“Essential” Cruise Packing List

All aboard matey, it’s cruise time! Packing is the most crucial part of any trip, especially a cruise, because once you’re onboard, you are kind of stuck there. So that makes packing a significant component when planning a cruise. This is a list I’ve compiled from one cruise lover to another. The list is ever-changing as your…

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Avatar Flight of Passage Attraction

Hello Disney dorks and welcome to Pandora The World of Avatar, located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park! I have a secret to share with you, Animal Kingdom is my least favorite theme park at Walt Disney World Resort, we only visit the park every other trip. With that said, we were surprisingly enthusiastic to…

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Fortuitous “Turn of Events” at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa!

We just arrived home from our magical vacay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. We had a fantastical Disney-cation as always, but this trip involved an unusual plot twist. We booked club level outer building~ Sugar Loaf for our seven night stay. In case you didn’t know, The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa has two different club levels, one in the…

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Key west, Florida’s Hidden Gem “The Galleon Resort” Review!

Thanksgiving 2016,  my parents in addition to my hubby and kiddos; enjoyed a memorable vacay at Key West’s hidden gem, The Galleon Resort! Tucked away two blocks from Duval Street and right down from Mallory Square this slice of heaven was better than their infamous Key Lime Pie. Located right next door to Key West, Florida’s…

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Disney’s Polynesian Village “Club Level” Resort Review!

Aloha friends, follow along as we take a lookie-loo at my family’s recent vacation to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This was our sixth stay at our favorite Hawaiian themed oasis and that also makes it our sixth club level experience here as well. Hang loose for the journey!]The Gosdin’s have arrived with our handmade Mickey Ears in tow at Orlando International Airport,…

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Disney Springs “Shopping”

2 of 3 Part Series Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho it’s off to Disney Springs “Shopping” we go. Ladies, do you love to shop, DOPEY question, huh? Come on hubbies, don’t be BASHFUL if you’re like my hubby then you probably do too! You’ll be HAPPY to know that everything on your wish list can be found in one magical place, so…

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Not So Hidden Costs with Cruising

A common misconception with cruises is that once you pay for the cruise, it’s paid in full, all-inclusive if you will, wrongo! This is NOT the case, everything depends on the cruise line and/or add-ons you may have pre-purchased. When pricing a cruise make sure you compare apples to apples or in this case, cruise…

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You better BELIZE it!

You better BELIZE it!
I’m excited to write this paragraph, my family will visit Belize in less than a week, yippee! We will embark on a seven night Western Caribbean cruise and my parents are being dragged along for the ride, hold on tight folks…..

You might be thinking: cool, don’t care, or where the heck is Belize? If you were thinking the latter of the three, then I’ll school you in on the fun things Belize is renowned for.

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Georgetown, Grand Cayman~ Cruise Port Excursions

1. Rackam’s Waterfront Bar & Grill~ walking distance from cruise port, delicious conch fritters seafood and excellent service. You can view the entire cruise port and cruise ships from the outdoor seating and if you want to snorkel off the pier, jump on in, really! Picture 2 2. Camana Bay~ 10 minute taxi ride away….

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Crested Butte, Colorado!

  My brother A.J., introduced Crested Butte, Colorado to us, a little over ten years ago and our family has enjoyed skiing there almost every year since. 231 miles Southwest of Denver and 107 miles from Aspen, it’s tucked perfectly within Gunnison County, Colorado. Known as “The Last Great Ski Town in Colorado” and “The…

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Mr. Sancho’s Beach Club~ Day Excursion in Cozumel Mexico

  Cruise Excursion~ All Inclusive, Beach Day Fun  Cozumel, Mexico~ a quick 15 minute taxi from Puerta Maya Cruise Port to Mr. Sancho’s Beach Club. A taxi ride for a  family of four was just $20.00, tip included. The Taxi Driver drove very fast which was fun; if you enjoy thrill rides and luckily we do,…

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Tower of Terror 10 Miler at Disney Hollywood Studios

This weekend I’ll be enjoying my third Disney race & my first “TOT”10 miler at DHS. I’ve trained & I’m excited to take this solo (without family) trip, to me it’s another fun challenge for myself. Meeting up with some Disney buddies at WDW. If you’re asking yourself, What is the TOT 10 miler? Well thanks for…

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Around & About at Aulani

Around & About at Aulani Aloha! I know visiting Hawaii is on your families bucket list and visiting Aulani Resort & Spa is no exception. My ohana was fortunate enough to visit Spring 2012. Aulani offers magical activities & entertainment to delight the entire family, but I want to switch it up a bit. I want to…

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One of my MOST embarrassing moments ever (oldie but goodie)

On our recent visit to Disney World a few weeks ago, I experienced one of my most embarrassing moments EVER . The Beach Club Resort was our home away from home on this trip & Concierge Level to boot, ooh la la, or better yet HA HA HA (you’ll see why). 9:45 in the morning…

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Aloha Gosdin Ohana! Aulani Trip Review

Gosdin Ohana present’s “Aloha from Aulani” In my eyes nothing better than Walt Disney World, so in planning my family’s first trip to Disney’s Aulani Resort on the beautiful island of Oahu, I tried not to compare the two. It was pretty easy considering there’s NO Castle, NO Epcot & NO Rides unless you consider the…

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Bahamas Cruise!

We just got back from our first cruise & loved it! We enjoyed Key West very much, Nassau was just o.k. but with gorgeous water & Freeport was lovely once you got away from the port! Just a few pics from trip! I will write a trip review/report later!    

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I LOVE it when #18

1.The ice dispenser works without spilling ice all over my floor. 2. I can’t figure out the ending of a movie, that’s a good movie…. 3. Pouring a glass of Coke Zero, the foam doesn’t go over my glass. 4. My clothes come out  of the dryer wrinkle free & I don’t have to iron them. 5. My…

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