Author Archives: Sarah Chapman

Ways to Beat Holiday Crowds

Obviously the best way to beat holiday crowds is NOT to going during a busy holiday time, but sometimes we don’t have a choice due to work or school commitments. With 2/3 of my children now in middle & high school it is more and more difficult for them to miss school for various reasons—and they have more extra-curricular activities ...

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Top 6 Reasons To Love Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

If you have not had a chance to experience Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort, I highly recommend that you add it to your vacation plans. It is a very popular destination (for good reason) so you will need a strategy—we got there about 25 minutes before opening (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?) and got ...

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Top 10 Things To Consider for a Solo Trip

Recently I was able to spend a couple of days at Walt Disney World . . .alone. I had often contemplated a solo trip, but always hesitated for a variety of reasons. On this trip I was confronted with a couple of days in Orlando sandwiched between a conference with Disney Travel Company and a family trip that had been ...

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My VIP Tour: An Exceptional Walt Disney World Experience

Have you ever wanted to the royal treatment at Walt Disney World, but looked at the prices of the VIP tour guides offered through Disney and thought, “there is no way I can afford that?” If so, you are not alone! Luckily there is a great alternative to find that VIP experience without the Disney price tag (and with even ...

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The Plaza Restaurant Review

The Plaza, located at the Castle end of Main Street USA, has become one of my go-to Magic Kingdom dining destinations for several reasons: value, ease of getting a reservation, consistent food and good service. On a recent trip we joined another family for dinner at the Plaza and again I was not disappointed. The atmosphere at the Plaza is ...

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The Four Seasons Orlando At Walt Disney World

Are you looking for a luxurious way to experience a Walt Disney World vacation? The Four Seasons Orlando may be your ticket. This lavish property is located in the Golden Oaks development inside Walt Disney World property (adjacent to Fort Wilderness Campground and not far from Port Orleans Riverside—so a very nice location). I was recently able to tour this ...

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