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Oct 15

Trip Report — Hilary goes solo to Walt Disney World, April 2013

This was a solo trip, mainly to check out New Fantasyland and explore EPCOT’s Flower & Garden Festival.  I had only been to this event once and that was ten years ago.  I am now a travel planner in addition to my day job (find me @HilaryTravel on Twitter and via email: hilary.sommer@mei-travel.com), and IContinue Reading

Jul 11

Disney Dream — We’re in Love

Last week we sailed a 3 night cruise on the gorgeous Disney Dream.  We were blown away by not only the beauty of the ship but the service, use of space and uncrowded feeling even with a full sailing.  Yes, we are adults without children but don’t let that dissuade you from giving the DisneyContinue Reading

Jun 11

Trip Report — Las Vegas, December 2012

We love to travel between Christmas and the new year and had originally planned a longer trip for 2012.  However, work schedules in early January prevented that, so we opted for a few days in Las Vegas.  If you’ve been reading the blog the past couple of years, you know we love Vegas so thisContinue Reading

May 01

San Diego — Top Ten Reasons to Visit

We were lucky enough to attend a conference at the Grand Del Mar, San Diego in November 2012.  Since we were there mostly for work, we’re not doing a full-blown trip report.  Rather, we are providing the top 10 reasons we want to return to this wonderful city.  Here we go: 1.  The weather —Continue Reading

Feb 13

Wanna Be Wednesday!

This week, we wanna be here:. Snorkeling (and hopefully seeing sea turtles) at Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii.  We’re heading to Hawaii soon and cannot wait; one of our goals is to snorkel and this great spot.  

Feb 06

Wanna Be Wednesday!

This week, we wanna be here: Exploring the ruins at Chichen Itza.  We love all kinds of history so this is right up our alley – plus we hear there are some gorgeous beaches not too far away.

Jan 25

Trip Report — Louisville and Keeneland, October 2012

We were lucky enough to get tickets to a great day of horse racing at Keeneland (in Lexington, Kentucky) through a friend in the industry.  We decided to stay in Louisville since we had free Marriott nights (at a category 4 or lower) to use and could not find a Marriott property with availability inContinue Reading

Jan 23

Wanna Be Wednesday!

This week, we wanna be here: Cruising and exploring the Galapagos Islands.  This remarkable place is high on our bucket list and with Silversea debuting the Silver Galapagos in 2013, it may be time to book!

Jan 09

Wanna Be Wednesday!

This week, we wanna be here: Turks and Caicos.  We’re dreaming of beaches this time of year (ok, we’re dreaming of beaches any time of year) and this one looks perfect.

Jan 04

Trip Report — Walt Disney World, October 2012

This trip was planned to take advantage of both the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival and the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic.  We have been to Food & Wine a few times but not to the Food and Wine Classic.  We got a great rate at the Marriott World Center and were happyContinue Reading