Hogsmeade (Part 1)

Hogsmeade (Part 1)

Lisa Perna10.28.21 Hogsmeade is a wonderful place to explore. There are lots of places to shop, three amazing rides, yummy places to eat, and plenty of can’t miss movie details. When you arrive in Hogsmeade the first thing you will probably notice is the beautiful white snowy rooftops that all the shops have. This gives Hogsmeade the atmosphere of a quaint little town you are visiting during winter.  In the distance you can...

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A Day in Diagon Alley part 3

A Day in Diagon Alley part 3

Lisa Perna9.30.21 From wands and shopping to rides and eating I have already discussed lots of things you can do in Diagon Alley. However, there is so much more to explore that I have not already covered. When you are in need of a refreshing snack to energize you from all your shopping, make sure to stop by Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor. This is the perfect place to try some delicious Butterbeer flavored ice cream! While enjoying...

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A Day in Diagon Alley (part 2)

A Day in Diagon Alley (part 2)

Lisa Perna9.7.21 After eating a delicious lunch at the Leaky Cauldron and trying out a few spells throughout the alley, I was ready to do some exploring. On top of Gringotts bank, a dragon (specifically a Ukranian Ironbelly) is perched on top of the bank. This is a reference to the Deathly Hallows Part Two. This dragon will randomly start breathing real fire and you can feel the heat from the crowd. The dragon breathes flames up to 3,560...

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A Day in Diagon Alley (part 1)

A Day in Diagon Alley (part 1)

Lisa Perna8.17.21 As you wander through the jagged brick archway into Diagon Alley, you are completely emerged into a different world. This area of the theme park feels as if you have stumbled onto a movie set. The attention to detail is amazing. In order to truly understand the level and depth of detail that surrounds you have to be familiar with the Harry Potter books or movies. I decide to have an early lunch and dine at the Leaky...

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Disney Cruise: Part 3, Dining!

Disney Cruise: Part 3, Dining!

Lisa Perna2/27/21 A big part of the Disney Cruise experience is the dining. The food is excellent. From the moment you wake up till you go to sleep you can eat all day. The choices are endless. There are so many options for a delicious breakfast. For a hearty breakfast you can eat eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, and toast. For a lighter meal they have fruit, granola, yogurt, and pastries. Picky eaters will be happy to discover...

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Sandals Resorts, 5 Star Luxury

Sandals Resorts, 5 Star Luxury

Lisa Perna12.31.20 Sandals 5-star luxury resorts are all-inclusive vacations. These resorts specialize in couples-only romantic getaways. Many couples use this time together to celebrate vow renewals, anniversaries, or a well-earned retreat. Sandals is the place to relax, enjoy excellent food, and leave your worries behind. What is 5-star luxury? Five-star luxury starts from the moment you arrive at the airport. Sandals has its own lounge...

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Disney Cruise Part 2

Disney Cruise Part 2

October 6, 2020 By: Lisa Perna After eating a delicious lunch, I couldn’t wait to check out my stateroom! My room was located on deck 10 in the aft (back of the ship). It had an oversized balcony with a few loungers, a table, and additional chairs.  The room also had a split bathroom which was very convenient. Behind one door was a shower and sink area. Behind the other door was a toilet and sink. This meant that if someone was in...

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Disney Cruise: Part 1

Disney Cruise: Part 1

September 8, 2020 By: Lisa Perna My first Disney Cruise was on the Disney Dream. Before boarding the ship, you have to check in. The check in process runs smoothly. When you enter the building, you will start by going through security. Once you are finished with security you enter the main building.  They have a huge waiting area where you sit and wait for your group number to be called. While waiting you can look at the large...

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Epcot International Food & Wine 2019

Epcot International Food & Wine 2019

Lisa Perna 5.31.20 Epcot always has the best festivals throughout the year. Did you know that you can taste global cuisines at over 40 destinations during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival? You have food booths from all over the world and you can experience a variety of cuisines. An adventurous foodie will have a great time tasting food from different countries! Chocolate lovers definitely will enjoy the Chocolate Experience...

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Liberty Tree Tavern

Liberty Tree Tavern

Lisa Perna 5.5.20 Liberty Tree Tavern is one of my favorite restaurants in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Located in Liberty Square, this restaurant has historical theming. Once you step inside, you are greeted by the host who is dressed in colonial clothing. Next, you check in and find a seat in the waiting area. When your table is ready your host or hostess will call your last name and the place you are from. It was so cool to hear the...

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