Montezuma Castle National Monument

The Montezuma Castle National Monument was the fourth national monument established in the United States. Montezuma’s Castle was once the apartment building of a native cliff dwelling community. It was built approximately 900 years ago, and abandoned approximately 600 years ago. Up until 1951 visitors could climb ladders to tour the inside of the monument. …

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Desert Botanical Garden pt. 2

Here's the continuation of photos I took while walking through the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden! I definitely fell in love with desert plants. Who knew there were so many variations of the cactus! I'm still obsessed with all things cactus five months later. I love that beauty can be found in land that's often perceived …

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Desert Botanical Garden pt.1

When I visited Arizona this summer, the Desert Botanical Garden was a must on my list! The Desert Botanical Garden is located in Phoenix, Arizona. It's within a few miles of the beautiful Papago park and the Phoenix zoo. It's the perfect area for an eventful nature filled day. I would of done it all, …

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Adorable Children’s Garden: Linky Stone Park

Last October I fell in love with Greenville, SC, after visiting Falls Park on the Reedy. Falls Park is an absolutely stunning park located in downtown Greenville. The park features a man-made waterfall along the river and a suspended pedestrian bridge. Here's a link to my original post about the park Day trip to Greenville,SC pt.II …

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Cruising to the Bahamas

My cruise destination was the beautiful  Nassau, Bahamas. Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas, so you get a great mixture of city life and paradise. If your goal is to shop, eat, and relax by a beach, then you can achieve it very close to the cruise port. If you love historic sites, you …

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My Carnival Victory Cruise Experience

After four wonderful days at Universal Studios Orlando, my husband and I set off on a 3 day family cruise to the Bahamas. We boarded the Carnival Victory ship at the Miami cruise port. It was my first time on a cruise ship since 2004, and my husbands very first cruise. We weren't really sure what to …

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Four Days at Universal Studios Orlando: The Hogwarts Express to Diagon Alley

If you love the Harry Potter franchise, Universal Studios Orlando will be the experience of a lifetime! You will see people decked out head to toe in hats and robes, with a wand in one hand and a butterbeer in the other. It's everything I imagined while reading the series, and more. The Wizarding World …

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Four Days at Universal Studios Orlando: Islands of Adventure

Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are two distinctly different parks. I wouldn't say that one is better than the other, instead I'd say that they complete each other. Most of the rides at Universal Studios are indoors and family friendly.  Islands of Adventure features a few more roller coasters and thrill seeking rides. If you love water rides, …

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Four Days at Universal Studios Orlando 

Universal Studios Orlando holds a very special place in my heart. Many of my best childhood memories were made there. I've seen many rides come and go like jaws, twister, disaster ride, and back to the future. I've been slimed at Nickelodeon studios. A lot of things have changed with time, but my love for …

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