Hibachi On The High Seas

Hibachi On The High Seas

By: Sari Palmeri 6.12.18 One of my favorite things to do on a cruise is eat. The food is amazing, the desserts are yummy and there are self-serve ice cream machines. When you are on a cruise you definitely are never left hungry. I had a group cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway and my kids love going to the buffet. They feel “older” because they walk around and see what they want to eat. It’s a great place to get kids to try something new...

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Experiencing Universal Orlando for the First Time

Experiencing Universal Orlando for the First Time

By: Sari Palmeri January 23, 2018 Most people I know would consider me a “connoisseur of all things Disney”. I’ve been going to Disney World my entire life and started bringing my kids there at a young age. We have gone to Disney every year as a family, and I know all the parks like the back of my hand. After reading all of the Harry Potter books and seeing the commercials on TV, my older son asked the question I had been anticipating...

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Trying New Restaurants at Walt Disney World

Trying New Restaurants at Walt Disney World

By: Sari Palmeri August 24, 2017 I am what one would consider a “picky eater”. My kids have taken after me in this department, so when we go to Disney World we have our “safe restaurants” that we visit to every time. We know there is something for everyone, and we rarely venture outside of our restaurant comfort zone. However, on my recent adult only trip to Disney with some friends for a runDisney race, I decided it was time to shake...

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A Half Marathon/Marathon or Just a Girl’s Weekend?

A Half Marathon/Marathon or Just a Girl’s Weekend?

By: Sari Palmeri June 13, 2017 I’m no stranger to runDisney events. Over the years I have been able to run in a few races with friends and family. If you’ve never signed up for a runDisney event let me tell you that you plan VERY FAR in advance! You register for the race a minimum of 9 months ahead of time, lace up your sneakers to get your miles in and some days the only thing that gets you through is the high anticipation of your favorite...

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Great Stirrup Cay and Cabana

By: Sari Palmeri When we were on the Norwegian Breakaway we were fortunate to go to their private island, Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. We were also fortunate to get a cabana and share it with friends. Great Stirrup Cay is a tender island. This means that the ship docks in the water and you take boats to get to their private island. Once we got to the island we could either take a tram or walk to the cabana. We chose to take the tram and our...

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Breakaway Haven Suite

Breakaway Haven Suite

By: Sari Palmeri Our Norwegian Cruise was AMAZING! We stayed in a Haven Suite and there was a special area in the cruise terminal specifically for Haven guests. It had its own check-in desks and some light snacks, coffee, hot chocolate, water and juice to enjoy while we waited for embarkation. When the time came we were able to board first and they took us directly to meet the concierge and our room was ready. While in the Haven area they had...

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Sari Palmeri, Supervisory Agent for Quality

Sari Palmeri, Supervisory Agent for Quality

Sari has been part of the Wishes Family Travel team since March 2013 and is a Supervisory Agent.  She is a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge and has received specialized Concierge training from Wishes Family Travel.  She is also an Accredited Travel Agent with IATA. Sari has visited Walt Disney World throughout her life, seeing it as a child, a single adult and as a parent.  She has sailed on Disney Cruise Line a couple of times...

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Disney Marathons and Me

Disney Marathons and Me

Running inside the Magic – Disney Marathons by Sari Palmeri When I first started running I knew I had to do a race at the Walt Disney World Resort once I was able to run enough. I signed up for my first runDisney race, Wine & Dine, in November 2013 – the timing was perfect because my family had plans to go to Walt Disney World and then on a three-night Disney Cruise Line cruise. I signed up and was training … and then I hurt my...

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From Disappointment to Joy!

By: Sari Palmeri Our plans had been made in August 2012 when we were on our first Disney Cruise. We took advantage of onboard booking and reserved the cruise portion of our 2013 vacation. We waited until we could book the resort stay for the first part of our land and sea vacation. The dates were announced for the Wine and Dine half marathon, and being a new runner I wanted to take part in this since our vacation dates coincided. Of course, that...

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Animal Kingdom Jambo House and Kidani Village

Animal Kingdom Jambo House and Kidani Village

By: Sari Palmeri This past November our family of 4 embarked on one of our most fun and memorable adventures ever. For the first time we had the pleasure of staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resorts. We spent 6 great nights evenly split between Jambo House and Kidani Village. At Jambo House we stayed in a 1 bedroom villa in a “standard” view, but it was a partial savanna view and we did get to see animals each day. At Kidani Village...

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