National Park Lifetime Pass Price Increase

National Park Lifetime Pass price increases on August 28th.  Our family loves visiting the National Parks whenever we can. We especially love it when we visit with my mother, who is not only a lot of fun, but she also happens to hold one of these nifty National Park Lifetime Passes. She purchased hers when […]

How To 5K at Disneyland (Without Running a Step!)

Don’t forget to link up with Erika, Marcia and me too! Upcoming topics: The Month of August is FREE TOPIC month. If you are feeling the Back-to-School stress like we are, maybe you’ll appreciate a little topic freedom this month. Sound cool? We hope so! We’ll be back with a list in September!   How To 5K at Disneyland (Without […]

5 Things We Love About the Hard Rock Hotel Universal Orlando

Last week was a huge Universal Orlando week for us! It’s unanimous: my family loved everything about the resort, including the hotels we stayed at. This is one that I haven’t had the pleasure to stay in just yet: the Hard Rock Hotel Universal Orlando. But my friend, Suzanne, is a regular there. Here are […]

6 Simple Rules for Water Park & Hotel Pool Safety

We are currently hanging out in Orlando at Universal Orlando. Since we’re visiting the new Volcano Bay this week & staying at the gorgeous Sapphire Falls resort, I thought this was a good time to bring up water park & hotel pool safety. We road tripped down with a stop at Hilton Head Island on […]

The Everything Universal Orlando Guide

Tomorrow my family leaves the beach life of Hilton Head (whomp whomp- we’ve loved it here!) and we make our way south. We join the Family Forward conference at Universal Orlando and we’re super excited about it! A few of my fellow bloggers attending this year shared their best posts about the parks. There’s some […]

3 Step Road Trip Tip: Cooler Prep

It’s time to take off again! The annual summer road trip begins on Saturday as we load up and head out to Florida. Road trips are great, in my opinion; here is my favorite road trip tip. Much to my kids chagrin, we are a road tripping family. When there are 6 of you, finances […]

Recap: Disney Parks Blog Grand Finale for the Great Movie Ride at Hollywood Studios

Everyone, meet Jane. Jane, meet everyone! She’s starred in a few of my runDisney adventures and you probably remember her mom, the great runDisney cheerleader, Peggy Sue. Jane’s going to share some of her experiences as a Walt Disney World local from time to time! Here’s her post about the Great Movie Ride blog meetup. […]

7 Don’t Miss Universal Orlando And CityWalk Appetizers

This summer has been one with tons of adventures for my family. Up next: we’re taking on CityWalk and Universal Orlando as part of the Family Forward blog conference and I can’t wait to get going! When we go to theme parks, we put miles and miles on our legs. It’s a fun work out […]

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 […]