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|

Good Things are Happening at Sandals and Beaches Resorts!

Beaches Turks & Caicos is ready for your next visit! There are some new things happening at a few of the Sandals and Beaches resorts, and it's all good news! As you probably remember, the Caribbean got hit with several hurricanes this past fall. Hurricane Irma caused some damage to the Turks & Caicos and the Beaches resort there. Luckily there was no major structural damage to the resort, but those in charge decided to close the resort to all guests and spruce things up. In addition to fixing the damage that was done, Beaches resorts decided to [...]

By | 2018-01-16T23:12:20+00:00 December 19th, 2017|All-inclusive Vacations, Beaches Resort, Sandals, Uncategorized|

Dreams Punta Cana All-Inclusive Resort

Shhhh!! Don't tell Mickey, but I went on vacation, and not to Disney World! I need to see the beach at least once a year, so my family went to the all-inclusive resort Dreams in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic. It was such a beautiful resort, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The resort was wonderful, the food and drinks were fabulous, and the staff was truly entertaining. If you've never vacationed at an all-inclusive resort, then you've got to try it!! It's probably my favorite type of vacation, simply because almost everything is paid for before you ever [...]

By | 2018-01-10T20:28:18+00:00 May 20th, 2017|All-inclusive Vacations, Dreams|

Disneyland for the Disney World Girl

Walt and Mickey in Disneyland We have always been a Disney World family. Living in Georgia, we can drive to Disney World in just about 7 hours. We try to visit Mickey at least once a year. A few years ago, in the summer of 2012, we decided to visit Disneyland. Our family was so excited, but we received quite a bit of "advice" from friends. We were told more than once that we would be disappointed with Disneyland. Disappointed by a visit to see Walt's original dream?? I knew it couldn't happen. But I was a tiny [...]

By | 2018-01-10T20:14:17+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Disney Vacations, Disneyland, family vacations, Walt Disney World|

Family Options for Your “Day Off” at Disney World

Take a day to relax by the pool on your next Disney vacation When you think of Disney, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? For most people it’s Mickey Mouse, castles, princesses and roller coasters. When you go to Walt Disney World, you go for the theme parks. The rides, the characters and the dining are what Disney is all about. But what about on those days when you don’t want to go to the theme parks? What can you do then?? During any Walt Disney World vacation, I always recommend that my clients spend [...]

By | 2018-01-10T20:03:47+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Walt Disney World|

Character Dining at Walt Disney World

Dining is a very important part of your experience at Disney World.  One of the best ways to enjoy your dining is to reserve a character meal, either in the parks or in the resorts of Disney.  This is a great way to let your family get a chance to meet their favorite characters without having to wait in line with their autograph book.  As you leisurely eat your meal, the characters will come around to your table to meet you personally!  How much fun is that!!  They will sign your autograph books and pose for a picture before moving [...]

By | 2018-01-10T19:56:45+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Disney Vacations, family vacations, Walt Disney World|