A Twinkle of Holiday Magic

We'll be at Disney World during the holidays and were keeping all our fingers and toes crossed that Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and EPCOT's Candlelight Processional might happen. Unfortunately, these events are taking a hiatus, but Disney World plans to infuse a twinkle of holiday magic throughout the parks and resorts to make visits… Continue reading A Twinkle of Holiday Magic

Norwegian Getaway and NCL Peace of Mind

Today's post was designed to be about Norwegian Cruise Line's Peace of Mind Policy, but I realized I never blogged about our experience cruising with them before. Twice actually! So this post will be two-fold. Our most recent experience was our 2015 Family Christmas Cruise, a 7-night W Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Getaway. The… Continue reading Norwegian Getaway and NCL Peace of Mind

Universal Orlando Resort – Loews Portofino Bay and CityWalk

For our recent visit to Universal Orlando Resort, we stayed at Loews Portofino - one of three premier resorts on property. It was already dark when we arrived, so this was our very first impression - a moonlit bay nestled on the Riviera. Breathtaking! Loews Portofino was inspired by the quaint Ligurian fishing village in… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort – Loews Portofino Bay and CityWalk

Universal Orlando Resort – Islands of Adventure

Remember how I mentioned I'd post my Islands of Adventure post tomorrow? Let's pretend the whole concept of time being a figment of our imagination applies to January as well. Ha! Over in Islands of Adventure, the areas are divided into mythical lands featuring superheroes, beasts, and magical creatures. It seemed to storm every time… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort – Islands of Adventure

Universal Orlando Resort – Universal Studios

I can't tell you how many times I sat down to write this series on Universal Orlando Resort. Where has the month of January gone?! In any event, we went to Universal Orlando Resort in the days between Christmas and New Year when the concept of time is but a figment of our imagination. We… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort – Universal Studios

Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Days 7 & 8 – Sea Days

There were still so many things we wanted to do on board Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas, we were looking forward to two sea days. First up, The Perfect Storm - three stories of twists and turns to the bottom of dual-racer slides Typhoon and Cyclone. This was by far Stinky and Blinky's favorite,… Continue reading Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Days 7 & 8 – Sea Days

Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Day 6 – St. Kitts & Mt. Liamuiga

Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so that you can see the world, not so the world can see you.David McCullough Jr. The DH and I saw the Mt. Liamuiga hike months ago when we began looking at excursions.… Continue reading Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Day 6 – St. Kitts & Mt. Liamuiga