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My 5 Favorite Things About Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

2016-12-02T09:43:04-05:00

Location – This seems obvious, right? Aulani is in Hawaii, so how could it be anything less than fantastic. To me, one of the best things about Aulani, is that it is Ko’Olina. This is on the less touristy, less busy side of Oahu. You’re 27 miles away from Waikiki, 26 miles from North Shore, and 17 miles from Pearl Harbor. This means that you feel very secluded and private, but you’re not far from lot of other activities. Food [...]

My 5 Favorite Things About Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa2016-12-02T09:43:04-05:00

Four Parks in one day: A Disney Challenge!

2016-12-02T09:34:36-05:00

If you've visited Walt Disney World more than once, and are looking for something new and exciting to try for your next trip, I've got the perfect idea for you! All Four Walt Disney World Parks in ONE Day! First, a few caveats: I wouldn't recommend this for your first trip to Disney. If it's your first time, you'll want to enjoy all the fun in each park and take your time experiencing all the special attractions that Disney has [...]

Four Parks in one day: A Disney Challenge!2016-12-02T09:34:36-05:00

The Best Hotels at Disney for Infants and Toddlers

2016-12-02T09:27:34-05:00

Last month I posted tips on visiting Disney as an Expectant Mother. This month we fast-forward to taking those sweet babies on a Disney vacation. This is the first in a series of blog posts with some simple tips for traveling to Disney with an infant or young toddler. Today we tackle one the hardest decisions; where to stay. I always recommend staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel so that is what this writing will be focused on. [...]

The Best Hotels at Disney for Infants and Toddlers2016-12-02T09:27:34-05:00

Updated for 2017: Do You Have What It Takes To Become a Jedi?

2016-12-02T09:20:51-05:00

Just as Ezra met his trials at the Lothal Jedi Temple, so must you at the Mysterious Jedi Temple in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! The Temple is a place where Jedi Masters take their young Padawans to determine if they are ready to become Jedi. Jedi Training is for all Padawans ages 4 through 12 who want to test their skills in the Force under the watchful eye of a Jedi Master! Head over to the stage by Star Tours and [...]

Updated for 2017: Do You Have What It Takes To Become a Jedi?2016-12-02T09:20:51-05:00

10 Reasons to Sail on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class Ships

2016-12-02T11:46:46-05:00

Have you ever found yourself looking for the perfect family vacation with enough activities for the kids and family but with plenty to do for the adults too? Look no further than the Oasis Class Ships on Royal Caribbean.   The Oasis, Allure and Harmony of the Seas are the largest cruise ships at sea and are a great way to get away and enjoy a great family vacation. I can go on and on about how amazing these ships are [...]

10 Reasons to Sail on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class Ships2016-12-02T11:46:46-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-12-16T16:54:52-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of December 14, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents 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 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-12-16T16:54:52-05:00

5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

2016-12-02T08:59:05-05:00

There are so many resorts to choose from at Walt Disney World! There are 3 levels of resorts- Value, Moderate, and Deluxe. How do you choose? You have to decide what is important to you and what your budget will allow. I say that if you can make a Deluxe Resort fit into your budget, you should choose one of those. And Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is one of the best choices because of the following 5 reasons: Nautical Theme- [...]

5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort2016-12-02T08:59:05-05:00

Beyond the Autograph Book

2016-12-02T08:49:18-05:00

  No matter where the destination, one essential tool for each Disney vacation is something for your favorite characters to sign. While the gift stores offer many standard autograph books, I found myself trying to think of something different so we didn’t have an entire shelf devoted to them. So like many Moms I went to my two favorite sites: Etsy and Pinterest and here are few ideas we’ve personally tried! Picture frame mat I purchased at our local Hobby [...]

Beyond the Autograph Book2016-12-02T08:49:18-05:00

What Age Should You Take Your Kids To Disney?

2016-12-02T08:45:07-05:00

  One question that I get asked frequently when discussing Disney vacations is, “What’s a good age to take my kids to Disney?” and I’m here to break down that answer for you. The one thing to remember is all families are different; they vary in size, income, and ages. I know, the idea of taking a newborn, a toddler, a kindergartner, a twelve year old or even a sixteen year old to Disney sounds challenging, but I’m here to [...]

What Age Should You Take Your Kids To Disney?2016-12-02T08:45:07-05:00

Saratoga Springs with Kids

2016-12-02T08:44:42-05:00

Saratoga Springs often gets overlooked as a great resort to stay in because it is a couple minutes farther from the parks. In my opinion, there are more pros than cons and what is five more minutes of a drive or bus ride? Here are some reasons why Saratoga Springs is a great place to stay with kids 1.) Pools: There are several pools at Saratoga Springs, but our favorite was the pool in the Paddock section. There is a [...]

Saratoga Springs with Kids2016-12-02T08:44:42-05:00

Which Good Neighbor Hotel is best for you?

2016-12-02T08:44:10-05:00

Are you traveling to Disneyland or California Adventure theme parks soon and are you trying to find the best place for you to stay? If there are no rooms available at one of the fabulous Disney Hotels: Paradise Pier, Disneyland Hotel, or Californian Grand, then a good neighbor hotel is the next best choice. There are over 40 good neighbor hotels that offer award winning accommodations, complimentary food, secure parking; some also offer free parking, and many offer the convenience [...]

Which Good Neighbor Hotel is best for you?2016-12-02T08:44:10-05:00

12 Holiday Activities for Your Winter Disney World Vacation

2016-12-02T08:43:50-05:00

Do you have a holiday vacation planned to Walt Disney World? First, man you are lucky! Secondly make sure to add some of these holiday activities to your tip! Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine! From November 7th until January 6th join Minnie and friends for a festive holiday dinner party. Delicious food and characters in their holiday finery do not disappoint! Holidays Around the World at Epcot! Partake in the food, music, and holiday celebrations of the counties [...]

12 Holiday Activities for Your Winter Disney World Vacation2016-12-02T08:43:50-05:00

Holiday Magic at Disney Springs

2016-12-01T08:51:11-05:00

    There is nothing more magical than Walt Disney World during the holiday season! There are so many wonderful things to do and see at the theme parks, it is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. If you are wondering what to do when you are not visiting a park, let me share some of the magical happenings you can enjoy at Disney Springs during this holiday season! First, you must take a stroll through the Christmas [...]

Holiday Magic at Disney Springs2016-12-01T08:51:11-05:00