On our most recent cruise aboard the Disney Wonder, we had the opportunity to dine at the newly-introduced Tiana’s Place. Tiana’s Place is one of three themed restaurants that guests dine in as part of Disney Cruise Line‘s signature rotation dining. It was added during a ship refurbishment just last year. I was really, really excited to try this one out, and I was definitely not disappointed! The theming of Tiana’s Place is perfection. It truly seemed as though we… Read more »

The holidays are my favorite, and over the years, we have created new traditions that we now treasure. One of our favorite things, as with most, is decorating the Christmas tree. When we moved into our current home a couple of years ago, we needed a bigger tree for our high-ceilinged living room. We purchased a new, taller tree, but my sentimental side longed to keep up the original tree my husband and I purchased together, years before we had… Read more »

Our most recent visit to Walt Disney World included a stay in a studio villa at Disney’s Boardwalk Villas. These rooms are a part of the Disney Vacation Club “side” at the Boardwalk, but are definitely not limited to those in the Disney Vacation Club. These rooms can be booked the same as any other and are considered Deluxe Villas. We opted to receive a text when our room was ready and were pleasantly surprised to get the notification shortly… Read more »

When we visit Walt Disney World, we always stay at a Disney resort. The extra benefits of being onsite (like complimentary transportation and extra-magic hours) and constantly amongst the Disney magic is must-do for us. On a recent trip, I had the opportunity to stay in what is perhaps the most royally perfect room in all of the resorts! This particular room is called a Royal Room and is available at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort.     Though the room… Read more »

Many years ago, a little over seven to be exact, my husband and I traveled often. Well, we still travel often, but back then it was just the two of us. On those trips, I could eat my entire meal, while it was still warm, at my leisure. We could do daring excursions like zip lining through the rainforest in Jamaica or snorkeling in the Caymans. We could stay up as late as we wanted and sleep in as late as we pleased. You… Read more »

While staying at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, we had an amazing view of Magic Kingdom, as well as the newest Bora Bora Bungalows that were added along the beach and over the water at the resort. You can see my review our our Deluxe Studio Villa here. While we didn’t have nearly enough Disney Vacation Club points (or dollars) to stay in the bungalows, I was able to take a tour of one. These tours are offered daily at various times…. Read more »

It is no secret that Disney’s Hollywood Studios is undergoing a major overhaul. I have recently noticed many people questioning whether they should skip a visit to this particular park until the new Star Wars and Toy Story lands are completed. And while I will miss the closed attractions (see my article on saying goodbye here), I am still a huge fan of Hollywood Studios. So, should you still consider using a day of your Walt Disney World vacation at Hollywood… Read more »

Our family enjoys Epcot and all it has to offer. Typically, I have our days scheduled to the minute. We try to squeeze everything in. However, on our last trip to Walt Disney World, we did plan our morning at Epcot but left the evening free. No plans, no schedule. And I must admit, we loved it! We started our morning with a pre-park opening breakfast at Akershus. Following our meal, which was a fun and delicious way to start… Read more »

Our family absolutely loves Star Wars. The upcoming additions to the Disney parks have expanded our excitement levels to galaxies far, far away, and we were thrilled to check out the new Star Wars Launch Bay area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on our last visit. The area did not disappoint. Upon entering Hollywood Studios, we headed straight for the Launch Bay. As we approached the entrance, several Storm Troopers were patroling the premises. This built up the excitement even more,… Read more »

Though I adore dining at Walt Disney World and consider it one of the highlights of each trip, I have never found a dining location I truly love at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Granted we have yet to try 50s Prime Time Cafe, which seems to get outstanding reviews, the overall themes of other restaurants just don’t appeal to me as much as other character dining locations in other resorts and parks, and our all-time favorite, ‘Ohana. However, when Hollywood &… Read more »