10 Reasons to Stay at the Polynesian Village Resort on Your Next Trip to Walt Disney World

10 Reasons to Stay at the Polynesian Village Resort on Your Next Trip to Walt Disney World

Looking for the ultimate hotel for your next visit to Walt Disney World? Or looking for an excuse to take a trip to the property? Look no further! The Polynesian Village Resort gives you the full package. Want to know the top 10 reasons why we love it so much? Keep reading!...

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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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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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Review: Trader Sam's Grog Grotto - Walt Disney World

Review: Trader Sam's Grog Grotto - Walt Disney World

This past May, we were finally able to check out Trader Sam's Grog Grotto. We have been longtime fans of Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland and couldn't wait to check out its east coast counterpart at Walt Disney World. While the bars share many similarities, they're not exactly alike which made our visit super fun...

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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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Modern Tiki Lounge's Top 10 Posts of 2015

Modern Tiki Lounge's Top 10 Posts of 2015

Just out of curiosity, we decided to take a look at our analytics to see which of our blog posts you liked most in 2015. Turns out this list sums up a lot of great events and experiences we had last year and we thought we'd share. Check 'em out in case you may have missed a few throughout the year! Working our way backwards...

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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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Tiki Drink Recipe: Uh Oa!

Tiki Drink Recipe: Uh Oa!

This Tiki Mug Monday we decided to put our Trader Sam's Uh Oa! bowl to use in an attempt to recreate its signature drink. We started with the ingredients listed on the menu, tried to determine the right proportions, and after some adjusting and tasting, here's what we came up with (we think it tastes very similar)...

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Tiki Drink Recipe: Hurricane

Tiki Drink Recipe: Hurricane

In honor of our New Orleans posts this week, we're serving up a classic drink that originated in New Orleans: the Hurricane.  This week, it's being served in the second edition Trader Sam's Krakatoa mug.  Looks like we're in for double trouble with this volcanic tropical storm combo...

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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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Tiki Mug Monday: Faux Milky Way

Tiki Mug Monday: Faux Milky Way

Since Instagram seems to always be alive with #tikimugmonday, I figured, why not start a running series of posts featuring my collection of mugs + weekly tiki drink recipes? To kick it off, this week's mug is from Trader Sam's (although I've seen it sold elsewhere like at the Polynesian gift shop) and it contains an attempt at Tiki Ti's Milky Way...

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Tiki and Mid-Century Modern Inspired Creative Office Decor

Tiki and Mid-Century Modern Inspired Creative Office Decor

Now that the studio I rent at Keystone Art Space has become my full-time office, I'm motivated to get it into shape to be both functional and inspirational.  I eventually want it to have a great mid-century modern tropical tiki vibe...think Trader Sam's meets Mad Men. So far I've managed to source some unique pieces that fit within the theme...

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