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

New York, New York | What a Wonderful Town (Part 2)

New York is a destination that most people dream of visiting and it was great to be back there after a 15 year absence. It was especially great to be sharing it with my family and be part of my kids' first visit. I had never been to the Statue of Liberty on my previous visits, … Continue reading New York, New York | What a Wonderful Town (Part 2)

New York, New York | What a Wonderful Town (Part 1)

Our recent travels to the US started with a loooong flight to our first destination. Anyone who is from Australia would know that living a free and wonderful life down under means that it's a huge trek to get to the northern hemisphere. Long flights are just a part of travelling as an Australian, so there's no … Continue reading New York, New York | What a Wonderful Town (Part 1)

Our California Adventure Has Begun (Sans quake)

As today marks the day that we leave Orlando and begin our long journey back down under, we thought it would be great to call in on some old favourites. So, as it's on the way we've decided to drop into Los Angeles for a few days to break the trip, more specifically Disneyland Park and … Continue reading Our California Adventure Has Begun (Sans quake)

Life’s Short – Live It – Let’s go to Orlando

The past year has been a roller-coaster ride for us. Since our daughter's cancer diagnosis we've been through many highs and lows. We've met wonderful people who care for sick children and support their families, and we've met some great families who are on the same journey. One thing that we have all learnt is … Continue reading Life’s Short – Live It – Let’s go to Orlando