2019 March, 20

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort: “Clear”ly  the Perfect Choice for Families

2019-03-20T16:52:52-04:00March 20, 2019|Travel Destinations|0 Comments

During Spring Break, we found ourselves traveling to Clearwater Beach, FL.  This is consistently rated a Top Beach on TripAdvisor.  If you visit America’s top-rated beach, you have to stay on the beach, right?!  We were in serious need of relaxation and time to reconnect.  My husband and I both have demanding jobs – and we love them – but still need to be able to focus solely on family.  After TONS of research, I found Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort. We did have another reason for selecting Clearwater Beach as our first destination for Spring Break - our oldest [...]

2017 July, 5

Disney’s Castaway Cay Beach Cabanas– What’s Included?

2023-10-05T17:06:14-04:00July 5, 2017|Cruising, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Travel|2 Comments

Updated June 4, 2019, with new information. Located on both the family and adult only beaches Disney offers 25 private luxurious cabanas to rent for the day while at Castaway Cay.  Not only are they a hideaway with their own private beaches they include many amenities as well.  On our last cruise, we were able to secure one and enjoyed having our own refuge for the day.  The day before arriving at Castaway Cay day you will receive a model of the cabana along with your wristbands that must be worn to identify you.  Remember these cabanas book very quickly [...]

2017 June, 21

Tips for Getting the Most out of Volcano Bay

2023-10-05T16:46:27-04:00June 21, 2017|Universal Studios Orlando, Volcano Bay|0 Comments

Volcano Bay is an amazing water park – in fact it is probably the best water park! You can spend an entire day enjoying this attraction, and here is how to get the most out of your stay! Book Seating Chairs and umbrellas are first come-first served in the beach areas of the park. Your best bet is to reserve Premium Seating or Cabanas. Premium Seating comes with 2 padded loungers, a locker, cover and a personal server all day! Prices start at $29.99 but are higher during peak times. I paid $69.99 for Premium Seating in June. Cabanas are [...]

2017 May, 12

Rainy Day Plan for Disney’s Castaway Cay

2023-10-05T16:30:48-04:00May 12, 2017|Disney Cruise Line|0 Comments

  Just like a wedding it’s never in the plans to have rain during your vacation, however our day at Castaway Cay had both. Unlike most destinations the professional Disney staff not only made our rainy day a blast, but also pulled off a complete wedding with no hiccups. Below are some tips we learned in case you run into the same scenario. Lighten Up the Day bag; everything you really need is on the island and since it’s overcast you can ditch the sunscreen and sunglasses. DON’T forget waterproof covers for your phone or camera because you are still [...]

2017 February, 7

How to Decide Where to Go on Your Family Vacation

2023-10-04T18:08:24-04:00February 7, 2017|Travel Destinations|0 Comments

  It’s time to plan a Family Vacation! But, oh, the stress that comes with deciding on where to travel! I’m here to help relieve you of some of the stress that goes along with that decision. There are several factors that might affect your choice of destination. Here are five factors that may help you narrow down your Vacation Destination: Age of Travelers- If you are traveling as a couple with just two adults, this category of factors does not affect you and you can move on to the next category! However, if you’re traveling with more than one [...]

2016 March, 21

Fun Facts about Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

2016-03-21T06:00:47-04:00March 21, 2016|Disneyland|0 Comments

  Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is one of three amazing hotels located right at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Paradise Pier Hotel offers a beach and sand setting that makes you feel as if you have stepped back in time, but with a modern twist. It is more casual then the other two Disneyland Resorts, yet truly elegant at the same time. Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel has 502 guest rooms and suites that offer both Queen or King size beds. Some guest rooms, if needed and available, will also include a daybed making this hotel perfect for almost any [...]

2015 August, 5

Castaway Cay’s Serenity Bay

2015-08-05T06:00:00-04:00August 5, 2015|Disney Travel|0 Comments

Serenity Bay is the adult’s only beach on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Most cruises on the Disney Cruise Line that sail to the Bahamas and Caribbean make a stop here. You must be 18 years of age or older to even get on the tram going out to this secluded spot. The water is clear, there are gentle waves, and a lot of well…serenity! When we cruise, we like to be on the first tram out to this adults only paradise to get good photos and the best chairs and hammocks (there are very few hammocks). There is just [...]

2015 July, 15

Family fun at Catalina Island

2015-07-15T06:00:00-04:00July 15, 2015|Travel Destinations|0 Comments

Catalina Island, California’s hidden gem! If you have never been to Catalina Island you really must make it a point to go and see this amazing Island. You can make it a day trip or a weekend getaway. Either way you will not be disappointed. It is a great place to take your family or if you are in need of a couple’s getaway. You must first book a ferry ride over with one of the two boats that over daily ferry service, they are Catalina Express and the Catalina Flyer. The boat ride over takes approximately 1 hour to [...]

2015 March, 20

PhotoPass at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

2023-10-03T17:17:36-04:00March 20, 2015|Disney Travel|0 Comments

One of the most fun parts of a family vacation is creating collectibles of all the fun to remember after you return home. Photos are an easy souvenir and a wonderful way to relive all the fun your family had. Visitors to Disney Parks may be familiar with Disney’s PhotoPass system, the system which allows guests to view photos taken by Disney photographers. You can view these photos online or at kiosks while at the park, and for additional pricing, you can take them home with you. Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, also uses this service. How it works: [...]

2015 February, 27

Aunty’s Beach House at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa

2015-02-27T06:00:00-05:00February 27, 2015|Disney Travel|0 Comments

Family comes first while on vacation, especially when vacationing with Disney. You may be on an island, far away from the Disney parks, but this still rings true at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa Hawaii. One of the best things for children at Aulani is Aunty’s Beach House. Aunty’s is a 5,200 square foot club for kids ages 3 to 12. Parents check in their kids to the secure club area and are free to enjoy the adult pool, receive a spa treatment, or enjoy a wonderful meal at ‘Ama ‘Ama (the resort’s signature restaurant) while knowing that their [...]

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