• Rare Characters, vacations for families
    And Beyond,  Blog Post

    Top Vacations for Families

    So many places to visit … so little time is the old adage. We have been trying to visit a new destination each summer with our kids. Sometimes we make it further down the road then others. I am going to share my top 8 bucket list vacations for families. I have employed the help for some other great bloggers who I am living vicariously through, and are some of my travel inspirations. Disney’s Beach Club Resort – Contributed by Francine at PixieDustFan.com Ok, so the Beach Club is a bit of a cheat. I have been there for one glorious night. I need to go back. Francine lays out…

  • Siesta Key Beach
    And Beyond,  Blog Post

    Beaches Near Disney- Siesta Key

    Florida has so much to offer, Disney, beaches, camping, alligators…. I often hear people ask what beach is close to Orlando in an attempt to hit a beach and visit our favorite mouse in the same trip. I going to give you the scoop on one of our favorite beaches ( full disclosure it is also in my backyard).

  • And Beyond,  Blog Post,  Disney Resorts,  Kids

    Disney’s Vero Beach-Don’t leave your Resort Part 2

    Part 2: Vero Beach. Disney’s Vero Beach I know what you are thinking … “Vero Beach isn’t even Disney, right?”… Wrong!  I like to think of it as Disney “light.” Vero has all the amenities, service, and little Disney touches you want without the hustle and bustle and characters in your face.  I mean this in the best way (not to offend those who love the fast pace of chasing down characters). 

  • And Beyond,  Aulani,  Blog Post,  Disney Resorts,  Planning,  Tips

    Aulani, an Overview

    Last Monday, I had the bittersweet pleasure of coming home from a magical honeymoon at Aulani, Disney’s resort in Ko Olina on Oahu, Hawaii. There’s so much I can’t wait to share with you about our amazing trip and the Disney touches at our wedding, but first, I want to give a quick overview of Aulani.

  • And Beyond,  Blog Post

    There is more to Florida than Orlando

    There I said it. There are more places to visit in Florida than just Disney and Orlando. Florida is just like Disney in a way, there are way too many things to see and do then can be managed in one trip. So, I am going to start a series of posts about places to visit beyond the theme parks. Think about fun, quirky, well known or off the beaten path spots that you may want to put on your list. I know that people who want to visit Disney also sometimes want to visit a beach. Perhaps you are trying to convince someone to come to Disney ( gasp)…