Cities of Knights & Lights tour with Adventures by Disney – day 1

Two weeks after she walked across the stage to collect her diploma, Torri and I set off for our grand European adventure.  It was June 5th, a Wednesday.  Our flight was to Atlanta was to depart Tucson in the late afternoon.  We were scheduled to have a two-hour layover in Atlanta, the perfect amount of time to grab a quick bite to eat before boarding our red-eye to London.  Ah, but the best laid plans… … Continue reading Cities of Knights & Lights tour with Adventures by Disney – day 1

Parasailing with Sammy Duvall Watersports at Walt Disney World

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there is something for everyone at Walt Disney World.  One of the reasons I choose it as a family vacation destination year after year is because there truly is something there for people big and small, young and young-at-heart.  It should come as no surprise, then, that parasailing is one of the many activities available on site at Walt Disney World.  Recently, I was invited to … Continue reading Parasailing with Sammy Duvall Watersports at Walt Disney World

5 Reasons to choose Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Having recently returned from another fabulous Walt Disney World vacation, my blog is bound to show the residual shimmer of pixie dust.  While it would be more fun for all of us to meet up and experience Disney magic together, reading a little about our adventure here is the next best thing, right?  I hope you agree because today’s post is all about Disney’s Polynesian Resort. One of Disney’s deluxe resorts, “the Poly” is perhaps … Continue reading 5 Reasons to choose Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Christmas at Disney in pictures

Having just returned home after five nights at Walt Disney World, I’m busy playing catch up with real life and its associated piles of laundry.  I did, however, want to share some instagram photos with you.  I was sans family on this trip–acting as a mentor during training weekend for the new members of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.  Going it alone always gives me the chance to really slow down and take note … Continue reading Christmas at Disney in pictures

Family Travel: Juneau

During our time in Juneau, there was one phrase we kept hearing from the locals: the Disney Wonder brings with it the sunshine.  Apparently, May was unusually wet and dreary this year.  We kept hearing that there had been only two days of sunshine and the Disney Wonder just so happened to be docked in Juneau on both of those days.  Coincidence or Disney magic at work–you be the judge. Either way, I’m not complaining.  … Continue reading Family Travel: Juneau

Family Travel: Skagway, Ak

When the Disney wonder docked in Skagway, Alaska, it was raining.  Having done my homework, we were prepared for wet weather, ranging from a constant drizzle to buckets of rain falling from the sky. To start the day, Jeff and I dropped Cassidy and Jayce in the Oceaneer Club and set off to explore the streets of Skagway solo.  The ship docked very close to town; a five-minute brisk walk was all it took us … Continue reading Family Travel: Skagway, Ak

Family Travel: Disney Cruise to Alaska

Our family set sail to Alaska aboard the beautiful Disney Wonder on their inaugural cruise from Seattle.  Our seven-night voyage called on three Alaskan ports: Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan.  I’ve already given you some ideas for cute outfits for an Alaskan cruise.  And I told you about our cruise pre-stay in Seattle.  Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing the details of our cruise and excursions through sporadic posts.  This post, in particular, … Continue reading Family Travel: Disney Cruise to Alaska

Disney Adorned For Christmas

If you ever have the chance to visit Walt Disney World during the month of December, you might want to schedule a “down day” during which you simply visit the resorts to check out the holiday decor. We did precisely that on Dec. 17th, and the general consensus was that it was time well spent. There is a lot to see, after all: the giant gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian, the chocolate carousel at … Continue reading Disney Adorned For Christmas