Hidden Gems

Rescue Ranch:Teaching Compassion for Animals and Responsible Pet Ownership

Tucked away just over 40 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina is an incredible animal sanctuary and education center called Rescue Ranch. Located in Statesville, this organization was founded in 2012 by Ryan and Krissie Newman. During a recent visit, I had the opportunity to learn about the incredible things they are doing and also meet some of their adorable Animal...

Mardi Gras in Cajun Country

I have only imagined Mardi Gras as to what you see on television. Extremely wild and far from family friendly. I recently found out that is not the case in Lafayette, Louisiana also known as Cajun Country. Located in the southwestern part of the state, Lafayette is the 4th largest city in the state of Louisiana. I’ll be honest, I didn’t know what to...

The Unity Garden at the Chattahoochee Nature Center (Roswell, GA)

FTC Disclosure *My visit to Roswell was part of a Press Trip in partnership with IFWTWA however all opinions are my own.* During my recent visit to Roswell, Georgia I was pleasantly surprised at how many opportunities are in the community to ‘give back’. I must admit the Unity Garden at the Chattahoochee Nature Center really stood out. Established in...