Do and Don’t: Balancing Vacation Styles

I’m a planner, and I’m pretty sure I get about 90% of my vacation enjoyment by anticipating the trip. My travel companions are usually not, and I am pretty sure that I drive them crazy. So here are a few of my tips for those of you who, like me, just can’t help themselves from … [Read more…]

The Tikiman at the Poly!

A friend of mine who blogs recently wrote about the legend of the Tiki at the Polynesian and his three forms. I had no idea, so I am directing you to the fascinating blog he wrote! Tiki History

Should you join the Club?

If you’re a regular in WDW Circles, you’ve likely heard about Disney Vacation Club (DVC). It’s a points-based timeshare that allows you to book accommodations at Disney Vacation Club resorts with a booking advantage at your ‘home’ resort. Without getting into the legal/technical aspects of membership, many people wonder if it would make sense for … [Read more…]

Rolling with the Refurbs

Many of us WDW ‘regulars’ have had it happen, especially when traveling in the less expensive, less crowded off season. You show up to your dream resort only to find signs on the flagship attraction begging you to pardon the pixie dust. Some parents need to be more cognizant of these changes (for example, if … [Read more…]

A few of my favorite things…

It’s been a while, but I want to talk about PODCASTS. You know, radio for the control freak. For those who are unfamiliar, these handy, downloadable audio files are like magazines for your ear. WDW fans have a billion ways to connect and to share their affection for the resort because of the internet. And … [Read more…]

Disney Vermin

I’m not talking about tourists from a particular state or Animal Kingdom. It’s time to be honest. You may encounter uncurated wildlife at WDW, whether it be an American Alligator sunning himself, a snowy egret fishing, or any number of other creatures. There have been tons of funny books like Team Rodent (one of my favorites) … [Read more…]