I have a Major Issue with Typhoon Lagoon…

We love going to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. As you can see from searching this site, I have a variety of posts about traveling to and from Disney, and tips for experiencing Disney World to its fullest. I even have a post about the Sharks at Typhoon Lagoon! I am a big Disney […]

What to Pack for a Day at a Disney Park

What to pack for a Disney vacation is one thing. Packing for a DAY at Disney in the Disney Parks is something else entirely. There are times I want to wing it without having to carry anything, but I always regret it. Having key items with you in the Disney Parks can make it easier […]

Family Friendly Hotel: Element Boston Seaport

I cannot believe I found a gem within the heart of Boston’s Seaport District. You don’t notice it in the shadows of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Yet, after spending a complimentary night there, the Element Boston Seaport Hotel‘s prime location provides easy access to restaurants, museums, shopping centers, nightlife, colleges, kid activities and […]

New Features on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

We finally got to go on a Disney Cruise! For our first cruise, we took a 3 day trip on the Disney Wonder. It is a smaller cruise ship with about 2500 guests. (Some of the other Disney ships are 5000+). So it had a nice, intimate feel but with good amenities. The Disney Wonder […]

5 Unique Ways to Get Disney Character Autographs

Most of us use autograph books to collect signatures from the various Disney Characters on our Disney vacations. It’s fun to get pictures taken with Disney Princesses or Mickey Mouse. However, getting autographs are a big part of the experience too. Yet, there are unique ways to get Disney character autographs other than via an […]

Beauty and the Beast Experiences at Disney World

Wondering where you can find Belle and other characters from Beauty and the Beast at Walt Disney World? As the New Beauty and The Beast movie hits theaters on March 17, a new round of fans will fall in love with Disney Princess, Belle. Plus, it’ll renew the love of forever fans too. So, the […]

Disney Trip Surprise and Reveal! #DisneySMMC

We were super lucky to be invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Conference and head to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for a week. We, of course, needed to surprise the kids with the trip to Disney. How fun is that! I event recently wrote a post about ways to surprise your kids […]

Best Crossbody Bags for Disney Vacations

So you are about to go to Disney on a vacation! You probably have an idea of what you are going to do, go and wear. (If you don’t, check out my Disney Bounding outfit ideas and Disney World reviews!) Yet, sometimes the biggest question is how to carry your stuff in the parks? Backpack […]

Seven Ways to Surprise Your Kids with a Trip to Disney

There is nothing better than going to Disney World, Disneyland {insert Disney Park/Boat of choice}. The only thing that might be a close second is surprising your kids with said trip to Disney. There are lots of ways to do it, and almost all require some pre-planning to make it epic. However, you’ll already be […]

How to Get Disney Emojis?

I’m headed on a Disney Cruise in a few weeks and I wanted to message my pending excitement! What a better (and more fun way) of doing that than by adding a Disney emoji to my social media posts! Yet, how do I get Disney Emojis anyway? Turns out in the summer of 2016, Disney […]

Apple Picking Tips

Apple picking is a big tradition in my family. It has been a fall activity consistently for over 35 years! With that many apple picking seasons under my belt, I have apple picking tips to share for your Apple picking trip this season! Apple picking tip #1 Know what kind of Apples you want to […]

The New Disney Springs

It is hard to believe that Walt Disney World’s Pleasure Island will only exist in my memory and that Downtown Disney will only exist in my former photos. This past spring Downtown Disney has an official new name: Disney Springs. Yet, what does that mean to us families when we visit? Is it family-friendly? Worth […]

2016: What’s New at Disney World

Wondering what is new at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida? If you haven’t been to Disney in the past year, these are the new attractions in 2016 and upcoming in 2017! There is always a reason to go ‘home’ again! So here is what’s new at Disney World in 2016 and beyond! Magic Kingdom […]

Walt Disney World Quests – Expand Your Vacation

One of the fun opportunities to do on a Disney World vacation doesn’t actually involve a ride or a Broadway-like performance on a stage. In fact, it just takes a minute to collect the pieces and then you have a fun opportunity to expand your Disney vacation experience. These opportunities are called quests and they […]

Best Disney World Attractions for Grandparents and Grandkids

After going to Walt Disney World for many years with my grandparents, along with my parents and siblings, I now travel as a parent myself with my kids and their grandparents! As a result of this multi-generational travel to Disney World, there are some Walt Disney World rides that are better for all ages than […]

Kungaloosh! Jungle Skipper Canteen

When I was at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World recently, I got the complimentary opportunity to try out a new restaurant called the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen. The Jungle Skipper Canteen is located in Adventureland right across from the Jungle Cruise, and features a menu of Asian, South American and African cuisine […]

Disney’s Memory Maker – Is it Worth the Money?

Our family has been fortunate to have received complimentary Memory Maker during our last Disney vacation so we could try it out and the PhotoPass Service. First, I wasn’t quite sure it was worth the money and second, I wasn’t quite sure how it worked. After having experienced it, I have the answer to my […]

Epcot Gets Frozen!

In June 2016, Epcot got Frozen. No really, it really got Frozen! For the first time in forever (get it? HaHa!) “Frozen Ever After” is now open at Epcot’s Norway Pavilion at Walt Disney World Resort! The new attraction is inspired by the blockbuster hit Frozen. The ride celebrates a “Summer Snow Day” in a […]

Best Place to Stay at Disney Saratoga Springs Resort

We just arrived at the Disney Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa – thanks to a complimentary stay. The resort is part of the Disney World string of hotel properties and also one of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts. The Disney Saratoga Springs Resort is located across the lake from the new Disney Springs (formally Downtown […]

Top Ten Travel Toys

Traveling with kids this summer! We have all heard the dreaded “are we there yet” and with a few simple toys, we can avoid most of this. Think games, small toys, easy to carry (and stow) activities or playsets. Each pick here also was selected because it works in the car, the restaurant along the […]

The Bostonian Hotel Review

If you are traveling to Boston and looking for a place to stay that is family-friendly and business friendly, put The Bostonian on your list as you will see in my The Bostonian Hotel Review thanks to a complimentary one night stay I received recently. Central Location The main feature of The Bostonian is its […]

Playing at Play Fair 2016 NYC

Obviously, if you read this blog you know that toys are my favorite things. Seeing the hottest toys on the market AND being able to play WITH my kids is total toy nirvana though! And I get to do that at the new Play Fair 2016 in New York City. Play Fair 2016 is in NYC […]

Top Family Vacation Destination

Vacation Ideas for Families It’s a new year! Time to kick off those New Year’s resolutions, begin those home reorganization projects and plan the family vacations for the year! In our house, starting in January, we start to map out where we want to vacation that year. Maybe it is because of the cold we […]

9 Reasons Families Should Stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos

How is the Beaches Resort Family-Friendly? When I went to the Beaches Moms Conference at Beaches Turks and Caicos, I had to pay for my own airline ticket ($1000) and $500 to go for a three-night stay, of which I only had about 10 hours of downtime due to the conference programming and the tour […]

Culinary Concierge at Beaches Resorts

Food allergies and food restrictions are a piece of gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, coconut free cake for the Culinary Concierge at Beaches Resorts. Have you ever heard of a culinary concierge? Sounds pretty fancy, right? Well, they are part of the Beaches Resort team to put parents, kids and families at ease when dining at Beaches […]