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Coming to Disney Parks-Part 2!

In our last article, I shared a lot of new things coming to some of your favorite Disney parks all over the world.  We're adding to that in this article with news about the Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney World. Disney Cruise Line The first of three new ships will be completed in 2021! This ship will be named the Wish, and the stern character on this ship will be Rapunzel.  The Wish will set sail in January 2022. There is also a new Disney port coming to the Bahamas! This new port will be called Eleuthera and will [...]

By | 2019-09-15T20:58:26+00:00 September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Coming to Disney Parks-Part 1!

On my visit to the D23 conference in August of this year, I was fortunate enough to be able to go to one of the panels I was looking forward to the most—the Disney parks panel!  As I told you in the last newsletter, this was the presentation on all of the new things coming to all of the Disney parks around the world!  I wanted to go into more detail about this panel, and let you know all of the new amazing things that will make you want to visit your favorite Disney parks again, or maybe all of [...]

News from the D23 Expo

If you’re not familiar with the D23 Expo, then you’re in the right place!  First of all, D23 is the ultimate Disney fan club.  The name D23 refers to D for Disney and the year 1923, when Walt Disney arrived in California and founded the company.  They hold the D23 Expo every two years in Anaheim, California.  The expo is held in the Anaheim Convention Center, within walking distance of Disneyland. The 2019 event was from August 23-25.  You can purchase tickets for one day, or all three days.  I was fortunate to be able to attend all three days.  [...]

By | 2019-08-31T19:29:21+00:00 August 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Cruising Through the Holidays

When you think about the holidays, particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas, what do you think of?  Is it the presents or the decorations, or just spending time with loved ones?  If you first think of spending time with your family during the holidays, consider a holiday cruise this year instead of the usual gifts! Now this does depend a little bit on the ages of your kids.  It may be a little tougher to travel with babies, and younger kids may be worried that Santa won’t be able to find them on a cruise ship.  Or they may be sad if [...]

Beat the Heat with the Water Parks at Walt Disney World

We all know that Florida can get HOT in the summer months, and there’s no better way to cool off than at one of Disney’s water parks.  Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are water parks that are not to be missed!  There is so much to see and do at these water parks that I recommend planning a free day to visit (or two to visit each one!). At Blizzard Beach there are three main areas with attractions to enjoy.  They have the green, purple and red slopes.  Each area has their own unique attractions for the family.  I love [...]

By | 2019-07-29T16:47:29+00:00 July 20th, 2019|Disney Vacations, family vacations, Walt Disney World, Water Parks|

Treat Yourself with Club MoBay

So you’ve decided on a Jamaican vacation.  You’ve booked your resort and your flight, and you’re ready to go!  But you might want to add one more thing to make your vacation perfect.  You can book the Club MoBay service for your arrival, your departure, or both. But what is Club MoBay?  Club MoBay is a personalized service that will make you feel like the true VIP you are and make your arrival and/or departure into the airport a seamless experience.  This article gives you information about Club MoBay, but the service is very similar for Club Kingston service as [...]

By | 2019-07-13T11:14:32+00:00 July 13th, 2019|All-inclusive Vacations, Caribbean vacations, Jamaica|

Survive the Summer Heat in Walt Disney World

You’ve decided to take the family to Walt Disney World—great!  Now you have to decide when to go.  If you don’t want to take the kids out of school, then you’re basically going to decide between holidays and the summer.  Summer seems to be the best time for your family, but you’re a little worried.  If you’ve ever visited Walt Disney World in the summer months, or Florida in general, you know it can be hot!  But you can plan an amazing vacation without completely melting by following a few tips. Take things at a slower pace. If you are [...]

By | 2019-06-28T21:11:37+00:00 June 29th, 2019|Disney Vacations, family vacations, Uncategorized, Walt Disney World|

Is it Safe to Travel to the Caribbean?

You may have seen reports about suspicious illness and death in the Dominican Republic right now and wondered if that country is safe.  Or you may remember reports from a few years ago about deaths in Mexico, or violence in Jamaica last year.  All of these reports may have you concerned about traveling to any Caribbean country right now, and that's ok.  But make sure that you are making an informed decision, not just based on the media reports.  Some of those reports are using scare tactics to get more exposure, and not necessarily sticking to the facts. ​​There have been reports of violence, [...]

What’s Included in Your Cruise Fare?

You’ve decided to take an ocean cruise.  Great!  What’s the next step?  You’ll need to decide where you want to go and the cruise line and ship to take you there.  Cruises start at 3-day sailings to the Bahamas, to 7-day sailings to the Caribbean, to 180-day sailings around the world!  And don’t forget sailings to Alaska, through the Panama Canal, to the Mediterranean and more.  The possibilities are endless! Now that you’ve decided on your cruise, you have to pay for it.  But what exactly is included in your cruise fare, and what will you have to pay for [...]

By | 2019-06-01T03:40:37+00:00 June 1st, 2019|Caribbean vacations, Cruises, family vacations|

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Travel Consultant

Not everyone needs to use a travel consultant to plan their vacations. There are some people that really enjoy the planning process, and love researching their next destination online. And that's perfectly fine! But if you're one of the many parents that are working and trying to raise a family, or running kids to sports practices, and piano lessons, and dance lessons, etc. you may not have the time to plan a vacation. We all know that we need to take advantage of the short time we have with our children, but you just don't have time to plan a [...]

By | 2019-05-10T10:08:13+00:00 May 11th, 2019|family vacations, Travel Consultant|