Friday, May 24, 2013


Disney World versus Disneyland – whichever one is the most near and dear to your heart seems to be determined by where you made your first connection to the Disney brand.  They are the cornerstone of a Disney vacation and where most people start.  We love and treasure our Disney Theme Park vacations for many reasons but at its most basic core lies the understanding that if it carries the Disney name, you can be assured of high quality family time.  While Disney Theme Parks are the hands down winner when you think of the ultimate family vacation, are you aware of the other Disney branded opportunities which provide the same level of excellence beyond the two main parks?

THE DISNEY CRUISE LINE – Disney cruises have been winning award after award and are responsible for resetting the industry standard when it comes to family cruising.  Larger staterooms, fantastic dining and entertainment, and best of all, extraordinary children’s programs and activities to enchant the kids while the adults enjoy some precious couples time are just a few of the highlights that have endeared the Disney ships.  The level of quality you have come to expect while visiting a Disney theme park has definitely taken over the oceans of the world.   A cruise strikes the perfect balance when you are looking for a vacation beyond the parks that caters to both the kids and the adults.

DISNEY’S AULANI RESORT IN HAWAII – If the thought of a South Pacific family vacation makes you swoon, you must check out Disney’s Resort and Spa in Lo Olina.  This is an amazing resort with incredible pools, a private snorkeling lagoon, an abundance of delicious dining options and wonderful programs for kids, teens and adults.  Enjoy the quality you have come to expect from Disney while surrounded by the beauty and culture of Hawaii.

ADVENTURES BY DISNEY – If world travel is on your agenda, Disney has created an entire division that is dedicated to being your guide with local experts and masters of hassle-free guided tours.   These are no Mickey Mouse experiences, but rather high-end opportunities to visit such places as Cambodia, Scotland and Costa Rica.  Traveling the world can be a challenge, especially with kids but Adventures by Disney is about hassle-free, authentic VIP experiences.  Their tours boast two highly trained guides per adventure who take making your experience the best it can be very seriously.
Any Disney vacation is a fantastic vacation and I invite you to discuss any or all of the above options with me.  Together we can create the perfect vacation full of magical memories!!

Monday, May 13, 2013


Making Magical Memories!
SUMMER – the mere mention of the word puts a smile on almost everyone’s face.  It is nearly impossible to think summer without associating it with the universal thrill of the last day of school!  Remember that elated feeling of freedom and sheer joy you felt bursting from the dark hallway, through the school exit doors and into the bright and beautiful sunshine?  Harmonizing with your friends the iconic jingle of “No more pencils, no more books…”   Summer vacation is here wrapped in excitement and anticipation of the yet to be discovered adventures that lie ahead.
What awaits you this summer vacation?  My family's summer will begin with a traditional camping weekend of tents and bug spray and tubing down the great Delaware River.   Fourth of July festivities will take us into the realm of summer day camps as each of my kids get time to focus on whatever interests them.  But beyond all the fun and lazy days of summer lies the crown jewel of our summer vacation plans – 10 glorious days at Disney World!!   The dependable fun of favorite attractions; reuniting with beloved characters; and even with our numerous trips, the excitement of trying something new because there is always something new to try!  It is where we truly relax and rejuvenate and rekindle what it means to be family.  It’s been over 17 years of making magical family memories and we’re still going strong!!

What are you doing this summer?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


All "The World"'s a buzz over the hope for a Free Disney Dining Offer to be announced to the general public on May 9th.  So far, Disney Visa Cardholders have the opportunity to get free dining with their check-in dates between Sept. 2 and Sept. 25 and everyone is hoping Disney will follow tradition by offering the same deal to the general public a few days later.  So what exactly is a Disney Dining Plan?  Check out this video for an explanation of the three basic dining plans Disney World offers.  Each can be added to any Magic Your Way vacation package.  Not only can they save you money but they are also a great way to budget the bulk of your food costs prior to your vacation so you are not hit with a large bill when you return home.  Best of all, there is a plan to fit every family!