Updated for 2018
I don’t claim to be a Disney aficionado; I’ve been to Walt Disney World twice in my life – once was for a foodie tour, the other we camped at Fort Wilderness. Those trips showed me that Disney is in the business of providing magical experiences. A few years ago I started noticing the Adventures by Disney- trips around the world with the magic of Disney. When I saw the Adventures by Disney Ireland vacation, I had to look a bit deeper.
When you think of camping gear you probably think of things like sleeping bags, cast iron pans, and hot dog roasting sticks. But your most important gear, by far, is your camping trip planner. The best system I’ve found is to use a Bullet Journal to plan a camping trip.
Tent camping is an amazing family activity! Fresh air! Explorations! Cooking over fire! Dirt, sticks & rocks!!! But it’s an activity that also takes a little practice to get perfect. We’ve been camping quite a bit and these 5 family camping tips will help you make your first camping adventures less hassle – and maybe make camping your favorite vacation getaway!
Being named the Christmas Capital of Texas is not a designation taken lightly by the city of Grapevine. From mid-November until the New Year, over 1400 events are hosted city-wide, drawing more than one million people to create magical memories with family and friends in this Dallas suburb during the holidays. You don’t want to miss a Grapevine Christmas!
Christmas is Bigger in Texas
With as much road tripping as we do, Doug and I had always said we wanted to buy an RV. Nothing could be better, we imagined, than a small rolling house on wheels. No stopping for bathroom breaks every hour! Make your meals while you cruise down the highway! No more single night hotel stays!
Before making such a big investment based solely on what we thought, we chose a Class C
There are plenty of road trip apps, but as any RVer knows, a road trip app and an RV app are very different things! And the worst time to figure that out is when you’re in the RV on a road with a low clearance bridge and no place to turn around. That’s a nightmare!
Trying your hand at falconry in Ireland ranks high on the list of activities in many Ireland vacation itineraries. And there are quite a few amazing places to try falconry in Ireland. But one of the most unique experiences we had took place at Adare Manor in County Limerick with Willie Forde, owner of Adare Country Pursuits.
Fungi is a wild Bottlenose Dolphin who has made his home in Dingle Harbour for over 32 years. There are plenty of thoughts on where Fungi came from and why he chose to stay in the waters near Dingle. It is said that he arrived with another dolphin, possibly a mate, who did not survive the storm that is believed to have brought them to Dingle harbour seeking safety.
Mention Kells to anyone visiting Ireland and their thoughts move immediately to the Book of Kells, now housed at Trinity College in Dublin. The famous book is associated with Kells, a heritage town in County Meath, not the beautiful medieval priory we visited in County Kilkenny.
Just saying the word “vacation” should bring up a sense of relaxation and a slower pace. But for many people, going from “full speed ahead” to “full stop” is difficult. In our connected age of sharing and comparing, it’s easy to forget that vacations should be about taking a break, relaxing on your own or with friends and family, and creating new memories with people you love.
Sometimes it’s the simplest changes that can bring the greatest rewards. Try these five tips to help you live in the vacation moment.