Jana Seitzer

Jana Seitzer

Jana Seitzer is a mom to four kids (including twins), owner of a marketing/communications and graphic designer firm (Geek Girl Digital), and is owner/writer at Merlot Mommy. She runs on coffee, good food, wine, and the geek life. She’s a comic-con immersed, tech loving, spreadsheet using nerd girl who loves to find the geek side of things when she travels. Whether it's finding National Parks where movies were filmed, finding a high-tech feature in a hotel room, or being uber organized, she lives the geek life.


DIY Disney World Countdown

Are you headed out on a Walt Disney World vacation soon? Looking for a fun and simple way to count down the days with your family until you see the Mouse again? This easy DIY Disney World Countdown is a perfect way to count those days! Use these directions and print out the template to make one at home to use for counting down to your next Disney World family vacation. Planning your trip to Walt Disney World can be nearly as much fun as the vacation itself. If you have a true Disney side, your planning phase for your Disney trip can be just...

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Hotel Review: Citybox Oslo, Kid-Friendly Hotel in Oslo, Norway

If you’re looking for an affordable family hotel option in Norway, Citybox Oslo is the perfect choice. Centrally located near public transportation and tourist attractions like the Oslo Opera House, the Oslo Cathedral, and Akershus Fortress and Castle, Citybox Oslo will leave you pleasantly surprised with its private bathroom and family accommodations. And a stay at this family friendly Oslo hotel won’t break your vacation budget in an expensive city. Kid-Friendly Hotel in Oslo, Norway Check into the Citybox Oslo to enjoy its modern affordability and European style. Located in Oslo, Norway, this family-friendly hotel is just a 3-minute...

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Have an Allergy-Friendly Experience at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

The annual Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a fun event and one of the busiest times of the year at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. It can be a stressful time for those with allergies. Thanks to the new allergy-friendly experience, the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party just got a little less stressful for those parents. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Offers Allergy-Friendly Trick or Treat Offerings for Kids with Food Allergies This fall, I had the opportunity to attend my very first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. It was every bit as much fun as...

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9 Best Castaway Cay Activities

Disney’s Castaway Cay, the private island for Disney Cruise Line, is a great place for family fun of all ages. From completing the exclusive Castaway Cay 5K to swimming to snorkeling or relaxing at the adult-only beach with beverages and an ocean-view massage, Castaway Cay offers it all. Whether you’re cruising with your kids or you’re vacationing with your extended family, you’re sure to have fun with these 9 best Castaway Cay activities. 9 Best Castaway Cay Activities Family fun is something Disney lovers come to expect from Disney. When you cruise with Disney Cruise Lines, the magic you...

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Top 5 Family Travel Tech Picks at CES

When traveling with your family, technology can make life easier by keeping you connected or making life on the go more streamlined. Here are the top picks from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show to make family travel easier. Top 5 Family Travel Tech Picks at CES As a family travel blogger, I look for sources of new family travel tech to help make life easier, both at home and on the go. Sometimes those are tech products for parents, sometimes they are products for kids, and sometimes they are products for home. This year at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), I spent...

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Star Wars Merchandise at Disney Parks

Whether you are a Star Wars fan young or old, Disney Parks has a vast selection of unique and custom Star Wars merchandise available to add to your collection of memorabilia that goes well beyond your standard trinket-style keychain or coffee mug souvenir. Whether you want incredible comic-con accessories or custom artwork, Walt Disney World has many options to feed the soul of even the most robust Star Wars fan.   While a Walt Disney World vacation is certainly about the experience and the fun while at the parks, it’s always fun to bring home souvenirs to remember your...

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Let It Go…Really Fast – Top Thrill Rides

Looking for big thrills or have a need for speed? Want to know which parks to hit for the fastest and wildest rides? Whether you are traveling to Walt Disney World with kids or as adults, we have a list of the best thrill rides in Walt Disney World here for you! Thanks to Allianz for sponsoring this post, providing travel coverage for the unexpected. Go big or go home, that’s the old adage right? Well if you are a thrill rides seeker, there are plenty of big rides and high-speed thrill rides to fill your need for adventure...

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What Happens When You Need The First Aid Station at a Theme Park

Even on the best-planned vacations, emergencies happen all the time. Do you know where to find a first aid station at a theme park? Do you know what to do if you child get hurts or injured while traveling? Does your insurance cover you while traveling out of state or out of country?   Thanks to Allianz for sponsoring this post,providing travel coverage for the unexpected Imagine you plan the perfect family vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth. Do you ever plan to visit the first aid station for an injury as part of that vacation? Most definitely not. However,...

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How Google Photos Can Help You Build a Perfect Vacation Album

Looking for a new way to store and organize your photos? The new update to the Google Photos app can help you create a perfect vacation album using its algorithms. What a great tool for the frequent traveler. Google Photos, Google’s cloud-based photo management software application (available on iOS and Android devices) can help you build the perfect vacation photo album. And with the new update that rolled out on March 22, 2016, the process is even easier. In addition to automatically backing up all of your photos in one easy cloud location, Google Photos “Assistant” feature helps sort...

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Hotel Review: Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort in Arenal, Costa Rica

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a breathtaking resort adjacent to the active Arenal Volcano in central Costa Rica. With three thermal hot springs running through the resort, this maybe the most natural yet luxurious resort you’ll ever experience. Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is nestled in the hills next to the active Arenal Volcano in central Costa Rica. This is nowhere near your typical resort in Costa Rica! This resort has three thermal hot springs coursing through it and they converge in the middle of the property at the Tabacon Hot Springs area. If you’ve always dreamed of relaxing...

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