Urban Legends and Ancient Myths of Romania

We’ve all heard of Dracula but do you know any of the other fascinating legends and myths of Romania? Richly marked with medieval castles, cities, and ruins, Transylvania is home to the real Count Dracula, portrayed in fiction by Bram Stoker as a vampire. This particular myth has been milked by Hollywood to…

Starlink: Battle for Atlas Nintendo Switch Tween Review

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product.   This is a Starlink: Battle for Atlas review. You can find this game and other great deals at Best Buy right now! The holidays are in full swing, and that means scoring cool toys for…

A Christmas Story Movie Night with the Neighbors and Zak Designs

This article contains affiliate links at no cost to you.   It’s that time of year when weekends get slammed with holiday parties, shopping, and family trips. Sometimes it’s hard to get together with the people you see and know the most, your neighbors! So I partnered up with Zak Designs to host…

The Ultimate Camping Gear Gift Guide for the Outdoor Enthusiast

This article contains affiliate links at no cost to you. The small commissions made from these affiliate sales help pay the expense of running this site so I can make cool content for you.   What to bring camping? Well, there are two kinds of campers in the world. The ones who haul…

Mermaid Vibes Bundle Giveaway Worth $400 of Pure Magic Begins Nov 1

This giveaway was made possible by the following brand partners, Wendy Mignot, Swig, Karma Gifts, Par Avion Tea, Hallu, Kadina, Faerie Magazine, Xcentz. Other items are paid for with our own cold hard cash. Affiliate links are in this post at no cost to the consumer. This is a giveaway, but should you…

5 Hotels You Should Check Out If You Travel With Pets

When it comes to animals, not many hotels will approve of such. However, there are some hotels where animal lovers can wine and dine while they admire and interact with wildlife. It provides a chance for visitors to interact with nature and have the best time of their visit. Below are the top…

Incredible Gothic Castles in the UK You Need to Visit

Entangled in bloodthirsty battles, princes, princesses, ghosts, and magic, the castles that can be found all over Europe seem to each have their own barely-believable fairy tales. If you’re planning a trip to the UK and want to see some of these enchanting buildings for yourself, here’s a list of seven Gothic Castles in the…

6 of Our Favorite Pet-Friendly Places in Canton, Georgia

When I started a recent search for pet friendly places in Canton, Georgia I was surprised to find only listings of restaurants and hotels. If you’re anything like us, we take our dog, who is affectionately named Noreen the Queen the Cuddle Machine, everywhere. Especially in the cooler months when she can hang…

5 Fascinating Places to Explore Ancient Egyptian Mythology

For over 30 centuries ancient Egyptian Mythology was the cornerstone of the civilization’s belief structures. Egyptian gods went in and out of fashion, either gaining or losing importance as the years went on. Their form was normally an animal head on a human body and most symbolized one aspect of the world. Ra…

Six Must-See Game of Thrones Filming Locations in Iceland #GameofThrones

This article contains affiliate links at no cost to you. If you’re a fan of the famous television adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire, then there’s no doubt you’ll want to add the Game of Thrones filming locations in Iceland to your bucket list. Iceland is actually called the land of fire and…

The Dark Side of Christmas, the Legend of Krampus

I’ve always been very interested in the legend of Krampus. The idea that there is this dark and ominous beast legend woven into the jolliest and beautiful time of year is curious. So, I set out to ask a few friends in my nerd circle of folklore and mythology, to see what they…

Geeking Out at the Legoland Beach Retreat at Legoland Florida

There are few places that give me the super fangirl feels. The Legoland Beach Retreat is definitely one of them. I’m a big fan of Lego, and wouldn’t you know, my son is too. So when we were invited to Legoland Florida to check out their Beach Retreat we were pretty excited. There’s…

Exploring the Legacy of Thor in Norway – In the Footsteps of Vikings

When looking for Thor in Norway, it’s important to remember that the legends of Norse Gods were shared orally for many years before being transcribed. It was the Vikings who carved these stories into wood and stone and forged talismans of Thor’s hammer into metal. And while time has taken the Viking people…

Geek Out Hard -My Marvel Avengers STATION Las Vegas Review

This article contains affiliate links at no cost to you. This is my personal Marvel Avengers STATION Las Vegas review. I was given passes to have the experience, but this in no way shaped my opinions in this post.   No one appreciates a good fandom experience quite like an uber geek. Are…

The Spomeniks of Yugoslavia Will Make Transformers Seem True

Have you ever heard of the ‘Spomeniks of Yugoslavia’? Hidden across the war-torn landscape of the dismantled Yugoslav states, formerly called the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY), I’ve found hundreds of overgrown and forgotten relics scattered everywhere. What were once space-age triumphs, more appropriate on the set of Transformers rather than lamenting…

Abandoned Theme Parks in Japan That Will Give You the Creeps

  Being the home of anime, kawaii stuff, and a wide range of children’s attractions, Japan is a popular travel destination for families with kids. But while there are many amusement parks in Japan that promise exciting rides and endless family fun, there are a few that are certainly not for kids. Hidden…

Totally Awesome and Magical Things to do in Dusseldorf Germany

Düsseldorf is a perfect city-break destination. Offering everything a traveler looks for in a city like shopping, dining, parks, culture, nightlife and unique experiences. This summer I had the opportunity thanks to the nice folks at Tourism Düsseldorf, to explore everything this hidden city has to offer. From castles to dancing fairy tale…

20 Totally Killer and Uber Romantic Date Ideas in Atlanta, Georgia

This post was sponsored by Groupon as well as the Atlanta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. It in no way shaped my opinion. These are places I have enjoyed and I know you will too. Looking for date ideas in Atlanta? First, let me congratulate you! You made it to a date night which…

Gods of Egypt – Travel Guide of the Egyptian Deities

If you love a good fantasy quest movie, with a bit of ‘The Mummy’-style caper thrown in, you’ll love this one. Gods of Egypt follows the search of a young thief for his lover, who has been captured by Set, the Egyptian god of darkness. Luckily Bek, played by Brenton Thwaites, finds an…

The Three Wishes Faerie Festival in Cornwall England

The first thing I heard on arrival at the Three Wishes Faerie Festival in Cornwall, England, was: “Hi, do you need some help setting up your tent?” Which is exactly what a mother with two seven-year-olds to look after by herself wants to hear at ten o’clock at night after a long drive.…

Disney Brave: Landscape and Legends of the Scotland

The feisty, redheaded princess from the hit movie from Disney Brave has joined Once Upon a Time during the fifth season, played by Amy Manson. But unlike other characters in the show, Merida is not a well-recognized princess, and Disney Brave is not a retelling of a classic fairy tale. Instead, it is a mixture of folklore…

Walker Stalker Chicago Celebrity Interview Roundup

Last week I attended Walker Stalker Chicago. I had a killer time, in fact, I think it’s the most stress-free con I’ve ever been to. Mad props to the organizers of this event, people are definitely keeping people happy. What made this seriously epic was hitting the con with my bestie Shelley. We…

Stay Where the Vampire Diaries was Filmed – The Twelve Oaks Mansion

Now you can stay where the Vampire Diaries was filmed! I heard about The Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast in passing conversation. Two things struck me; that it was where the Vampire Diaries Executive Producer Julie Plec stays, and it’s also a film location for scenes from the show. Still, there was something about…

Smoky Mountain Christmas, 11 Awesome Things to do in Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge

Get cozy in the mountains A Smoky Mountain Christmas… Have yourself a picture perfect Smoky Mountain Christmas vacation in Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Seated next to the entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the Bavarian-inspired ski town of Gatlinburg. This is THAT place…the picturesque, iconic, warm and fuzzy,…

How to Have a Memorable, Romantic Vacation to Niagara Falls

If there’s one place in North America that’s known for being a huge draw each year for honeymooners and other in-love duos, it has to be Niagara Falls. Loved-up couples have been flocking to this spot on the American-Canadian border for many years, mainly due to its famous, powerful waterfalls.   However, there…

Where to Find Sea Turtles on a Royal Caribbean Cruise

If you want to find sea turtles on a Royal Caribbean cruise then you must know where to look. The Caribbean Sea is known as one of the world’s most exquisite bodies of water. With its warm, turquoise waters, magnificent coral reefs, and bountiful marine life, it is no surprise that many choose…

4 Essentials You Need to Make Your Otaku Trek to Japan a Success

If you’re an anime or manga fan, you’ve no doubt dreamed about a trip to Japan. After all, what better way is there to indulge in your otaku cravings than with a trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. But don’t go too crazy just yet. Before you go to Japan, you should…

The Best Things to Do In Nepal For the Outdoor Adventurer

You might be looking for the best things to do in Nepal before you set off on your epic adventure. And respectfully so, there is little in the way of detailed guides on this destination since its tourism has only begun to climb since 2016. About 1.2 million travelers flock to Nepal each…

Plan Your Family Trip to Tahoe Like a Boss

It’s easy to get excited about your next family vacation, but you can’t assume all the pieces will fall into place simply because you know where you’re going. That’s especially the case if you’re traveling with younger and/or older family members. Trust me, been there, done that. You want everyone to look back on…

Work While You Study Abroad – These Are Your Options

Education is not only about what you learn in your Biology, Finance or Math classes. You can gain valuable real-world experience and relevant skills by undertaking an internship, working part-time or volunteering for causes that you’re passionate about. Working part-time while you’re a college student is an excellent way to both boost your…

5 Awesome Travel Experiences to Have With Your Dog

Dogs are not only absolute lords, but they’ll also help push you in the direction of a healthier lifestyle as well. They’ll eventually force you to have to exercise a bit more as well as spend a lot more of your time outdoors in the fresh air. In fact, they can actually prove…

How To Make Your Fishing Trip a Big Success

Have you been dreaming of your big fishing trip? Often a trip like this involves getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and getting closer to nature, and the great outdoors. Often times, fishing will take you to the beautiful sunset kissed waters of Florida, the coldwater creeks of North…

Vaping Etiquette 101 – Be the Polite Vaper Not the Annoying One

If you’re new to vaping, you may not know there is such a thing as vaping etiquette. The vaping trend is gaining considerable popularity in the past few years. Every year, we see new vaping entries on the market and each has its own benefits compared to others. While some people believe that…