Free Dining at Walt Disney World is Back!

24 Apr

Free dining days are back at Walt Disney World and this makes me very happy – it should make you very happy too!!  If you book a 5 night/6 day Walt Disney World package that includes a room at a select WDW hotel and a ticket with the park hopper option you will get a free dining plan!!  This is a great way to save on your Disney vacation.  I admit it, these trips like any others can get expensive, and eating out is one of the things that we all tend to spend on.  We all like to eat at Disney restaurants and enjoy all of the character meals, which can be pricey, but by taking advantage of this offer you will save a ton of money!

This offer is for arrivals on most nights between August 20-September 29, November 24-27 and December 7-23, 2018.  You have until July 7, 2018 to book but don’t wait too long – these rooms will go quick!!

Email me at or comment below if you would like more information and/or would like to book your next magical vacation.

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Westgate Town Center Resort

19 Mar

Last month we stayed at the Westgate Town Center Resort.  I traveled here with my husband and 11-year-old daughter so we rented the Studio.  It was actually a 1 bedroom with a full bathroom/jacuzzi tub, a kitchenette and living room area with a sleeper sofa.  We also had a covered patio overlooking the lake.

The kitchenette was nice and convenient although I did miss not having a stove.  The decor was a bit outdated and the bed sheets didn’t look clean.  They were clean and everything smelled nice, but I think this room, and I imagine other rooms like this one, could use some new linens and some remodeling.

The property was beautiful.  They offer various activities for guests, but the cost depends on whether you are an owner or a guest.  We were going to stop by the Shipwreck Island water park which looked awesome, but it would have cost us $20 per person, but it would have been free if you were an owner.  There are many other activities, like movies, video games, swan paddle boats and much more.  There are many pools throughout the property and we went to the one nearest our room.  It was nice, just a standard pool and we had a good time.

There is a marketplace and various restaurants.  The marketplace had many things to choose from, great for stocking up your room with food, drinks and snacks.

This property is a time share property and they offer tours of the property if you are interested in possibly becoming an owner.

Overall, Westgate Town Center was nice.  I don’t think I would stay here again with so many options in Orlando, but if you are looking for an affordable, apartment-like resort with plenty of amenities on the property then you should stay here and try it out for yourself.


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For all my Disney New Yorkers!!!

7 Oct

The Fall of 2016 is bringing Disney back into our ports!  This is so exciting for me and I definitely will be planning a cruise out of NY!

The month of October will have several sail dates going to the Bahamas.  There will be 7 and 8 night cruises available to the Bahamas and a 5 night cruise to Canada!

Most, if not all, Bahamian cruises will include a stop on Disney’s private island Castaway Cay and a stop at Port Canaveral, FL to spend the day at a Walt Disney World Park!  This would be a great way to get a bit of Disney right before the Holiday season sets in.  The best part, in my opinion for us NJ & NY residents, no need to worry about catching a flight – Love it!!

If you’d like further information, please contact me.  I would be able to assist with all of your Disney travel needs!!

Happy Sailing!!

Headless Beauty

7 Oct

Books, Music, Photography, & Movies

I just completed writing the second day of our Cambodia tour. While writing it, I noticed a photograph which I took in Preah Khan, which I particularly like a lot. It was raining and we were inside the temple. There was this idol with the head missing and for some reason seeing that in the rain wanted me to take this photograph and I felt that it had a beauty of its own even with the missing head. Sinister in a way but beautiful nonetheless.IMG_9948.JPG

“Some ruins of ancient times are much more beautiful than the best buildings of modern eras!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

Posted for Julie’s this week’s travel photo event.

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