Our first port was Key West, Florida. Stephen and I wandered with my parents along the Main Street, while my sister and brother in law went snorkeling or some water activity. There were two goals we had: 1) visit the Southmost point of the United States, and 2) […]
When I was younger, we usually went on a family vacation during Christmas. As I got older, it got harder to take the time off but this year we all went on cruise to Cuba, Colombia and the ABC islands in the Caribbean. We arrived Miami at 7:00 […]
Nature Connects is an award winning exhibition now touring North America. Created entirely with LEGO brick pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks by New York artist Sean Kenney. The South Coast Botanic Garden will be the only Southern California stop for this nationally touring […]
The Art of Animation is Disney’s newest value hotel. Roger suggested we check it out, so we wandered the lobby and the pool area. Lobby
It’s day 2 of the Pin Event, and today I went to explore the Magic Kingdom some more, and had lunch at “Be Our Guest”, a restaurant themed after Beauty and the Beast’s castle. The dining room is divided into various rooms, from a dark room featuring the […]
It’s Friday the 13th of September, 2013. The pin event theme is Villains, and while it should sound impressive, I was underwhelmed on the choices they offered on merchandise. Perhaps that was good, as I didn’t really stay for the event, but went mostly to socialize. Event sack […]
There’s good and bad things about traveling by myself. The bad part is, unless you have dinner plans, you have to eat by yourself. The good part is you can always join other people for dinner. Roger has always been a great friend and invites me to join […]
Walt Disney World has 4 theme parks, but Epcot is probably large enough to be considered 2 separate theme park because the front half is interactive and educational, while the back part has pavilions of world countries, displaying and showcasing what the country is best known for. The […]
In my last visit to WDW, my friend Roger and I took the Animal Kingdom behind the scenes tour, thinking it was THIS tour with the up close to the animals in the savanah. So fast forward to September 12, 2013, and WDW was offering a discount to […]
I have an annual pass for both Disneyland and Disney World. Last year I was a roommate with Sandy and this year I’m staying with her again, as well as with Kelly and Sandy’s significant other, Dan, at Yacht and Beach Club, which is a Disney Vacation club resort. […]
My cousins had spring break from April 2-6, so we decided to visit Orlando. We stayed on property at WDW, at the Riverside Hotel, and even took a side trip to Universal Studios.
When I visit Orlando, I never seem to leave the Disney World bubble. This visit was different, as my parents and I left the WDW bubble and went to Universal Studios to check out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, located at the Island of Adventures, which is the theme […]
The Osborne Family Speciable of Dancing Lights is only available during the Holiday Season, and a section of Hollywood Studios is transformed into a bright, cheery, electric winter wonderland. The lights come on approximately 6:00 pm and last until park closing.
It’s not a visit to Orlando, without stopping at Disney World. We parked our car at Epcot, and took the monorail to Magic Kingdom. After playing at Magic Kingdom, we made our way to Hollywood Studios to have dinner at Prime Time Cafe, and to see the Osborne’s […]
Following the cruise, we stopped at the Orlando tourist center and headed to the Kennedy Space Center. Parking is $10 and the admission is regularly $50. We arrived late at 3:00, as we didn’t know it closed at 5:00, so our admission was $31.
I went with my parents on a 4-day cruise from Tampa to Cozumel, Mexico on Royal Carribean’s Jewel of the Sea. The ship was all festive with holiday decorations. While the cruise itself was nice, the food was just ok, and the on board entertainment was disappointing.