Posts Tagged With: vacation

T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week: Family Time Is The BEST Time!

I was lucky enough to be ON VACATION this week – and while in the past we have mostly taken time off to GO somewhere (like DISNEY WORLD, or a cruise), this time we did things a little differently….

The first part of the week was spent at HOME – a little staycation action was much needed, a chance to relax and spend time with our son. PLUS – our friends came to visit from Virginia too – which was great as always, and seeing our son play with their daughter makes my heart oh so happy!

(I couldn’t resist us all posing in our Disney aprons for a photo op- and can you blame me? Look at these cuties!)

We had TONS of fun – and even though they stayed for longer than normal this visit, it was still pretty sad to see them go…

But no time to be sad yet – as we moved on almost immediately to the second half of our adventure, when we drove upstate to the Adirondack Region of New York to join my parents at the house they rented for the week:

And here we are, enjoying one more day of quiet, tranquil nature before heading home tomorrow and back to the reality of all work and no play soon after….ok maybe that’s not so accurate, more like “more work and less play”…

Feeling really grateful right now for these amazing people that I am lucky enough to call my friends and family ❤

TGIF!

Categories: The World Outside Disney | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Fun In The Sun!

This week I am writing to you from beautiful Cape Cod – where my family and I are enjoying a much needed vacation, and we are loving every minute of it! We rented a house here with my best friend from college and her husband and their daughter, and it has been an amazing time!

Here’s some highlights from our trip so far:
image

image

image

image

image

image

image

 

I know I mostly write about Disney and how amazing it is there – but let’s face it, a Disney family vacation every year probably won’t ever be in our budget – and we want to make sure our little guy gets to experience a variety of activities and places. So until he is old enough to ride Space Mountain, we will take him other places – like the beaches of Cape Cod!

I’m grateful to have such great friends and family and the ability to take time off to spend with them – hope you get the chance to do the same, be it at Disney or wherever!

TGIF!

Categories: The World Outside Disney, Walt Disney World | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Traveling In (Disney) Style

As my family gets ready to head to the beach for our first ever family vacation (yay!), I am beginning to prepare, both mentally and physically, for the daunting task that is ahead of me – PACKING. I normally don’t mind packing – but since having a baby, it has taken on a whole new dimension of insanity. The sheer volume of items required to care for and travel with a small baby is ridiculous – and making lists and packing ahead of time are definitely things that are now necessary when it comes to vacationing.

I realize I am not the first person to deal with this – and luckily, there are some pretty awesome ways to tackle the packing monster – and they include DISNEY, of course!

Travel 1

Travel 2

Travel 3

If your kids are a bit older, you might be lucky enough to get away with them lugging their OWN bags around on vacation – and if they need some convincing, then make sure you sweeten the deal with an awesome Disney bag!

Travel 4

….Of course, they make them for adults too

Travel 5

Travel 6

The Disney Store and stores like Target and Walmart carry a whole bunch of cute Disney swimwear and beach towels – perfect for fun in the sun

And if you’re traveling via car to your vacation destination – then you will definitely want to make sure you have a road trip kit with you – all the items in it are designed to make that LONG car ride just a bit easier on everyone

Ok so Disney luggage? Check. Disney bathing suits? Check. Disney towels? Check. Road trip kit? Check. Only 1,004,840 other things left to pack and I will be ready to go!

TGIF!

Categories: Adult Walt Disney World, Disney Vacation Planning, The World Outside Disney | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – My Top 5 Must Have New Disney Souvenirs

Souvenir shopping is an important part of every vacation, right? I mean – you have to get SOMETHING to help you remember your amazing Disney trip – and I personally enjoy shopping at Disney almost as much as the rides! They make it easy to spend money there, that’s for sure – there’s a shop/cart/stand around literally every corner – selling anything and everything from hats to fans and glow sticks, and everything in between too

Disney’s always switching up their merchandise – and I have to say, some of the new stuff is awesome – I want it all, but I think I shall try and narrow it down a bit. So here are my Top 5 Must Have New Disney Souvenirs:

Souvenir1

I have a LOT of mugs – and I know my husband wouldn’t be pleased, but I have to say – I would love to add this one to the collection. Vintage attraction posters are amazing, and it comes in a few different colors/designs

Souvenir2

The Disney Dooney and Burke Collection is so cute – they are always coming up with new patterns, and I love this black white and red mickey and Minnie pattern – better save my pennies for this one though…as they are not cheap (but worth it, in my opinion!)

Souvenir3

They have tons of great tech accessories in the Parks – Iphone cases, carriers, and awesome accessories like this e-reader case (my kindle would look fab in that!)

SOuvenir4

Gotta have an autograph book when you go to Disney – and this one is a photo album too – what a great memento this would make!

Souvenir5

Normally I don’t really do big souvenirs, but this Winnie the Pooh Pillow pal is great – not only does it count as an adorable plush friend, but can keep your neck and head nice and comfy on the flight home!

I know I will be picking up these must have items on my next Disney World trip, and if you can’t head to the Parks soon, then check out DisneyStore.com for all your Disney souvenir Desires

TGIF!

Categories: Disney in Pictures, Disney Vacation Planning, Walt Disney World | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Relax in “Grand” Spa Style At WDW

There are TONS of amazing things at Walt Disney World for Adults – from beer brewed on site to golf to night life to – they have it all, including access to world class SPAS – like the newly renovated Senses Spa At Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

I thought it might be cool to take a little mini virtual tour of this amazing new facility to showcase all that it has to offer (like a 24 hour fitness center, facials, body wraps, and aromatherapy to name a few!)

Spa outside   

Spa4

Spa3

Spa2

Spa5

What a beautiful place to relax!

TGIF!

Categories: Adult Walt Disney World, Disney in Pictures, Disney Resorts, Disney Vacation Planning, Walt Disney World | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Packing Light For Disney

MickeyMin PackingPacking for a Disney World vacation can be a daunting task, there are a lot of things you will want to bring along (and if I were you, I recommend you bring along all the items on my Disney Survival Kit list), BUT, I know how important it can also be to pack light, no one wants to lug around a huge suitcase, and in our case, we have had some issues with airlines losing luggage, and try not to check bags when we travel

So what do we bring? Our rule of thumb is generally to bring “one of everything” – one pair of sneakers, one pair of jeans, one hoodie, one nice outfit, one pair of dressier shoes, etc. Yeah, you might have to re-wear something, and worse comes to worse if you spill something on your one pair of jeans, all Disney Resorts have laundry facilities on site

Another thing we do to save space is to wear the big stuff – the hoodie, jeans, and sneakers tend to take up the most space in the suitcase, so we make sure we wear those while traveling

When it comes to souvenirs, we make sure we are buying small items that we will definitely be able to fit into our bags. Our fave items? Disney pins, playing cards, pens, shot glasses, and postcards are all compact, easy to pack, fun items to bring back as trip momentos. Oh, and don’t forget about the best souvenir of all, the trip photos, which luckily don’t take up any space at all when stored in the camera!

My motto for packing is “When in doubt, leave it out!” which may seem silly, but if you find you arrive at WDW and you forgot to pack something, the Resort gift shops and nearby stores have almost anything you could need, so don’t worry – pack the essentials and get going!

Categories: Adult Walt Disney World, Disney Vacation Planning, Walt Disney World | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.