Amy Kirby

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The Importance of Traveling Together as a Family

We had an amazing time on our family trip to Hawaii this past summer. Even on our first day I realized how important traveling with our family is to me. We have always done at least one big vacation each year with our children.  Our entire family loves to travel, which is really why I became a travel consultant!  But there is something more than just seeing the sights with your children.  When we are on our family vacations, something magical happens.  We come together as a family, and enjoy each other in a way that just doesn't happen in [...]

By | 2018-03-23T17:12:31+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|family vacations, Hawaiian vacations, Uncategorized|

How to Choose a Sandals Resort for Your Next Romantic Getaway

So you've made the decision to go to an all-inclusive resort. Great idea! This type of vacation can be super relaxing, and you don't have to worry about a thing once you arrive. The only thing you have to do now is to choose a resort. That's the tough part! If you go online, there are thousands of resorts to choose from. One of my favorite resort chains is the Sandals resorts. If you're looking for a romantic getaway for two, this is a great resort option for you. The resorts are amazing, the food is fabulous, and almost everything [...]

By | 2018-03-06T13:25:30+00:00 March 5th, 2018|All-inclusive Vacations, Caribbean vacations, Sandals, Uncategorized|

What is an Adventures by Disney Vacation?

You may never have heard of Adventures by Disney. It is a relatively new option for your next family vacation, but one that you will love! Although Disney is in the title, Mickey Mouse will not be going on your vacation with you. This is a guided tour company that offers destinations in the US and all over the world, so it's easy to pick your next journey! An Adventures by Disney vacation is truly like no other experience, and it has something for everyone in your family. Here are a few of the perks that you will enjoy on [...]

By | 2018-02-26T11:34:19+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Adventures by Disney, Disney Vacations, family vacations|

Top Tips to Avoid the Crowds at Walt Disney World

I often have clients ask me when the least crowded time to visit Walt Disney World. The short answer is that there is never a time when the parks are empty! With Disney World gaining more and more popularity each year, there will always be crowds to deal with on your next vacation. But with some planning and preparation, you can still do everything you want on your next visit to the most magical place on Earth! Try some of these tips to beat the crowds on your next visit, to make your Disney vacation even more magical. Avoid the [...]

By | 2018-02-10T14:29:48+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Five Ideas for an Adults-Only Long Weekend Away

If you can get the chance to go away for a long weekend without the kids, then I suggest you go and go quickly!! It really is so important to have some time to yourselves and reconnect as a couple. Everyone is so busy these days with work and the house, and the kids have a thousand activities that they’re involved in! You spend all of your time running around, and you can really lose yourself. I promise that you will be a better parent and definitely a better spouse if you can get away. Your stress levels will undeniably decrease with a romantic get-away. And [...]

By | 2018-02-02T13:34:25+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|All-inclusive Vacations, Cruises, Hawaiian vacations, Sandals|

Aunty’s Beach House at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii

If you're like me, there's nothing better than spending your vacation sitting on the beach and just relaxing! I am happiest with a cocktail and a good book, or just simply watching the waves come in. But if you have small children, it is sometimes harder to relax on the beach. Of course you want to spend time with your children, but sometimes it's nice to just get some grown-up time too. You also want your children to have fun and enjoy their vacation too. Disney's Aulani resort in Hawaii is the perfect solution for your next family vacation! Your [...]

By | 2018-01-26T14:07:22+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Aulani, Disney Vacations, Hawaiian vacations|

The Art of Animation Resort in Walt Disney World

If you're planning a trip to Walt Disney World and you have a family of five or more, you may have a harder time finding resort rooms that can accommodate you, especially at a lower budget price. Disney has realized this fact, the Art of Animation resort is the answer to this problem. This resort is in the ESPN Wide World of Sports area, and is considered a value plus resort, so it won’t break the bank. There are four phases to the resort. The Cars, Finding Nemo and Lion King sections all have Family Suites, which will sleep up to six comfortably. [...]

By | 2018-01-17T18:50:55+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Disney Vacations, Walt Disney World, Walt Disney World Resorts|

New Things are Happening in Animal Kingdom!

If you haven't made a trip to Disney World lately, now is the time to plan one!  Disney opened up Pandora - The World of Avatar in Animal Kingdom in May of this year. Pandora is the new land based on the movie Avatar.  So if you haven't seen that movie, you might want to watch it before visiting.  This land is visually stunning, and an adventure itself before you visit any attractions.  Make sure to take some time to just walk around and take it all in.  And after the sun sets, enjoy an alien world full of wonder [...]

By | 2018-01-17T00:30:44+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Animal Kingdom, Disney Vacations, family vacations, Walt Disney World|

Aulani, Disney’s Hawaiian Resort on Oahu

Aloha!  Did you know that Disney has an amazing resort on the Hawaiian island of Oahu?  This resort gives you the best of both worlds--you can have your Disney fix while enjoying the beautiful beaches and waters of Hawaii!  There is so much to share about this resort that I will have to write several articles about all of the things to enjoy while you're here.  Here are just a few highlights for you. Aulani is located on the southwestern portion of Oahu, in Ko Olina.  This resort is about 30 minutes from the Honolulu airport, and about 45 minutes [...]

By | 2018-01-15T12:25:42+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Disney Vacations, family vacations, Hawaiian vacations|

Making the Most of Your Disney Dining Plan

One of the aspects of your Disney World vacation that is often confusing is the dining plan.  What is the dining plan, which one should I choose, and how do I use it the most effectively??  I will explain to you the aspects of the two dining plans I recommend most to families traveling to Walt Disney World, the quick service dining plan and the Disney dining plan (also called the plus dining plan). The quick service dining plan gives each family member (over the age of 2) two quick meals and two snacks each day.  The Disney dining plan [...]

By | 2018-01-11T00:53:35+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Disney Vacations, family vacations, Walt Disney World|