Rock On With Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel

Rock On With Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel

By: Rebecca Jones 7.24.18 The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort is a great location to stay for your Universal vacation. Located about a 5-minute walk from the entrance to Universal Studios Florida theme park, you can’t stay any closer to the action. The Hard Rock Hotel’s standard rooms feature two queen beds, a desk, small refrigerator, coffee maker, and flat-screen tv. There are two views – Garden and Pool. You can’t go wrong...

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Disney World Shines After Dark

Disney World Shines After Dark

By: Rebecca Jones 6.26.18 For most guests, they are up early to be at park opening when they are at Disney World. However, there is something to be said for sleeping in and tackling the parks after the sun goes down. Each of the four theme parks has a special nighttime show for guests to enjoy, and I’d like to share a bit about each of them.     The newest of the shows is “Rivers of Light” in Animal Kingdom. This celebration of...

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Let Mama (Melrose’s) Feed You Right!

Let Mama (Melrose’s) Feed You Right!

By: Rebecca Jones May 22, 2018 When you are looking for casual Italian fare, look no further than Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. My family recently had lunch here, and it was a very pleasant experience. From the moment you enter the restaurant, the lobby décor, including black-and-white photos of former ABC network celebrities, you know you’re in a comfortable Italian eatery. The dining...

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Sandals Royal Caribbean – The Perfect Long Weekend

Sandals Royal Caribbean – The Perfect Long Weekend

By: Rebecca Jones March 20, 2018 It had been over eight years since my husband, Paul, and I had been on a vacation without our kids, and I was ready to just get away. Don’t get me wrong, my kids are amazing and family-time is my favorite time, but I wanted to have a few days with just “us.” We decided to take a long weekend in December 2016 and travel to Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Neither of us had been to Jamaica,...

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Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World

Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World

By: Rebecca Jones January 18, 2018 The winter holidays are an amazing time to be at Walt Disney World in Florida.  Almost every theme park has special events planned, and the resorts are decked out in all their holiday glory. Magic Kingdom has Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and Epcot offers Holidays Around the World. In the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, you can see a life-sized gingerbread house, and purchase your own gingerbread...

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A Celebration of Harry Potter Weekend

A Celebration of Harry Potter Weekend

By: Rebecca Jones December 14, 2017 For the past few years, the last weekend in January has been where all of those who long to visit Hogwarts and are fascinated with all things in the wizard world gather together at Universal Orlando Resort for a Celebration of Harry Potter. My oldest daughter and I attended in 2017, and it really was an experience like no other. We reserved the Celebration of Harry Potter (HP) room package at the Hard Rock...

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Traveling in Style – Club MoBay in Jamaica

Traveling in Style – Club MoBay in Jamaica

By: Rebecca Jones November 2, 2017 When you are visiting Jamaica, there are two airports – Kingston and Montego Bay. Most guests prefer Montego Bay, due to the ease of getting to several locations throughout the island from there. On my recent vacation to Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, my husband and I arranged for Club MoBay service on both our arrival and our departure. It was so nice to have this benefit, for different reasons on...

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It’s a “Universe” of Characters!

It’s a “Universe” of Characters!

By: Rebecca Jones October 17, 2017 At the Universal Orlando Resort theme parks, you never know who you’ll meet! My family is a huge fan of meeting the characters who bring our favorite movies and books to life. I never really associated Universal with a ton of character meet and greet opportunities, but I was pleasantly shocked on our last vacation there. To start with, in Universal Studios theme park, you’ll find your favorite characters...

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Staying Onsite vs Offsite at WDW

Staying Onsite vs Offsite at WDW

Rebecca Jones April 6, 2017 As a travel professional, one of the most-asked Walt Disney World questions I get is, “Should I stay on Disney property or off?”  There are a lot of factors that go into planning your Disney World vacation, and I’d like to share with you some of the reasons I recommend staying on property. Transportation From the moment you fly into Orlando International Airport, your transportation needs are taken care of,...

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Graycliffe Chocolate Tour in Nassau

Graycliffe Chocolate Tour in Nassau

Rebecca Jones March 9, 2017 When you visit Nassau, Bahamas, with Disney Cruise Line, you are given several choices of excursions to take advantage of. My family decided to visit the Graycliff Chocolate Factory on a recent sailing, and learn about how chocolate goes from a cacao bean to the decadence we enjoy today. Once we got off the ship, our escort met us and led our group of 20 or so to an air-conditioned passenger van for our 10-minute ride...

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