family vacations

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|

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|

New Disney Cruise Line Itineraries for 2020

Disney has just released new itineraries for the Disney Cruise Line for the summer of 2020. There are some amazing destinations included in these itineraries, including a long-awaited return to Greece! Disney is also adding five first-time ports of call in Europe, in addition to the sailings to Alaska, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The Disney Magic will return to Greece in the summer of 2020 after a five-year hiatus. These 9 or 12-night sailings include visits to Piraeus, the gateway to Athens to enjoy beautiful scenery and archeological wonders, Katakolon, near ancient Olympia, and the islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Crete. Two of [...]

By | 2019-05-17T18:44:14+00:00 March 4th, 2019|Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacations, family vacations|

Top 5 Tips for Your Next Disney Cruise

If you've never been on a Disney cruise ship, you're really missing out! This is a cruise experience truly like no other. Of course the kids will love all of the activities especially for them, but there is also plenty to do for the adults! The food is simply gourmet. I've never had a bad meal on a Disney cruise ship! And the shows!! The shows are absolutely my favorite part of a Disney cruise. It's like going to a Broadway show every single night! The sets and costumes are just beautiful! You can make the most of your next [...]

By | 2019-05-17T18:38:30+00:00 February 25th, 2019|Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacations, family vacations|

Toy Story Land is Now Open!

Disney has done it again! If you haven't heard yet, Toy Story Land opened in Disney's Hollywood Studios on June 30. This amazing new land will transport you into Andy's backyard, and make you feel as if you are one of the toys hanging out with Woody and Buzz Lightyear. There are two new attractions in Toy Story Land, in addition to Toy Story Mania which has always been a fan favorite. The new attractions are: Slinky Dog Dash is a family friendly coaster that takes you on a ride as Slinky Dog's coils twist and turn. You must be [...]

Dining Options at Beaches Turks & Caicos

One of my favorite parts of an all-inclusive vacation is the amazing dining that the resorts offer. I have been in a beautiful resort, but if the dining was just so-so, or if there weren't many options to choose from, it affects the vacation experience. With Beaches Turks & Caicos, you definitely don't have to worry about that! This resort offers many different dining options, so you will be sure to find something that you love! Here is a list of all of the restaurants that you can enjoy on your next visit to Beaches Turks & Caicos: Courtyard Bistro [...]