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 […]

Walt Disney World Marathon Training Tips

Running the Walt Disney World Marathon in 2018? Today starts your 29-week Galloway training. Here are some marathon training tips (not to do) for your first marathon. It’s TIME, y’all. Your 29-week Galloway plan for the Walt Disney World Marathon training starts today, June 27th! January 7, 2018, is 6 months and 10 days away. […]

Pandora FastPasses and Extra Magic Hours

ETA 5.27.17: It’s time! Pandora: the World of Avatar is open at Walt Disney World.  FastPasses can be obtained through your My Disney Experience app.  The attractions are tiered at Animal Kingdom now: you’ll have to choose between Flight of Passage or riding the Na’vi River.  Disney announced today that you can book your Pandora […]

DisneyBounding For Dapper Day at Walt Disney World

While this is primarily a lifestyle blog with a focus on running and general fitness, once in a while I like to dip into fashion. Friends of mine: you can stop laughing now. It’s true; I have no sense of style.  Like, at all. But Pinterest is the BOMB.  And it doesn’t hurt to have […]

10 Essential Tips For the Princess Half Marathon

Know before you go: 10 Essential Tips For the Princess Half Marathon that will ensure the first time runDisney participant has a royally good time. So you think you’re a Princess? You’re about to find out just what that means when you cross the start lines at the Princess Half Marathon Weekend! You might be […]

Six Tips for Traveling to Disney World with Toddlers

Talking with a client who is planning the first trip with her almost three-year-old reminded me of this post, Six Tips for Traveling to Walt Disney World with Toddlers. The info is still legit, and might help you out if you are taking on the World or Land with a wee one! Originally published June […]

My Five Dream Disney Vacations

Dream vacations, eh?  I could probably come up with quite a list of places that I’d love to visit. Probably. But as you know I’m a bit of a Disney fan, and there are a couple of Disney locations I haven’t visited, so this list is going to be about those. Assume of course we’d […]

First Look: Doctor Strange Meet and Greet at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It was quietly released earlier this week that a Doctor Strange Meet and Greet would happen at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Due to the agreement with Marvel and Universal Studios (or at least that’s the line that’s always given), Marvel characters have not been allowed at Walt Disney World. Until now. The Doctor is IN.   […]

Drinking Around The World At Epcot

Drinking around the world is a time-honored tradition at Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park. The idea is simple: stop in each country and drink one beverage at each location. With 11 permanent countries represented, I salute (or salut!) those that can complete this challenge. And it’s not just for the alcoholic drinkers; non-alcoholic options count too! […]

Bursting the runDisney Balloon Lady Bubble

This was first published in August of 2013. As we are circling into another runDisney race season, it’s a good time to share a little light on the mystery of the runDisney Balloon Lady. Bottom line, runners, don’t panic if you see them: they are friends and not to be feared!    Bursting the runDisney […]