The Ultimate 3-Day $500 Trip to Walt Disney World

The Ultimate 3-Day $500 Trip to Walt Disney World

After looking around and crunching some numbers, we realized we could take a whirlwind trip to Walt Disney World with a base cost of only $300 each for flights, hotel stay, and park tickets! When all was said and done, the trip totaled about $500 each and we had a super fun three days. Honestly, we wouldn't mind doing a trip like this again! Keep reading to see how much ground we covered on a limited budget and in such a brief period of time...

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Review: Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar - Walt Disney World

Review: Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar - Walt Disney World

On our most recent trip to Disney World this May, we decided to check out some of the new bars that have made their way to the resort since our last visit. Given our love of all things "Adventureland," Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar made the list with its Indiana Jones theming and exotic cocktails...

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Tales of Our Second Visit to the Coconut Club

Tales of Our Second Visit to the Coconut Club

In early 2015, we were able to experience an amazing evening at the Coconut Club (LA's "underground" tiki supper club that pops up from time to time and is almost always sold out). It was a 3-hour tropical getaway with multiple courses for dinner and stunning cocktails that accompanied our meals. Because we enjoyed our first experience so much, we were excited to see that the Coconut Club had begun offering shorter form events (at a lower price point). We just had to check it out and, in the end, we left with our thirsts quenched while feeling happily full & very appreciative of the tiki escape. Want to know all the details? Here's how we spent our night at the Coconut Club this past August...

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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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What It's Like to Drink Your Way Around the World (at Epcot)

What It's Like to Drink Your Way Around the World (at Epcot)

On our first trip to Disney World together this past November, Greg and I decided we wanted to try out this thing I had read about online - drinking around the world at Epcot.  We thought - what more fun than to sample drinks from 11 countries?  This was definitely one of the most fun things I've done there to date.  Check out how we tackled this international journey...

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Tales of our San Francisco Tiki Adventure

Tales of our San Francisco Tiki Adventure

A while back, I wrote a post about the top 8 tiki destinations we wanted to check out in California. Many of them were located in and around San Francisco so, when we had a wedding to go to up there this past May, we decided to try to hit as many tiki bars as possible. We didn't get to as many spots as we had planned but we still had fun on our little road trip...

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9 Reasons Why We Can't Wait For Our First Disney Cruise (as Adults without Kids)

9 Reasons Why We Can't Wait For Our First Disney Cruise (as Adults without Kids)

A while back, we decided that we wanted to take a tropical cruise vacation together.  Since then, we've been researching different cruise lines and eventually decided that our love for Disney (and the fact that I've already tried out Norwegian), made the Disney Cruise our top choice. It turns out that they offer a LOT of great features for adults, many of which ultimately won us over.  Here are some of the top reasons why we can't wait for next May...

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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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3 Great Spots for Breakfast & Brunch in New Orleans

3 Great Spots for Breakfast & Brunch in New Orleans

As I mentioned in my first post of this New Orleans series about our awesome accommodations, I'm going to be recapping some of the highlights of last month's trip in a series of posts.  This one is focusing on some of our favorite spots for breakfast & brunch (and, boy, does the Big Easy know how to do those well). Based on this trip and prior experiences, here are my top choices at multiple budget levels...

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A Peek Inside LA's Underground Tiki Supper Club

A Peek Inside LA's Underground Tiki Supper Club

Last weekend we finally got to experience The Coconut Club - an underground tiki-themed supper club that I heard about many months ago.  My expectations for the night included: great food, some cocktails, and some immersive tiki decor.  I wasn't aware of just how many courses or drinks would be involved...

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Top 10 Disney World Restaurants (with a Tiki or Mid-Century Modern Theme)

Top 10 Disney World Restaurants (with a Tiki or Mid-Century Modern Theme)

Maybe I'm a little bit of a foodie but I feel like half the fun of planning a trip to Disney World is deciding where to eat!  Since I have a natural inclination for all things tiki and mid-century modern, I've spent some time scouting out the best dining (and drinking) experiences where I can immerse myself in those environments.  Beyond their great theming, these places have proven to have excellent options for the taste buds!  

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