• 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…

  • Participating in Jedi Training at Disney

    Jedi Training at Disney: How Does it Work?

    So you have a Jedi wannabe in your house. They’ve watched the films, they know the characters and they dream of defeating the Dark Side. They’re going to want to participate in Jedi Training at Disney on your upcoming trip! But how exactly does one get chosen to be up on that stage with a cloak and lightsaber? Jedi Training has changed a lot over the years. Being picked use to require your enthusiastic youngster to jump up and down in the crowd waving their arms wildly. Disney now uses a much more organized system that helps to avoid chaos and disappointment and ensures those selected can perform the actions…

  • Is Disney’s Blizzard Beach Worth the Visit?

    I was not expecting 30 degree temperatures during our February visit to Walt Disney World, Florida. Although it was a pleasant surprise, we were not prepared! I’d packed far too many pants and not nearly enough shorts and tanks. I’m not sure our jeans even made it out of the suitcase! We decided that a sunny Sunday afternoon was the perfect day to explore Disney’s Blizzard Beach! After saying hi to the creatures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and thanking the Phoneticians in Epcot, the kids and I were up for something new. In all our many visits to Disney we’d never done a water park. All three of our children really enjoy…

  • NYC in three Days

    How To Do NYC In Three Days

    New York City is a destination I believe everyone must visit at least once in their lives. I don’t care if beaches or ancient history are more your thing, Manhattan is simply something you must experience. I’ve done the city quick and I’ve done it slow, and the good news is that you can totally catch the highlights of NYC in three days. That doesn’t mean it won’t take some planning and sacrifice, because it will. I said NYC in three days was doable, not ideal! But I’m going to pass along some tips to help you make that weekend adventure happen. How to make NYC in three days achievable: Start by…

  • Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Anaheim

    I’m not the girl who dreams of Kate Spade purses or Jimmy Choo’s for Christmas. I don’t need a Tiffany bracelet or the latest Iphone. If I had to choose between an experience or more things, I’d always opt for the experience. An experience means moments spent together. An experience means memories made with loved ones. And memories? They never end up in the garbage. No, memories will be with me forever. Truly priceless! At the top of my travel bucketlist was a chance to stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland Resort; specifically during the holiday season. When the opportunity presents itself during the middle of…