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Booking a Cheap Hotel Room is Easier Than You Think

With summer creeping up on us rather quickly, you may have begun planning an exciting vacation.   Next to flights, hotel rooms are probably your second biggest cost. Learn how to squeeze the most value out of your money by following the tips below. Booking a cheap hotel room can be easier than you think. Do Your Research A good first step is to search on a standard booking website for the … [Read more...]

Heritage Hotels & Resorts

What to Expect on a Girlfriend Getaway in New Mexico

When thinking about taking a vacation with girlfriends, what types of things do you look for? How about something like shopping within walking distance, great local restaurants, adventure and of course, relaxation. Sounds like a perfect girlfriend getaway to me and you can find all this and more in New Mexico. New Mexico was nothing like what I expected. If you are anything like me, when you … [Read more...]

Gas savings Avalon

Taking A Road Trip in the 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

There are several ways to travel these days, however, I am one that has always enjoyed a good road trip.  I grew up traveling by car and the memories I made with my family were priceless.  That's why when I was given the chance to take a trip with my son to Branson, MO, I decided to make the 12 hour trip in a vehicle.  I wanted to give him the same experiences I had as a child, like seeing … [Read more...]

Branson Railway

History and Beauty Aboard the Branson Scenic Railway #explorebranson

When visiting Branson, Missouri there is no shortage of things to do with the family.  Actually, that is one of the things I loved most about this beautiful city.  Every attraction and show is designed with families in mind, including the comedy acts.  That is exactly what makes Branson the perfect destination for your next family vacation. If you are looking to learn a little history of the … [Read more...]

Titanic Branson Missouri

The World’s Largest Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri. #ExploreBranson

There are so many reasons to visit Branson, Missouri, but for my son, there was just one attraction he needed to know about to agree on a 12+ hour car trip with his mama.  In January, my sister told us about the World's largest Titanic Museum found in Branson, Missouri.  Right then my son and I knew what we had to do. We made it to Branson on a Thursday and didn't have the Titanic Museum on the … [Read more...]

Moon River Theatre

Rick Thomas Illusionist: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes! #ExploreBranson

There is something about magic that intrigues me and yet frustrates me at the same time.  I mean standing within five feet of someone being cut in half and not being able to figure it out kind of blows your mind. I recently had this exact experience while on my son and I's Branson vacation.  We had the opportunity to see one of the best illusionists to ever take the stage, Rick Thomas. Rick … [Read more...]

Showboat Branson Belle

Showboat Branson Belle Dinner Cruise Review #ExploreBranson

Spending time with my son is something that I do every day, but recently we had the opportunity to take off together on a mother/son trip and it was amazing!  There was something about being away together, just the two of us, that allowed me to be more relaxed and to make special memories that we both will always remember. The trip started on a Wednesday as we drove out of town for a 13 hour … [Read more...]

Sight & Sound Theatres Jonah

Jonah Presented by Sight & Sound Theatres Review #ExploreBranson

Jonah as presented by the Sight & Sound Theatres in Branson, Missouri has made the majority of shows I have ever seen on stage fail in comparison.    It's a little disappointing, because I love plays and Jonah is going to be a tough act to follow for anything I could see here in Colorado. If you are not familiar with Jonah, he is a Prophet that struggles with following to obey God's message … [Read more...]

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The Welks Resort Branson; Perfect for Your Family Vacation

When planning any vacation, finding just the right place to lay your head at the end of the day is a big part of the trip.  There are always so many choices available, so taking the time to do a little research and find the best fit for your family is definitely worth the time. My son and I just got back from a mother/son trip to Branson, Missouri where we stayed at the Welks Resort Branson. … [Read more...]

Titanic Museum Branson

Branson Here We Come! #ExploreBranson

Disclosure: I have been invited to Branson on a Press Trip. I will be compensated with accommodations and various show press passes. All opinions are my own. Last year sometime, my son came home from school talking about the RMS Titanic.  I had no idea that would begin an obsession of all things Titanic for him.  Since then he has read, Googled, researched and learned everything that a 7 year old … [Read more...]