Nov 08

Christmas at Disney Resorts


If you ask me, ANY time is a great time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, but Christmas time is unlike any other at the most magical place on Earth. Nowhere is this more evident than at the resort hotels on Disney property. While all the Disney hotels decorate to some degree, there are certain ones that stand out as especially beautiful and festive! They give a whole new meaning to “Haul out the Holly!”

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Oct 25

Adventures by Disney Vacations

Adventures by Disney


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


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