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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Tips for Super Fans and Non-Fans

You don’t need to be a Harry Potter super fan (like me!) to enjoy the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. My non-fan husband would be the first to admit this. He didn’t read the books and he’s not a big fan of the movies, but he enjoyed himself immensely during our quest to experience all […]

Best Florida Family Vacation Destinations

When it comes to choosing a family-friendly vacation destination, sunny Florida is a high-ranking choice for both parents and kids. Theme parks are an obvious draw but the state is much more diverse than that, boasting lovely sand beaches, cultural and historical attractions, professional sporting events and ample opportunity to commune with nature. Here are seven […]

What to Do in Kissimmee, Florida – Disney World and Far Beyond

I was granted a taste of what awaits the winner of Experience Kissimmee’s Decade of Memories giveaway, which runs through the end of February. With just four days in Florida, experiencing all of Kissimmee’s delights was impossible—choices had to be made, with alluring sections of the metro area left unexplored. It’s for this reason that the Decade of […]

SeaWorld Orlando with Toddlers & Preschoolers

My oldest has an obsession with whales, sharks and dolphins that has been going on for about two years now. Since he will turn 4 next month, that’s over half of his life! I wonder if his adoration for these wonderful creatures was sparked by aquarium trips as a baby, but the why doesn’t matter to me nearly as […]

8 Reasons Your Family Will Fall in Love with Disney World’s New Fantasyland

My family likes to joke that we’ve all grown Mickey ears as we’ve recently become huge fans of all things Disney. The fire was ignited a couple of years ago during a Disney Cruise and then in June with my husband’s first trip ever to Disneyland. When I was invited to cover the opening of Walt […]

Disney’s Magic Kingdom with Babies, Toddlers or Preschoolers…in One Day

One day to conquer Disney’s Magic Kingdom with a baby, toddler and/or preschooler might seem intimidating, but with a little planning and juggling, you will experience a wondrous world with your young ones. You have to be more flexible with your timing, but if you prepare well in advance and know what to expect, you’ll be ahead of the game. Here are […]

Top 10 Orlando Attractions for Families

Orlando, Florida is one of the most visited family travel destinations in the world, and for good reason. The sunny weather and the huge variety of Orlando attractions for every age group make this a great place to plan a family vacation that will rank in the ‘best ever’ category. My family’s trip to Orlando surpassed my […]

Holiday Fun at Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida

I knew beautiful holiday decorations awaited us at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. I was surprised, however, by how many festive activities were available to guests. In addition to the DreamWorks Experience, here are some of the fun must-dos on a visit to this family-friendly resort during the Christmas season.

Christmas DreamWorks Experience at Gaylord Palms Resort

Is it possible to see snow and ice in 85 degree weather? It is if you are visiting the Gaylord Palms Resort in Florida! The Gaylord Hotels have created a Christmas experience full of ice, snow, gingerbread decorating, and DreamWorks characters. It was a perfect way for my family to get geared up for the […]

Reasons to Visit LEGOLAND Florida

LEGO lovers whooped it up under a shower of brightly colored confetti before rushing the gates for the LEGOLAND Florida grand opening this past weekend. Having been at the park the day prior for a media preview, and as a former LEGOLAND California annual pass holder, I was on a mission to get to the best rides in […]

Nickelodeon Suites Resort: A Hotel & Water Park for a Splashing Good Time (Part 2)

In my last post, I wrote about my experience at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort with my preschooler daughter, my toddler son and my mom. I told you about the family-friendly suites and many of the fun on-site activities at this themed Orlando hotel, like miniature golf, 4-D movies, and interactive live shows. I’ve saved the best for last…the character breakfast, the water park and pools, and the slime!

Nickelodeon Suites Resort – A Family Hotel with Amusements Galore (Part 1)

With onsite activities like an elaborate water park, miniature golf, and live audience-participation shows, the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando, Florida is a destination unto itself or an affordable hotel option for families who want to take free shuttles to nearby Disney World theme parks and other attractions.