Disney Dream – Patience for the Porthole

When I booked my room aboard the Disney Dream, my goal was to get a room aboard the ship at the lowest cost.  I prefer to take more vacations per year, rather than staying in luxurious accommodations only one time per year.  So, when I received confirmation of my inside stateroom, I mentioned to my friend my accommodation type.  She exclaimed, “You will have a virtual porthole!”  She explained that for those few rooms aboard the Disney Dream without a window, a virtual porthole would be … [Read more...]

Wednesday with Walt: Integrity

I am sure almost all of us have been asked this familiar question when playing some type of ice-breaker game: “If you had to choose one word that defined you and your life, what word would it be?” Sometimes it is asked in a different way such as, “What is your legacy?”  or “What do you want to be remembered for?” Have you ever given that much thought?If I had to think of a one-word description for Walt Disney, I would be flooded with visions of block lettering zooming on a superhighway in my … [Read more...]

Winning Feels Good…No, Great!

Villains Vinylmations

So, I just recently won a Villains Vinylmation through Chip and Co. writer DragynAlly's blog. It happened literally a minute or two after I tweeted to her that I was determined to win one.I really do think it was fate. DragnAlly, aka Dana, uses Random.org to determine who the winners for her current contest are. For some reason, the Disney universe thought I was adequate enough to be the chosen one for today.Once I receive the Vinylmation, I'll let you all know what it is. I'm … [Read more...]

Chip & Company Disney Week in Review for March 21st

Welcome to the Chip and Company DisneyWeek In Review. There is a lot of news this week!  Additionally, all of our outstanding writers have been sharing their views, so we'll touch on a few of those at the end of our segment.  But let's get on to the news!The first thing on the minds of all of the Chip & Company writers, and likely the entire Disney family, is the devastating earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan.  Here is an update on what is being done for those in need.  Our … [Read more...]

The Magic Behind the ‘Company’ – Getting to know Michele


Name: Michele DakhoWhere do you live: Detroit Metro Area, MichiganHow long have you been with Chip and Company: A few monthsWhat topics do you write about: Planning, travel agents, special events, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disneyland…basically anything and everything!Favorite C&C Writer: Gee, I feel obligated to say Chip-the-pot-stirrer since he's the one who asked this question!Do you have a Blog or Website? … [Read more...]