I'm Jen. Disney Lover, runner, penny pincher and mother of two boys, We live a few short hours away from Orlando and try to visit often. Follow along for family and adult Disney adventures as well as the occasional non -Disney family adventure.

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    And Beyond,  Blog Post,  Planning,  Tips

    Travel Hacking a Disney Cruise

    Do you ever have serious FOMO watching other people’s vacations and wondering how they can afford them? Same. We booked a Disney Cruise in the middle of Covid times and had 18 months to pay it off. It was still painful. I have to say though, it was worth it! So we wanted to do it again.

  • And Beyond,  Blog Post

    First Trip to Universal Studios Orlando

    We finally did it. We went took our first trip to Universal Studios Orlando, mainly to check out all of the Harry Potter Attractions. I’m going to give you my opinion on the good the bad and the comparisons to Disney. We made a few mistakes and hopefully you can learn from them. 

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    Blog Post,  Planning,  Tips

    How to save 30% on your next Disney Vacation

    I am going to tell you about a trick I have learned to purchase Disney Gift Cards at 30% off or more. This is the best way I have to save money on your Disney Vacation. Everything is more expensive these days and a Disney Vacation is no exception. If you are anything like me I am always trying to stretch my family’s dollar just a bit farther. 

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    How We Traveled for Free this Fall

    This article is going to give you the quick and dirty of how my family of four took a five-day vacation to Mexico this fall for free. That’s right we were able to completely pay for our trip with hotel points and miles. Yes, that does take money on the front end, however, we were able to leverage our everyday spending on groceries and bills into a great vacation.

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    And Beyond

    Our Glamping Adventure

    Have you heard the phrase ” The year of the RV?” Well, it is here. Camping is the original social distancing activity. We decided to step up our camping game and rent a camper for the weekend. I am going to tell you all about it and I bet you may be willing to give it a try too. This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase an item through this link, it will come at no extra cost to you. We might make a small commission off your purchase. Thank you. First off let me say we have dipped our toe in some camping adventures as a family. One of…

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    Dining

    City Works- Dining Review

    Each time we visit Walt Disney World we like to try something new. On a recent trip, we decided to check out City Works in Disney Springs. This new-ish spot is located in the same building as the NBA experience.