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Must Know Fun Facts from Disney Pixar’s Inside Out Movie

I was able to attend an advanced screening of the upcoming Disney Pixar Inside Out movie, and I have to say that it’s a must watch for families. This fun animated movie opens on Friday (June 19th) and it’s a great movie to use as a talking point about emotions with your kids. If you …

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Disneynature Monkey Kingdom – a touching family tale

This past Monday our family attended a sneak preview of the new Disneynature Monkey Kingdom movie, and we loved this touching family tale! First off, you might be wondering what IS Disneynature? It’s a film studio with a unique documentary style of storytelling that has a strong focus on the environment and animals. While the movie is …

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Disneyland Checklist for Planning your Disney Vacation Days

While visiting Disneyland can be a magical experience, it also requires some unique additional planning. Dining reservations, ticket options, hotels by Disneyland, fastpass tickets, and show times can all add to your vacation planning tasks. To help you keep it all together, I’ve created this Disneyland checklist for you to record and note your disney …

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Hotels by Disneyland: How to Choose Where to Stay

Perhaps you have a huge Disney fan in the family, or maybe you feel it’s a childhood right of passage, whatever your reasoning there is a chance you’re planning to visit Disneyland. Especially if you’re reading this! My Disneyland story began in the summer of 1989 with my first visit to Disneyland. My mother took …

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Disney Frozen Olaf Halloween Treat Bucket

Looking for some Halloween costume inspiration? I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring you tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea! My own idea is for this cute …

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Disney World Dining Healthy Food Options

Vacation dining usually means receiving huge plates of extremely generous portions of food, and often of the greasy variety. It may look and smell wonderful, but it can cost a small fortune, and you’ll feel obligated to eat every bite (as well as what the kids don’t finish). Delicious as they are going in, large …

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Family Fun at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Hotel Resort

Located in the heart of the Epcot area of the Walt Disney World Resort is the award-winning Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Hotel. This resort offers deluxe accommodations and dining, as well has being located in a prime area for touring the Walt Disney World parks. Let me start by saying this hotel is grand! …

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Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa – A Downtown Disney Hotel

We love hotels! When you think about it, your hotel becomes your home away from home while traveling, so it can be one of the most important choices to make when booking a vacation. During our long vacation to Orlando one of the hotels we stayed at was the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa, …

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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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Throwback Thursday Travel: Disneyland Cruella de Vil

We’re really into October now! I sent the girls off to school today with cute pumpkin lunches (I’ll show them next Wednesday!), and I wanted to feature a fun Throwback Thursday Travel photo that was seasonal. I mentioned in my post 20 things about Disneyland Halloween Time that we really enjoyed our trip to Disneyland during …

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45 Christmas Movies For Kids & Teens (G to PG-13 Rating) [Printable Countdown Calendar]

The Christmas season is full of festivities around here which means we watch lots of kids’ Christmas movies! Sometimes it’s a family movie night, other times it’s in the background while we bake and decorate. While we are planning out movie marathons, I thought it would be a great time to share some of our …

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Vacation Budget Calculator: How Much Does the Average Vacation Cost?

We’ve all heard that taking a vacation is great for our mental health. It’s a chance to get away from our stressful daily lives and go on an adventure. In addition to figuring out where you’ll go on your next vacation, you need to start saving for vacation expenses. Before we can figure out what …

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