Christmas at Beaches Turks and Caicos

There are so many things we planned for that should have happened in 2020. And then there were a few doors that opened that we never saw coming. A prime example was the invitation to attend the reopening of Beaches Turks & Caicos over the Christmas holidays. When my Mom reluctantly cancelled our family Christmas… Continue reading Christmas at Beaches Turks and Caicos

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

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

St Lucia and Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Last week, I had the privilege to spend four glorious days in St. Lucia at Sandals Grande St. Lucian as part of a travel agent training. St. Lucia is an island nation located in the E Caribbean. The country is famed for its topical weather, gorgeous beaches, reef diving sites, scenic fishing villages, and twin… Continue reading St Lucia and Sandals Grande St. Lucian

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