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

Five Takeaways from a Disney Cruise

The Disney Dream docked in Castaway Cay Today I want to share a few things with you after cruising with Disney. They are insights from an agent and vacationer point of view. The attention to detail is nothing less than stellar. From the shortest boarding times I’ve ever seen to exquisite decor and excellent customer… Continue reading Five Takeaways from a Disney Cruise

Disney Dream – Nassau & Pirate Night – Saturday

On the second day of our cruise - Saturday - we practically had to crowbar the kids out of bed. I booked early reservations for the Frozen and Princess Gatherings so that we could spend most of the day with Grammy and Grandpa in Nassau. After a very early breakfast buffet at Cabanas, we headed… Continue reading Disney Dream – Nassau & Pirate Night – Saturday

Disney Dream – Thursday and Friday

The funnel of the Disney Dream We're back from our three-night cruise on the Disney Dream and it was nothing short of spectacular! Here, I wrote about this being a Spring Break / Stinky's 11th surprise birthday celebration rolled into one. Was it a surprise? Yes! Was it the best surprise ever? Also, yes! The… Continue reading Disney Dream – Thursday and Friday

Shhhh… don’t tell the kids we’re going on a Disney cruise!

My title gave it away, but I'm so excited I'm going to type it again... We're going on a Disney cruise!!! A few months ago, while researching Spring Break rates for a potential client, I came across a deal for a three-night cruise that was just too good to pass up. That it falls the… Continue reading Shhhh… don’t tell the kids we’re going on a Disney cruise!