We Had the Time of Our Lives at Mystic Aquarium Through TripAdvisor

I received a complimentary TripAdvisor Attraction to facilitate this post. All thoughts and photos are my own.

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And I mean it – we had the time of our lives!

When Scarlet was one, we took her for a special day to Mystic Aquarium and then to a dear friend’s beach house in a town nearby. It was pretty much a perfect day and I had fun taking all the pictures in the world! The day gave me a special feeling because it’s such a magical place. When I was dating Cassidy, we met at Mystic for a romantic weekend. The movie Mystic Pizza was one of my favorites when I was younger. So when I sent my sister a text saying I was booking 7 tickets to Mystic Aquarium through TripAdvisor, and would she come with me, I screamed when I get her instant response to me.

“I’m in.

I hadn’t seen my sister in three months! Almost four! And her little ones are growing so fast. She has the same thing with me – a real love for all things Mystic. We decided to make a day of it. We met at the aquarium in the morning and then had lunch together at Mystic Pizza, and then explored the town a bit with our little ones. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to pull it all together. I already knew and loved TripAdvisor for its millions of traveler reviews, but I had no idea how easy it would be to book attractions, tours, and experiences. And I was specifically looking for things to do in Connecticut because that’s a good halfway meeting place for our families. When I inputted my search terms, it was actually the first hit.

Why is the experience so easy? You can find shoppable tours and attractions at the click of your mouse and also read reviews. This is the world’s largest provider of tours, activities, and attractions, with more than 56,000 bookable experiences in 2,500 destinations worldwide. And, TripAdvisor Attractions offers something for every kind of traveler. I’m talking everything from walking tours, skip-the-line access, theatre tickets, hot air balloon safaris (#2 on our list!), and even Everest base camp treks. We booked our attraction in advance on my mobile app and had the tickets within minutes.

Booking attractions in person, after arrival, can be risky. It’s better to book in advance where you can read reviews and see a “big picture” overview of what’s available where you’re going. TripAdvisor removes the friction of the unknown and provides knowledge, reviews, ease, and a wherever/whenever capability. There’s also their low price guarantee!

Here are their benefits:

Knowledge: We consolidate the options in one place, so you can easily search for what best suits your needs.
Reviews: We show you thousands of reviews on attractions so you can make informed choices
Ease: We make booking online or on our free mobile app quick and easy – no hotel concierge, no guidebook, no ancient brochures.
Whenever, wherever: You can book a month in advance, a week in advance, a day in advance, or a ‘skip the line’ ticket form the very line you’re standing in.
VIP access: We offer skip-the-line opportunities, behind-the-scenes access, private viewings and more
24/7 customer service: Book with TripAdvisor Attractions and you’ll have 24/7 access to our customer support team
Low price guarantee: If you find a lower price for the same tour or activity within 72 hours of booking, or if you arrive in your destination and find your activity offered at a lower price by our operator, let us know. We’ll refund the price difference

Not to mention, DINOSAURS!

Also not to mention, you can find the lowest price hotel with TripAdvisor. You can find the best prices from 200+ booking sites. With just one click, they compare prices from 200+ hotel booking sites – including the hotel’s own website – to help you fid the lowest price on your ideal hotel near your tour or attraction!

Where in the world would you go for your next big adventure?

5 Reasons OLOMOMO Nuts are the the Perfect Snack

This post has been sponsored by OLOMOMO. All opinions are my own!

OLOMOMO Nuts are the perfect snack for daily life and road trips. They are made sustainably and have unique and delicious varieties. #ad

Sometimes. Often. I really love work. Like when I get to taste test some delicious snacks!

Olomomo is pronounced O-LO – MO- MO. Of course! Basically they create healthier nut snacks and try to have a low impact on the environment as well! The founder set out to start a company that could leverage market forces and help make a positive impact on society. This is the first nut snack company to clear the bar for B Corp Certification. And OLOMOMO is committed to developing a fair and healthy work place, as well as a supply chain and operations that are healthy for the environment, AND, for all of the people involved at every part of the process. And now, let’s talk about the nut snacks!

I’m currently munching on the Sea Salt Vinegar and I had a blast tasting all of the varieties. I love Applewood Smoked. Cassidy likes the Cherry Vanilla. That’s a new one! Cashews. Almonds. Pecans. YUM. I have 5 reasons to love them!

1 – They are perfect for road trips, and we take lot of those in the spring, summer, and fall.

2 – They have a wide variety of nuts and flavors – from sweet to spicy to savory – and you’ll find one to love.

3 – These nut snacks fuel our many adventures, and give us the boost we need to do 13 hours at theme parks.

4 – OLOMOMO Nuts are protein-packed, gluten-free, healthy fats, non-GMO, and use organic ingredients when possible. They have low or no sugar, low or no salt, and simple, whole food ingredients. No artificial flavoring or preservatives.

5 – They have big plans for the future. Fair trade sources for nuts are quite limited, but OLOMOMO will be working on developing more fair trader partnerships, and using other fair trade and organic ingredients whenever possible.

They strive to find the best raw nuts in the world. They buy Almonds from trusted co-ops in California, Cashews from Ecuador, Viet Nam or India, and Pecans from various producers in the US. Pecans are the United States’ only native nut!

So, which flavor do you most want to try?