Tips for a Magic Kingdom Christmas

One of the most popular and therefore busiest days to visit Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is on Christmas Day.  So busy in fact, the park may close early to new guests due to reaching capacity.  Here are 10 tips I picked up while having an unforgettable Christmas with my family. 1.  Get there early!  The…

Disney For All Children

While travel is my passion, many don’t know that I also have a passion for teaching.  I teach in a self contained classroom for children with special needs. They are 3, 4, and 5 years old and have varying needs including cognitive and developmental delays such as autism. So, when the parent of a former…

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…