Looking to elevate your Disneyland Resort experience? Then, consider upgrading to a club level room at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Club level rooms have exclusive access to the Veranda, a lounge and terrace on the top floor of the hotel. Food and beverages (including alcohol!) are offered all day long in this bright and airy space. The terrace is also the perfect place to watch Disneyland Park’s nightly fireworks, which we did one night of our stay during spring break 2022.
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Laidback Luxury at Montage Laguna Beach
After a long hiatus from "real" traveling due to the pandemic, this past spring my family enjoyed a luxurious weekend stay at the Montage Laguna Beach, a Forbes five-star resort. This Southern Californian hotel is located about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, perched atop a very scenic cliff above the Pacific Ocean. The … Continue reading Laidback Luxury at Montage Laguna Beach
Relaxation at Salamander Resort & Spa
We all could use a little relaxation right now. I can think of no better place than the Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia, as a quintessential "get-away-from-it-all" destination. Located just over 30 minutes west of Dulles airport, you never would know that you were only an hour away from the nation's capital. Idyllic … Continue reading Relaxation at Salamander Resort & Spa
Day 8 – Disembarkation in Port Canaveral & Visiting the Kennedy Space Center: Seven-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Fantasy
Click here to read about day 7 of our Seven-Night Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Disney Fantasy. If there were ever a bad thing about a Disney cruise, it’s having to get off the ship. It’ even worse if you have to fly home on the same day. This time around we thought we’d soften the blow … Continue reading Day 8 – Disembarkation in Port Canaveral & Visiting the Kennedy Space Center: Seven-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Fantasy
Waldorf Astoria Orlando: A Night of Luxury in the Presidential Suite
When you disembark from a Disney cruise, life is sad - very, very sad. But, when you extend your vacation by one night, you can gently help ease yourself back into the real world... I booked the Waldorf Astoria for a one-night stay after our seven-night Eastern Caribbean Disney cruise because our flight back home was … Continue reading Waldorf Astoria Orlando: A Night of Luxury in the Presidential Suite
Getting to Orlando/Port Canaveral & Day 1 – Embarkation: Seven-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Fantasy
Another year, another Disney cruise – that’s what I like to say! It was August 23, 2018, and time for my family of three to board our JetBlue flight to Orlando, Florida. Two days later, we would be back in heaven, boarding the Disney Fantasy, our third Disney cruise in less than three years. We … Continue reading Getting to Orlando/Port Canaveral & Day 1 – Embarkation: Seven-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Fantasy
Run? Disney? Why would anyone do that???
This post was written by Kristi, a busy mom of two boys and one boxer dog. She enjoys traveling, running, reading, and eating her husband’s cooking. Like many other women entering the later part of their 30’s, I found myself drawn to running. The pounding of my feet, the breeze in my face, my favorite … Continue reading Run? Disney? Why would anyone do that???
Oasis in Orlando: The Four Seasons at Walt Disney World Resort
The Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is located in the Disney Springs area and is closest to Epcot (of all four Walt Disney World Parks). We stayed at this hotel for the fourth time in August 2018, prior to our seven-night Eastern Caribbean Disney Cruise. The Four Seasons Orlando is absolutely my … Continue reading Oasis in Orlando: The Four Seasons at Walt Disney World Resort
Mediterranean Elegance in Miami: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
An oasis just minutes from downtown Miami, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a beautiful place in which to linger and imagine what life must have been like in the early 20th century, when the villa was built. James Deering had the Vizcaya Villa built for himself between 1914 and 1922. The villa's architecture reflects … Continue reading Mediterranean Elegance in Miami: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Day 6 – Disembarkation in Miami & Going Home: Five-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic
Click here to read about day 5 of our Very Merrytime Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic. It was the day that we dreaded: disembarkation. Boo! The night before we had received disembarkation instructions and luggage tags, should we decide to have Disney Cruise Line take our luggage off the ship and into … Continue reading Day 6 – Disembarkation in Miami & Going Home: Five-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic