Welcome to our “See the USA” series as we travel across the country (and through the alphabet) exploring some beautiful destinations you should explore (if you haven’t already). Hopefully you caught the best of Newport, Rhode Island last week and Manhattan the week before. This week we’ve reached letter O and Orlando a place many of you might know, but maybe you don’t know about everything it has to offer outside the theme parks. This week I have Heather from I Love Family Travel sharing the top 5 family friendly things to do in Orlando, her home town!
I hope you’re enjoying our “See the USA” series. Hopefully you caught the best of Jupiter, Florida and Indianapolis the week before. We’re continuing on alphabetically with letter K and Key West, Florida. I am excited to have Craig and Bryanna from Crazy Family Adventure sharing the top 5 family friendly things to do in Key West, Florida. I’ve never been, but they make me want to visit!
Have you ever considered a family vacation that goes above and beyond staying at a regular hotel? How about a multi generational trip for the holidays or one with several families where you want to all stay in one house? It can be difficult to find a property that is large enough, has the amenities you want and need, and is conveniently located to the places you want to visit. Families headed to Orlando will be thrilled to learn about The Encore Club residences, spacious enough to accommodate everyone and providing the relaxation you need after long days exploring the area. Top Villas, a luxury villa rental brand, has just launched luxury family accommodations at The Encore Club in Orlando and… [Read More]
I hope you’re enjoying our “See the USA” series. Hopefully you caught the best of Indianapolis last week and Honolulu the week before. We’re continuing on alphabetically with letter J and Jupiter, Florida. I am excited to have the lovely Jen Reyneri, founder of the Faith & Family Travel Community and Word Traveling.com sharing the top 5 family friendly things to do in Jupiter, Florida. I’ve never been, but Jen makes me want to visit!
A family vacation to Walt Disney World can be expensive, but over the years we have discovered many options for saving money on food, transportation, and lodging. We have found we can spend less by staying at a property where we have access to the theme parks and enough room for our family of five to spread out and be comfortable. There are many properties like this, but where should you begin? Over the years I have heard about Disney Vacation Club (DVC) and the value it provides to Walt Disney World guests. When looking at affordable DVC options, we came across SellMyTimeshareNow.com, a timeshare resale/rental company, and found they have multiple pages of information on the Disney Vacation Club,… [Read More]
Whether you’re stuck in the gray tundra of the Midwest, buried under a snowstorm in the heartland, or tired of the rain on the west coast, odds are you’re looking to escape to somewhere warm right about now. With year-round beautiful weather, Kissimmee, Florida is the perfect winter escape for families. Just minutes from the theme parks, families can soak up the sunshine on an airboat ride through the Everglades, zipline over alligators at Gatorland, or learn about space travel at the nearby Kennedy Space Center. Whether your family loves theme parks, shopping, or outdoor adventures, Kissimmee will be the perfect winter escape.
Disney World is one of those vacation destinations where it helps to plan ahead and have some travel tips in mind before you arrive. It is hard to explain why, but people are magically drawn to Walt Disney World over and over again. I happen to be one of those people, and we just booked our tickets to head to the Magic Kingdom for the fifth time in 8 years. We spend loads of money to visit multiple theme parks, pull muscles we didn’t know existed, and suffer through endless lines and crowds of people. We do this for our kids, for the memories, and for the love of the mouse.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Every other year our family heads south to Florida for winter vacation, but somehow we fail to venture out from the land of the overcrowded amusement parks. Just once I would love to escape to the land of warm sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets that I know exists in other parts of the state. After discovering the Gulf County Adventure Guide I am really excited to visit this area of Florida. Gulf County has 43 miles of spectacular coastline along the crystal clear waters of St. Joseph Bay and the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. From horseback riding… [Read More]
If your kids love Harry Potter and super heroes more than princesses and cartoon characters, Universal’s Islands of Adventure could be the place for you. People often overlook this Orlando attraction, but it actually delivers on some things where Disney falls short. However, it does fail in some rather important areas, namely rides suitable for the little ones and a lack of food allergy awareness, which is a problem for our family.
5 Things We Learned At Epcot If you have never visited Epcot, you don’t know what you’re missing. Think of traveling around the world, but never leaving the confines of the United States. Well, central Florida for that matter. Think “It’s A Small World” on steroids. The park is made up of two distinct sections: Future World and World Showcase. Future World is not so futuristic, it actually consists of an aquarium, soaring experience, and some hands on technology exhibits that now seem incredibly dated. If you have read any of my previous posts, you know why World Showcase appeals to our family. Eleven pavilions, each representing a different country, ring a central lagoon and within each one you can experience… [Read More]
A Visit to Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and How to Navigate Fast Pass+ The night before we leave, everyone can’t sleep. They are crazy excited to see the mouse. Well not really, they’re more excited to see their grandparents and escape from Chicago’s horrible weather. Sadly, our children have reached that age where the allure of Disney characters is no longer their cup of tea, and now their focus is entirely upon the rides. We set our alarm for 3:30 a.m. and everyone is super chatty and excited as we make our way to the airport and onto the plane. We always try to make them rest, but for some reason (adrenaline maybe?), it never works. Thankfully we aren’t… [Read More]