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

Thanksgiving at Disney – COVID Precautions

Since March, we've been very selective about which stores we visit, how we shop for groceries, which restaurants we patronize, and places we visit. For our annual Thanksgiving trip, I knew a vacation to Walt Disney World would check all of our personal boxes for safety. So what's different at Walt Disney World? And is… Continue reading Thanksgiving at Disney – COVID Precautions

Holidays at Universal Orlando

December 2019 at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Christmastime is always extra special at Universal Orlando Resort! And I hear from impeccable sources that not even The Grinch can steal holiday joy this year! From November 14 - January 3rd, you can get in on the mind-blowing, mischief-making, action-packed adventure of a lifetime.… Continue reading Holidays at Universal Orlando

Garden of the Gods, Shawnee National Forest

The inspiration behind our short visit to Paducah, KY was to take a hike in the Garden of the Gods Wilderness, which along with six other wilderness areas, is part of Shawnee National Forest in S Illinois. Together, there are 3,300 acres of rolling hills. The 1964 Wilderness Act ensures that nature will be allowed… Continue reading Garden of the Gods, Shawnee National Forest

Belle Louise Historic Guest House, Paducah, KY

I adore historic homes and dream about restoring one in retirement. Cary and Melinda Winchester got to live out my dream with the Belle Louise Historic Guest House in Paducah, KY. About the Home Built in 1879, this Italianate mansion was built by Lt. James Daniel Frazier and his wife Sarah Abigail Frazier for their… Continue reading Belle Louise Historic Guest House, Paducah, KY

How to Spend 24 Hours in Paducah, a Charming Little Port Town in W Kentucky

Shortly after moving to Nashville earlier this year, I casually mentioned to the DH that I wanted to visit Garden of the Gods in S Illinois. To my absolute surprise, he planned a visit there in conjunction with an overnight stay in Paducah, which is on the way. Designated a UNESCO Creative City in 2013,… Continue reading How to Spend 24 Hours in Paducah, a Charming Little Port Town in W Kentucky