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BLACKOUT – Dining in the Dark


It’s no secret that Las Vegas has some of the best dining options in the world. From steaks to sushi, the city caters to your every desire. During my most recent Las Vegas adventure, I decided to step out of my comfort zone to try a truly unique dining experience, and I was not disappointed. My husband and I had heard about this relatively new restaurant BLACKOUT - Dining in the Dark. Sounds interesting, right? Eating an entire meal without [...]

BLACKOUT – Dining in the Dark2019-12-15T17:12:08-05:00

Norwegian Encore


On November 11, 2019, two of our agents, Tonya Vega and Karen Kalinowski, were invited on the Norwegian Encore for a preview of the newest ship in Norwegian's fleet.  The Norwegian Encore will sail to amazing destinations including: Alaska, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada & New England, Caribbean, Pacific Coastal, & Panama Canal. The Norwegian Encore offers many different cabins to meet every travelers needs from a Haven suite to a one person studio.  Each category of stateroom offers a wide variety [...]

Norwegian Encore2019-11-19T09:05:15-05:00

Beyond Disneyland


One of my favorite topics about Disney is what to do outside of Disney! Because there is so much more to do in Orlando or Anaheim that just come to the parks and leave! This time, our Disney adventure took us into the areas around Los Angeles! Our first side trip was the Orange County Beach Bus Tour! The OC Beach Bus Tour is a tour is provided by Anaheim Tour Company and is an excursion that you can add [...]

Beyond Disneyland2017-09-25T16:42:33-04:00

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen


  Universal’s CityWalk is full of live entertainment, shopping, dining and more! Located just outside of the Universal Orlando theme parks, you do not need park admission to take advantage of exploring the CityWalk area. Perfect for enjoying a day away from the parks, grabbing a bite to eat during a break from the parks, or enjoying some after hours entertainment while staying on property or in the Orlando area. While there are so many great places, you can’t help [...]

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen2020-05-01T15:18:55-04:00

Planning Walt Disney World for Teenagers


  Many people think that Walt Disney World is just for children and many think it’s just for girls. Well, I’ve got news for them: Walt Disney World is for all ages and genders. I’ve recently had the opportunity to plan a trip to Walt Disney World with two teenage boys in mind. It has been a different planning process than when I had little girls, to be sure. No longer do we focus on the Disney Princesses, Winnie the [...]

Planning Walt Disney World for Teenagers2019-06-03T14:10:16-04:00

Reasons to Love Port Orleans French Quarter


At Walt Disney World you can choose from 5 moderate resorts when choosing on-property accommodations: Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, The Cabins at Fort Wilderness, Port Orleans – Riverside, and Port Orleans - French Quarter. Each of these resorts has unique theming and offer a different experience. I’ve had the privilege of staying at 3 of the 5 moderate resorts. Let me share with you the reasons you will love staying at Port Orleans - French Quarter.   Size - It’s [...]

Reasons to Love Port Orleans French Quarter2016-12-27T11:04:23-05:00

Universal Islands of Adventure Jurassic Park


At Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, you’ll find thrills of all kinds from superheroes to the Wizarding World, and even the prehistoric variety. In Jurassic Park, you can come face to face with the dinosaurs, just as John Hammond intended. When you enter through the gates at Jurassic Park, the movie’s iconic theme song will immediately be playing in your head. You’ll wonder how Universal transported everything from that mysterious island to southern Florida! One of the more interactive [...]

Universal Islands of Adventure Jurassic Park2016-09-19T09:18:56-04:00

Minnie’s Seasonal Dining at Hollywood & Vine


Hollywood & Vine has long been home to the Disney Junior characters at breakfast and lunch. But you can now join Minnie and friends in a fun, festive, themed dinner buffet! Hollywood & Vine is a buffet celebrating the bounty of California. The menu includes lots of salads, fresh vegetables, savory meat dishes and more. The kid’s favorite part will likely be the dessert bar featuring a make your own sundae station and a chocolate fountain. Minnie now hosts friends in [...]

Minnie’s Seasonal Dining at Hollywood & Vine2016-07-26T10:25:51-04:00

Universal for Families of All Ages: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter


  Families are made of up of little ones, teens, tweens, and grandparents, and usually you go your separate ways once inside Universal. And as far as the Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter, the little ones can't ride most of the attractions, and the teens aren't interested in the Flight of the Hippogriff. However, there are attractions in both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade where everyone can come together and enjoy the wonder of the Wizarding World! So, here are my [...]

Universal for Families of All Ages: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter2016-08-19T07:03:37-04:00

Cinematic Spectacular Dining at Universal Orlando


    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 Orlando2016-07-05T12:24:53-04:00

My New Year’s Walt Disney World Resolutions!


2016 brings exciting things to Walt Disney World, and I have resolved to experience these 5 things this year! Frozen Ever After in Norway I am excited that Norway will be getting the long awaited new ride this Spring: Frozen Ever After! This ride will take you through Arendelle as Elsa turns Summer into Winter and will be a delight for the entire family! The Norway pavilion will be receiving some new features, too, so I will be planning my [...]

My New Year’s Walt Disney World Resolutions!2016-01-03T23:58:18-05:00

5 Tried and True Tips for an Adults Only Disney World Vacation


  Walt Disney World is the top family vacation destination, but who says you can’t enjoy it without kids? Here are a few of my absolute tried and true tips for a great vacation! 1. Splurge on a Deluxe Resort. Deluxe resorts are appealing to adults for the upscale styling as well as convenient locations! Staying in a Magic Kingdom area resort is a fabulous idea because you’ll have monorail access to both Magic Kingdom and Epcot. The Contemporary is [...]

5 Tried and True Tips for an Adults Only Disney World Vacation2015-12-03T09:43:12-05:00

8 Ways to Enjoy Disney World as a Couple


Thinking about leaving the kids behind for your next trip to Walt Disney World? Don’t worry! Disney offers many different types of experiences that couples will enjoy doing together. So, drop the kids at Grandma & Grandpa’s house, and enjoy a fun getaway full of Disney magic! Here are eight ways my husband and I love to spend our time together at Disney World: 1) Take in a Game at the ESPN Club My husband and I happen to love [...]

8 Ways to Enjoy Disney World as a Couple2020-04-03T11:25:44-04:00

An extra special event opened up for Star Wars Weekends 2015 called Feel the Force Deluxe Premium Package!


This spectacular edition to the already amazing, star-packed weekend includes the following: · Reserved viewing area with soft drinks and water for Legends of the Force Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade · Reserved seating for ALL of the Celebrity Talk Shows in Theater of the Stars · Reserved viewing location for the Symphony in the Stars fireworks and dessert party · Priority access to Darth’s Mall ALL day long · Commemorative lanyard and credentials Why This Is Special As a Premium [...]

An extra special event opened up for Star Wars Weekends 2015 called Feel the Force Deluxe Premium Package!2015-04-28T17:13:28-04:00

Hilton Anaheim Review


One of my favorite things when traveling to Disneyland Resort in California is to stay in one of the three Disney properties- The Disneyland Hotel, The Grand Californian, or Paradise Pier. That being said, there are times when it is simply more cost effective to stay at a Good Neighbor property. For example, when my family and I priced out our most recent trip to Disneyland, staying at the Hilton Anaheim saved us $2000! That paid for our airline and [...]

Hilton Anaheim Review2015-01-03T15:36:49-05:00

2015 Star Wars Weekends Dining Events


2015 Star Wars Weekends Dining Events! You can feel the power of the force when Star Wars Weekends returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at the Walt Disney World® Resort every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 15-June 14, 2015. This galactic event is filled with special shows, exciting presentations and more. Plus, this year, you can take your Star Wars Weekends experience to a whole new galaxy with out-of-this universe dining experiences daily from May 4-June 14, 2015, including Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast and Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood [...]

2015 Star Wars Weekends Dining Events2014-12-03T11:44:43-05:00

Family Fun at Splitsville Luxury Lanes


Family Fun at Splitsville Luxury Lanes Downtown Disney’s West Side is home to a unique entertainment option for your family – Splitsville Luxury Lanes! With its retro look, upgraded food options, and family friendly atmosphere, it’s a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the parks and enjoy a friendly game of competition! The Attraction: Splitsville is an oversized bowling extravaganza! With 30 lanes to choose from, brightly colored Mickey and Minnie bowling balls, and bumpers [...]

Family Fun at Splitsville Luxury Lanes2014-10-29T16:39:02-04:00

Carnival Cruise Lines are so much fun for the entire family!


Carnival Cruise’s Lines were made for the entire family to enjoy! Carnival cruises has something for everyone and every age to enjoy while cruising on their cruise lines. They truly try to make each cruise and cruise ship cater to every member of your family and every age group that is cruising. There is so much to do on every Carnival Cruise ship from daily activities, entertaining shows, pools, games, mini golf, relaxing spa services, Fitness Center, Casino, dance club, [...]

Carnival Cruise Lines are so much fun for the entire family!2014-08-26T13:10:59-04:00

Disney Springs Update


In case you didn’t know, Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is undergoing a major renovation! The new Downtown Disney will be called “Disney Springs”. The revamped area will replicate turn-of-the-century lakeside towns of Florida.  We know that Disney loves to tell stories, so the area will focus around an all new “town center”, with several bubbling springs leading to three other areas called The Landing, Marketplace, and West Side all centering around the story of [...]

Disney Springs Update2014-08-26T12:04:28-04:00

4 Great Reasons to Try La Hacienda de San Angel @ EPCOT


“Is that the one inside the Pyramid?” -This is the first question I get when I mention one of my favorite table service dining options at EPCOT. The answer is no. Most people know about the Mexican Restaurant inside the Mayan Pyramid at the Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT. However, La Hacienda de San Angel is newer and is located down by the water. You could easily miss it if you aren’t looking for it. The entrance is just around the [...]

4 Great Reasons to Try La Hacienda de San Angel @ EPCOT2020-05-13T15:22:17-04:00

TOP 10 Reasons WHY you SHOULD use a TRAVEL WITH THE MAGIC Vacation Planner


1. FREE, FREE, FREE! Our services are FREE! Are there many services that are FREE anymore? I think not! 2. Discount Monitoring! Not only do we stay on stop of new and upcoming discounts, we apply them to your existing reservation to get you the biggest Disney bang for your buck. 3. Dining Reservations! We book dining for you up to 180 days before your trip. We work extremely hard to reserve the restaurants that are on your tummy’s bucket [...]

TOP 10 Reasons WHY you SHOULD use a TRAVEL WITH THE MAGIC Vacation Planner2014-05-05T11:12:01-04:00

How do I plan a trip to Disney World?


“We’re going to Disney World” it seems so simple, that is until you try to start planning. “Where do we stay, what are hopper passes, do I need dining?” These are questions I hear daily and why having a knowledge travel agent can make the difference in your vacation experience. If you’re thinking of planning a trip to Disney this blog is for you, so let’s get started! The first thing your family needs to decide is dates and the [...]

How do I plan a trip to Disney World?2019-06-06T16:27:08-04:00

Disney Vacations for “Grown-Ups”: Don’t wait till you have kids…enjoy the magic now!


Disney vacations are not just for kids! Whether it’s a trip out to California to see Disneyland (where it all started), a stay at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, a Disney Cruise Line getaway, a romantic vacation in Hawaii, or an international adventure with Adventures by Disney….I promise you will have a blast…kids not required. Though children certainly enjoy Disney vacations, there is actually a lot to do for those of us without kids in tow. Disney is [...]

Disney Vacations for “Grown-Ups”: Don’t wait till you have kids…enjoy the magic now!2020-05-13T15:22:10-04:00

Dining at Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa


The master chefs at Aulani have created a variety of authentically Hawaiian dining options. From quick snacks on the beach and dining with Disney characters to exquisitely prepared seasonal dishes at the Resort’s signature restaurants, there's something to please every palate. http://youtu.be/oqEayVolg80

Dining at Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa2013-03-28T10:44:08-04:00

2011 Candlelight Processional Dining packages


Lunch and Dinner Packages Lunch Packages range from $32.99–$53.99 for Guests 10+, and $12.99–$17.99 for Guests 3–9 Participating restaurants include: Biergarten Restaurant, Coral Reef Restaurant, Le Cellier Steakhouse, Les Chefs de France, Nine Dragons Restaurant, Restaurant Marrakesh, Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room, San Angel Inn, Teppan Edo, Tokyo Dining, Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli. Dinner Packages range from $49.99–$64.99 for Guests 10+, and $15.99–$26.99 for Guests 3–9 Participating restaurants include: Biergarten Restaurant, Coral Reef Restaurant, The Garden [...]

2011 Candlelight Processional Dining packages2019-05-29T13:44:45-04:00