Save $100 on family-friendly Hawaii vacations with Pleasant Holidays – USFG’s new travel partner!

Disclosure:  KLY earned an entry in a blogger contest by posting.  Information was provided by US Family Guide.  All opinions are my own. Hawaii is arguably the most beautiful place on our planet.  The weather, the scenery, the flowers, the people, the ocean.....  It's just perfection.  Definitely a top five vacation destination and on every bucket list.  When I heard that US Family Guide has partnered with Pleasant Holidays, a leading … [Read more...]

Family Vacation Idea For Kids Who Love Animals – Fun With A Learning Component

Disclosure: My daughter and I were provided an all expenses paid trip to Discovery Cove and SeaWorld including travel, accommodations and activities. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #TheMoms #ad  What do you look for when you are planning a family vacation? If a learning component is important to you, I have a suggestion! My daughter and I recently took a long weekend to Discovery Cove in Orlando and I found that the animal interaction … [Read more...]

Parenting Tweens: Is It Time For Rules or Relationship?

Disclosure: Dream Resorts provided an all expenses paid trip to Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa including travel, accommodations and activities. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #MomsEscape #MotherDaughterEscape #ad  Parenting tweens.  It can be a challenge.  Your child will be changing, growing up, experimenting and testing everything around them, including you.  I recently had lunch with a woman whose daughter had just left home … [Read more...]

5 Tips On How To Get The Most Out Of Your All-Inclusive Vacation

Disclosure: Dream Resorts provided an all expenses paid trip to Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa including travel, accommodations and activities. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #MomsEscape #ad  My daughter and I recently had the opportunity to spend an amazing four days in Mexico! I've been to Mexico before but this was the first time for my daughter. Of the times I'd been there, this time was special.  Why? Because of where … [Read more...]

#TravelTipZzz and Packing List To Take Your Run On The Road – Running While Traveling #ad

Disclosure:  I am a member of the Vicks Ambassador Network and as such, receive compensation for sharing my personal experience with Vicks products like #ZzzQuil.  All opinions are my own and I only recommend products or services that I believe offer value or quality to my readers.  Enjoy my #TravelTipZzz. Are you ready to take the next step and travel for a race? Or are you taking a business trip and need to stay healthy and well rested? … [Read more...]

Summer Getaway Fun at Cedar Point Amusement Park and Hotel Breakers

Disclosure: Our family was provided with park tickets and a hotel stay to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated. Are you thinking about a summer getaway before school starts?  Our family recently went to Cedar Point Amusement Park and we had a blast!  We stayed at the BEAUTIFUL Hotel Breakers.  From the moment we entered the lobby of the newly renovated Hotel Breakers, I knew this was going to be something … [Read more...]

White Sox and Tom Skilling! Weather Day on Thursday, May 7th

Chicago White Sox and WGN?  This sounds like such a fun event, I love watching Tom Skilling on WGN! "The Chicago White Sox will host the seventh annual Weather Day, presented by WGN-TV, prior to the game on Thursday, May 7, when the White Sox take on Detroit at U.S. Cellular Field at 1:10 p.m.  In celebration of Weather Day, WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling will host a 45-minute presentation and special Q&A session with fans at 10:30 … [Read more...]

Romantic Restaurant in Chicago Area #Dinner4Valentines

Do you live in the Chicago area and are planning a romantic Valentine dinner date?  Looking for a romantic restaurant?  I have a suggestion for you that is not only a romantic dinner idea but also a destination. I'll write about dinner in a minute, but in addition to enjoying an incredible meal, visit something that sparks your interest in Duneland.  Whether it's the Indiana Dunes State Park with beautiful vistas of Lake Michigan (yes, … [Read more...]

New Way To Call A Cab – “Curb” Makes It Easy! $15 Off Your First Ride #Sponsored #MC

I've never felt comfortable hailing a cab.  First, I can't ever remember if the light on means they are available, or not available.  It seems awkward to wave my arm in the air.  I can't whistle.  Middle of the block?  Corner?  I never know where to stand.  And the worst? Yes, people have walked right smack in front of me and stolen, yes, stolen, grrrrrr, my cab.  In the rain.  What's a girl to do? Well the days of awkward arm waving, … [Read more...]

Taking a Cruise to Alaska? Here’s My Favorite Tips! #DisneyCruise

My final post about our vacation to Alaska! It was a trip-of-a-lifetime thanks to Disney Cruise Line. We made wonderful memories. If you are considering a cruise, here are some tips I picked up along the way.  I hope you have a spectacular journey. 1. Go! Don't wait until the perfect time, book your cruise today. 2. Choose a Disney Cruise. I wrote a whole post about things to consider when choosing a cruise line, but the bottom line is … [Read more...]

Sailing on the Disney Wonder – Land Excursion, Skagway #DisneyCruise

Our first port on the 7-night cruise was Skagway, Alaska.  The ship docks near town and you can get off the ship to explore.  Tours are available to do a variety of different activities from historical tours to zip lining.  The Disney Cruise website is full of resources and information and especially user-friendly when it comes to choosing a land adventure.  You can independently book tours but when you reserve a Port Adventure with Disney Cruise … [Read more...]

Sailing on the Disney Wonder – The Food, Glorious Food! #DisneyCruise

When you hear the word, "cruise", what do you think of?  Amazing food, I know, right?  No matter what the destination, cruise ships are known for having delicious and plentiful food! You can count on Disney for fun, luxury accommodations, world-class service AND incredibly delicious food.  There are numerous restaurants on the ship, from pizza counters to fine dining.  Meals or snacks are available at all times of the day or night. For … [Read more...]

Sailing On The Disney Wonder – Things To Do On The Ship #DisneyCruise

There is so much to do on a cruise ship, especially a Disney ship!  We had a blast and I'm convinced all the activities are the reason I didn't gain any weight - despite eating anything and everything I wanted for a week.  Our whole family was busy and loved the days at sea as much as the port adventures.   Each evening of the cruise, our steward, Michael, would straighten up our cabin and leave us a fun towel animal, chocolates, … [Read more...]

Giveaway: $10 Starbucks Gift Card (US, Ends 7/26)

This week I’m going to be sharing posts about our family’s adventure on a Disney cruise to Alaska.   There will be a new giveaway every day and the entries are easy!  Just comment on a cruise post and let me know in the Rafflecopter below. Extra entries if you follow Kelly’s Lucky You on social media. I hope you enjoy reading about our trip and we can share some of the magic. Enter in the Rafflecopter form below and good luck! a … [Read more...]

Sailing On The Disney Wonder – The Staterooms #DisneyCruise

Have you ever wondered what a stateroom on a Disney cruise ship looks like?  I'd never been on a cruise before we went early this month.  My only reference was from the movie, Out to Sea with Jack Lemmon.  I was very excited to find that it was spacious, comfortable, well-decorated, and had amazing storage space. There was a dividing curtain between the bed, sleeping area and the sitting, couch area.  That especially came in handy when I (the … [Read more...]

Sailing On The Disney Wonder – Day One: Sail Away! #DisneyCruise @DisneyCruise

Our family to a Disney Cruise to Alaska in June.  Four of us shared this adventure - my mom, husband, daughter and I sailed on the Disney Wonder.  We had heard that a cruise was a fun experience for all ages and my husband has always wanted to travel to Alaska.  My mom had been on a cruise years ago, but it was the first one for my husband, daughter, and me.  If you're a regular reader of KLY, you know I'm a huge Disney fan.  Walt Disney World is … [Read more...]