Smoking at Disney World: Your Guide

where to smoke and vape at Disney World

Since 2019, smoking sections at Disney World parks have been removed. As a result, there are now specific smoking areas designated outside the parks. E-cigarettes and vape pens are included in the ban. If you have a nicotine addiction, where will you be able to smoke or vape on Disney property?

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Disney World’s Paper Straws

Disney Paper Straws

In 2019, The Walt Disney Company eliminated single-use plastic straws and plastic stirrers at all their locations worldwide. As you begin planning your next vacation, and you really prepared to use the new Disney Paper Straws? [Read more…]

Visit the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail

The Christmas Tree Trail in Disney Springs is decorated for the holidays during parts of November through January. This walking opportunity is located in the Marketplace section of the Springs, and it is suitable for visitors of all ages and handicap accessible. We’ve got all the details you need to know, plus we discuss the good vs. the bad about this festive holiday experience. [Read more…]

The Beach Princess: Kayaking at Blue Angel Recreational Center

I’m one of those really fortunate people who gets to live with a 50 mile radius of places other people pay thousands of dollars each year to visit. We bought kayaks several years ago as a way to go boating without spending a lot of money, and with spectacular spring weather here, we dragged several kayaks out and drove toward Pensacola, Florida.  [Read more…]

Disney World Minnie Vans

Minnie Van information for Disney World

Disney World Minnie Vans are a personalized ride service that will take you and your family all over the Disney property simply by requesting a ride on your smartphone. You can get there quickly and in comfort in a super clean automobile decorated in Minnie-themed polka dots that will accommodate up to 6 people. With so many free transportation options available, should you use a Disney World Minnie Van? [Read more…]

Take the MAC DADDY Pancake Challenge in Waikiki Beach!

MAC DADDY Pancake challenge pancakes

Ever heard of the MAC DADDY Pancake Challenge? Inside the Hilton Waikiki Beach in Hawaii is the M.A.C 24/7 bar and restaurant, whose slogan is “We don’t close unless it snows!” You know why this is funny if you ever broke a sweat on a beach in Honolulu. Hawaii is known for having expensive food, but here’s a yummy tip to save money on a great meal. Take the pancake challenge!

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Take this Alabama Ghost Tour!

Looking for some fun this Halloween for less than $50? How about some casual fine dining combined with with a story-telling tour at a potentially haunted mansion!Get ready for an Alabama Ghost Tour at Swift-Coles Historic Home. [Read more…]

The Beach Princess: Coastal Mississippi Dining at Costa Cuchina in Biloxi

Beach Princess 2017

Costa Cuchina is a restaurant in Biloxi Mississippi in the heart of the IP Casino Resort and Spa. The flavors of Italy will be calling you, with an extensive menu and delicious Italian fare.

While the buffet upstairs can be crowded with a lengthy wait, especially in the weekends, Costa Cuchina has always had excellent availability right at opening, so arrive at five p.m. if you don’t have a reservation. They also take reservations by phone if you can make plans ahead of time. [Read more…]

Vacation at Martinique, and You Just Might See the Blue Angels

Martinique is a beautiful resort in Gulf Shores, Alabama, a good ways down Fort Morgan Road. Some of the units allow dogs, so we like to load up the dogs in our unit’s golf cart and head down to the beach. [Read more…]

Beach Princess: Need a Hotel Room on the Mississippi Coast? Look to the IP!

February 2016

I suggest visiting Biloxi, Mississippi to lots of friends and family. While not a big fan of the costal water, I do really enjoy the entertainment and dining options we find in Biloxi, and one of our main hang outs is the IP. If you are looking for a pace to stay for the weekend, check out the IP. [Read more…]

Where Can You Find Disney Character Watches Under $20?

Updated for 2018!

Ever need a cute gift that also shows off your all encompassing love of all things Disney? Head over to Wal-mart, where you’ll find a large assortment of watches for under $20. 
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Don’t Throw Out Those Old Disney World Souvenirs Just Yet…

Disney Vacation Club

Several years ago, I played a game at a Disney Vacation Club meeting and won some cool DVC stuff, like a lunch bag, a bottle cover, and a license plate frame. That frame has graced my license plate for so long, the sun bleached out the letters. I contemplated throwing it away, but I have a hard time getting rid of sentimental items. Sound familiar?! After a quick peek on eBay, there are currently none of these frames for sale. And those DVC games are long gone.

The DVC license plate frames were never for sale to begin with, but it seems I can’t buy one if I wanted. Now this has turned into a cheapskate dilemma.

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So what did I do with it?

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