If you want to live the grand life at the Disneyland Resort, then you need to stay club level at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. My family did just that for six nights during spring break in 2022. We stayed in Room 6010, which is a premium view club level room.
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.
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
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
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
Click here to read about day 5 of our Seven-Night Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Disney Fantasy. Finally – another day at sea! Days at sea are the epitome of what Disney Cruise Line is all about. You can do as much or as little as you want, with no set schedule, if you desire. After two … Continue reading Day 6 – Day at Sea: 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
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
Room 11008 is a Category T One-Bedroom Suite with Verandah. It is towards the front of the ship (forward). In choosing this cabin for our cruise, I wanted a quiet location and plenty of space with the concierge level of service. This stateroom fit the bill on both fronts. There are no other staterooms across … Continue reading Disney Fantasy: Review of Cruise Ship Stateroom 11008 (Concierge One-Bedroom Suite)
One of the most popular cruise destinations in the world is Nassau, Bahamas. I visited this cheery and sunny port for the first time in the summer of 1995 (during my college years!) with my parents, sister, and group of family and friends on a four-night Carnival cruise that originated out of Port Canaveral. We … Continue reading Atlantis: Time for an Aquaventure and Cabana Life!