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Sandy’s Castle Restaurant & Bricks Beach Bar at the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat Hotel

April 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The Lighthouse is home to the hotel restaurant and bar. There is seating available for 300 guests indoors at the buffet restaurant. This is also the location of the big sandcastle built from [...]

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LEGOLAND Beach Retreat resort now open and we spent two Bricktacular days there!

April 8th, 2017|11 Comments

LEGOLAND Florida has added a new hotel to their resort. The LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is the latest addition of awesomeness. The hotel opened April 7, 2017.  We had the pleasure of [...]

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Using the Quest To LEGOLAND GPS App for road trip fun

April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Quest to LEGOLAND ®, the all new GPS adventure game built for kids, lets kids join Captain Brickbeard, Surfer Girl, the World’s Greatest Adventurer, and the Good Knight for a road trip [...]

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5 reasons to stay at Hilton Orlando for your family vacation

March 31st, 2017|10 Comments

We love exploring Orlando. And each time we visit, we pick a few attractions to see and a new hotel to stay it. Recently we stayed [...]

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A bucket list experience checked off thanks to Orlando Balloon Ride

March 27th, 2017|8 Comments

As a child, I was always intrigued with hot air balloons. Seeing them drift across the sky on random occasions made me curious about where [...]

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Visiting Orlando with kids, plan a day at the IDrive 360 complex

March 23rd, 2017|14 Comments

Visiting Orlando with kids If you are looking for things to do in Orlando with kids then you may feel overwhelmed. There is a neverending amount of [...]

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Tips for a fun family experience at the Medieval Times Dinner Show in Orlando

March 20th, 2017|32 Comments

This Orlando with kids post was created in partnership with Visit Orlando and Medieval Times Florida. I was given complimentary admission to the dinner; as always, opinions, [...]

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I found my favorite Disney World room at the Boardwalk Inn

February 14th, 2017|9 Comments

Celebrate at Disney in a Garden Suite We live in Florida, so we like to celebrate special occasions and holidays at fun places. Disney World is definitely a great place [...]

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This Disney location is worth it all

January 13th, 2017|28 Comments

Disney's Contemporary Resort - A Review We stay at alot of hotels. Considering that number, I do very few pure hotel reviews here – I am a [...]

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LEGOLAND Florida with kids: tips and fun activities for a one day visit

December 29th, 2016|28 Comments

This LEGOLAND Florida with kids post was created in partnership with Legoland Florida. I was given complimentary admission to the park; as [...]

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

November 21st, 2016|7 Comments

The perfect Orlando restaurant for parents wanting a nice dining experience with their kids     We had Universal Orlando passes for a year. So we have dined at a [...]

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Impressed our son with a stay at The Castle Hotel

November 21st, 2016|7 Comments

The Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection We had a lovely one night stay at The Castle Hotel in Orlando. This elegantly themed hotel is located conveniently in the International Drive [...]

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Cabana Bay: The Orlando theme park hotel we keep going back to

August 13th, 2016|19 Comments

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort: With over 8,000+ positive Tripadvisor reviews , Cabana Bay Beach Resort is one of our favorite resorts in Florida. I am [...]

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Surrey Bike rentals at Disney World are cheap and fun!

July 23rd, 2016|18 Comments

Disney World Bike Rentals: Have you seen a Surrey Bike at Disney? The multi-person bike-like rentals roaming around are so much fun! On [...]

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4 reasons we love Disney’s Beach Club Resort

July 20th, 2016|17 Comments

Living in Florida has its advantages.  One of them is that we have a number of family vacation options within short driving distances. We love to spend extended weekends in Orlando.  One of our favorite family trips [...]