Disneyland is the Happiest Place On Earth. It’s also an expensive one. A trip to Disneyland might set you back a few hundred dollars, which may leave your wallet a little less happy. What if I told you there are plenty of things that are free at the Disneyland Resort? What if I told you about 17 of those things in particular? Got your attention? Read on to find out why free and Disneyland do indeed go hand in hand. Alright, I can hear it now. What in the WORLD is she talking about, free at Disneyland? Girl, those...Read More
Patty Holliday is a wife, mother of four, and travel agent specializing in Disney and Universal vacations. She loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty Honda Odyssey takes her. That's 35 states and counting! With her teen, two tweens and kindergartener, her world is loud, sassy, hilarious as she balances family, work, travel, and fitness. If you need straight talk about mom'ing and traveling, she’s the one to call. She blogs at My No-Guilt Life.
Visiting the Grand Canyon should be on everyone’s bucket list. That’s a sweeping statement, but I stand by it! Pictures cannot do this location justice. I was lucky enough to visit once as a child, and always wanted to go back. That has now happened six times since we moved to Arizona. And each time, it’s been a different experience. Here are some tips for Grand Canyon safety. Grand Canyon Safety Tips One of my favorite places in the world is the Grand Canyon National Park. Picture opportunities as far as the eye can see! Rocks for days! Sunsets...Read More
I went to Disneyland this weekend for a quick trip with a favorite traveling bestie. We witnessed something odd: parents not yelling at their kids to put their phones away. In fact, young and old were walking around with their phones out and clustering in groups. The reason: the new Pokemon Go app. Here’s a rundown of what we saw and how your next Disneyland vacation can include hunting for Pokemons with friends and family. Pokemon Go at Disneyland If you are on social media or have a teen/tween or are a Millenial, then I’m assuming you already know...Read More
The Disney Princess Half Marathon is run at Walt Disney World every February. This race weekend offers something for everyone: kids’ races, 5K, 10K a half marathon and even a challenge (10K plus half). It comes with some special issues and concerns, and I’m going to lay them all out for you as candidly as I can. Registration starts July 12 on rundisney.com, and you want to know the real deal before you sign up. So You Think You’re a runDisney Princess….. Let’s chat. I’m just gonna be real. Our motto here is “We’ve been there,” and after...Read More
Road tripping is in my blood, or maybe my DNA. A lot of people look at hours in a car and groan; I look at hours in a car and think of the adventure ahead. Clearly I’m a freak of nature! Over the miles I’ve learned a few things, and the most important is coordinating the road trip pit stop plan. You didn’t know you needed to work that out in advance? Oh, my friends, YES. Perfecting the Road Trip Pit Stop As a kid, it never occurred to me to fly places because, well, that’s not what we...Read More
This may be hard for you to read, but it’s the truth: I hate summer. With a fiery passion. My kids are bored, I’m annoyed, it’s hot, and it just doesn’t end well! This summer I vow to do things differently: Day Tripping is on the agenda. We have a plan. There are plenty of fun things to do in Arizona. So our plan includes day trips to water parks, ballparks, and museums located in both Tucson and Phoenix. It all adds up to survival of the summertime blues! I hope. Fingers crossed. That sun, yo! It’s brutal, and it means that summer...Read More