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The Ultimate Vacations With Adventures By Disney

When I go on a trip, I’m a planner. I remember the first Disney vacation I ever took with my (future) husband. I was eighteen. I bought a few books about Walt Disney World and went to town. I had everything planned, from where we would eat each meal at what time to avoid the […]

How To Use FastPass+

I just had my first FastPass+ experience, and I’m mostly happy about it. FastPass+ is a system being rolled out at Walt Disney World that’s the next iteration of their awesome FastPass system, which was introduced about 15 years ago to reduce the length of time guests wait in lines. My pre-FastPass visits to Disney […]

Be Our Guest!

Last week I travelled to Disney World for the grand opening of the expanded areas of Fantasyland. And while the new rides are awesome, my favorite part wasn’t a ride, it was a restaurant. Specifically, the building. The Be Our Guest restaurant is housed in The Beast’s Castle, from Beauty and the Beast, high on […]

The New Test Track Is Open!

The original version of Test Track was one of my favorite rides at Epcot. I was sad to see it go, but was excited for what was to come. I got to try out the brand new Test Track Thursday night, and it did not disappoint. Where the old version was all about safety – […]

Jordin Sparks & Ginnifer Goodwin Cut The Ribbon For New Fantasyland

This morning was really special: it was the official grand opening of the new Fantasyland! “Once Upon A Time” actress Ginnifer Goodwin and “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks teamed up to cut the ribbon to officially open the biggest expansion in Magic Kingdom history. They were joined on stage by Tom Staggs, Chairman of Disney […]

Why I’m At Disney World (Other than, Because I’m Really Lucky)

One of the great things about working with the wonderful people at Disney is that they don’t do anything half way. I didn’t just get an invitation to come down to Disney World for the grand opening of the new, expanded Fantasyland, I got an entire storybook. Disney is all about the details, and the […]

What jetBlue Could Do Better Next Time

I originally titled this “jetBlue Is Letting Me Down This Time” but changed it. jetBlue is letting me down right now, but I’m trying to keep in mind what they’re going through right now instead of simply bitching about what they’re doing wrong. Quick background: my husband, kids and I flew to Providenciales, Turks & […]

How To Survive Hurricane Sandy: Be Somewhere Else

Not practical advice, I know. But that’s how I’m getting through Hurricane Sandy, because the kids and I are in Turks & Caicos right now. We didn’t mean to still be here. This was supposed to be a quick weekend trip, and we were scheduled to get back to NYC earlier today (Monday). But all […]

St. Kitts Part 3: An Amazing Fort & A Beautiful Beach

My first day on a press junket to St. Kitts was about the food. My second day involved a fantastic Jeep tour and a sunset catamaran cruise, and then of course more food. The third day involved more beauty than I’ve ever seen in one day. We started out traveling up into the hills, on […]

St. Kitts Part 2: Exploring the Island, from Land and Sea

Day one on my press junket to St. Kitts involved some swimming and a very fine dinner. Day two was packed with more great food, a Jeep tour of the island, and a sunset catamaran cruise – a full, fun day in a gorgeous setting. We met Greg of Greg’s Safaris and set off on […]