The 7 Deadly Sins of Disney World Vacationing

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Disney is the one place where planning is non-negotiable. The people who have a miserable time at Disney World are the ones who just show up and wander around, or stupidly stand in hour + lines at Splash Mountain. People who “never want to go back to Disney World” most likely committed one of the 7 deadly sins of WDW vacationing:Those sins are: Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy & Gluttony.Wrath – People who hate WDW spend a large amount of time yelling at (or being yelled … [Read more...]

Off the Beaten Path: Quiet Places at Hollywood Studios


There are so many things to see and do at Disney’s Hollywood Studios but some of my favorite times there have been doing nothing at all. It’s nice to take a break from the heat and take in the scenery, I wisely decide to do this while my family is riding Tower of Terror.Here are my top 5 places to find solitude at Hollywood Studios1. Tower of Terror - The benches are rod iron and aren’t so comfortable, but I love the location outside of the Tower of Terror gift shop. Under the overhang … [Read more...]

Disney World Summer Survival Guide


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


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


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...]