One of the perks of living in Orlando is that in lieu of being able to take an actual vacation this spring (yay, deadlines), I can go on safari in my own back yard! The Animal Kingdom, in my humble opinion, is one of the most under-rated Disney parks. Sure, there aren’t as many rides as the other parks offer, but they make up for it with the many healthy and yummy food choices (sorry, Casey’s hot dog) and all the cute animals (I’m lookin at you, sheep with hidden mickey shaved onto your butt cheek).
One of my very favorite fesitvals ever is Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and I’ve been more times than I can count on all fingers. If your only perception of Mardi Gras is ‘Bourbon Street and boobs’ then you are missing out on arguably the best part of Mardi Gras – the parades (this is where people get all the beads – not by showing their boobs, sorry guys).