Great Day Trips from Tampa

Tampa was our home from 2005 to 2008. We recently returned to the area and were reminded why it’s such a great destination to visit year round. While Orlando is the theme park capital of the world, Tampa has great theme parks like Busch Gardens and is more of a foodie & cultural town compared…

Tips for Visiting Disney World Over the Holidays

The holiday season can be a great time to visit Disney World. Cinderella’s Castle is especially spectacular covered in colorful lights. And the parks, already pretty, have an added charm with Christmas decorations galore. The downside is that the holidays are a busy time to visit Disney parks, and it’s important to have a good strategy…

Local Tips on Where to Eat and Drink in Orlando

Orlando is the theme park capital of the world and the planet’s most visited city, with an estimated 60 million visitors annually! But most visitors skip downtown Orlando and spend all their time at the theme parks and touristy International Drive and Kissimmee. And with so many parks, you can’t blame some tourists, especially those…

Where We Traveled in 2015: 6 Countries, 16 US States

2015 was another big year of travel for us, though it was the most American centric year for us since 2007, the year before we relocated from Tampa to Europe to live between 2008 and 2014. There was only one major European trip in 2015, but it was a big one that saw me organize…

5 Ways to Save Time at Disney

The “happiest place on Earth” can be fun, but it’s frequently very crowded. On the busiest days 80,000 people are jammed into Disney’s Magic Kingdom alone, meaning you will not only wait for rides but even food and transport between the parking lot and park. Given that an adult ticket costs $100 a day, many…

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