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Colonial Williamsburg Arboretum

Have You Been to the Colonial Williamsburg Arboretum? We’ve been trapped indoors for a long time now. That might explain the rise in popularity of house plants lately—after all, plants are beautiful to look at and have been shown to have a calming effect on us.  But the science goes deeper! Our tendency to feel […]

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Meet the Animals at Busch Gardens

We’ve talked a lot about Busch Gardens in the past, including its world-class roller coasters and rides, fantastic shows, and themed events (Mardi Gras is going on right now!). But did you know? Busch Gardens is also home to 30 species of animals! Through rescue and conservation efforts, Busch Gardens does its part in protecting […]

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Explore Black History Month From Home

Not only is education the best tool for change, but it’s also one we all have at our fingertips (yup, even in quarantine!). One of the best ways to learn new things is in person, and Colonial Williamsburg is a rich and unique treasure trove of information on America’s past. BUT if you feel safer staying […]

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7 Delightfully Random History Facts

Winter can be a little dull, so we’re going to liven things up today with 7 delightfully random history facts! From the secrets of our Founding Fathers to surprising uses for condiments, this roundup of historical facts may surprise you. JA + TJ = BFF John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Founding Fathers and the 2nd […]

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Black History in Colonial Williamsburg

As part of the American south, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, was once a home to enslaved people. This February, to celebrate Black History in Colonial Williamsburg, they will share the stories of the African American men and women who contributed to the story of our nation while under the weight of unimaginable toil and sacrifice. Here […]

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Busch Gardens 2021 Special Events

If you’re like us, you’re really missing roller coasters right now. Luck is with us. We just got news of Busch Gardens 2021 special events planned for this year. If your family could use some socially distanced fun (what other kind is there?), look no further. Your only job now is to figure out which of […]

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The Latest Feel-Good Roundup

We think it’s about time we share the latest feel-good roundup… It’s a new week, and we are popping in to say—it’s okay to feel overwhelmed right now. Everything we’re dealing with, from educating our kids to managing our careers to handling family crises, is way more than we’ve ever had to deal with before. […]

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Three Hot Drinks to Warm Up Your Winter

Feeling cold lately? Check out these three hot drinks to warm up your winter… The other day, one of our coworkers shared a conversation she had with her toddler about her morning coffee. It went something like this: Toddler: What is that? Mother: It’s my coffee. Toddler: Can I try it? Mother: Hmm. I’m not […]

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Three Ways to Knock Out a Winter Funk

Some of us dread winter the way we dread a visit to the dentist or speaking in front of a group of people. After all, it’s cold, blustery, and dark—and this winter might be extra tough with all that is going on in the world… But there are ways to beat the winter blues! Below […]

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Pandemic-Safe New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve presents us with yet another unique challenge—how do we celebrate the arrival of a much-needed new year while continuing to be vigilant about Covid-19 safety practices? That’s why we thought it would be most appropriate to share our ideas for a pandemic-safe New Year’s Eve! The CDC has announced its guidelines […]

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