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


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 [...]

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort: “Clear”ly  the Perfect Choice for Families2019-06-04T16:09:40-04:00

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


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 [...]

Disney’s Castaway Cay Beach Cabanas– What’s Included?2019-06-05T07:29:42-04:00

Tips for Getting the Most out of Volcano Bay


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! [...]

Tips for Getting the Most out of Volcano Bay2017-06-15T22:00:03-04:00

Rainy Day Plan for Disney’s Castaway Cay


  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 [...]

Rainy Day Plan for Disney’s Castaway Cay2017-05-07T11:57:34-04:00

How to Decide Where to Go on Your Family Vacation


  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 [...]

How to Decide Where to Go on Your Family Vacation2017-01-25T10:19:50-05:00

Fun Facts about Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel


  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 [...]

Fun Facts about Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel2016-02-26T12:43:51-05:00

Castaway Cay’s Serenity Bay


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 [...]

Castaway Cay’s Serenity Bay2015-08-09T20:23:13-04:00

Family fun at Catalina Island


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 [...]

Family fun at Catalina Island2015-07-01T13:37:03-04:00

PhotoPass at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa


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, [...]

PhotoPass at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa2015-03-03T15:26:01-05:00

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


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, [...]

Aunty’s Beach House at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa2015-01-28T12:51:10-05:00

Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa


          Everyone knows Disney has theme parks but did you know that Disney has 3 resort properties that stand alone from the parks? These include Disney’s Vero Beach Resort in Florida, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort in South Carolina and the newest property, Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa located on the island of Oahu. One of the first differences you may notice is the name. In all the other resort names, Disney comes first. This [...]

Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa2014-12-08T19:14:06-05:00

Disneyland’s Paradise Pier Hotel


An Often Overlooked Treasure - Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel I love Disneyland! Plain and simple…I love that it was Walt Disney’s first dream of a theme park where families could come together for a fun time. I love that it was a place of magic that I discovered as an adult. I love that you can manage a few days’ visit and see most of what you want between Disneyland and California Adventure Parks. And I love Disneyland’s Paradise Pier [...]

Disneyland’s Paradise Pier Hotel2014-09-25T19:27:24-04:00

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort – more than just a place to sleep!


When you visit Walt Disney World in Florida, it’s tempting to fill every day with the great theme parks and water parks. But it’s a great idea to slow down and experience a day just exploring your resort hotel, too. I did this recently at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and found that they have a lot to offer for a peaceful day off! We started with a walk around the lobby. We enjoyed the great fireplace with its interesting decorative touches [...]

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort – more than just a place to sleep!2014-02-27T19:27:43-05:00