Deer Valley Utah {Day 1: Arriving at Montage Deer Valley & Fireside Dining}

When John turned thirteen his gift from us was a trip of his choice! He chose New York and we had an absolutely incredible time – experiencing the city and just being together. Little brother has mulled over his options for his thirteenth birthday since NYC and the day finally arrived. Arriving at Montage Deer… Read More

Disney World Private Fireworks Cruise

In celebration of his sixteenth birthday, John brought two friends with us to Disney World for fall break. We loved rolling out the red carpet for them and absolutely delighted in their constant joy and excitement. One of the most special things we planned was a private cruise to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks! All… Read More

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

MOST RECENT REVIEW CLICK HERE >> JUNE 2022 We have loved our stays at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge so much that we’ve chosen it as our home away from home countless times over the years!  My most recent stay was just a couple of weeks ago and with newly renovated rooms, it’s time for an updated post on… Read More

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney’s Riviera Resort had its grand opening in mid-December 2019 and quickly soared to the top of our favorite resort list (along with Grand Floridian). After our first stay last July, we chose it THREE more times since then. We cannot wait to be back. You are welcomed home by a palm tree-lined boulevard and… Read More

Best Disney Day Ever {See and Do It All With A Private Disney VIP Tour}

Our extended family of 10 was all set to go on a Disney Cruise this summer. When that was postponed (again!) we decided to switch gears to Walt Disney World and add in water parks, amazing dining, pool time and a VIP Tour. I shared our October 2020 tour in THIS POST, and thought I’d… Read More

Baltimore {Stay: Sagamore Pendry Hotel}

We are headed home from a fabulous long weekend in Baltimore, Maryland! John’s lacrosse team had a tournament outside of the city and we came in a little early and stayed a little late to explore Charm City. I left my laptop charger at home and that foiled my plan to write blog posts as… Read More

Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

To wrap up my series on Universal Orlando, I’d be remiss if I didn’t share about my February stay at the Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. This luxury property is part of my Virtuoso resort collection and is located just minutes from the Orlando theme park magic, but feels miles from the madness. While I… Read More