Showing posts from September, 2018

One Foot at a Time - Taking Care of Your Feet at Disney

On an average day at home or at work I walk about 5 miles according to the pedometer on my phone.  At Disney, that number jumps to over 12 miles per day! With some planning and preparation, your feet can be ready.

Footwear I prefer to wear sneakers for my park days, but that may not be the best option for all.  The best advice I can give is to wear what you are used to. Personally, I would never wear cowboy boots, sandals or flip flops, but everyone has their own preference.  Looking around I often see people wearing thin flip flops, high heels, Ugg boots or gladiator sandals and I cringe thinking of their walk to the bus or hotel at the end of the day.

For sneakers I suggest a good pair of running shoes.  Here in Denver, I like to visit a store called Runners Roost.  The employees are specially trained experts in fitting you with the correct shoes for your feet.  Plan to spend some time in the store trying on shoes and testing them out on the provided treadmill.  Another good store is…

Four Parks, One Day

Just 8 days ago, I was running around a very hot Disney World. And by running, I almost literally mean running. My friend Megan and I went down to WDW to check out Pandora and Toy Story Land before our AMAZING Disney Cruise Line adventure. But as we got to talking, Megan didn’t want to miss her favorite ride, Soarin,’ and we really couldn’t miss the Happily Ever After Firework show.  If you’re somewhat familiar with the parks, you probably realize that these four “must dos” are in four different parks. So, we decided to officially make our one day in the parks into a four park challenge. Four park challenges (FPC) can take a number of different forms.  Our FPC had four self-imposed rules. In each park we had to: 1) take a picture with the park icon, 2) meet a character that is NOT one of the fab five, 3) ride a major attraction, and 4) eat a food specific to that park. I could go on and on about our experience, but for now, I’ll leave you with four take-aways from our trip that will hel…

Halloween Time at The Disneyland Resort

Any time you are able to experience Disney Parks it is sure to be wonderful, however there are certain times of the year in which Disney offers guests opportunities to experience even more magic and seasonal fun! Halloween Time at The Disneyland Resort is a unique and thrilling time to visit both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Halloween Time is happening now through October 31, 2018. This limited-time, seasonal celebration includes special attraction overlays, themed décor, seasonal treats and merchandise, plus spooky encounters with your favorite characters. Be sure to check out the list of all the delicious and unique seasonal offerings!
Oogie Boogie has taken over Disney California Adventure Park with Halloween décor along Buena Vista Street and swarming bats encircling Carthay Circle Theatre’s bell tower.  Cars Land celebrates Haul-O-Ween as Radiator Springs turns into Radiator Screams! For this seasonal occasion, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree has transformed into…

Don't Miss the Boat

Don't miss the boat - There are so many reasons why your next vacation should be a cruise, so we thought we ought to present a few.
Why pick just one destination when you can go to multiple countries? When you cruise, you only have to pack one time, you don't need directions, and you have no worries about multiple transfers. The cruise line basically plans all the details for you!

Not to mention, cruises are a great value! With your package, you get accommodations, food, entertainment, movies, gym access, kids clubs, pools, and many more on board activities.  There are activities galore, such as painting lessons, jewelry making, scrapbooking, wine tasting, spas, casinos, pretty much anything you can name. Your travel agent can also help you find the best promotion for your cruise including On Board Credit, Upgrades, Kids sail free, Excursions, beverage packages, specialty dining, and Internet packages.
There are also nearly endless choices for your destinations. Cruises offer e…