Top 5 Holiday Happenings at Universal Studios Orlando and Walt Disney World

Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter- now through January 6, 2018. Diagon Alley, London, and Hogsmeade are transformed with festive decorations, treats and special entertainment. And as the stars begin to shine, a stunning projection wraps Hogwarts castle in sparkling holiday spirit. Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure This annual holiday celebration is…

Exploring Castaway Cay

Castaway Cay (pronounced key) is a destination you will want to visit. This is the Disney’s private island located in the Bahamas.  You will want to set your alarm and wake up early on the island day.  This beautiful island with clear blue water and clean white sand is exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests.  It is immaculate….

Got Bread?

Mmmmm. Bread.  Sourdough bread.   If there is anything better, my boys don’t know about it.  When they saw the “free samples” sign on the Boudin Bakery Tour in California Adventure at Disneyland Park, they were in. And in again.  And in again.  Eventually we just purchased this beauty of a loaf for them –…

Trip Report: Sorrento, Italy- A Must-See on the Coast of Amalfi

You know that place that you dream of escaping to? It’s the one that you fantasize about when you are commuting to work. It’s the place your mind goes to when you are up at midnight with a class project that you were just informed about at supper. You with me? Well, I found it….

Minnie Van Service Begins

We knew it was coming and here it is! The Minnie Van Service (cute right?!) is starting their “test phase” at Disney’s BoardWalk, Beach Club and Yacht Club  Resorts with the operating hours of 6:30am-12:30am. The 6 passenger vans which are actually 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Premier mid sized SUVs and are driven by a cast…

The 411 on Disney’s Magical Express

Disney has a fantastic FREE service for all of their resort guests. This service is called Magical Express.  Disney’s Magical Express is complimentary transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport for all Walt Disney World Resorts guests.  Here is how the service works. 1.Book your magical Walt Disney World vacation and make reservations to…

Food and Wine

By far, my favorite time of year to visit Epcot is between mid-September and early November each year for the International Food & Wine Festival, and this year, my wife and I spent 4 days in October sampling our way through 25 countries, called Global Marketplaces.  Each of them have a sampling of their native foods,…

Hawaii By Way of Alaska

Today’s travel tip is all about Hawaii!  Hawaii by way of Alaska!!! Yep, you read that correctly!!  We are going to Hawaii next year by way of Alaska. Alaskan Airlines that is!! Did you know that Alaskan Airlines offers one of the BEST companion ticket programs around? When you sign up for the Alaskan Airlines mileage…