Simple Tips on How to Make Minimal Packing a Priority on Family Trips

Simple Tips on How to Make Minimal Packing a Priority on Family Trips

My family can attest that minimal packing has been a goal I’m trying hard to attain! Have you ever planned a family trip and it feels like you were bringing everything except the kitchen sink with you? Yep! This is me! We’re always so afraid of forgetting something that we bring everything. It’s like the…

The Best Christmas Road Trip Activities for Kids
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The Best Christmas Road Trip Activities for Kids

Since many families don’t plan on attending any big family gatherings for Christmas this year, taking a road trip to a National Park in an RV, is quickly becoming a popular Christmas memory making alternative. (Yep, an RV! If you’re still working on those plans, considering using RV Share. This just may be something you…

Family Road Trip Tips you won’t want to ignore.

Family Road Trip Tips you won’t want to ignore.

Road trips can be a wonderful experience for families. However, they can also become miserable very quickly, especially for families with very young children. Here are a few tips to help you make your next family road trip an enjoyable one for the whole crew. This is a sponsored post. All opinions are the author’s…

Enjoying Charleston, West Virginia- the city with old town charm

Enjoying Charleston, West Virginia- the city with old town charm

Charleston is not just West Virginia’s capital city, but also the largest city in the state. It bursts with old town charm and prides itself on activities and fun for visitors of all ages. My family was invited to West Virginia to experience the beauty of the Mountain State. Our stay was kindly hosted with comfortable lodging,…

The breathtaking Coopers Rock State Forest

The breathtaking Coopers Rock State Forest

You don’t need to be an advanced hiker to lace up those shoes and explore Morgantown’s crown jewel- Coopers Rock State Forest. Spread across a 12,747-acre expanse, Coopers Rock is the place every visitor to the area should place on top of their itinerary, to really immerse themselves into the pure, untouched beauty of nature….

Greater Morgantown is the place to have MORE! family fun

Greater Morgantown is the place to have MORE! family fun

To most people, Greater Morgantown is considered to be the University town in West Virginia especially since this is home to one of the original land-grant, space-grant, technology-intensive, research-specialized universities in the nation- West Virginia University. That in no way is wrong but the city has a lot more to offer its visiting families. My…

Explore, and engage with the wild at The Good Zoo (Part 2)

Explore, and engage with the wild at The Good Zoo (Part 2)

You can tell my family thoroughly enjoyed the time spent on our behind-the-scenes tour when it’s impossible to limit it all to just one feature! In continuation… My family was invited to West Virginia to experience the beauty of the Mountain State. Our stay was kindly hosted with comfortable lodging, wonderful dining experiences and fun entertainment…

An unforgettable behind-the-scenes tour at Oglebay Zoo (Part 1)

An unforgettable behind-the-scenes tour at Oglebay Zoo (Part 1)

Ever since she was little, Dottie has had it on her heart to work with animals. For her 7th birthday, she begged to get into the water with a beluga whale for a priceless, interactive experience. When she turned 8, she asked her friends to bring donations for our local animal shelter, in lieu of…

Prepare to have fun when you Stay and Play at Oglebay

Prepare to have fun when you Stay and Play at Oglebay

It seems like most hotels and resorts extend the same invitation to their guests: “Stay and Play”. Most often this is an invitation for guests to enjoy the pool, watch a family movie on the grounds play a few lawn games or perhaps even relax with s’mores around the fire pit. But for Oglebay, “Stay…

Experience and appreciate the beauty of Nature at Oglebay

Experience and appreciate the beauty of Nature at Oglebay

The drive up the winding roads from the city of Wheeling to Oglebay, in a way, teases you, building up anticipation to what you can expect when you reach the top. The gasps of wonder can’t be held back. Lush green trees for miles, wild deer grazing without any fears of intimidation, gorgeous skies that…