Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

You would have to have been on another planet to not know of the looming launch of Star Wars - Galaxy's Edge. Opening day for Disneyland in Anaheim is 31 May 2019 and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando on 29 August 2019. These developments by Disney are the biggest and most immersive expansions ever undertaken … Continue reading Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Hidden Treasures of New York City – City Hall Station

New York City is filled with hidden treasures. The ones that we all know about are obvious on the surface. Central Park. Empire State Building. Rockefeller Center. Statue of Liberty. Times Square. Broadway. Wall Street. It's impossible to list them all here but I think you know what I mean - NYC has so much … Continue reading Hidden Treasures of New York City – City Hall Station

My Visit to the Brady Bunch House

One of the odd things about blogging is that you never know what will be popular with visitors. Of course, you have the core base of followers who are interested in the main subject area of the blog (books, travel, adventure), and they do drop by whenever there is something that interests them. On the … Continue reading My Visit to the Brady Bunch House

HaPpY HaLLoWeeN from the SpOOkieSt PLaCe oN EaRtH

While Halloween isn't as big here in Australia as it is in the US, it's gathering momentum and trick-or-treating is becoming a thing. Our recent trip to the US (+ the Rockies in Canada), specifically Los Angeles, included (as always) a trip to Disneyland. This was our first visit to Disneyland during the Halloween season. … Continue reading HaPpY HaLLoWeeN from the SpOOkieSt PLaCe oN EaRtH

EPCOT | Walt Disney World | Florida | Part 2

Our recent visit to EPCOT was the first time we had been there in 15 years. It's a big park, so we were prepared for lots of walking, and being so big, it gives the impression that the crowds aren't as large. Make sure that you check your map while you visit, because it's easy … Continue reading EPCOT | Walt Disney World | Florida | Part 2

EPCOT | Walt Disney World | Florida | Part 1

Wow! That EPCOT preview video looks very retro now (and cheesy), but it was cutting edge at the time. I can still remember watching the opening of EPCOT on TV in 1982 and dreaming that I would go there one day. For a young kid on the west coast of Australia, a new theme park in … Continue reading EPCOT | Walt Disney World | Florida | Part 1

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter | Diagon Alley | Universal Orlando Resort

If there was part of our US vacation that was the most anticipated, it had to be The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. As a huge HP fan and someone who has been totally inspired by, J.K. Rowling, it was a dream come true. To be able to physically step into the world created by … Continue reading The Wizarding World of Harry Potter | Diagon Alley | Universal Orlando Resort

Hollywood Studios | Walt Disney World | Florida

As the name suggests, Disney's Hollywood Studios aims to reproduce the magic and glamour of Hollywood, and take it from me, it does a great job. Crammed with amazingly detailed and authentic looking streetscapes that would be at home in any number of movies, it lets visitors step from one great setting to another.We knew this park has … Continue reading Hollywood Studios | Walt Disney World | Florida

Magic Kingdom | Walt Disney World | Florida

In my opinion, Magic Kingdom is the big sister of original Disneyland Park in California. It has basically the same layout but it's bigger. This park has that traditional Disney feel and consists of Main Street U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. All of which have been favorites to millions of visitors over the years and contain a … Continue reading Magic Kingdom | Walt Disney World | Florida

Walt Disney World Resort | Florida

We recently visited WDW and stayed for 9 nights. It was the first visit in 15 years for my wife and I, but a first for our kids.  The driving force behind our vacation was to celebrate our daughter's cancer remission. We've learned since her diagnosis that life is precious and that you need to … Continue reading Walt Disney World Resort | Florida