What Can You Do on Oahu??

So you’ve decided to travel to Hawaii. And best of all, stay at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Ko’Olina. Great choice because Disney’s Aulani Resort is nothing short of amazing. But what else can you do while on Oahu? Is it possible to do a single island vacation and have enough to do ? The answer is absolutely…

Merrytime Cruises on DCL

Have you been thinking of a Disney Cruise with your family this holiday season? Well then, you are in for a treat with Disney Cruise Line’s Merrytime Cruises. And they’re are not just in December! Most ships and itineraries will feature magical holiday experiences and extras from November until the third week of December.  What…

Friday Top Five- Vermont in the Summer & Fall

When people think Vermont, it’s easy to think skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports. But, our late summer, early fall trip to Vermont was one of our most memorable. Here are our top 5 picks for warm weather Vermont fun!! 5. Take a scenic canoeing trip down the Lamoille River. Check out Jeffersonville, VT and pop…

Disney- Outside the Box

I love Disney more than your average six year old- and that’s ok! I love good food. I love beautiful, clean accommodations with lovely pools and grounds. I love amazing service. When you read this, it sounds like a pretty good description of what a great vacation should be, right? So then why is it…

Few Words Friday- Aruba Edition

Aruba really is one happy island! Jaime Garcia is a mom, travel planner, and vacation daydreamer. Contact her to make your vacation daydreams into a reality. Jgarcia@onceuponavacation.com

Travel Tips: Airfare Edition

Today’s travel tip is all about airfare. Airfare is often the biggest expense when you travel – especially with a family. But here are my tips for scoring super low airfare and more. 1. Don’t underestimate the power of miles! Look for deals to purchase miles before you purchase a flight. Did you know that…

No Passport? No Problem.

Here’s the scenario. You want to get away. Someplace tropical. Someplace warm. And you want to go soon. Like now!! Uh oh …. passport is expired (insert tears of sadness here!) But wait…. there’s hope for you and it doesn’t involve a trip to Florida or the Jersey shore. I’m talking Mexico. Bahamas. Bermuda. All…

To Insure or Not To Insure? That is Today’s Question

I am going to be the first to admit …. I never buy travel insurance. (Insert gasp and horrified look here!!!) Ok there I said it! My secret is out! But having admitted my flaw, I think it’s a topic worth diving into because after entering into into the travel business,  I have a new…

Vacation Layaway…Yes, It’s Totally a Thing

If you know me, you know I travel a lot. And, all of that travel gives me experience on how to make family vacations a part of our everyday life. My parents instilled in me from a young age the importance of connecting as a family, even if it meant we went to a local…

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…

Vero Beach Resort

Today I’m going to let you in on the best kept secret in Florida – Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Are you looking for the perfect beach getaway? Then a stay at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is just the thing you’re looking for. This beach hideaway is located just two hours southeast of Walt Disney World®…