Hittin’ The Road to Lancaster, PA in the New 2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand TouringAWD #DriveShop #DriveMazda

Disclosure: Thanks to Drive Shop for giving me the opportunity to drive the 2017 Mazda CX-3 for ten days.  Opinions expressed are always my own. I've said it before and I'll say it again - I love going on road trips.  I truly enjoy the adventure, the open road and the quality time spent with my loved ones. We can chat, crack jokes, listen to music and even play games. A few weekends ago, my family and I packed up the Mazda CX-3 and took off to Lancaster, Pennsylvania for a fun 80's themed … [Read more...]

Weekend Getaway to Hershey Park in the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE #DriveShop #DriveMitsubishi

Disclaimer: Thanks to Drive Shop and Mitsubishi, I was given the opportunity to test drive the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE for one full week. All opinions are 100% my own. No monetary compensation was received. I'm accustomed to driving an SUV since I've owned a Kia Sorento for nine years so I wasn't quite excited about driving around in a Mitsubishi Mirage for a week.  Although I was definitely grateful to Drive Shop for providing the Mirage for our Hershey Park road trip, I really … [Read more...]

{Recipe} Limber de Coco – Coconut Cream Ice Pops (or cups)

If you gave me a choice between winter and summer, I would definitely have to choose the latter. Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors and spend plenty of time with your family by the beach or the pool. When I was a kid, my parents used to vacation in Lancaster, PA. We'd visit my aunts, uncles and cousins and explore the area. My aunt was a stay at home mom so to make extra money, she would sell frozen kool-aid in small cups for twenty-five cents each. She would make yummy and refreshing … [Read more...]

Lancaster, PA – Road Trip With The Family: Part 2. VW Style

OK, so it's been a long 49 days since our family road trip with the star of the trip, the Volkswagen Routan. I know, I know. That was way over a month ago and you must be thinking, ok, why is she writing about this now? Honestly, life got in the way especially when there's kids involved and well, it was also a sad moment when the vehicle was picked up. Really it was. Just thinking about the extra leg room we had, the luxury of dual tv screens with wireless headphones, automatic door and … [Read more...]

Road Trip With The Family: Part 1. VW Routan Style

Well folks, it's that time for families to start on their new ventures now that school is out! With that in mind, my family and I will be going on a small road trip to Pennsylvania and we're making two stops along the way: Lancaster & Philadelphia.  I have family in both cities (my Dad is also buried in Lancaster) so it's mainly to visit family and of course to get away for several days. Our last stop before heading back to New York will be Washington, D.C.  It will be the first time for … [Read more...]

Kids stay, play and eat free at Hersheypark!

Hersheypark is now having their own stimulus package.  For a limited time, you can stay at one of their resorts, The Hotel Hershey or the Hershey Lodge with your kids and they stay, play and eat for free.  How cool is that?  You'll also get free complimentary shuttle service to the park, access to the waterfront cabanas at The Boardwalk at Hersheypark, access to Breakfast at the Park with their very own Hershey bars characters and so much more! Since I have family in PA, I have always gone to … [Read more...]