Oct 25

Adventures by Disney Vacations

Adventures by Disney

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Three years ago, my husband and I were fortunate enough to take our children to Europe for a last big family vacation before our eldest headed off to college. The highlight of our trip was the few days we spent in Rome, Italy. Seeing the Colosseum and touring the Museums of The Vatican was absolutely amazing, truly a dream fulfilled. That said, in hindsight, I would have done things differently. The biggest change I would have made to our trip would have been taking an Adventures By Disney vacation! Having someone there that could have guided us along, answered questions, made recommendations, and secured the best experiences would have turned our good family vacation into a great family vacation. Continue reading

Oct 05

Using Disney’s Memory Maker

Magic Maker

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Vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect place to create special memories with the ones you love. There are so many things to see and do, and the best part is you can create a one of a kind vacation tailored to your family. Sharing your memories with family and friends has never been easier with Disney’s Memory Maker. Continue reading

Sep 21

Epcot World Showcase Italy Pavilion

Epcot Italy pavilion

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A visit to the Epcot World Showcase offers a glimpse into the history and culture of other countries we may or may not travel to in our lifetime, and all without a passport.  Let’s take a brief look at the Italy Pavilion, shall we?

My family immigrated to America from Italy during the early decades of the 20th century. Both my paternal and my maternal Great Grandparents left their families behind and came through Ellis Island, New York, to start a better life for themselves and the generations to come after them. Continue reading

Sep 08

Top 5 Character Dining Experiences at Walt Disney World

Character dining - Chef Mickeys

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One of the best things about planning your dining experiences when traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort is the wide array of dining options available. From traveling to different countries in Epcot’s World Showcase, sampling cool treats by the pool or grabbing a quick burger while touring the parks, Disney has something for every taste and budget. But nothing beats unique character dining for kids and those big kids at heart! Continue reading

Aug 17

Mexico Pavilion

Mexico Pyramid

©Ami Bundick-Eller

Bienvenido a Mexico

Epcot. One word conjures so many images. From Walt Disney’s concept of an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow to the innovative, high paced Future World, to a World Showcase that exemplifies that it is indeed a small world after all. World showcase begins and ends in Showcase plaza, and you can set off on your world travels from any direction you wish. Today, we are heading left. First stop: Mexico. As you approach the Mexico Pavilion, you begin to get a sense that you aren’t in Walt Disney World anymore, Toto. The lagoon glitters to your right, and the breeze seems to carry with it the music of Mariachi Cobre mingled with the sweet scents of Limey margaritas. You can almost taste the Empanadas as you venture further, knowing that something amazing awaits you. Continue reading