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
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.
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