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Partying with the Big Cheese: Attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

It’s no secret that spending any part of the winter holidays at Walt Disney World is a magical experience on the Christmas list of many around the globe. Though it’s true that pixie dust flies year round at one of the happiest places on Earth, something extra magical and spectacular happens around the holidays at this vacation spot.

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Cape Cod: What One Traveling Family Accomplished in 24 Hours!

Cape Cod is one of many perfect little getaways here in New England.   From late spring to early fall, the peninsula comes alive to locals and tourists alike.  From the beaches on the Cape Cod National Seashore to unique restaurants and eclectic shops, people take full advantage of the beauty, culture and ocean breeze before the winter snow and frigid temperatures bring everything to a screeching halt up here. Continue reading Cape Cod: What One Traveling Family Accomplished in 24 Hours!

Aaryn’s Best of the Best: My Top FIVE Shows To See At Walt Disney World Resort

Aaryn here!  Ready for the next Best of the Best post?  Well, here we go!

It’s no secret that Walt Disney World is our family’s favorite vacation spot.  With as many times as we have been there, I have had the pleasure of experiencing and enjoying many amazing attractions the Disney parks have to offer.   I have survived thrilled rides, savored delicious meals at various restaurants, and met with some pretty “goofy” and “magical” characters.   Yet another exciting aspect of visiting a Disney Park is the variety of live shows offered.   These shows are a great opportunity to take a break from the heat of the day, give your feet a rest and enjoy some spectacular artistry, participate in a story or laugh until your sides hurt!   In keeping with my ” Best of the Best” series, I have compiled a list below of the top five shows I have enjoyed at Walt Disney World. See how many of them you have experienced. Continue reading Aaryn’s Best of the Best: My Top FIVE Shows To See At Walt Disney World Resort

An Early Morning Royal Feast: Breakfast in Cinderella Castle

During a recent mother / middle son trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, my son wanted to make one of my Disney wishes comes true.   He wanted to help me cross something off my bucket list that has just never been an acceptable option when we go as a family (four guys and little ol’ me~ that’s a little too much testosterone for this meal!).   Since it was just the two of us this time around, my son wanted to give me my royal breakfast, an opportunity to eat in Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom.   This trip was our birthday trip and he was going to be eating at his favorite restaurant one day during our adventure, so he wanted to make sure that I had something that was my own, as well, so I was granted the wish of making reservations for the Fairytale breakfast at  Cinderella’s Royal Table! Continue reading An Early Morning Royal Feast: Breakfast in Cinderella Castle

Six Steps to Planning a Walt Disney World Vacation: T’s Breakdown

Knowing me (~T~) means that you know I have quite an affinity for Walt Disney World!  It is no secret to my friends and family and I take no shame in my infatuation.  Over the last few months, I’ve actually had some tremendous chat sessions with many of my friends about vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort (WDW) in Orlando, Florida.  While many of my cronies have been down there already and many times, I  know some who are still dreaming of meeting the Mouse for the very first time.  Among those who have never been, there is a good handful who have expressed to me how overwhelmed they are with even the thought of planning this kind of a trip.  There are too many choices to make, too many things to see, too many expenses for which to plan! A few of them have even shied away from going on a WDW vacation because of the immense amount of planning they fear goes into it, which could, of course, potentially and ultimately become a negative part of the process. Well, let me speak from experience.  Yes – it can be overwhelming.  It can be daunting.  However – it can also be contagious, exciting, eye-opening and magical! Continue reading Six Steps to Planning a Walt Disney World Vacation: T’s Breakdown