“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Orlando Resort! Part 3 of 5

Let me preface this by saying I’m a weenie! So much so, if the electricity went out unexpectedly, you would find me in the corner sucking my thumb. So, imagine my reaction when asked to attend Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2018! I felt some kind of way to say the least, more like, pack me a…

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Universal CityWalk! Part 2 of 5

  You can find a plethora of dining, shopping, and entertainment within Universal CityWalk. If you want your tummy, wallet and mind blown, then CityWalk is your venue! Universal CityWalk is located in-between Universal Parks and Resorts at Universal Orlando. Parking is free after 6pm. (not valid during Halloween Horror Nights) I indulged in some of Universal CityWalk’s…

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“Blue Man Group” at Universal Orlando Resort!

I really didn’t know much about Blue Man Group in advance! I did know it involved three blue men, kinda obvious – Blue Man Group! I had no idea what talents they possessed or really what the show entailed, no predetermined thoughts what so ever, just intrigue. Blue Man Group opened June 6, 2007, in CityWalk at Universal Orlando…

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“Discovery Cove” 8 Tips For First Timers!

What do you get when you mix animals, tropical lagoons and an all-inclusive food & beverage package together? I’ll give you a hint, Discovery Cove and it’s a front-runner in my aquatic travel repertoire! Hello, my name is Dawn and I’m an all-inclusive junkie! This mama of two eased herself into a hammock a little faster as…

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa “Royal Palm Club” Concierge!

When I was on my best behavior in kindergarten I received a gold-star sticker from Miss Sheffield. Unfortunately that was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away and the last time I received a gold star, until I enjoyed the perks of this concierge service. My impression of the Royal Palm Club at Disney’s Grand…

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“Yachtsman Steakhouse”Dining Review at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort!

We selected Yachtsman Steakhouse for our 21st Wedding Anniversary dinner. It’s located within Disney’s Boardwalk Area at Walt Disney World’s Yacht Club Resort. With all the hype that surrounded this “sumptuous” chophouse our expectations were off the fo hizzle and since Ryan and I were celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary we expected mo shizzle.  DRESS CODE Don’t dress like you…

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Disney Bounding WTF?!

Disney Bounding, you’re probably thinking WTF, right? Does this mean that you’re bound to Disney once you arrive at the park or maybe it’s something freaky that Disney lovers do. Nope and EWWWWWWW……… Don’t worry, most folks have not a clue, so Disney Dawn is here to help you and fill in the WTF. Disney Bounding is…

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Errrt’ Off the Normal “Walt Disney World” Beaten Path!

It’s fun to go against the grain and do the unexpected, especially at the most magical place on earth. By unexpected, I’m not referring to a ride on Splash Mountain or the umpteenth visit to Cinderella Castle! If you are looking for magic in exciting new places then this article is right up your alley…

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Dawn Does Disney’s Wilderness Lodge “Resort Activities!”

When referring to Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, what do Lincoln Logs, Bison Topiaries and American Craftsmanship, have in common? If you thought of the Grand Floridian– you’re wrong, if you said the Polynesian Village Resort– Wrongo, but if you guessed- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, ding, ding, ding, now your cooking with gas! Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is themed…

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Review of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge- Geyser Point Bar & Grill!

Walt Disney World Resort’s Pacific Northwest inspired hotel is magnificent. Serene must be Wilderness Lodges middle name. This property encapsulates the national park feel with rustic elements around every ahh-inspired topiary. The hotel has an actual living, breathing Geyser, hence the name of the restaurant. My hubby and I water taxied over one gorgeous afternoon to savor lunchie…

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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 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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10 Points of Interest in Key West Florida- Part 2

Conch Train Tour I purchased this attraction as our cruise ship excursion once we arrived in Key West; it can also be purchased online for additional savings. I bought the tickets at the Conch Train, Front Street depot and was given a cute little “map” fan, to help bring relief from Key West’s infamous humidity…

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Key West, Florida

10 Points of Interest- Part 1 Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square Gather with your Key West BFF’s to witness the most unforgettable sunset in the state’s southernmost point. Stroll Waterfront Square as you shop and/or eat your way to the most interesting performance on earth, well at least in Florida anyway. Partake in the daredevil…

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Flashback Friday

Hubby in Key West, Florida in front of “Sloppy Joe’s Bar!”

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Disney & Orlando Digest – Week of September 22, 2013

  Disney Discounts  Walt Disney World® Resort Save Up To 30% on Rooms at Select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels: Book your room only or package reservation and save up to 30% off Official Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels for stays most nights Sept. 29 – Nov 22, 2013, and Nov 30 – Dec. 23, 2013.  You can book a room…

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Disney & Orlando Digest – Week of September 16, 2013

Disney Discounts    Walt Disney World® Resort Save Up To 30% on Rooms at Select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels This Fall:  Book your room only or package reservation and save up to 30% off Official Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels for stays most nights Sept. 29 – Nov 22, 2013, and Nov 30 – Dec. 23, 2013.  You can book…

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What’s New Around the Mouse Disney World in Florida Disney MagicBands – Disney is still testing the MagicBands at select resorts. New!  Tour Disney’s Hollywood Studios with an Ambassador – Take a tour with a Disney Ambassador around this park and select attractions.  The tour leaves the park entrance at 9:30 AM and reservations are…

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“Hurricane DAWN” 1972

  I was joking with my friend Andrea the other day about her being the current Tropical Storm. I told her if my name “Dawn” ever came around, I’m sure I would be a hurricane. Ironically I looked it up, here’s what I found: Hurricane DAWN, Get this, it was the YEAR I was BORN!!! Does…

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