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

Getting to Miami & Day 1 – Embarkation: Five-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic

To say that I was ecstatic with joy to board our JetBlue flight to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on December 22, 2017, is an understatement. In two days, we would be back on a Disney cruise ship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Since we knew what it was like to cruise with Disney, the anticipation of our trip was HUGE!   … Continue reading Getting to Miami & Day 1 – Embarkation: Five-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic

The Four Seasons Hotel: Family-Friendly Luxury in Miami

Prior to our five-night Very Merrytime Cruise on the Disney Magic in December 2017, my family stayed for two nights at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami. It is an easy-to-find hotel, located in downtown Miami on Brickell Avenue in an area that is filled with high-rise buildings. There are a lot of hotels, businesses, embassies, … Continue reading The Four Seasons Hotel: Family-Friendly Luxury in Miami

Disney for Dummies (a.k.a. Frazzled Parents)

I’m a world traveler. So, why have I been to Walt Disney World four times in the last three years??? Simple answer: I have the most highly energetic, loud, insane, maniacal seven-year old boy on this planet, so what better place on earth is there for a fantastic family vacation? Yes, it’s expensive. Yes, it’s … Continue reading Disney for Dummies (a.k.a. Frazzled Parents)