Disney World Summer Survival Guide

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Summer in Florida is fierce. I hold nothing back. As one who made the yearly pilgrimage to the House of Mouse every July for at least a decade with my family, I know it seems impossible to visit the parks while you are dripping with sweat.Fear not travelers for I bring you some coping mechanisms. I can’t promise you mid 70 temps and no rain, but I can help you make your vacation magical in spite of soaring temps and 90% humidity.I present: 6 Steps to Surviving the Summer in Disney … [Read more...]





Vacationing with Special Needs: ASD/ADHD

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Families with special needs children may find the idea of traveling daunting. Vacation planning should be a fun time and something to look forward to, not fear or dread.As a travel agent, I have been blessed to find families with special needs very open about their unique situation and the dynamic elements required to make a dream vacation.No amount of reading and researching could ever give me the knowledge even close to what the family knows and lives with every day. It’s a task I … [Read more...]





Off the Beaten Path: Quiet Places at Epcot

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No park seems to have as much ground to cover as Epcot, by the time you get through the World Showcase you truly feel like you’ve walked around the world and the future (world) seems unattainable. It’s important to pace yourself and remember to take a break or five...try some of my favorite places!1. One of my favorite spots to relax in Epcot is actually a attraction, yes it does kind of feel like I’m cheating on the list, but I can’t help myself, I love “Living with the Land”. There’s … [Read more...]





Want More Room? Look off Property

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As a former Floridian,my opinions of visiting the Walt Disney World Resort can differ from many others.  A total non-purist, I have no problems staying off property.  In fact, I prefer to have my own car, as I have had more than a couple of complaints with the Disney World Bus System.  Plus, as a mother of a toddler, I like having the full control of when we come and go.Not only do I like to have my own car, I, on occasion, enjoy staying off property.  Shock and dismay, I'm sure, but there … [Read more...]





Off the Beaten Path: Magic Kingdom Quiet Places

During our WDW trips, we stick to the “Pirates Code”: “He who falls behind, gets left behind”. This drives home the point that it’s everyone’s vacation (particularly when we’re in our grand gathering) and we need to maintain a pace that’s good for everyone. If the kids had their choice, they would run back and forth between point A and point B all day long and if the adults had their choice, we’d be in a nice air conditioned ride all day long. When it’s been a long day in the parks for everyone … [Read more...]