Vacations are supposed to be relaxing. They are supposed to be a time when you and your family can get away from the monotony of life and escape. However, the planning that goes into making the vacation go off without a hitch can be exhausting. That’s where a travel agent comes in and takes on all the planning duties… wait a minute… you don’t use a travel agent?!?! Why not?!?! Read More
Have you seen the blog posts about what to put in your theme park day bag? Some of these posts just make me cringe when I think about what it would be like to carry a park bag with the “Top 50 Things You MUST Have in Your Disney Day Bag”. OK, I might be exaggerating a little. But still, can you imagine carrying a big park bag on Splash Mountain or Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train which has little to no room between your legs? Read More
Driving to tournaments and on vacations can be the most torturous part of any trip. To make the time fly by here is a round-up of the best road trip games to keep the kiddos entertained for hours on end. Read More
When setting sail on a cruise that stops in Nassau, Bahamas, you have a myriad of options for excursions. There is golf, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet and glass bottom boat tours, culinary tours and tours of Atlantis Resort & Spa. For our most recent voyage on Disney Cruise Line we decided to try the dolphin encounter at Blue Lagoon Island.
Traveling numerous hours to tournaments and competitions can be extremely boring. However, planning road trip games can be a great way to break up the monotony. And Road Trip Bingo is one of the best. Beyond Grandma heading down to the local American Legion for bingo night every Monday, bingo has become a parent-saving pastime for many a long road trip. Hours can be wasted spent finding random objects on the side of the road.
When heading on a vacation the last thing you want to worry about is your house while you are gone. Getting your house ready for a vacation is just as important as booking flights, making hotel reservations and buying park tickets. No one wants the added stress of thinking you forgot something. By following these steps you won’t forget anything and your vacation will be stress free… at least when it comes to your house. Read More
It’s no secret that Disney vacations can be a bit pricey. However, with proper budgeting you can manage those expenses throughout the trip planning process. This includes an honest assessment of all the budget categories you need to consider. Remember, there’s more to budgeting for a Disney vacation than airfare, accommodations and food. Read More
The waiting has begun for thousands of Disney freaks who aspire to be a member of the Class of 2019 of the Disney Parks Moms Panel. As the first round of applications come to a close, I can’t help but think back on my journey to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Class of 2014. Read More
The Science Behind Pixar
The newest exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry is a Disney-lovers delight. The Science Behind Pixar details the science behind the making of Pixar movies. As a lover of these movies since the beginning, I never really put much thought into what goes into making them. I figured they drew a couple pictures, transferred it to a computer and the computer did the rest. Little did I know that it’s more than just some computerized drawings. There’s clay modeling. There is math… and a lot of it. There is innovation. And similar to live-actions movies there is riggings, sets & cameras and lighting. Who knew?! Read More