For our visit, we stayed at the New York Marriott Marquis. Set in the heart of Times Square, it is one of several hotels I recommend for first-timers and return visitors alike looking to stay in Manhattan. The hotel is within walking distance to major attractions like Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and the… Continue reading New York Marriott Marquis
Though I've been to New York City several times, it's always been a dream of mine to spend Christmas in New York. A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to do just that. Though we'd built in lots of free time to explore on our own, we did have a few items on the… Continue reading Christmas in New York
In choosing our resort, several factors were key. We wanted a family-friendly resort with lots of activities for everyone, a gorgeous stretch of beach, and convenience to shopping/dining/entertainment. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort ticked every box. Located in the heart of Waikiki Beach, Hilton Hawaiian Village sits on 22 historic beachfront acres. The grounds… Continue reading Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
We'd always planned to visit Hawai'i. And last spring, we finally decided to make it happen. For months I poured over every detail from the resort to the excursions to our self-drive Circle Tour. And even after multiple protocol changes and having to delay our trip by a month, it was worth every minute of… Continue reading How we spent one week on O’ahu
From the bottom of my heart, I thank each of you who entered and shared this giveaway. It was a great success with entries from all over the country. Alas, there can be only one...Congratulations Kimberly Wilder of Mountain Brook, AL! ChEARs to a magical vacation at The Happiest Place on Earth!
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E Ok, how many of you sang that in your mind? I know I did when I typed it! 😊Fall means it's time for another giveaway, and this is my most favorite kind!!! Along with my head office Classic Travel Connection, Family Travel Adventures LLC is giving away a Walt Disney World vacation! There's nothing… Continue reading Who’s ready to win a vacation to The Most Magical Place on Earth?!
On the heels of our Fall Break visit to Walt Disney World, I'm sharing the easiest DIY Jack Skellington pumpkin ever. Here's how to achieve the same look. Materials Pumpkin (I wish I had a before picture of the pumpkin I thrifted. It was a hodgepodge of fall-colored leaves.)PencilPaints (white, black, brown, gold; chalk paint… Continue reading DIY Jack Skellington Pumpkin
If you're a guest of Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds, Trails End Restaurant is a great option for a family-style, down-home country meal. Located in Pioneer Hall, the rustic theme carries straight through from the décor to the menu. Our family-style buffet meal consisted of an oven-fresh breadbasket, chopped salad, smokehouse skillet, and covered… Continue reading Trails End Restaurant
As the kids get older and have fine-tuned their interests in the parks, we've begun incorporating more non-park days and/or seeking new-to-us activities. Here's a look at what we did this trip, as well as an overview of other experiences offered. Trail Rides The tween has taken a few horseback riding lessons and jumped at… Continue reading Enchanting Extras at Walt Disney World Resort
On October 1, Walt Disney World Resort celebrated its 50th birthday, and kicked off an 18-month long celebration. We couldn't wait to spend our Fall Break at The Most Magical Place on Earth! Highlights of The World's Most Magical Celebration include: EARidescent Excitement with dazzling decorations, new looks for Mickey, Minnie and Friends and magical… Continue reading Happy 50th Birthday Walt Disney World!