Vacation

Disney’s World of Pandora

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I got the chance on Sunday of opening weekend to visit the new world of Pandora inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. There has been a lot of news about Pandora and how amazing it is. There has also been news that it is crazy crowded and will have huge wait times. I went and I survived without really having to wait at all. In this post, I’ll give you my advice, tips, and reviews to visiting the amazing world of Pandora.

Exploring Disney World's Pandora The World of Avatar

Getting into Pandora

We went on opening Sunday in the evening after dinner before dusk. After getting into the Animal Kingdom, we waited 10 minutes to get in the Pandora section. Yes, we had to wait to even enter the section of the park. We had fast passes for the Na’vi River Journey ride, (more…)

Magic Kingdom For Adults

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There are so many wonderful things Disney has to offer for adults. No matter what others have told you, Disney World is not just for kids. From the amazing restaurants, rides, shows and shopping to eating and drinking around the world, there’s a lot you can do and see as an adult and still enjoy Disney World. My most popular post ever to date has been Disney World For Adults, so I decided to do separate posts starting (more…)

Winter Weekend in Chicago

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What to do, where to eat and see during a weekend in Chicago during winter.

Chicago is a wonderful place to visit for a weekend trip. It is easily accessible from just about every airport and for many midwestern states, it is an easy driving distance. Chicago is around 4-5 hours from where we live. I was born just outside of Chicago, spent a summer in college working there and my husband went to undergraduate there, so we both know the city well and this made it an easy decision for us when we were trying to find a city for our one-year anniversary trip. Not to mention the amazing (more…)

Walt Disney World Bachelorette Weekend

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How to have an amazing Disney World Bachelorette Party How to have an amazing Disney World Bachelorette Party

Anyone that knows me can tell you that I love all things, Disney. As a very girly little girl, I loved princesses. Dressing up as Cinderella for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom is possibly my favorite childhood memory. When my husband and I got engaged there was only once place I could imagine having my bachelorette party, Walt Disney World. Disney World makes a wonderful destination for a bachelorette weekend. There is an abundance of things to do, more restaurants than you can count and if you haven’t been since you’ve been a child, you might be surprised to know there is plenty of nightlife. *This post may contain affiliate links, we will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on these links. All opinions are our own.*

How to have an amazing Disney World Bachelorette Party After hours of planning, research and Disney knowledge from many previous trips, my bridesmaids threw me a bachelorette weekend made of magic. Here are my tips and tricks to have a magical bachelorette weekend that you and your friends will remember for a lifetime!  Whether you want to bar crawl around the world, a modest family-friendly day at the parks, or (like me) a combination of the two, Disney can be a perfect bachelorette party.

1. Pick An Off Season Weekend

The timing of when you go can make or break your trip. If you have 6 or more ladies, trying to get fast passes, dinner reservations, and even accommodations will (more…)

Honeymoon at Paradisus La Perla in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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Playa Del Carmen along the coast of Mexico is a perfect honeymoon destination.  A romantic beach location at an all-inclusive resort is on the top of the list for many newlyweds. Like many others, we chose the beach when it came time to plan our own dream honeymoon. There is something romantic about a beach destination and all inclusive is definitely the go-to choice for a carefree vacation. We picked Mexico for the direct flights, quality, and price. You can get a lot of bang for your buck in Mexico. Cancun is known more for partying and the beach. We headed an hour south to Playa Del Carmen and it did not disappoint. We stayed 7 nights at the Paradisus La Perla. I highly recommend this resort and here are my reasons why.

Mexico Honeymoon at Paradisus La Perla in Playa Del Carmen

Paradisus La Perla Honeymoon

Playa Del Carmen is beautiful. The beach is gorgeous and the water is crystal blue. You likely cannot go wrong with a stay anywhere along this gorgeous coast. Paradisus La Perla was the perfect resort choice for us. It is an all-inclusive resort that is modern, adults-only, eco-friendly and absolutely beautiful. My husband couldn’t get over how good it smelled, literally the resort smells good. From the rooms to the restaurant’s everything was impeccably clean and maintained wonderfully. The food was simply amazing. It was not at all what we expected for all-inclusive food. We stayed in the Royal Service section and I cannot lie, the extra splurge was more than worth it. To have access to our own little VIP (more…)

What to Pack For An All Inclusive Honeymoon in Mexico

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What To Pack for an All Inclusive Vacation to Mexico - The Pike's Place

Packing for a vacation is my least favorite part. I worry about, overthink it and then either over or under pack.  Here is a list things I took on our honeymoon to Mexico. Pack things you think you may need. Even if you don’t wind up using them, you won’t waste a second of your trip searching for antacids, toothpaste, or a band aide. In addition, the markup at the gift shop for those items will make you very angry once you realize you can buy the travel size at home for less than a dollar. Bonus Tip: Recently, my husband and I’s luggage was lost by the airline on our way to Europe. I will be carrying on as much as possible from now on, especially toiletries!

Packing List

****Items with a star went in my carry on

  1. Travel documentation****
    • Passport
    • Second form of ID or your license
    • Printed confirmations for hotel, prearranged transportation, and prearranged activities (more…)
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