Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship – Fun for Kids

Disney Fantasy Aquaduct

The Disney Fantasy cruise ship is the fourth ship to bear to sail across the sea. The 130,000 ton vessel has many offerings for all of its guests. It was designed to suit families who wanted to sail with an old fashioned look. The Disney Fantasy has 14 decks, 1,250 staterooms, and can accommodate over 4,000 passengers and crew. Disney Fantasy includes the premiere of two new Broadway-style stage spectaculars in the lavish Walt Disney Theatre. The signature show “Disney {Read More}

Fun Facts about Disney’s New Fantasyland #NewFantasyland

Disney New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Overview

The largest expansion in the 41-year history of the Magic Kingdom, New Fantasyland features attractions, dining, shopping, character interactions, recreation and more – laid out fairy tale-style amid waterfalls, grottoes, arched bridges, forests and circus big tops. A multiyear expansion project that doubles the size of the existing Fantasyland, the sprawling new area lies just beyond the existing Fantasyland in the shadows of Cinderella Castle. New Fantasyland consists of the Enchanted Forest and Storybook Circus areas. Walt Disney Imagineers brought {Read More}

Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM

Cirque du Soleil TOTEM Dress Rehearsal

This past week my son and I had the opportunity to see Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM show under the Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station.  I have to say that it was probably the greatest “date” my son and I have ever taken. WHAT IS TOTEM? TOTEM is based on the story of evolution, and in keeping with that theme the audience is presented with characters that range from frogs to apes to modern humans.   TOTEM traces humanities journey, and celebrates specific pieces of that path, {Read More}

Disney’s New Fantasyland #NewFantasyland #DisneySMMoms

After a three year expansion, New Fantasyland is now open at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom. According to Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the project was undertaken to provide a more relaxed space where families can enjoy traditional Fantasyland favorites and immerse themselves in scenes and settings from a new generation of Disney classics. New Fantasyland, twice the size of the original, is the Magic Kingdom’s largest expansion since opening in Orlando some 40 years {Read More}

Disney Art of Animation Resort Review #NewFantasyland #Disney #DisneySide

Disney's Art of Animation Resort Cars Family Suite 2

Located within Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is one of the newest hotels at Disney World. Each of four distinctly designed wings celebrates rich storytelling, spirited characters, original sketches and playfulness with colorful icons and whimsical theming inspired by classic Disney and Disney•Pixar films. The three-story, value resort – now complete — began its phased opening May 31, 2012. Three family suite wings showcase “Finding Nemo” with 320 suites, “Cars” with 480 suites, and “The {Read More}

About That Time I Made Disney History… #NewFantasyland #Disney #DisneySMMoms

Disney New Fantasyland Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

Sometimes as a blogger, I get to do some pretty amazing things. One of the things that I truly love both as a blogger and as a travel writer, is my ongoing relationship with Disney. I get to go to some pretty exciting event with Disney and do some incredibly fun things (sometimes with my entire family). This past week was no different as I was a part of Disney history. A new attraction opened at the Disney New Fantasyland {Read More}

Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta Downtown

Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta Downtown Guest Room 2

Years ago, for about ten minutes, I worked in the consulting industry right after college. They put us up in what they called an extended stay hotel. At that time, I came to associate extended stay with run down hotels who barely had any staff working. This is what I have thought for years. When I was first contacted by Residence Inn, I was curious. I had not stayed in an extended stay hotel since that one experience and I {Read More}

Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill

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You’ll find the Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill to be the idyllic location with most needs within walking distance. Steeped in historic ambiance, this Holiday Inn is not the trendy sort, but gives its guests stately charm of a traditional sort. Clean comfort with great personal service can be expected but the most valued facet here is LOCATION. Only 3 miles from the Logan Airport and 1 to the Boston aquarium, this hotel is less than 2 city blocks {Read More}

Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California

Pet Items at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California

Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California is what every pet-owning traveler dreams of: posh and luxurious with the added benefit of being pet friendly! The Langham Hotel in Pasadena is so pet friendly, in fact, that the hotel served as the location for Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3, Viva La Fiesta! Photo courtesy of Disney When I arrived at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena for the press screening of Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3, Viva La Fiesta last week, I immediately regretted my {Read More}

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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The Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a sanctuary surrounded by mountains and the desert. The hotel is located in a scenic area with breathtaking views of the desert. All of the luxurious rooms, known as casitas, have patios and full bathrooms. The rooms have deep tubs, king size beds and wood-burning kiva fireplaces. The hotel has a variety of amenities including a pool, a spa, fine dining and a business services. The outdoor pool {Read More}

Hilton New York Hotel on Avenue of the Americas

Hilton New York Hotel Bridges Bar

First class distinction all the way, the Hilton New York Hotel is situated on the well-known Avenue of the Americas, is right in the heart of Manhattan. This famed Hilton New York Hotel is closer than a stones throw from Times Square, famed Central Park, Moma, the Theatre district and the glorious 5th Avenue stores for shopping. Built during 1963, the New York Hilton has had every United States President since then as its guest, beginning with John F. Kennedy. {Read More}

Hilton Chicago

Hilton Chicago Bathroom

The Hilton Chicago hotel offers an exciting atmosphere with a contemporary design and is in walking distance of major attractions. Located near the hotel, you will find Grant Park with a lakefront view, the Shedd Aquarium, Solider Field, and Field Museum. The children’s museum is only a short ride away. The Hilton Chicago is located on Michigan Avenue and is easily accessible by public transportation from both airports. The rooms and suites features wireless and wired internet along with 32 {Read More}