• Stay in a Castle at Ackergill Tower

    Why You Should Stay in a Castle on Your Next Vacation

    Have you ever dreamed of booking a stay in a castle? I have, and to be honest, I wasn’t even sure that was a thing. Surely sleeping in a castle would be ridiculously expensive, right?¬†It doesn’t have to be. While researching accommodations for our upcoming trip to Scotland, I realized there are entire websites dedicated to this kind of vacation. I began chatting with the CelticCastles.com team and was given various options all over the UK and Ireland. Did I want my stay to be authentic or luxurious? Would I like to have my own kitchen or was a Bed & Breakfast okay? Would I prefer to be near the…

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    VICTORIA with the KIDS | What We Loved About This Coastal City

    Ferry rides, history, and hands-on fun; It’s truly a wonder that we hadn’t done Victoria with the kids sooner! When my husband got called away for a work conference, I decided it was the perfect excuse to explore the city. It had been nearly a decade since my last visit. I knew Victoria was beautiful, being a picturesque city nestled on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island, but what did it have to offer families? I’d been to¬†Craigdarroch Castle, wandered the Legislature Building, and enjoyed meals with a view of the harbor. You can do these things with little ones in tow, but my goal was to find out the…

  • What's the best age for Disney?

    The Best Age for Disney | When Should You Take Your Kids?

    I get this question a lot: What’s the best age for Disney? When should we aim to take our kids? To answer this in the most simple way possible, my answer is now. The best age for Disney is whatever age your kids are right now. The truth is, every age offers different advantages and disadvantages. In this post I’ll break those down and let you decide what matters most to you. The Best Age for Disney: Babies We’ve taken all of our kids to Disneyland and Walt Disney World while under the age of one. Truth be told, those trips were more about the rest of the family then…

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    How To Save On Flights To Your Dream Vacation

    Finding ways to save on flights when we go away is always my top priority in regards to travel. As a family of five, we could be paying anywhere from $1000-5000 on just our airfare. That’s a huge chunk of cash that’d I’d rather save for another vacation! Driving is an option in some circumstances, but because time is money (or in my husbands case, lost days of work) we usually try to find cheap flights or alter our plans. However, there are some tricks I’ve come across and I want to share them with you! How To Save On Flights For Your Dream Vacation My first piece of advice…

  • The Best Kept Secret at Disney’s Private Island | Castaway Cay

    We recently spent a day on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. This 3-acre long plot of land in The Bahamas is leased by Disney Cruise Line, and they dock here for a day on nearly all their Caribbean cruises. It’s always the highlight of the itinerary thanks to the turquoise waters, sandy beaches, and Disney level of service. But did you know there’s a best kept secret at Disney’s private island? While on board, guests receive a Disney Navigator that lists all the activities and dining options for each travel day. The same happens for your time at Castaway Cay. On this trip, we noticed that there was a children’s…