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Planning the Ultimate Girls Trip to Disney World

2019-05-29T14:02:03-05:00

This past February, my mom and I took an extra long weekend trip to Disney World to participate in RunDisney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend. This was SUCH a fun trip – not only because of the race activities throughout the weekend, but because it was a trip for just us gals! Planning a trip for just your girlfriends is way different than planning for a family with kiddos, so with my tips – it’ll be smooth sailing when planning your [...]

Planning the Ultimate Girls Trip to Disney World2019-05-29T14:02:03-05:00

Cinematic Spectacular Dining at Universal Orlando

2016-07-05T12:24:53-05:00

    Universal Orlando is all about the movies. From family favorites like ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Shrek’ to action movies like the ‘Terminator’ and ‘Mummy’ films to comedies like the ‘Men in Black’ movies and the ‘Simpsons’ movie, there is a part of Universal that celebrates them all. The daily culmination of this celebration is the nighttime show, Cinematic Spectacular. The Cinematic Spectacular is a phenomenal show that takes place on walls of water in the middle of the lagoon [...]

Cinematic Spectacular Dining at Universal Orlando2016-07-05T12:24:53-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-07-26T17:36:07-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 26, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Monorail - The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available. Now through Summer 2016 Swiss Family Treehouse Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress Liberty [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-07-26T17:36:07-05:00

Five Classic Must Do Magic Kingdom Attractions

2016-07-05T12:18:37-05:00

The Magic Kingdom is the heart and soul of Walt Disney World. This is where you can rocket through space, hop on the Wildest Ride in the Wilderness and splash 13 stories down into a Briar Patch. You can spin on tea cups, ride a mine train to see the Seven Dwarfs and fire laser guns to defeat the evil Emperor Zurg. As fun as all of that is, there are a few quieter attractions here that you’ll want to [...]

Five Classic Must Do Magic Kingdom Attractions2016-07-05T12:18:37-05:00

10 Tips for Your Next Road Trip with Preschoolers

2016-07-25T17:36:24-05:00

  We recently drove 14 hours to Myrtle Beach for some fun in the sun. Yes… we drove… with two preschoolers… No… we are NOT crazy. Well, maybe just a little. Driving instead of flying, especially for a larger family can really save money! These tips will definitely come in handy in upcoming years when we finally attempt to drive to Disney! Drive at night! Leave a couple hours before dinner and drive through the night! With a little luck [...]

10 Tips for Your Next Road Trip with Preschoolers2016-07-25T17:36:24-05:00

Tips for Flying with an Infant

2019-06-03T14:10:43-05:00

Traveling with an infant can seem overwhelming if you have never done it before. However, it doesn’t have to be miserable. I recently traveled to China with my 9 month old. The trip included 6 different flights and 5 different cities within one month - and I survived! My motto is: prepare for the worst but hope for the best! I did a lot of research before boarding a plane with my 9 month old. Even cancelled flights and a [...]

Tips for Flying with an Infant2019-06-03T14:10:43-05:00

Walt Disney World Dining Plan Magic!

2016-06-28T12:53:39-05:00

Since I live in the Western United States, we go to Disneyland much more often than we go to Walt Disney World. However, we recently had opportunity to go to Walt Disney World in Florida and to use the Disney Dining Plan. I was skeptical before the trip, but now I’m convinced that the Disney Dining Plans at Walt Disney World are easy to use, easy on the family budget, and add to the magic and fun! The 3 most [...]

Walt Disney World Dining Plan Magic!2016-06-28T12:53:39-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-07-18T17:38:00-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 16, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Monorail - The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available. Now through Summer 2016 Swiss Family Treehouse Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress Liberty [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-07-18T17:38:00-05:00

10 Things for Kids Under 10 at Universal Orlando

2016-06-28T12:32:54-05:00

Heading to Universal Orlando? Wondering if there will be things to do for your Younger Ones? Never Fear – Everyone in your family can have an Epic Adventure at Universal Orlando! Universal Orlando has great themed playgrounds, requires less planning, has close, on-site resorts that are quickly accessed for those afternoon naps, and provides compact parks - so less walking! If you are looking for specific attractions for those 38” or under, here are my top 10 Things for Kids [...]

10 Things for Kids Under 10 at Universal Orlando2016-06-28T12:32:54-05:00

5 Reasons to Cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line

2016-06-28T12:45:34-05:00

Norwegian Cruise Line is an incredible cruise line and strives to have you cruise again and again with them. They are not only renovating all their fleets, they have gone above and beyond on every aspect of their cruises from expanding their cruise destinations and port stops to bringing the absolute finest features and details to every aspect of every cruise. They want their cruise line to be the best and they sincerely want their clients to come back and [...]

5 Reasons to Cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line2016-06-28T12:45:34-05:00

8 Tips to Keep Your Feet Happy at Disney

2016-06-28T12:23:56-05:00

You've spent months dreaming and planning your Walt Disney World vacation. You want to do and see it all. With 4 theme parks, 2 water parks and Disney Springs, you will be doing a lot of walking. The average guest can easily walk 10 miles a day! My feet are tired just thinking about it! Here are 8 tips to help you go the distance and keep your feet happy at Walt Disney World. Good Walking Shoes – Choose a [...]

8 Tips to Keep Your Feet Happy at Disney2016-06-28T12:23:56-05:00

Tips for Beating the Crowds at Walt Disney World

2016-06-28T12:46:09-05:00

No one enjoys standing in a line. In particular, children do not enjoy standing in lines. Especially when it’s hot outside as it is most of the year in Orlando, Florida. It is a given that there will be a certain amount of waiting throughout your vacation for attractions, but there are a few tips and tricks to help minimize your wait time and maximize your ride time! 1.) Get up Early: I know I know, it’s vacation and who [...]

Tips for Beating the Crowds at Walt Disney World2016-06-28T12:46:09-05:00