Vacations were created for relaxation, spa treatments for an indulgent escape.  Combine the two and you have an indulgent, relaxing vacation.  Senses – A Disney Spa, located at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort, provides that perfect combination in one location. In the past, as much as I had dreamed of a spa treatment for myself […]


Hotel Review: Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World

by Jenni Ingersoll on December 28, 2012

Lion King

A new Value Resort property has opened at Walt Disney World allowing vacationers to feel immersed in some of the most popular Disney-Pixar films.  Art of Animation Resort opened in phases between May and September 2012, with four separate wings each celebrating the rich stories, characters and animation of The Lion King, Finding Nemo, The Little Mermaid and […]

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Dreams Come True at Disney’s New Fantasyland

by Jenni Ingersoll on December 17, 2012

When Walt Disney shared his concepts for a theme park in Florida, the results became Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.  Themed areas within Magic Kingdom pay tribute to the adventurous wild west, colonial America, exotic ports of call, outer space travel and beloved fairy tales.  One section, known as Fantasyland, was every princess lovers dream […]


Private Island Adventure at Disney’s Castaway Cay

by Jenni Ingersoll on July 22, 2012

In 1996, with the goal to expand the Disney Cruise experience, Jim Durham, an imagineer for Walt Disney Corporation, was assigned to scout out an island location in the Bahamas where passengers aboard Disney Cruise Line ships would visit and enjoy at their leisure.  After purchasing the island property from the Bahamian government, Jim and his […]


Five Easy Steps to Planning a Disney Vacation

by Jenni Ingersoll on July 9, 2012

Without advanced planning, Disney vacationers may become overwhelmed with possibilities, experience long waits at restaurants, and find their trip slightly less than happy.  However, taking five steps toward planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort can turn a disastrous experience into a relaxing and memorable visit, the first of many to come. Secure your accommodations — Guests need to […]


Ten Money Saving Tips for a Disney World Adventure

by Jenni Ingersoll on July 2, 2012

I love to shop sales, clip coupons and dive into the bargain basement.  While I would never settle for quantity over quality, I get a rush over saving a little green here and there.  Let’s face it, in today’s economy we are all seeking the thrill of a discount, especially when it comes to luxuries […]

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Sweets for the Sweet: Disney Desserts Worth Every Calorie

by Jenni Ingersoll on June 12, 2012

When I’m handed a restaurant menu, I excitedly fling it open.  My eyes don’t start with the customary appetizers, salads or entrees.  No, my eyes head straight to the bottom right corner looking for one word that sets the tone for my meal – DESSERTS! Saving room for dessert is key to my dining pleasure.  […]


Dining at Walt Disney World Resort

by Jenni Ingersoll on March 5, 2012

Food is a very important feature at Walt Disney World Resort.  Far from the traditional fried foods served at most theme parks, Disney restaurants pride themselves in offering a wide range of options.  So many options in fact, that after securing accommodations, dining reservations should be the next step in planning for a Disney World […]

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Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

by Jenni Ingersoll on February 29, 2012

Nothing says spring like the emergence of tiny buds peeking through the cold hard ground.  The return of flowers means that yet again, another winter is down the road and warm weather is around the corner. While it is no secret that I love to venture to the Happiest Place on Earth, a spring visit […]


A Day in Italy, Disney Style

by Jenni Ingersoll on February 13, 2012

Ah, Italy! Floating through Venice,  drinking in life in Tuscany and touring Rome, a true dream vacation for me.  Alas, I awake from the dream and realize that time and money being what it is, it is a dream that must be put on hold for now.  Still there is a destination where, for the […]