April 22, 2017

8 Fantastic Fall Family Getaways

It may be the first day of September and the kids may be back in school, but now is a great time to start thinking about a fall getaway. September and October, also know as “shoulder season,” are great months for families to travel while enjoying fewer crowds and lower prices on hotels and attractions. As a bonus, the weather […]

10 Best Uses of the Disney Dining Plan

There’s no question that the Disney Dining Plan is one of the most enjoyed perks among those staying on-property at Walt Disney World as part of a Magic Your Way Vacation Package. Each Disney Dining Plan includes at least two meals and a snack, making it easy to dine around the resort as a family. There are three primary dining plans: […]

10 Free Things to Do at Walt Disney World

We’re heading back to Walt Disney World in November, so I’ve already begun to think about what we’ll do while we’re there. We’ll hit all the major parks, but we’re also looking forward to checking out a lot of free activities. Take a look at 10 free must do’s for your next trip to Walt Disney World. Free Things to […]

5 Must-See Life-Size Gingerbread Houses

We may have enjoyed making our little gingerbread house as a family on Sunday at Gaylord National outside Washington, DC, but what we created is nothing compared to these life-size gingerbread houses that have popped up at hotels across the country. Take a look at five worth checking out: River City Casino & Hotel (St. Louis, MO) Head over to […]

runDisney: How to Make it a Family Affair

As a parent it seems to me that every night there is another news story on childhood obesity. The same thing keeps being said – children are more sedentary, spending more time watching TV, playing video games, sitting on the couch. The question becomes how do we motivate children to get moving, and have fun while doing it? Walt Disney […]

Walt Disney World: 4 Must-Read Dining Guides

If you’re thinking about a trip to Walt Disney World, there’s no doubt that eating out and meeting up with favorite characters will be a part of your daily agenda. Before you go, take a look at these four guides (well, three, plus a really good blog post that should be a guide) to help you best organize your dining […]

Daily Deals: Walt Disney World Travel

Baby, it’s cold outside, and if you’ve got warm weather destinations on your mind, Groupon may have just what you want, particularly if you want to save money on a Walt Disney World vacation. For the next few days, Groupon has some great deals on hotels in Kissimmee, Florida, which is just a few miles down the road from all […]

Inside Disney: Must-Do Holiday Events at Walt Disney World

If any place knows how to get into the holiday spirit, it’s Walt Disney World. There are countless ways that you and your family can embrace the holidays while vacationing at Walt Disney World. Here are my top picks for holiday fun: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: Held on select dates through December 21, you can watch snow fall on […]

Inside Disney: Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival

If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World over the next few weeks, then a day spent at Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival is a must. There are so many events taking place each day through Nov. 12, and it’s such a great way to introduce your children to a variety of cultures and cuisines. Here are […]

From the Readers: Walt Disney World Sanity Savers

Earlier this year, I worked with my friend, Mercedes of Common Sense with Money, to put up a guest post called 15 Ways to Save Money on a Walt Disney World Vacation. I included lots of great tips, like bring your own stroller and make lunch the biggest meal of the day. Well, following that post, I received an email […]