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Top 10 Facts About Disneyland Halloween Time You Need to Know [2021]

If you’re planning to visit Disneyland in October (or September), you need to know some important things about the Disneyland Halloween season. I highly recommend you read over this info and these tips before your visit! From what there is to do around the parks during the Halloween season to how to enjoy the Oogie …

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Goonies, Gliders, Towers, and Ships – Astoria, Oregon Delights Families

When I last left off from sharing about our educational travel in Astoria, Oregon, we were headed into town to the Astoria Column. After winding our way up to the column, we were met with an amazing overview of Astoria and the mighty Columbia River. After a quick stop inside the gift shop to purchase …

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Educational Travel and Family Fun in Astoria, Oregon

Recently we went away for the weekend to celebrate my birthday in Astoria, Oregon. This quaint seaside town is a hidden gem in the pacific northwest, filled with education, family fun, and outdoor enjoyment. Even on rainy days, Astoria has activities that will take you back in time and help you build family memories. We …

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Best Seattle – California Road Trip From Redwoods to Teacups

You could say our Seattle – California road trip adventure began at the end of a weekly workday when we set out from north Seattle to head to Portland for the night, but that wouldn’t be totally true. When you head out on a trip, the adventure should begin on the first day but ours had …

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Embarking on a #DopeyChallenge!

Wish me luck because I’m about to take the #DopeyChallenge! Wondering what craziness I’m embarking on? Starting today I will be running four races in four days to complete the Dopey Challenge by runDisney. And while this isn’t my first runDisney destination race, it’s certainly the most challenging event I’ve ever participated in. My adventure …

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The Ultimate Family GETAWAY – Norwegian Cruise Line

Who wouldn’t consider a family vacation packed with rock climbing, delicious food, beaches, broadway style shows, movies, ropes courses and pools the ultimate family getaway?! With so much to delight every member of the family, spending your time aboard the new Norwegian Getaway is sure to go down as a fave in your family vacation …

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A Day at Discovery Cove in Orlando Florida

While most people picture busy theme parks when they think about Orlando, we discovered a real gem that doesn’t fit that picture at all. Discovery Cove is located right by SeaWorld and just a short drive from the Disney parks. It’s an all-inclusive day resort where your family can relax and unwind alongside some unique …

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Family Camping Trip at Wenberg County Park Washington

We recently borrowed my in-laws’ camping trailer for a weekend away at Wenberg County Park. We used to do the full tent camping experience, but I’ve found that I’m not really into that any longer. My in-laws’ camper is very nice and I couldn’t wait for our fun weekend away. Our crazy summer schedule made …

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Ultimate Guide with Tips for a Great Universal Orlando Trip

It’s no wonder that Orlando, Florida is considered the theme park capital of the world. With so many great family theme parks in the area there are plenty of options for getting immersed in the land of thrills and make-believe. One of our family’s favorite theme parks is the Universal Orlando Resort. If you’re planning …

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Understanding the Disney Fastpass System: The New Fastpass+

Our recent visit to Walt Disney World brought a new learning curve to our Disney family travel plans. While I had a great understanding of the old Disney fastpass system because of our numerous trips to Disneyland, the new Fastpass+ system was not the same. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to …

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Things to do in Orlando – Our Family Vacation

I’m so excited to start sharing about our recent Orlando family vacation and sharing ideas for things to do in Orlando! To start things off, I’m posting our 10-day itinerary details and then will be posting more specific posts about our experiences. I have three hotels to share with you (Buena Vista Palace, Doubletree Suites …

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