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12 Tips for Cruising with Kids

Cruising with kids makes a great choice for a family vacation. Many new cruise ships are like floating resorts with seemingly endless options to keep all ages entertained. Meanwhile your family is transported from destination to destination, while unpacking just once. Like any vacation, though, a cruise can go very wrong without proper planning and preparation. These 12 […]

Is Disney Cruise Line for Teens and Tweens Too?

My family set sail for the first time seven years ago on a multi-generational Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic and fell in love with cruising. As of this past fall we had sailed on a total of five cruises on four different lines in the Caribbean, Alaska, the Baltics and the Mediterranean, but we had not […]

6 Reasons I’m Dreaming of a Disney Cruise

My family has never taken a cruise. So when I was given the chance to tour Disney Cruise Line’s ship, Wonder, I was excited to get a taste of what it would be like to set sail with Mickey Mouse. During the two-hour tour, one thing became very obvious: Disney overlooks no details. The thoughtfulness with which they’ve designed […]

A Photographic Journey Through Disney’s Fantasy Ship

It’s no secret that I love Disney Cruise Line. No, I don’t work for Disney or get any money for recommending them but I wish I could make a commission from all of the cruises I have sold simply by wearing my Disney Cruise t-shirt and enthusiastically answering the inevitable question the shirt provokes, “Would […]

Disney’s New Ship is a Dream for Grown-Ups Too!

I have expounded on the bountiful kid-friendly benefits of Disney’s new ship, Dream. But the latest addition to Disney Cruise Line’s fleet offers plenty of fun for adults too. Many people think a Disney cruise is just for kids. Not true! In fact, not counting casino space (Disney does not offer gambling at sea), Disney offers […]

Disney Dream with Babies, Toddlers and Children

My biggest (and only) complaint about my family’s two-night cruise on Disney’s new ship, Dream? There simply was not enough time to experience all this magnificent ship has to offer! We did, however, thoroughly explore Dream’s fabulous amenities for babies, toddlers, and little kids.

Disney Dream’s Christening Ceremony – Dreams Do Come True

My eyes filled with tears watching the christening ceremony for Disney’s new ship, Dream. I was overwhelmed with a feeling of gratitude and wonder at being part of something that felt so special…so magical…so Disney. But those tears represented something bigger.

Disney Mediterranean Cruise Round-Up

Set sail with me (and Mickey Mouse!) on a journey from friendly Barcelona in Spain to such destinations as history-rich Rome in Italy and picturesque Provence in France in this round-up post.

The Day My Life Changed Forever in France’s Luberon

A day that started as a quest for a quintessentially Provençal experience became something much bigger when I discovered that my life would be forever changed.

Monte Carlo, Nice, or Villefranche?

Sometimes not having set vacation plans allows for unexpected discoveries and is the best way to travel. Other times, not having an agenda leads to poor decisions and missed opportunities. Both proved true on this second to last stop of our Disney Cruise through the Mediterranean.

Rome in a Day

They say Rome wasn’t built in a day. But can it be conquered in a day with a toddler in tow?

Sun, Sand & Sea in Sardinia

After many days on the go, go, go touring historic European sites, a beach day Sardinian-style was just what the Travel Mama ordered!

Vacation Savoring Lessons Learned in Sorrento & Pompeii

This was the most frustrating day of our Disney Cruise through the Mediterranean. It’s not that Sorrento and Pompeii themselves were bothersome or not worthy of a visit – quite the opposite, in fact! From great frustrations, one can learn great lessons. Here’s what I learned about how to make the most of your limited vacation days.