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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Review: The Golden Tiki - Las Vegas

Review: The Golden Tiki - Las Vegas

The Golden Tiki opened in July of 2015 so, compared to Las Vegas's other tiki bar, Frankie's Tiki Room, it's still fairly new on the scene. Most people will agree that the Golden Tiki feels quite Disney-like in all its details. There's music from Pirates of the Caribbean piped in right as you enter, there are "artifacts" on display throughout the place (much like at Trader Sam's), there's a talking skeleton on a pirate's ship, twinkle lights scatter the ceiling, and, probably our favorite of them all, there are Dole Whip cocktails...

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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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Review: Tiki-Ko - Bakersfield, CA

Review: Tiki-Ko - Bakersfield, CA

Lately, it seems as though a new tiki bar pops up in California every other week. Most of the time, they have been springing up in the big cities - San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego - so we were happy when Tiki-Ko opened up shop in a new location - Bakersfield. Since our good friend, Linda, lives in Bakersfield, this gave us a great excuse to visit her & to expand our tiki horizons. Want to know more? Take a step inside with us! 

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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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10 Travel Planning Websites We Can't Live Without

10 Travel Planning Websites We Can't Live Without

While we love getting away, every trip we go on comes with its fair share of prep and planning. As we figure out our travel logistics, there are some key websites we always use to save money and to maximize our time spent away. In order to help our readers do the same, we've decided to share our favorite websites that we use to make the most of our travels. These 10 resources are essential to budget-friendly vacations that are well planned out...

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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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Mod Palm Springs - Weekend in Review

Mod Palm Springs - Weekend in Review

From October 21-23, we attended our 4th Mod Palm Springs. We've gone every year since it was started by Rory Snyder (who also runs Tiki Caliente). Each year it's hosted by Shag (Josh Agle) and it's meant to celebrate modernism (while coinciding with Modernism Week's Fall Preview). So what exactly does the weekend entail? We're here to give you all the details...

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Review: False Idol - San Diego's New Tiki Speakeasy

Review: False Idol - San Diego's New Tiki Speakeasy

Just last month, False Idol made its debut in San Diego. Once we heard that Martin Cate (of Smuggler's Cove fame) was one of the co-owners, we were super excited to check it out. We managed to snag a reservation on a weeknight so we made the trek down to San Diego from LA to see if it lived up to all of the hype we'd been hearing. From the decor to the service to the drinks, we're happy to say that False Idol is an extremely solid addition to the Southern California tiki scene. 

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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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It's Our First Birthday!

It's Our First Birthday!

It's been exactly one year since we launched Modern Tiki Lounge! The past 365 days have been filled with so many tiki-filled adventures on our part and we've loved every part of it. One year ago, when I wrote the first post that was featured on this blog, I was beyond excited. Since then, our time running Modern Tiki Lounge has been filled with so many great highlights so I figured I'd share a few...

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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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10 Tiki Oasis Tips (to Guarantee an Awesome Weekend)

10 Tiki Oasis Tips (to Guarantee an Awesome Weekend)

Our first Tiki Oasis this past August ended up being a great experience for us and we discovered so much about the event while we were in San Diego.  By the time it was over, we had arrived at some takeaways that we'll be sure to keep in mind in the years to come.  Here are our top 10 bits of advice for newcomers to the event...

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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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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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