ten best Beach essentials

Ready, set, sunscreen!  Sand and sea are just the start of a fun family vacation with these top essentials.My family always looks forward to a summer retreat to surf and sand.  A lazy morning sipping coffee on the beach, reading, swimming, and walking as far as we can looking for seashells.  My boys compete to dig the biggest hole ever, stopping only to eat and to catch a few waves to cool down.  Are you planning to visit the shore, and spend your day catching the rays with friends and family?  You'll need a towel , blanket, cooler, and straw hat.  If you are missing anything , you are in luck as we have rounded up a few of our favorite must haves for the shore.Stake in the Sand Beach Cup Holder - $10.95Just perfect. Made of sturdy, weather resistant plastic. Holds most … [Read more...]

10 DIY Craft Ideas to Relive Summer

As the Summer begins to wind down and we're getting home from our vacations we may all be longing to relive that vacation feeling. Did you go somewhere exotic? Did you travel to a far off destination? No matter where you spent your Summer vacation, it will be fun to create a craft that will bring back a memory of those good times.Read on to see DIY Craft Ideas to Relive Summer. Keep the memories alive for years to come with these ideas!/1/ DIY Map Chalkboard - X marks the spot...each spot you've traveled to this Summer, that is. Make this chalkboard to keep track of all of your past, present and future travels./2/ Fringe Photo Garland - Hopefully, while on vacation you took a bunch of photos. This is a great craft to get them off of your camera's memory card and onto … [Read more...]

New Ride at Disney World – The Mine Train Review: What You Need to Know

If you are a fan of Disney, you likely know that the centerpiece of the New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World in Orlando is the Seven Dwarves Mine Train Rollercoaster.  The Disney Imagineers (and construction crews) have been working on this project since 2010 and they are just about ready to (ahem) roll it out!I had a very special opportunity to be part of a media party recently which gave us a chance to ride the Mine Train roller coaster before it opens to the public. (Opening day is currently schedule for May 28, 2014.)[sc:adsense ]Here are some things you'll want to know about this ride before you go.1. There is an interactive element to the line waiting part (this is going to be a very popular ride and you will be waiting in line). Spinning barrels, touch screen games, … [Read more...]

World’s 7 Most Spectacular Dream Pools

Summertime, and the livin's easy. Right? Well, it most certainly is if you're kicking back at one of the seven most spectacular pools the world has to offer. From Chile to Australia, if you're lucky enough to be in one of these pools, you're doing something right. PS- send an invitation!Yup. That is a pool. Oh, not just the part under the glass pyramid. The part with the sailboat as well.  This is San Alfonso del Mar's pool in Chile; it holds 250 million liters of water and is over a kilometer in length. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the world’s largest crystalline water pool. Image source.You'll be on cloud nine swimming in this pool at what's known as the Melbourne Cloud House. Heavenly. Image source.This lovely indoor-outdoor pool reminds me of a … [Read more...]