1. Pick your Disney World Hotel. Don't even think about staying off property. Trust me on this. I did the math and you get more bang for your buck by staying at a WDW hotel. There are 3 tiers to their properties: Value Resort, Moderate, and De Luxe. We stayed at Port Orleans Riverside which is a Moderate Resort. I selected this property because based on reviews that I read. This is not over run with kids and is a quiet resort. The grounds were beautiful and were ver
It's always rough when you get off a red eye flight from the West Coast. We arrived at Orlando before sunrise without much sleep, so we slowly walked our way to the Disney Magical Express which took us to our hotel about 30 minutes away. When we arrived at the hotel, we were greeted by the staff wearing their big smiles and Mickey Mouse hands and handing out stickers. I was not expecting such a warm greeting so early in the morning but it did cheer us up. When we walked in
My family walked in to SFO and showed our boarding passes to the TSA agent and she pointed us towards the short line of passengers. The line was moving quickly since no one was removing their shoes nor was anyone taking off their laptops from their bags. We breezed through security in 5 minutes so I had plenty of time to grab my favorite coffee and enjoy my book before the flight to Hawaii. Many of our passengers complain that the TSA security check is one of their least fa
The short answer is NO, YOU DO NOT NEED A VISA TO TRAVEL TO THE PHILIPPINES. We get asked this question A LOT since President Duterte’s statements back in October 2016 about his desire to require a visa for Americans traveling to the Philippines. Changing laws between nations take some time and there has not been any official action towards changing the visa laws. As of today, January 16th, 2017, visa laws have not been changed between the United States and the Philippines.
Part of our job is to remind our travelers that passports must have validity of 3 or 6 months to be eligible for travel. Most countries in Asia, like the Philippines (our most popular destination) requires the US passport to be valid for 6 months. Most countries in Europe require a validity of 3 months. Despite our reminders during our conversations, in emails, and on their tickets, we still occasionally get calls from our travelers on the day of their flight or the day af
Once, I was lucky enough to have been upgraded to business class on a short flight from PDX to SFO with my then 1 year old daughter. I thought to myself, "This flight is going to be a breeze!". My daughter has had many flights under her belt prior to that particular flight so I was not expecting any untoward incidents. A few minutes into the flight, after she's had some of her milk, her stomach felt uneasy and she throws up all over herself and me. The flight attendants we