up at The French Culinary Institute, ... Continue Reading . . .

Extreme Zip Lining in Berkshire Mountains

We were invited to the @BerkshireEast Canopy Tours in Charlemont, Massachusetts to review the Zip Lining tours. It was a pleasant drive and once we arrived in Charlemont we found it to be a laid back and friendly place to visit. We were greeted by Hunter, the resident pup who ... Continue Reading . . .

Behind the Scenes at the Consumer Reports Testing Labs

We were invited to the @ConsumerReports testing facility in Yonkers, NY for a @ShopSmartMag summit and got a behind the scenes look at how they test some of the products that are featured in their magazine. Consumer Reports Sensory Lab When we walked into the Sensory lab we ... Continue Reading . . .

The ShopSmart Magazine Summit with Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon is an engaging speaker as evident yesterday at the  ShopSmart Magazine, Consumer Reports Summit. Greg and I were invited guests. The day began in a small conference room with about 40 attendees and a panel of experts in the shopping community - ... Continue Reading . . .

Amtrak Celebrates National Train Day: Kids Ride Free in May, Fun Events

A part of the @Amtrak 40th anniversary celebration, children, ages 2 to 15, can ride free of charge for 40 days between May 1 and June 9, when traveling on the same itinerary with an adult who purchased a regular adult rail fare. Families must make reservations in advance ... Continue Reading . . .

Media and Entertainment News Buzz

Here is some news and buzz in the entertainment and blog world. Norm Macdonald launches Sports Show Norma Macdonald will be hosting Sports Show on Comedy Central. This new weekly half-hour show is  fa unique and comedic take on the most topical and controversial stories ... Continue Reading . . .

Use Words to Protect your Luggage with the WordLock Combinaton Luggage Lock

WordLock sent me a luggage lock to test out and here is my review. The WordLock luggage lock is a lock that uses word combinations and not numbers. Sometimes remembering a word is easier than remembering a number combination. They say they are 10,000 word combinations you can ... Continue Reading . . .

Free App: National and State Park & Activities Finder

Here is a free app that will help you when you travel to any national park throughout the United States. Use the app to find parks near you and find activities you want to do in the parks. This app has a database of every national park, state park and federal public land in ... Continue Reading . . .

7 Money Saving Travel Tips

With gas prices at the highest average ever for this time of year and airlines enacting new booking and travel fees, getting away from home and taking an affordable vacation seems difficult, if not impossible. With some planning and researching you can prepare to save some money ... Continue Reading . . .

Review of the Kiddie Catch-All

A Kiddie Catch-all is basically a clip-on pocket that you can put on your child's car seat. The frame is made out of plastic and it has a mesh bag to hold things like bottles, sippy cups, small toys, teethers or pacifiers. If you didn't want to clip it on the arm of the car seat ... Continue Reading . . .