Gift Guide: Adventureland Themed Disney Park Wares

Gift Guide: Adventureland Themed Disney Park Wares

This season we're featuring a guide specifically for the Disney park-goers in your life that can't get enough of Adventureland. We've added in some other tropical inspired goods & park related gifts as well. Check out these 16 great finds...

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10 Foods You Need to Try at Disneyland

10 Foods You Need to Try at Disneyland

Since we live in Southern California (and at one point had an annual pass), we've visited Disneyland quite a bit. As a result, we've done our fair share of exploration when it comes to dining options on property. We wanted to share these items with all of you especially since we know a lot of people will be heading to the park this year for the 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration. Be sure to check out these menu items on your next trip to Disneyland!

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Top 10 Reasons to Stay at the Disneyland Hotel

Top 10 Reasons to Stay at the Disneyland Hotel

Planning to stay at a hotel on your next trip to DisneylandIf you're looking for a magical Disney-filled getaway, the Disneyland Hotel is one of your best options to consider (and in our opinion, it's THE best). We've stayed there at least 5 times and every time we've absolutely loved it. Want to know why? Here are our ten favorite things about the resort - check 'em out...

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Trader Sam's Tahitian Terrace Diamond Luau

Trader Sam's Tahitian Terrace Diamond Luau

Two weeks ago, the Disneyland Hotel & Trader Sam's put on a once-in-a-60th-Anniversary-Celebration event for two nights only: the Tahitian Terrace Diamond Luau.  For those who aren't aware, Disneyland used to have a very cool restaurant in Adventureland adjacent to the Enchanted Tiki Room.  I had only known about it through a coworker of mine who showed me the Tahitian Terrace menu and told tales of its past. Alas, it's long gone.  But Disney decided to bring back some of its glory for the special event...

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In Search of New Orleans' Best Beignets

In Search of New Orleans' Best Beignets

A couple of years back, my sister, who had been attending Tulane in New Orleans, mentioned that the beignets served in Disneyland were nothing compared to the ones at Cafe Du Monde.  More recently, I was watching "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" New Orleans edition, and Alton Brown claimed that Cafe Beignet has the best beignets in New Orleans (not Cafe Du Monde!?).  So, naturally, I got to thinking.  Is there really a clear difference between these beignets?  They're just fried dough with sugar, right?  Well, this trip, we had a unique opportunity to be in Disneyland just days before heading to New Orleans.  That's when I decided it was official: the taste test was on.  Want to know the winner?  Keep reading...

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Returning After a Long Hiatus

Returning After a Long Hiatus

Hello again and sorry for my absence!  Quite a bit has been happening since I last posted.  I sadly fell off the radar with my 100-Day Project but I'm contemplating continuing it at my own pace or creating an abbreviated set of work.  I was enjoying it until life got in the way.  Life has also gotten in the way of our Grog Logging!  We haven't logged since March - hopefully, we make it out to the Tonga Hut this week!  Beyond getting bombarded with lots of design consulting work (this is a good thing), April and May were jam-packed with travel.  I'll be posting more about my trips but, in the meantime, here are some of the things I've been up to...

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Tiki Mug Monday: Coconut Gin Fizz

Tiki Mug Monday: Coconut Gin Fizz

This week we're serving up another modification to a tiki drink recipe - the Cream Gin Fizz.  We found this one on Beachbum Berry's [way too awesome] Total Tiki app.  Any tiki-philes or mixologists out there should check it out if you're on the hunt for new recipes you can make with whatever ingredients you have on hand at home.  Added bonus: it's also filled with fun facts, history, etc...

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Our Top 8 Tiki Destinations to Check Out in California

Our Top 8 Tiki Destinations to Check Out in California

Ok, so major disclaimer up front: these are not our recommendations for the best 10 tiki bars in California.  This entry is instead focused on the top 10 places we HAVEN'T been to yet in this state but would really like to check out (and, if you're really curious, you can scroll down to the bottom to find out which tiki bars we've already conquered).  So why are we writing about places we haven't been to yet in California?  Well...

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