The “S” Family’s Magical Vacation

So, we’re back in the United States after our week in “the world” ; It really is separate from reality, just as I read Walt and Roy intended it to be. After being at Epcot, and anywhere there for that matter, with all the international visitors it seems very comfortable to be back home in good old small town USA. It’s great to go, and just as great for me to get back home after a week. The Magic + worked well for us. We...

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Vegas – Then & Now

By: Susan Nelson From the bright lights to the scorching summer heat and the winter winds with pelting rain, I have had the pleasure of experiencing the desert playground known as Las Vegas, NV for over 30 years. Prior to the infamous “What Happens Here, Stays Here” marketing plan, Vegas experienced a funky time of trying to make their bright lights, big city into a family friendly destination. Cheap buffets that could feed an army of 5 for...

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ACC & Me

ACC & Me

ACC & Me By: Susan Nelson I’m not one for acronyms and being married to a computer scientist for 20 years I’ve been known to be downright fearful of them. Enter the ACC. ACC stands for Accredited Cruise Counselor which is travel agent speak for “knows a ton of info about Cruise vacations”. Besides getting to add letters into my email signature, becoming an ACC will allow me to service my clients across the nation in...

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Games to Play In Line – Part 1

By: Sarah McClure   “Fortunately, Unfortunately” It begins like this…one person states an obvious fact. Others follow alternately with either negativity (unfortunately) or positivity (fortunately!) Dad: “Fortunately, we got FastPasses for this ride!” Mom: “Unfortunately, we missed our time slot.” Daughter: “Fortunately, we were able to see the parade instead!” Son: “Unfortunately, it is very crowded.” Back to Dad:...

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For The Heroes Contest Winner…

For The Heroes Contest Winner…  By: Ashley Crites Thank you Wishes Family Travel for having a great contest to honor all Heroes! I found the contest and nominated our Hero and fellow Firefighter, Jeff Crites. Jeff is not only a great husband and a wonderful Daddy to our children but he is an excellent Firefighter as well. He became a Volunteer Firefighter at the age of 21 and then joined his current Fire Department as a full time...

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Magical Moment – Mini Golf aboard the Disney Fantasy

By: Sarah McClure Magical moments abound on Disney Cruise ships! You can plan your sea days around the pools, kids’ clubs, spa treatments, fantastic live shows and character greetings. You will have thrills galore during your port excursions. However, some of the Disney magic is not listed on your Personal Navigator. This is the kind of magic that just happens to find you as you are soaking up the sun, in line for a free ice cream cone or...

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October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Please join Wishes Family Travel in spreading awareness by discussing the importance of early detection and finding a cure! According to the CDC, Breast Cancer is the most commonly developed cancer among women. There are numerous organizations working hard every month of the year to educate woman about this life changing disease.  Breast Cancer, like all cancers, affects the whole family.  These organizations provide information and support...

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Review: All Star Resorts

By: Alison Chace If you’re looking for a low-budget yet full Disney experience, the All-Star Resorts are the place for you to stay! This article specifically focuses on Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort. From the moment you walk onto the property, you feel as if you have been immersed in some of your favorite Disney classic movies! There are 6 movies featured at this resort: Toy Story, Herbie, 101 Dalmatians, Mighty Ducks,...

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The Character Dining Experience

By: Brenda Moguel What could be better than sharing a meal with your favorite Disney character? Breakfast with Cinderella, lunch with Mickey or dinner with Chip & Dale. These meals offer the best way to meet and interact with the characters. First and foremost, you skip the long lines in the Parks to meet the characters. The characters make rounds throughout the dining room and come to your table while you enjoy your meal. You also get...

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Sister time at Islands of Adventure

By: Kristal Tinsler The last time I visited Universal Studios, Orlando was 21 years ago, while my sister Laci, had never been! We had a free day before our cruise was to set sail so we decided to spend it at Islands of Adventure since we are both HUGE Harry Potter fans. It was beautiful out, the perfect weather for an all day adventure around a theme park. We were staying at a Disney Resort and were able to catch a Mears bus for a short drive to...

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