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The Maclaren Quest Sport Stroller has been a valuable tool for traveling to Disney with my kids. I am about to embark on my next Disney World trip with my son and daughter and I will not be without my two Maclaren strollers. My son has successfully made 7 trips to Disney, and my daughter has made 2. The Maclaren quest has come with us each time. If you are looking for a convenient, strong and durable...

The overbooking of flights is a common practice airlines use to ensure their flights fly full. Southwest allows overbooking of flights, and within the terminal you may commonly hear a gate agent calling for volunteers. When a volunteer is needed, and your a glass half-full type of person, an opportunity is present. Volunteers are offered compensation to give up their seat and to fly another flight....

Traveling with Kids: Should I Bring a Car Seat? One of the things all parents should be concerned about when flying with their children is safety. While flying with kids isn’t the easiest thing to do, flying with a car seat may be an option that can make it easier. It may take several trips to master packing, installing and carrying the seat, but after a few attempts you will master your own technique....

Are you planning to attend Disney’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year?  If so, you will want to have one of this years top 5 Disney costumes.  From Elsa to Izzy, Jake to Buzz, these costumes will have your son or daughter ready to celebrate Halloween in style. Did you know?  At the Magic Kingdom, Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party is one of the few occasions that you are permitted...

stroller

When you travel with small kids, a stroller is a must-have item. Not only will it help with getting your little one safely around the park, but it also serves as a great place to take a nap.  The day’s in the park are long and hot, and a short bit of shut-eye makes the day that much better. For the past 3 years, 5 week-long trips to Disney World, a 1 week trip to Atlantis and many days of use...

WDW Entrance

Select a Disney Resort for your First Stay on Property The resorts at Disney World are each a unique masterpiece.  All of the Disney Properties have a unique theme and style, and all live up to the magic.  As you can imagine, there are variations on the prices and accommodation levels.  All of the resorts discussed here are on-property, meaning they are owned, operated and located within the Walt...

When traveling with a Baby, be sure to pack the essentials. When preparing to fly with a baby, it is important to pack some items that are critical to staying comfortable and safe.. Not only do you have to pack for yourself, but you also need to pack for the little one.   Babies generally require more stuff to keep them clean, safe and occupied on the trip. Feeding Supplies. When packing for a baby,...

Beagle Puppy

Bringing your Furred Friend to Disney? Disney Offers Pets A Place to Stay. Why leave your puppy at home, when you can bring him or her with you. While most children will quickly forget about everything at home when touched by the magic of Disney, some are very attached to their pet and there is no need to be far apart. Disney has an on-property kennel service which allows families to vacation with...

At the age of 2, my son made his fifth trip to Disney World.  On this trip we gave him his very own children’s carry-on luggage. Disney themed luggage is perfect for carrying items for your children to use in-flight.  It easily fits in the overhead compartment on most planes, or under the seat in front of you.  These Heys Hard Side bags are made of polycarbonite composite material which makes...

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I received an email from Delta that my flight time has changed.  This seems to happen often to me and the airline doesn’t matter.  In one of my first blog posts, jetblue changed my flight time – now what I wrote about this same subject.  Now that Delta has notified me that ” Your Delta itinerary has changed “, I figured I would summarize their policy as best as I understand...