Grand Floridian Walt Disney World Resort Review

The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa at Walt Disney World borders Seven Seas Lagoon, rising from the beach with white walls, balconies and in the Victorian era style of architecture. From the beaches of the resort you can see the fireworks shows at Magic Kingdom, access the monorail, and revel in the fact that Princess…

Castaway Cay: A guide to Disney’s private Island

  If you’re lucky enough to be going on a Disney Cruise to the Caribbean, then you may be lucky enough to port at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Castaway Cay day was probably our favorite day on our whole cruise. We love nature and exploring and found we had plenty to do, all amongst the drop…

Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom

Totally worth it. The wait for Rivers of Light is over! Finally! Let me just start by saying that the wait for Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World has been a difficult one. What was originally supposed to be an opening of April last year(2016), which was then moved to May….and then…

Skipper Canteen The Jungle Cruise: Restaurant Review

We sometimes consider ourselves explorers. We rarely turn down a chance to travel or try something new. Travel without an itinerary? Of course. No cell phone coverage? o.k. Surfing classes? Yes please. Our “explorer” reach doesn’t however extend to eating whole Lion Fish. While we appreciate that they are ruining the Coral Reef thanks to overpopulation and…

Walt Disney World’s Caribbean Beach: A Resort Review

I admit it. I’m cheap. Like really cheap. Ok, actually I prefer the term “budget conscious”. But I’ve made travel a priority in my budget so I’m completely fine  with being cheap, even at Walt Disney World. I make it a point to visit WDW with my daughter on a regular basis, which means we always…

10 tips for a more magical (and less stressful) Disney vacation

Disney is the most magical place on earth right?!?! While I know many who would either agree or disagree with this statement, one thing I think most of us can agree on is that a Disney vacation can be stressful. Don’t get me wrong, we absolutely love Disney and return every year but there have…

Plan a Long Weekend in California

California is a big state. It’s best broken up into bite size pieces. And if you’re planning to take a Cali vacation soon, check out our Travel Planning Tips first. We recently made the many-day excursion Traveling the Pacific Coast Highway, dipped our toes in the waters of Southern California and then headed back north…

7 days in Southern California

If you’ve never thought of Southern California as a perfect family getaway, think again! You and yours will be able to enjoy a slew of family-friendly activities you really can’t see anywhere else. 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wild Africa Trek

So after going to Disney World annually for the last few years, we decided it was time to try something outside of the box. There are so many different experiences that Disney has to offer, it was pretty difficult to choose just one.