I know, I am stepping out and opening myself up, but I officially declare the best Disney snack is.... the Dole Whip. I am a late convert to Disney. As a child, I visited Disneyland, once, and then didn't return to Disney World until later in life. But, one of my first experiences at Disney Word was this amazing treat the Dole Whip.
I always want my Disney experience to be ... magical. Part of that is where I choose to stay while visiting. You never can go wrong staying on a Disney property. But, do you consider the Value resorts first? I guess I am a frugal traveler, which is why they are always my first choice.
As a rule, we never really spend too much time in our rooms, which means, I don't spend a lot of money on my rooms. But, I want comfort, value, and fun where I stay. My first choice at Disney? The All-Star Resorts. They have amazing theming and the rooms are very comfortable.
Most people want to take at least a few photos on their vacation, but not everyone wants the fuss of packing and keeping track of an extra piece of electronic equipment.
Have you considered leaving your digital camera at home and simply using the built-in camera on your smart phone?
No gym? No problem. Here’s a 20-minute workout you can do anywhere.
Traveling can make it hard to keep up with your exercise routine.
Whether you’re hauling bags through terminals, sitting for hours and hours on a plane or bus, or sleeping in different (and sometimes uncomfortable) beds — the toll that traveling can take on your body can be significant. It’s not uncommon for frequent travelers to experience back and joint pain, neck strains, and tension headaches.
New York Times writer Susan Heller famously said, “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”
We know that travel comes with a host of great benefits: you get to spend time with people you love; you get to see new things and try new things; you get to relax away from the pressures of work and everyday life; you get the thrill of realizing dreams you may have had for years and years.
In full disclosure, I am not a ride person. Rollercoasters scare me. But, I love Disney. I think it's an easy balance. So much to see and do, other than rides. But, my family, well, they love to ride rides. Thus, I am sometimes asked (maybe coerced?) to go on a few. One of these was... Soarin' Epcot. I know, I can hear you now, it's such a tame ride... what's the fear from?
I am always elated when I see the TSA PreCheck stamp on my boarding pass. But, what does the TSA PreCheck mean? First off it marks you as a low-risk traveler which allows you to pass through expedited TSA (Transportation Security Administration) lines at certain US airports.
There seems to be a cult following for doughnuts, and for a very good reason. There are doughnuts, and then there are Voodoo Doughnuts. If you are lucky enough to live next to a Voodoo Doughnuts, you simply must rush to the nearest one. If not, then check out Voodoo Doughnuts City Walk the next time you are in Orlando.
Paddlefish offers unique and impressive waterfront views in Disney Springs. As a matter of fact, the roof-top dining level is the only one in Disney Springs.
Michele & Kevin O'Connor
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