Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

While we were spending Spring Break at Universal Orlando Resort, Mini Me and I slipped away for a day to visit Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival. It was fantastic! The weather was beautiful, the crowds were low, and Mini Me was the best companion ever! When she looks back on this day in the… Continue reading Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Universal Orlando Resort – Volcano Bay

Updated March 2021 I've said it before, and I'll say it again...winter is the best time for water parks! The water is heated and the crowds are minimal, which means no wait time for popular rides! During our Spring Break visit, we strategically planned to visit Volcano Bay on the warmest day in the forecast… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort – Volcano Bay

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida

Mardi Gras may have officially ended a month ago, but the party is still going strong at Universal Studios Florida! From culinary journeys to spectacular floats, Mardi Gras has been reimagined into fun for the entire family! The event has been so popular, it is now extended through April 11. Catching beads from a nearby float!… Continue reading Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida

Spring Break at Universal Orlando Resort – COVID Protocols

https://youtu.be/exyi3gKZq1k As this was our first visit to the parks since COVID, I want to highlight Universal's protocols in this blog post. Don't worry, there is still lots of wizarding magic to be had! So keep reading. Reduced Park Capacity Universal Orlando is operating on a reduced capacity. I haven't seen where Universal has stated… Continue reading Spring Break at Universal Orlando Resort – COVID Protocols

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

We made it to Spring Break! {All the praise hands!} I feel this is as much an accomplishment for the parents as well as the kids. So to celebrate, we packed the car and headed south to Universal Orlando. Have you heard the one about the travel agent who takes her work everywhere? The Resort… Continue reading Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

My Top 5 US Destinations for 2021

If you're reeling from COVID fatigue, desperate for a road trip of epic proportions, then today's post is for you. I'm focusing on active, family-friendly destinations in the Continental USA. So grab your favorite cup of joe and let's begin exploring! 5. Breckenridge, CO It's no surprise that I'm receiving a lot more requests for… Continue reading My Top 5 US Destinations for 2021

A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland

Spending a night at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center has been on our bucket list since moving to Nashville earlier this year. As an early Christmas present, we did just that last Friday night. This luxury resort in the heart of Music City is lovely on any given day, but shines spectacularly when dressed… Continue reading A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland

The Hollywood Brown Derby, Hollywood Studios

For our Thanksgiving Day meal, we dined at The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney's Hollywood Studios. An authentic replica of the famous Brown Derby in Hollywood, CA - known for fine food, good times, and glamorous company - the restaurant exquisitely captures the golden age of Hollywood. As you step inside, the wood-paneled atmosphere is… Continue reading The Hollywood Brown Derby, Hollywood Studios

Tiffins Restaurant, Animal Kingdom

Located on Discovery River, near the entrance of Pandora - The World of Avatar in Disney's Animal Kingdom is Tiffins Restaurant. This signature dining experience is one that is often overlooked, but well deserving of a visit. Inspired by the world travels of the park's creators including retiring veteran Imagineer Joe Rohde, the interior is… Continue reading Tiffins Restaurant, Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

For our Thanksgiving visit, we stayed at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. Having grown up in the islands, I'm particularly drawn to tropical themes and love seeing how others interpret them. At Caribbean Beach Resort, I was taken with the pastel hues and lush landscaping. I don't know that I was transported back to The Bahamas,… Continue reading Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort