11 TV Shows & Movies to Watch Before Your Universal Orlando Vacation

First trip to Universal Orlando? You’ll have a great time if you do your homework first! Here are 11 TV shows & movies to watch before your Universal Orlando vacation. (Affiliate links included). I love taking my family to Orlando for a vacation, but until now we’ve been sticking with what we know: Disney World […]

Universal Orlando Confirms New Harry Potter Coaster Coming

The rumors are true: Universal Orlando confirms new Harry Potter coaster coming in 2019. The Hogsmeade section of Universal’s Islands of Adventure will lose the Dragon Challenge in order to make room for this new, redefined thrill ride. The last day to ride the Dragon Coaster will be September 4th, so get those last flights […]

4 Reasons Disneyland’s Summer of Heroes is Perfect For the New Marvel Fan

When Disneyland announced that the Summer of Heroes in Disney California Adventure, my inner fangirl squealed a little bit. Okay, maybe she squealed a lot. I have never been so ready to Hero Up! as I was when I was visiting Disneyland’s Summer of Heroes during the D23 Expo. I don’t love everything that Disney […]

23 Things to Know Before the Next D23 Expo

Last week was the 2017 D23 Expo in Anaheim. I attended my 2nd Expo and felt like a seasoned vet this time. If you were watching via social media and saying, “I need to be there next time!” this is the post for you. Here are 23 things to know before the next D23 Expo […]

Disneyland’s MaxPass Closes Loopholes

FastPass MaxPass at Disneyland is scheduled to roll out on the 19th of July. Say goodbye to the traditional FastPass and hello to the digital age. This optional paid program allows guests to book Disney FastPass reservations through the Disneyland Resort app and allows unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads for the day. Sounds pretty good, no? […]

Disneyland Halloween 2017 Starts September 15

Listen up all you ghouls and gals: it’s almost time for Disneyland Halloween 2017. Halloween Time, the official name of the season, starts on September 15th and here is a quick rundown of some special events!   HAUNTED MANSION HOLIDAY & SPACE MOUNTAIN GHOST GALAXY Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy are back! […]

Why I Travel to Disney (Again and Again and Again)

I’m in California, dropping my kids off with my sister and getting ready to travel to Disneyland for the D23 Expo. Yes, I am leaving them here, and no, they really do not care. The kids are not even remotely sad about not coming with me. They are at Camp Aunt Karen’s! Trust me: it’s […]

Amazon Prime Day Deals for Runners & Travelers | Tuesdays on the Run

My No-Guilt Life participates in the Amazon Affiliate program. Any purchases made through a link on this site will send a little money my way. Thanks in advance!  Talking about the gear you might have bought for running, but you use for other things. Share what you use on a day to day basis! Bonus […]

On the Way to Pure Michigan

The bags are packed (again), and I’m on the go! Today starts a new adventure for me: I’m at the airport waiting to take off on a hosted stay to Michigan. I’ve never been, and I’m excited to experience the summer up north. I’ve always lived in the south, and our summers are, well, brutal. […]

It’s True: 2018 Disney Dining Plan Includes Alcohol Option

Some good news for the Disney lovers out there today: 2018 Walt Disney World package rates were released this morning with a little extra something added to the Dining Plan. The 2018 Disney Dining Plan includes alcohol option (as well as non-alcoholic specialty drinks). Cheers!   2018 Disney Dining Plan What’s Included Everyone in the […]