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Top Reasons to purchase a beverage package on Royal Caribbean


                                “Is the beverage package worth it?”  That is a question I am frequently asked by clients.  As a traveler, I never purchased one because I didn’t think it was worth the money and would not save me any money.  As a travel agent, I am willing to try everything once, so I can offer well-researched advice.  After booking our most recent cruise, and first [...]

Top Reasons to purchase a beverage package on Royal Caribbean2019-06-19T13:31:15-04:00

Benefits & Tips For Disney Cruise Line Second Seating Dining


You finally did it… You took the plunge (or are thinking about) and booked your very first Disney Cruise. You WILL NOT be disappointed! Disney Cruise Line is amazing. First before we jump into how to maneuver your 2nd seating Disney Cruise dining arrangement with kids, let’s FIRST go over a little be about seating assignments and how they work. There are TWO dining seating assignments on Disney Cruise Line; Main and Second Seating. Main Seating is between 5:45pm and [...]

Benefits & Tips For Disney Cruise Line Second Seating Dining2018-03-07T08:26:26-04:00

Disney Dream Cruise Ship Character Meet and Greet Tips


I love seeing the looks on my kids’ faces when they get a hug from their favorite Disney characters. Did you know that you can also meet characters on a Disney cruise? I’ve listed some of my favorite character meet and greet tips below! Arrive 15 minutes before the meet and greet is scheduled to start. On Disney cruises, the meet and greet cast member will only allow people to get in line to meet the character for approximately 15 [...]

Disney Dream Cruise Ship Character Meet and Greet Tips2018-03-07T08:17:05-04:00

Disney’s Blizzard Beach With Small Kids


A lot of people skip over the water parks when they go to Walt Disney world, especially families with young children. Some think there wouldn’t be much for them to do, however, there is SO MUCH for little ones at Disney’s Blizzard Beach, my two year old loves it! First of all, there is a whole toddler/preschool play area called Tike’s Peak. It if off to the right after you come in the gates. There are plenty of chairs over [...]

Disney’s Blizzard Beach With Small Kids2017-06-28T14:21:23-04:00

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 Vacation2017-01-25T10:19:50-04:00

What Age Should You Take Your Kids To Disney?


  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?2016-12-02T08:45:07-04:00

Saratoga Springs with Kids


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 Kids2016-12-02T08:44:42-04:00

6 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe at Disney Parks


While we would all like to think that nothing bad could ever happen to us or our children on vacation to the happiest place on earth, unfortunately that is not the reality of the world we live in. Even in Disney, it is not safe to let your guard down or let your children wander far from you. Some parks and days can be extremely crowded and busy, so try these tips for making sure your kids stay safe while [...]

6 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe at Disney Parks2019-05-29T14:02:18-04:00

5 Reasons to Cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line


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 Line2016-06-28T12:45:34-04:00

Star Wars Days at Sea


I just got off of the Disney Fantasy, on a week long cruise to the Caribbean. Not only was it a seven night cruise, but it was the inaugural Star Wars Day at Sea cruise. Without giving away too much, I wanted to highlight some of the surprises and “extras” that happened during that day, for all the Star Wars fans on board. Characters: There were characters walking around the decks all day long, and we were also given the [...]

Star Wars Days at Sea2016-01-21T16:55:36-04:00

How to make a Disney Trip COLORING Countdown


  A month before our Disney trip, my husband and I made the most grievous mistake. We almost paid for this mistake with our sanity. What did we do? We talked about our up and coming Disney trip in front of our three year old. (Cue collective gasp…) As soon as the first, “Are we going to Disney today?” came out of his mouth I knew we were in for it. It was going to be a LONG 32 days! [...]

How to make a Disney Trip COLORING Countdown2015-12-03T10:10:00-04:00

Fun Facts about the London Bridge


6 Fun Facts about the London Bridge located in the very popular city Lake Havasu, Arizona. Did you know that the infamous London Bridge is part of the original bridge located in London, England? The London Bridge was built in 1831 over the River Thames in England, making this bridge over 182 years old. When this bridge was dismantled in London, England each cement stone was numbered for re-assembly in Lake Havasu City. The bridge was then shipped overseas to [...]

Fun Facts about the London Bridge2015-09-30T15:11:44-04:00

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

Things to do at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort


Disney’s Caribbean Beach resort is a moderate resort at Walt Disney World resort in Florida. What a lot of people don’t realize because they are so busy going to the parks every day, is that the resort itself has a lot to offer! Let’s start with Centertown. This is where you will find the pool area and shops, as well as the pool bar and several shaded tables to sit under. I personally spent some time with my iPad just [...]

Things to do at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort2015-07-01T13:24:02-04:00

Trattoria al Forno: Disney’s newest Italian Restaurant


Back in February, my husband and I ate at one of Disney’s newest restaurants, Trattoria al Forno. This restaurant is located on the Boardwalk, near the Flying Fish Café. We walked into the beautifully decorated lobby and waited as our name was called. This restaurant serves Italian food, and the theming went right along with the menu. We were quickly greeted and brought our drinks and some delicious bread. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu, and made some [...]

Trattoria al Forno: Disney’s newest Italian Restaurant2015-04-29T08:47:40-04:00

Big Bear California Your Natural Paradise


Big Bear, California your natural paradise is just a short drive away. This is one of the few places in California where there is not only beautiful sunshine, but it also snows in several months throughout the year! It is truly one of the best kept secrets when visiting California. There are beautiful trees everywhere you look, there is a lake, hotels, cabin rentals, a zoo, shopping you name it. Big bear is a great way to get away, but [...]

Big Bear California Your Natural Paradise2014-11-19T09:22:08-04:00

Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort


Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort is your home away from home. Each room is catered to truly make you feel you are on vacation, but with all the convenience of home. For example, every room has a coffee maker, air conditioning, television, internet access, telephone, microwave oven, refrigerator, safe, and so much more. Most rooms also have an amazing ocean view and lanai (a balcony or covered patio). Not to mention literally being just steps away from Waikiki Beach. Holiday [...]

Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort2014-09-24T10:37:30-04:00

9 Fun steps to plan the perfect Disney Christmas surprise!


What would be a perfect Christmas gift for your whole family? A trip to Walt Disney World, of course! Here's how to make it happen for YOUR family, and have a fun time in the process! Step 1 - Start Planning Now! Whenever you read this, now is the time! I can't stress this enough. You'll thank me later, when the holidays are upon you, and your plans are already in place. You can spend late December baking cookies with [...]

9 Fun steps to plan the perfect Disney Christmas surprise!2019-06-06T16:27:09-04:00

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

6 Tips for Early Risers at Disney World


UPDATED JULY 14, 2019 So YOU are or have an early riser/s in your Disney squad?! Either by personal choice OR in my case kids that are up and raring to go by 5:30am, there are definitely ways to pass the time until it’s time to explore the parks! 1. Review your plan of attack for the day. I like to look over my Fastpass selections and dining reservations. I also take note of the locations of Disney snacks I [...]

6 Tips for Early Risers at Disney World2019-07-14T06:42:20-04:00

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

The Dreaded Vacation Task… PACKING!


The Dreaded Vacation Task... PACKING! I love going on vacation, I really do. But I loathe one specific thing; packing. It’s just the worst.  Here are a few packing problems and some solutions that I have learned in my travels. Problem: The Over Packer: A weekend getaway, a week in the tropics, or an overnight stay. No matter what the length of the trip is, I always seem to over pack.  I do not end up wearing half of what [...]

The Dreaded Vacation Task… PACKING!2013-11-27T14:12:26-04:00