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Best Smart Travel Packing Tips

In need of a tropical escape? Me too. Get prepared with my best smart travel packing tips. My favorite time of the year is vacation time. We try to take a couple each year and I look forward to the fun and intimate moments with my family without the stressors of everyday life. Life is so busy and hectic that the time away from everything is so … [Read more...]

First Time Camping Tips

Sometimes parenting takes you out of your comfort zone and gives you the opportunity to do things you thought you could never do -- like camping, for instance. Never in a million years did I think I would sleep in a tent, in the middle of nowhere without any electricity. But when the kids want to do something, it kind of changes my attitude about … [Read more...]

Haul-O-Ween in Cars Land

Race over to Disney's California Adventure for Haul-O-Ween in Cars Land. All of Cars Land has been transformed for the holiday, and the perfectly punny decorations can't be missed. Lightning McQueen and the residents of Radiator Springs have gone all out decorating (with a little help from their pals at the Disneyland Resort). We had so much fun … [Read more...]

Summer of Heroes at Disney’s California Adventure

It’s time to Hero Up at the Disneyland Resort. No capes required! Here's everything you need to know about Summer of Heroes at Disney’s California Adventure! This summer, guests to Disney’s California Adventure get treated to supersized fun as Hollywood Land has welcomed our favorite Marvel heroes. My family and I had the opportunity to check it … [Read more...]

All Day Dining at SeaWorld | What You Should Know

Theme parks are fun, but they can be expensive. Thankfully there are ways to lighten the burden a little, like All Day Dining at SeaWorld. Here's what you need to know before you head to the park. My kids are no strangers to theme parks. We've been visiting theme parks since the kids have been old enough to walk. From the thrills, to the … [Read more...]

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!

You've got clearance, let's roll! Join Rocket as he attempts to rescue the Guardians of the Galaxy from the collector on Disneyland's newest thrill ride: Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! Walt Disney once said, "Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there … [Read more...]

Benefits of Memory Maker for Your Disney Vacation

When budgeting for a Disney vacation, photos might not be at the top of your list of priorities. Disney offers a photo service around the parks, but is Memory Maker worth it? I used it for the first time last year on our Disney vacation and purchased it again this year. The benefits of Memory Maker far outweigh the cost, if you ask me. Benefits … [Read more...]

Magical Transformations at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Has your daughter ever wanted to be a princess? It's possible at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at the Disneyland Resort! Magical transformations are completed by fairy godmothers, making all little girls feel like princesses. As part of our Disney Preschoolers Event, my two older girls were treated to the VIP (Very Important Princess) treatment … [Read more...]

Cabanas at Castaway Cay – Disney’s Private Island

One of the struggles for me when it comes to any beach vacations is -- I'm allergic to the sun. Not in a I'm going to die type of allergic reaction way, but in a I'm-going-to-claw-my-skin-off allergic reaction kind of way. My skin breaks out in hives and I develop a nice purple rash (as if a rash can be nice). So when I found out about the cabanas … [Read more...]

How to Do Disneyland with Preschoolers

These are magical years with my little one. My daughter is days away from turning 3, and full of personality, spunk, and cuddles. One of our favorite things to do together is visit the Disneyland Resort. The Happiest Place on Earth is perfect for preschoolers with tons to see and do. Today, I'm sharing how to do Disneyland with Preschoolers. You … [Read more...]