Planning a Disney vacation can be so much fun and a lot of research. Today we are sharing 5 benefits to staying at a Disney resort and 3 reasons to stay off-site during your Disney Vacation.
If you are a Star Wars fan, and honestly even if you are not, you should consider the Hollywood Studios build a Droid Disney World Experience. Guests can build their very own customized Droid to take home and it is a unique experience to add on to your day at the park.
As we start the new year we often start thinking about our spring break vacation destinations and where we want to visit during our break. Today we are sharing our picks for the best spring break destinations with families.
Are you visiting Disney World and planning your day at Hollywood Studios ? This one day Hollywood Studios itinerary will help you plan your day at the Disney World theme park.
With the start of a new year I like to look back on what we did in 2021 and think about what we want our 2022 to look like. Looking back helps me be grateful for the moments we experienced, and we had a lot of fun in 2021 despite the ups and downs.
Are you planning a visit to a water park during your Disney World vacation? Then you don’t want to miss the best Typhoon Lagoon rides for families.
A Niagara Falls winter visit will have you seeing the falls like never before. With low crowds and lots of indoor and outdoor activities, guests will find lots of things to do in Niagara Falls in the winter.
Are you planning your Epcot Itinerary and need a place to start? In this article I will share how to plan the best one day Epcot touring plan to minimize wait times and maximize your day at Disney World theme park.
Have you ever thought of traveling to all 50 states? The ideas never crossed my mind until I had kids and started this blog. Once they were born my husband and I decided to prioritize family travel in our lives and it has evolved into creating our goal of visiting all 50 states.
Celebrating the holidays at Universal Orlando is a great way to enhance your holiday season. With holiday themed shows, treats and activities, Christmas at Universal is one of our favorite times to visit.
One of my favorite holiday traditions is cozying up on the couch and having a holiday movie night. This is our list for the best Christmas movie night ideas for a holiday family movie night.
We’ve put together 50 of our favorite family fun Christmas countdown activities. These Christmas countdown ideas are perfect for family time this holiday season.
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane is the holiday event at Hersheypark. It features holiday décor and special events through Hersheypark and the resorts.
ROC Holiday Village is back for the 2021 season!! The event will features free ice skating, Santa’s Workshop, a craft room, shopping, and food. It will be a great way to celebrate the holidays in Rochester, New York this year.
If you are planning a visit to Universal Orlando you may be wondering is the Universal Orlando annual pass worth it. We are breaking down the pros/cons of having an annual pass at Universal and if it is worth it.
Rochester, NY in fall…the weather is perfect, the leaves are changing colors, and there is so much to do! We’ve rounded up the best fall activities in Rochester, NY to enjoy some quality family time during the autumn season.
HalloweenFest at Lincoln Hill Farms in Canandaigua NY is a family friendly event held throughout the month of October. We visited over the weekend and had a great time enjoying this special event.
Planning a New York to Florida road trip itinerary is a great alternative to flying. We’re sharing our tips for planning a road trip to Florida from New York state.
What are the best quick service at Disney World? With so many dining options at Disney to choose, from it can feel overwhelming. Today we are sharing our picks for the best quick service at Disney World.
Christmas at SeaWorld Orlando is a great time to visit the Orlando park. The special event will bring you holiday joy! Today we are sharing 7 things to do at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.
Is taking a southwest road trip on your family travel bucket list? Whether you are planning a 4 day or 10 day southwest road trip, our road trip itinerary for the Southwest can help you plan an awesome family vacation.
The Disney Skyliner is a gondola themed transportation system for Walt Disney World guests. In this guide we share the Disney Skyliner route, hotels, and what to expect.
We spent a weekend discovering all the fun things to do in Utica NY and I was really surprised! From outdoor fun to good eats for families, I learned there are so many things to do around Utica, NY to plan a weekend getaway.
What is the Disney vacation cost for a family of five? How much does a Disney vacation cost?
These are the questions I often get when I share about our Disney vacations. The cost of traveling to Disney World with a family of five can vary depending on a lot of factors. Today I am sharing details on what our Disney vacations cost and give you an idea of the average cost of a Disney World vacation for a family.
What are the best attractions at Animal Kingdom that you can’t miss during your visit to the Disney World theme park? We are sharing the best Animal Kingdom rides to help plan your Disney vacation.
Are you planning a one day Magic Kingdom itinerary and not sure where to start? Do you want to spend one day in Magic Kingdom and see all the best rides and attractions? This Magic Kingdom touring plan will help you plan your day at the Walt Disney World park .
Hersheypark in the Dark is the seasonal event for Halloween at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This family friendly, not too scary event, is great for families of all ages and a great family tradition for the fall season.
Are you planning a visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom? If so, this Animal Kingdom Itinerary is for you! We recently returned from a Disney World vacation and are sharing all the Animal Kingdom Tips and how to plan your one day at Animal Kingdom.
The Wild Center in Tupper Lake NY is a great mix of indoor and outdoor family fun in the Adirondacks. The Wild Center and Wild Walk are a must do for things to do in Tupper Lake and I highly recommend adding them to your Adirondack weekend.
Apple picking in Rochester, NY may be one of my all time favorite fall activities. It is a perfect fall activity in Western New York. These are our picks for the best Rochester, NY apple picking destinations.
We love family movie nights in our house. There is something special about all of us on the couch sitting down to see a story come to life on the screen. Today I am sharing 30 of our favorite kids movie night ideas that the entire family will love.
Are you planning a visit to Disney’s Magic Kingdom? Today we are sharing our FastPass Magic Kingdom tips, tiers, and what you need to know to plan your day. This Magic Kingdom FastPass strategy will help optimize your day at the Magic Kingdom and allow you less wait time for your favorite attractions.
Visiting Disney World during Covid is such a personal decision but I thought sharing our experience and questions we asked ourselves would help in the decision making process. Here are our tips for visiting Disney during Covid and how we felt during our recent Disney visit.
Our picks for the best restaurants and food at the Universal Orlando resort. Our favorite restaurants inside Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and CityWalk.
Are you visiting Universal Orlando and looking for thrills? These best rides at Islands of Adventure should be on your must-see list when visiting the Orlando theme park.
You visit Disney World for the parks, but there are many things to do at Disney World besides the parks that are worth adding to your Disney World vacation. This is our list of family favorites for a non-park day at Disney World.
Some of the best museums I have ever visited are the museums around Rochester. The Rochester museums have something for everyone to love from arts to outdoor living museums, you will find something to explore anytime of the year.
What is there to do in Pigeon Forge? During our week long visit we learned there are endless things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids. We’re sharing our best Pigeon Forge things to do with kids and a 4 day Pigeon Forge itinerary to put it all together.
Who doesn’t love a Northeast weekend getaway? With all four seasons to enjoy and incredible destinations, these weekend getaways on the east coast have something for everyone.
When I first heard the announcement that there would be a LEGOLAND New York I was so excited! We love theme parks and having a new one in our home state is super exciting! Here are 5 things you need to know about the all new LEGOLAND New York!
We are always looking for a fun weekend away to reconnect as a family and were pleasantly surprised with our recent visit to Jamestown, New York. There are so many things to do in Jamestown, NY making it a great, and often overlooked, family fun destination.
With beautiful scenery and fun family attractions, there are many things to do in Ithaca, New York for a family day trip. We planned a Rochester to Ithaca, NY day trip, and it was a great day exploring a fun part of New York State.
Clingmans Dome trail is a great hike for families visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. It has amazing views and is a unique hiking experience. It may be a little challenging but worth the effort for the incredible views.
Are you looking for the best deal on tickets for your Orlando theme park vacation? Whether you are looking for Walt Disney World tickets, Universal tickets, or other Orlando area theme parks, our review of Undercover Tourist will help you plan your vacation.
If you are looking for a budget friendly resort at Universal Orlando and a great place to stay, look no further than Universal Endless Summer Resort Dockside! Our family of five spent a week at the Dockside Inn 2 Bedroom suite and we’re sharing the pros and cons to staying at this value resort during your Universal Orlando vacation.
Is Epcot for Kids? We think so! At first glance Epcot might not look like the best choice for kids, but with a little planning you can enjoy the food and culture as a family. On our recent visit we discovered so much to do at Epcot with kids and we can’t wait to go back!
Are you looking for something to do on your day off at Disney World? Look no further than Disney Springs. Disney Springs is the entertainment and dining area at the Walt Disney World resort. We like to include a visit during our Disney vacations to have lunch and shop. These are our picks for the best things to do at Disney Springs with kids.
‘Ohana Character Breakfast at Walt Disney World is a family style character dining experience located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. It has a Hawaiian theme and focuses around the Lilo & Stich movie. This ‘Ohana breakfast has great food and character interactions that the entire family will love.
Hard Rock Hotel Orlando is walking distance to the Universal Orlando theme parks and includes unlimited express pass with your stay. We wanted to take advantage of these perks and that is why we decided to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando.
Who is your favorite character to meet when you visit Universal Orlando Resort? With over 65 different character meet and greets between Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, you could spend an entire day meeting them and still not see everyone. Below I have a list of the Universal Orlando Character Meet and Greets, where to meet them, and how to plan your visit.
With stunning waterfalls and an incredible uphill climb, the Watkins Glen Gorge trail is a perfect place to explore for families. Below we are sharing what you need to know about visiting Watkins Glen State Park with kids and how to plan an awesome family day out.
Every ride at Disney’s Magic Kingdom offers fun and magic during your Disney World vacation, but these are our favorites that we always ride when we visit the park. They are our 9 best rides at Magic Kingdom for school age kids.
Disney has announced a new way to celebrate Halloween at Disney World. For the 2021 Halloween season guests can attend Disney’s After Hours Boo Bash! This will be a night at the Magic Kingdom for guests to enjoy special Disney Halloween themed experiences.
We love all the things to do in Canandaigua for a family day trip. There are great outdoor activities, things to see, and places to eat for families.
Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Wilderness Explorer activity is a fun and free activity at Animal Kingdom. It is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the park, learn a bit more about the animals, and is fun for all ages.
Yesterday we learned all about the new Disney Wish cruise ship coming to the Disney Cruise ship fleet in Summer of 2022. We were so impressed by all the announcements!! The Disney Wish is going to be highly sought after. Here is what you can expect from the new Disney Wish cruise ship.
Planning a trip to Disney World on a Budget doesn’t have to be a challenge if you are willing to plan out where you spend your vacation money. Today we are sharing the top spending categories on a Disney vacation, and how you can save money for your Disney trip.
If you are planning a Rochester vacation or live in Rochester and are looking for family fun things to in the city this list is for you. We are sharing our family favorite things to do in Rochester, NY and hope this inspires you to explore this amazing and unique city.
Great themed resort at Walt Disney World? Look no further than Disney’s Art of Animation. Today we are sharing our Disney Art of Animation Resort review to help decide if this resort is a good fit for your Disney vacation.
Are you visiting Walt Disney World and want to approach the parks in a fun and different way? We are sharing 6 of our favorite Disney World challenges for a unique day at the Disney theme parks.
Visiting Universal on a Budget can happen if you plan ahead and are willing to make some trade offs. These tips for saving money at Universal Orlando will help you have a great Universal vacation.
Packing for Walt Disney World can be a lot of fun because there are so many ways to personalize your vacation. I’m sharing our best packing tips for Disney World, what you need, and a few fun items that you can purchase before you arrive at the parks.
Seuss Landing at Universal Orlando brings the imagination and creativity of Dr. Seuss to life at Universal’s Islands of Adventure park. Twisty-turned trees, bright colors and all the beloved characters are waiting for you and your family to explore at this Dr. Seuss land at the Universal Orlando Resort.
When you start to plan a Universal Orlando vacation it is important to understand the Universal theme parks, what type of tickets to purchase as well as how to plan your Universal Orlando itinerary. This is our full Universal Orlando vacation guide to help plan your vacation.
The Express Pass at Universal Orlando Resort can be a time saver at the parks but can also increase your vacation budget. Today we are answering the commonly asked question “Is Universal Express Pass worth it?” and help you decide if it is worth it for your Universal Orlando family vacation.
Everyone has an opinion on Universal Studios vs. Islands of Adventure, and as we visit I find myself liking one park during one visit and the other park more during the next. I thought it would be fun to share what we like at each of the Universal Parks to help decide which is better Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure.
Visiting New York in 2 days can be done! We planned 2 days in NYC with our family of five and had an amazing first time visit to NYC. With Broadway, unique shopping, some of the United States biggest landmarks, …
Universal Orlando is one of our favorite theme parks. We have visited many times as annual pass holders the last few years, and today I am sharing our 7 things to know for your first visit to Universal Orlando.
The best attractions at Hollywood Studios will offer you entertainment and rides like no other. There are attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for toddlers, teens, and adults making this a great choice for families. This is our list of the best rides at Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Are you planning a visit to Universal Studios? Our one day Universal Studios itinerary will help you enjoy all the best rides and attractions, and help you plan your day at the Universal Orlando theme park.
If you want to get soaked or enjoy a peaceful boat ride these water rides at Disney World are for you! With different water attractions at all of the Disney World Parks guests will be able to cool off from the Florida heat.
Are you planning a Universal Orlando vacation? Today we are sharing the best water rides at Universal Orlando including water attractions at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks.
Planning and researching before a visit to a theme park can save a lot of time in the parks. Today I am sharing Universal Studios height requirements, ride/attraction scare factor, and the best age to visit the park.
Today I am sharing Universal’s Islands of Adventure height requirements and scare factors to help plan your family visit to the Orlando parks. We have visited numerous times with our kids, and doing some research before we visit helps plan a stress free day at the parks.
Are you planning one day at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and want to make sure you don’t miss a thing. We are sharing all the Harry Potter land fun at the Universal Orlando parks!
We have planned many trips to Universal Studios and have learned a few tips and tricks along the way. Today we are sharing our Universal Studios tips and tricks to plan your family vacation to the Universal theme park.
Are you planning a visit to Universal’s Islands of Adventure? These Islands of Adventure tips and tricks will help you plan your visit to the Universal Orlando theme park.
Family travel quotes inspire me to think about traveling with kids, even when we may not be able to go. They give us a sense of hope for the future. These are our favorite family vacation quotes to inspire future adventures.
Universal Orlando with kids is a great way to spend a family vacation. With amazing characters to meet, attractions, and lands to explore there are so many things to do at Universal Orlando for families.
A family vacation to Great Wolf Lodge is perfect any time of year. These Great Wolf Lodge tips will help you plan an awesome family trip to the indoor water park.
Are you wondering where to eat breakfast at Epcot during your day at the Disney park? Although there may not be a lot of choices, we think the Epcot breakfast offerings are great for an awesome start to your day.
Are you looking for Lake George family lodging that has space for a family and offers on-site amenities? Then you should check out The Lodges at Cresthaven. It is a great family resort in Lake George, NY that is perfect to visit anytime of year.
Are you looking for things to do in the Finger Lakes in winter? This list will help you find winter activities in the Finger Lakes that are great for families.
Each year I like to look back on the family adventures we took the year before. Even though 2020 was a tough one, we found ourselves having unexpected adventures and created some really incredible family memories.
What is the best Disney park: Epcot vs. Magic Kingdom? We think both parks offer a lot of Disney magic, but lets break down what each park has to offer so you can plan your Disney vacation.
Are you planning a family vacation in New York state? Lake George is a great destination year round! These are our picks for planning a weekend in Lake George with kids.
Are Disney VIP tours worth the spurge for your Disney vacation? How much does a Disney VIP Tour cost? We are answering all the questions on what to expect on a Disney VIP tour to help you decide.
What are the scariest rides at Disney World? You may have heard of Space Mountain and Splash Mountain, but are there other scary rides at Disney World? In this article we will share some of the scariest Disney rides for kids and adults planning a Disney vacation.
Is Pittsburgh family friendly? We think so!! With family fun attractions there are so many things for kids to do in Pittsburgh. Check out our list of the best things to do in Pittsburgh with kids.
Are you planning a family vacation and feeling a little overwhelmed with the packing process? I have been there as a mom traveling with a family of five! Today I am sharing my best family vacation packing tips and specific tips for putting together your own travel with kids packing list.
Corning, New York is a great place to visit and today we are sharing our best things to do in Corning, NY with kids for a family weekend getaway from Rochester, NY.
Are you looking for the best things to do in Mystic, Connecticut for a weekend away? Mystic, CT is a cute little town that is perfect for a family weekend getaway. With Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, and unique shopping and dining, Mystic is worth a visit with kids!
Are you looking for the perfect gift for the Disney lover in your life? We like to bring the Disney magic home with DIY Disney Gift Baskets that are great for adults and kids.
Are you planning a road trip? Planning is key to success on the road, and part of that is packing good food and snacks. Check out our road trip food list and what we pack when we head out on the road.
Is a Disney Cruise worth it for your next family vacation? It is not a one size fits all answer but today we are going to share the most frequently asked questions as well as pros and cons of a Disney Cruise to help you decide if a Disney Cruise Line vacation is a good fit for your family vacation.
Are you visiting Orlando with kids? This 6 day Orlando itinerary will help you plan an awesome Orlando, Florida vacation.
Hershey’s Chocolate World is the largest Hershey’s Chocolate store in the world and a destination for families visiting Hershey, Pennsylvania. I’m sharing tips for visiting Hershey’s Chocolate World and what you need to know to have a sweet visit.
The last few months we have made a point to get outside and reconnect with nature as a family. We are not by any means extreme hikers but we appreciate the time spent in the outdoors together. These are our picks for favorite family hiking near Rochester NY.
With over 30 different on-site Disney vacation resorts, it can be difficult to find the right one for your family. If you have a family of 5 or more it becomes even more complicated to find a room that fits your family. These are our picks for the best Disney World Accommodations for large families.