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Visiting Orlando in the Fall

Visiting Orlando in the Fall

One of my favorite seasons of the year is Fall. I love Fall travel in Orlando. There are so many fun events, and I wanted to share some of our team’s favorite fall events.  Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Walt Disney World What can be more fun than dressing up as a family and trick […] Read more…

island of Maui

Is Hawaii on your bucket list?

Maui is amazing with so many amazing activities to do while on the island. Here are a few must do activities while on the island of Maui. Attend a Luau A Luau is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is usually accompanied by entertainment. It is believed that the first feast resembling a current […] Read more…

Central California… A Welcomed Escape!

Central California… A Welcomed Escape!

I was born and raised in Central Illinois, surrounded by corn fields outside our “city” of Bloomington/Normal. Vacationing always seemed to take us east or south of Illinois, never west.  In 2017, we moved to Mesa, AZ and are having fun exploring the west coast now! In late April, my husband and I flew to […] Read more…

The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys

One of my family’s favorite destinations is The Florida Keys. We recently made our annual trip there so I thought that I would share our experience with you. It was one of the best vacations that I’ve had in a while! We spent time relaxing, swimming, laying in the sun, fishing, kayaking, eating at some […] Read more…

4 Day Disney Halloween Cruise

4 Day Disney Halloween Cruise

Are you looking for a cruise line that caters to families? Disney Cruise Line just might be for you! Post COVID-19 Cruise Travel I have personally had the opportunity to sail three times on Disney Cruise Line since late September 2021 and most recently late February 2022 on two different ships. I have traveled more […] Read more…

Ireland - The Emerald Isle

Ireland – The Emerald Isle

The world is ready for you to explore and Ireland is waiting for you!   Ireland is a top destination for European travel. Our recent travels took us over a good portion of Ireland including Northern Ireland. It is highly recommended to use a tour guide to maximize your time, especially if you are wanting to […] Read more…

Europe Blog Part 3 - The Secret Hidden in Pisa, Italy

Europe Cruise Part 3 – The Secret Hidden in Pisa, Italy

Pisa Who’s ready to visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa and learn about the secret hidden right in Cathedral Square??? This stop was an absolute highlight of the trip for me. Have you heard of the Monuments Men? During World War II there was a group of men (architects, professorts, etc.) who were tasked with […] Read more…

Our Team LOVES Sandals and Beaches Resorts

Our Team LOVES Sandals and Beaches Resorts

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Include More Than Your Average All-Inclusive Resort I recently stayed at Sandals Negril with my husband Charlie and I am a big fan of not needing to carry around money or my wallet.  If you’re a fan of arriving at a resort and not needing anything but a swimsuit, sunscreen, and […] Read more…

Europe Cruise Part 2 - Amalfi and Pompeii

Europe Cruise Part 2 – Amalfi and Pompeii

Here we are back in Europe on our amazing Mediterranean cruise! Previously we visited Rome and the amazing Colosseum, Vatican City, and more! Today we are going to visit the Amalfi Coast as well as the mysterious Pompeii. I don’t know about you, but I have been fascinated by Pompeii since I was a child. […] Read more…

Europe Cruise Part 1 - Rome

Europe Cruise Part 1 – Rome

Do you dream of visiting historic Rome, Italy? But the idea of trying to get it all together with the tours and the flights and the hotel just doesn’t appeal to you? I have a great solution for you! A European cruise is a really great option to visit several amazing sites in a shorter […] Read more…

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