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Jared’s Return Visit to Orlando

Jared’s Return Visit to Orlando

Back in September, I was happy to host my younger brother Jared for his second annual Orlando trip. Okay, maybe it’s not an annual tradition yet, but I can hope! Jared’s first Orlando visit was centered around the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot, and […]

Life Lately : Volume I

Life Lately : Volume I

As promised, here I am with a little update on what has been going on in my personal life lately. My mind has been all over the place in the new year, and I’ve been finding it really difficult to really sit down and focus […]

Vacation in Style at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Vacation in Style at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Come here often? If you do, then you already know how much I love a weekend getaway at any one of Universal Orlando Resort’s onsite hotels. Located on the manicured grounds of Universal Orlando, just a stroll away from the front gates of the resort’s […]

Eating Around the World at the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Eating Around the World at the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Hey all! Today I want to take a break from writing about my recent trip to Paris and Rome, and share a peek of what I’ve been up to since returning stateside. Blog-wise, it looks like I’ll be in Europe through the end of the […]

The 2016 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

The 2016 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

It’s time again for the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival! I debated whether or not to write about this year’s event, since I already covered last year’s festivities. If you’re looking for tips on how to make the most of your time and money (hint: […]

A Muggle’s Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

A Muggle’s Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Welcome, Muggles! By now, you’ve surely heard that the world of Harry Potter exists in Orlando, Florida. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which first opened at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure park in 2010, takes fanatics and casual readers alike into some of the most […]

Why I’m Keeping My Disney Pass

Why I’m Keeping My Disney Pass

If you’ve ever been to a Disney park, you know it doesn’t come cheap. And if you haven’t been to a Disney park, I’m guessing the insane cost is one of the biggest factors in that decision. As a traveler, I like to spend my […]

All the Small Things: Orlando Edition

All the Small Things: Orlando Edition

I’m wrapping up my Orlando posts for a while, but before I go, I wanted to share a few more details from my little brother’s visit back in September. I’ve already written quite a bit about our visits to Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World, […]

Around the World in One Afternoon

Around the World in One Afternoon

World Showcase, that is…but more on that later! One of Jared’s last full days in Orlando was spent at Walt Disney World. I love hosting family members, and it was important to me that he enjoy himself enough to come back in the future. So […]

Sharing a Few of my Favorite Things

Sharing a Few of my Favorite Things

One of my favorite things about living in Orlando is being able to visit Walt Disney World whenever I want. I know, I know. Orlando is much more than a bunch of theme parks, and there are plenty of people who think Disney parks are for […]