20 Photos That Will Have You Searching For Your Letter to Hogwarts

Harry Potter World is heaven on earth for the HP lover! The one in Florida is by far the largest and most expansive. But, they’ve managed to put a small slice of heaven in Universal Studios Hollywood, Osaka and Singapore as well. So pack your bags and find the closest one to you! BRB, checking the mailbox for my Hogwarts Letter! 1. The infamous Butterbeer cart! Located right in the heart of Hogsmeade, it is just one spot where you can delight yourself in a delicious Butterbeer. You can get it cold or frozen! Which would you choose?   2. The […]

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10 Items You Must Pack For Universal Studios

Oh, Orlando! The epicenter of theme parks! Universal Studios in Florida contains two theme parks I know and love. There’s so much to see and do here that you’ll want to spend some pretty long days inside the parks. I’m sure you don’t want to be carrying around a ton of stuff all day long but there are some essentials that will make your day easier in the parks! Take a look at what to pack for Universal Studios! Heads up: This is post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase using this […]

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9 ¾ things to do in Harry Potter World Orlando

Harry Potter is a worldwide phenomenon. From the studio tour in London, to the hidden sites in Porto, Portugal where J.K. Rowling got her inspiration, to the recreated worlds featured at Universal Studios, Harry Potter is a truly incredible character that has captured the hearts of many! Harry Potter World has made its way into most of the Universal Studios parks around the world. I highly recommend visiting the one in Orlando as it is the largest and has the most to offer. But, every Harry Potter world across the globe will have most of the things on my must […]

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5 Things to Know Before You Go to Universal Studios Orlando

I LOVE theme parks! I had the privilege of experiencing Universal Studios Resort in Orlando for the first time since they’ve opened up Harry Potter World. It was surprising to see how much had changed since I last visited and there were a few things I wish I had known before we went! So, without more commentary, here is my top 5 list of things to know before you go! 1. Express Pass Universal Studios has a form of fastpasses that are very different from Disney (if you’re used to Disney). You can add an express pass on to any […]

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How to do Universal Studios Orlando in One Day!

Let’s face it. Orlando, Florida is a theme park lover’s DREAM! In fact, it’s been called the “Theme Park Capital of the World”. You could spend weeks exploring everything Orlando has to offer! So what do you do when you want to see it all but don’t have the time (or the money)? Spend your time wisely and you just might get to see and do it all!   Universal Studios in Orlando currently has two parks: Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. They both have different draws but if you want to see all of Harry Potter World, you’re […]

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Where We’re Headed in 2017!

One of the hardest things about trying to plan trips as a pilot wife is committing! We use our flight benefits and it is the only reason we’ve been able to afford to travel as often as we do. But, flight benefits leave us on the standby list and at the mercy of open seats. Often times, I can commit to a date range but the location of our vacation can change at a moment’s notice. It isn’t the easiest way to fly and we’ve gotten stuck or had to change our plans at the last minute in order to […]

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Disney for Adults: Make the Most of your Childfree Trip

I’ll be the first to admit I am a total Disney nerd. I love Disney, grew up immersed in Disney movies and as a family we went to Disneyland once a year. I still continue that tradition with my husband! He wasn’t that into Disney and wasn’t sure what “the hype” was all about but after our first trip to Disneyland just the 2 of us, he was hooked.   Heads up: This is post contains affiliate links. I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase using this link. However, all the products recommended below are ones I […]

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Kauai, Hawaii: 7 Day Itinerary

Ahhh Kauai. The Garden Island of Hawaii! This marvelous, gorgeous island is my personal favorite of all the islands. Unless you plan on staying at your resort all week long, you will need a car! There’s so much to see all over the island and you’ll really miss out on the true beauty of this island without one. If you’re looking for an authentic Hawaiian adventure, look no further than this 7 day itinerary. It’s packed full of everything this island offers!   Heads up: This is post contains affiliate links. I receive a small percentage if you make a […]

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24 Hours in Chicago

Over the summer we spent a couple of days at a conference in Chicago. There are certain things in Chicago I’ve always wanted to see but, admittedly, exploring the windy city was never very high on my travel bucket list. I was so surprised at how many cool things there are to see in Chicago and if you’re in the area or have a long layover, I recommend checking out what the windy city has to offer! Heads up: This is post contains affiliate links. I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase using this link. However, all the […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why Kauai is My Favorite Hawaiian Island

I love Hawaii. LOVE Hawaii. It’s a perfect way to experience everything tropical without leaving the states! But Hawaii consists of several different islands and they all have a distinct personality. So how do you know which island to choose? I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing most of the islands and Kauai is my favorite! 1. The Drive With Kauai’s Na Pali Coast, you can’t technically drive all the way around the island like you can with other islands. But I love driving from the southwest corner to the northwest corner! You can do it in one long day or […]

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