When you’re going to be at the park all day it’s good to come prepared. I am notorious for leaving my house forgetting at least one thing I need for the day (just ask my friend Sarah who has had to turn around the car twenty feet out of the driveway more times than I can count). In order to help aleviate the stress of packing a bag each time we go, I keep a park bag packed with basics that I can grab and go.
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).
It’s the last week to check out the 2019 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, and if you haven’t been, you may be overwhelmed with the choices this year! I’m so happy that this festival has grown into a mini Food & Wine with the huge selection of culinary and beverage offerings you can sample at the festival kiosks. Being a huge Broadway fan, this festival has just about everything I love: food, drinks, art and Broadway stars! I’ve rounded up my top picks to help you narrow down your tasting selections (and avoid getting too drunk!)
It’s finally October which means we can officially start celebrating Halloween without feeling like those people who start celebrating Christmas in, well, October. One of the longest-running Halloween rituals in my friend group is Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando. We are in our 9th year in a row going to this event, and while over the years people have dropped out of the group and other people have been added, it has always been me & my friend David every year.