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Walt Disney World Wilderness Lodge Hotel Review

This Disney deluxe class resort is located in the Magic Kingdom area, between the Contemporary resort and Fort Wilderness. The “theme” of this resort is that of a National Park, as the entire resort has a lodge feel that captures the spirit of the American West in the early 1900’s. The parking area is conveniently […]

Coolest Ways to Travel the World on Someone Else’s Dime

I’d say that out of all the things I love, I love to travel the most, which is why when I graduated from the University of Texas I seriously considered just moving away and starting fresh somewhere new. But, alas, responsibilities, commitments and otherwise, prevented me from making that fresh start right away. I got […]

How to get the Most out of The Disney Dining Plan

In an effort to create more value and build more “in park” revenue Walt Disney has been putting a lot of marketing effort behind the Disney Dining Plan. Is the plan worth it, and does it create a more enjoyable experience? We put the Disney Dining plan to the test last fall, and I’ll share […]

Fantasyland in 4 Hours or Less

Almost every parent who has been to Walt Disney World has had a “magical day” go wrong and turn into a “meltdown day”. Maybe it was the hot sun of July or August, the snail like pace of the line on Dumbo, or one too many verses from “it’s a small world”, but the spot […]

Independence Hall

What better place can you visit than the place that is considered the birthplace of the United States, Independence Hall. The Hall is a red brick building that was built between 1732 and 1753. It was within those walls that the Declaration of Independence was adopted. It was here that the constitution of the United […]

Walt Disney Caribbean Beach Club Review

This moderate class hotel located in the Epcot area has over 2000 rooms spread over a sprawling 200 acres. When you arrive at the resort complex your first stop will be at the Custom House, the hotel’s lobby area – here you can check in, buy theme park tickets, make dinner reservations or visit the […]

Visiting the Hayden Planetarium

The Hayden Planetarium in New York City’s Central Park offers the visitor a glimpse into the world of astrophysics through their fascinating exhibits, programs presented to the public, and a wealth of resources online and in print. The planetarium is operated through the American Museum of Natural History and admission to museum grants the visitor […]

Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom Lodge Review

Opened in 2001, this Disney Deluxe resort is located about one mile from the Animal Kingdom Park. The theme of this resort is an African Savanna and Lodge. Everywhere you look, you will see the animal theme from the architecture to the live animals in the savannas. The lodge has nearly 1300 rooms and is […]