New York City {The Intercontinental Barclay}

To wrap up our NYC Thanksgiving trip, I wanted to share a little more about our hotel. Day 1: 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Mickey: The True Original Exhibition, Eataly Day 2: Greenwich Village Food Tour, Old St. Patrick’s Catacombs, Black Tap Day 3: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Oyster Bar & Hamilton Day 4:… Read More

New York City {Day 6: Macy’s Santaland, do, Dylans Candy Bar & Sarabeth’s}

We spent our last day knocking out the final items on John’s NYC wish list before heading home earlier this evening. Day 1: 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Mickey: The True Original Exhibition, Eataly Day 2: Greenwich Village Food Tour, Old St. Patrick’s Catacombs, Black Tap Day 3: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Oyster Bar… Read More

New York City {Day 4: Harry Potter, Central Park, The Plaza Tea, Parade Balloons, Da Marino & The Ride}}

Our fourth day in NYC is in the books! Day 1: 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Mickey: The True Original Exhibition, Eataly Day 2: Greenwich Village Food Tour, Old St. Patrick’s Catacombs, Black Tap Day 3: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Oyster Bar & Hamilton Day 4: Harry Potter, Central Park, Tea at The Plaza,… Read More

New York City {Day 3: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Hamilton}

Day three was another busy one.  It started off soooo cold, windy and drizzly but by mid-day the skies were clear and blue.   Like the other days, we did a ton of walking and exploring. Day 1: 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Mickey: The True Original Exhibition, Eataly Day 2: Greenwich Village Food Tour, Old St.… Read More

New York City {Day 2: Greenwich Village Food Tour, Old St. Patrick’s Catacombs, Black Tap}

We were able to sleep in a teeny bit this morning before heading off on a long and fun day in the city. Day 1: 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Mickey: The True Original Exhibition, Eataly Day 2: Greenwich Village Food Tour, Old St. Patrick’s Catacombs, Black Tap Day 3: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island,… Read More

New York City {Day 1: 9/11 Memorial and Museum & Mickey: The True Original Exhibition}

We landed in the Big Apple for our NYC adventure celebrating John’s 13th birthday and hit the ground running.  We had a wonderful first day and experienced all of the emotions. Day 1: 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Mickey: The True Original Exhibition, Eataly Day 2: Greenwich Village Food Tour, Old St. Patrick’s Catacombs, Black Tap… Read More

Disney Cruise Line {Disney Dream & Fantasy Royal Suites}

When I sailed as a guest of Disney Vacation Club on the DVC Member Cruise, we utilized the Walt Disney Suite as a headquarters of sorts.  It is a beautifully appointed, art deco style accommodation on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy and the pinnacle of luxury.  There is a second mirror-image Royal Suite next… Read More