All Inclusives

I LOVE a great all-inclusive. There’s something kind of magical to me, as a busy mom who gets sick of cooking quickly, to be able to just head to a buffet (especially when they have a Mimosa bar) and have whatever I want. Some of the newer all-inclusives are really luxurious, with great entertainment and kids … Continue reading

Disney World – Downtown Disney

There are lots of fun things to do at Downtown Disney! It’s currently being overhauled and renovated so I’m sure we’ll find many more cool things, but this is a list of our favorite things to do as of the end of 2014: Movie at the Dine In Theatre at the AMC Theatres. Oh we love this. … Continue reading

UPDATED – Maui – What To Do, Where To Eat

I’ve just received emails from two friends who have used the recommendations below, and have some additions and edits. I’ve edited this blog post accordingly. As always, please add any of your faves in the comments section so we can try them out too! So now the contributors to this post are Narda, Debbie, Tracy and … Continue reading

Maui – What To Do, Where to Eat

It seems lots of people I know are heading to Maui this year, so I’ve pulled together a list of things to do and places to eat. A lot of this came from emails received from our friends Tracy and Steve, Tracy and Sean (Maritime Canadians are so helpful, aren’t they??), and Kevin and Jolene. … Continue reading

Disney World – Where Should We Stay?

Let’s face it, Disney World is a logistical challenge. Since it’s so huge, it takes time and hassle to get from any one point to another. And unfortunately, there really isn’t a hotel that solves this problem. We’ve tried lots of different things – we’ve stayed on-property at the Port Orleans resort, Caribbean Beach Resort, … Continue reading

Where To Dine at Disney World?

We always like to find unique, fun, and/or delicious places to eat on vacation. Disney World has a few places that we love. Hoop Dee Doo Review – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground We’d heard good things about this dinner show and decided to give it a try on our last trip. To my surprise, we … Continue reading

Where to Dine at Disneyland?

We recently had the opportunity to sample the new Carthay Circle restaurant at Disney’s California Adventure park, and wow! It was fantastic. Beautiful and new, this restaurant makes you feel like you are dining with 1940s Hollywood elite in a swank martini bar. It’s a welcome respite from the craziness of the parks. The menu … Continue reading

Disneyland – Where Should We Stay?

To me, one of the best things about Disneyland is its great resorts. They have great pools, restaurants and lounges, all within short walking distance of the parks. In Disneyland, we’ve stayed in two on-property hotels – the Disneyland and the Grand Californian – as well as the Hyatt nearby. After staying at the Hyatt, … Continue reading

Disneyland or Disney World?

I think this is the most common question I get… “I still haven’t taken the kids to Disneyland or Disney World! Which one do you recommend?”. The short answer: Disneyland. Controversial, I know. Disney World is the biggest and, in many people’s opinion, the best. I used to think so too, until I had kids … Continue reading