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Disney's D23 Expo Day 1

Disney’s D23 Expo Day 1

Have you heard of D23? D23 is “the official Disney fan club celebrating the wonder and excitement of Disney’s stories, characters, songs, and experiences.” It’s completely free to join and you get lots of fun insider information as well as access to fun events like Destination D23 at Walt Disney World and the D23 Expo […] Read more…

RipCord by iFly on Royal Caribbean

Would SkyDiving be an activity you would ever imagine you could do on a Cruise Ship? Can you imagine having the wind in your face and your body floating above the ground?  RipCord by iFly allows this opportunity to do just that.  What Ships have RipCord by iFly? It is currently available on Four Royal […] Read more…

We Love Universal Resorts Orlando

Top 5 reasons We Love Universal Resorts Orlando

Find out why we Love Universal Resorts Orlando! Our team at Embrace the Journey Travel loves Universal Resorts Orlando! Here are just 5 reasons any trip to Orlando should always include time at Universal Resorts. There are some incredible things to see and do – no one will be bored. When you’re looking for things […] Read more…

Beautiful St. Lucia

Beautiful St. Lucia

Beautiful St. Lucia, an exotic and culture rich destination.   I was so fortunate to take my family to this fantastic island this summer. We had a blast, and were so excited to get another stamp in the passports. We knew as soon as we landed that we were in for something special, when at the […] Read more…

Disneyland, California.. The OG!!!

Disneyland, California The OG!!!

Disneyland is the “Original” and I believe you can feel that the moment you step onto the property. For this self professed “East Coast Girl”, there is something truly “magical” about walking into the park that started it all!  I’ve been to Walt Disney World in Florida close to 20 times in my life, but […] Read more…

Hawaii - The Bucket List Trip

Hawaii – The Bucket List Trip

I have dreamed of traveling to Hawaii since I was a young girl. I’m not sure why I never made it a priority. My family always gravitated towards the east coast for vacations. But dreams… they do come true. Hawaii should be near the top of everyone’s bucket list.  It’s a destination like no other, […] Read more…

Disneyland 2022

Disneyland 2022

Disneyland is the iconic original park. There is nothing quite like the original. I feel like Disneyland is packed full of surprises and a mix of cutting-edge technology and original touches. You get to walk where Walt Disney himself walked.  Disneyland is back up and running like normal. The Embrace the Journey Travel team got […] 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…

Disney 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Disney 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

I recently went on a four generation girls cruise. My daughter, my mother, my granddaughter, and I sailed on a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean with a Star Wars Day At Sea Cruise on Disney Fantasy.  Itinerary Our itinerary for this sailing was a round trip from Port Canaveral, two days at sea, a stop at Philipsburg, […] Read more…

Castles of Ireland

Castles of Ireland

The dreams of staying in a castle recently became a reality during our trip to Ireland.  While touring through Ireland you will see many remnants of historical buildings such as castles, churches, towers and fortresses. Some of these buildings have been restored or remodeled to allow guests to visit. Our stay included two such castles; […] Read more…

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