Travel

  1. Vegan Disney World Dining On A Budget A Review of Disney's Newest Plant-Based Offerings

    Back in October 2019, Disney World announced new plant-based offerings all throughout its parks and resorts. I couldn't wait to try them, so I saved up my coins and headed to Disney earlier this year (pre-COVID). Together with a friend, we sampled vegan eats and treats throughout all four parks. Over three days of dining, we each kept our food spending under $70! Here's a list of what we ate, and what I thought about it.

    I cut costs by bringing my own water flasks to the parks to avoid buying bottled water throughout the day. It does add weight to your bags, especially in the morning when the flasks are full, so you'll have to decide if that's worth the savings. I also brought breakfast foods to eat in the hotel before heading to the parks. At Disney World, I shared almost every dish with my travel partner, so we got to sample twice as many foods!

  2. Pandora-Inspired Black Light Minnie Ears A DIY Hot Glue Gun Craft

    Several years ago at Disney World, I noticed a few people with the most beautiful Minnie ears, covered in greenery and flowers. They weren't sold in the parks, and the staff said they were probably bought on Etsy. I searched, but I couldn't find those ears anywhere. So years later, I have decided to take that idea and make it even better. I wanted to use the plant life from the beautiful Disney world of Pandora as my inspiration for my own ears.

    I plan to wear these in Pandora when it's safe to return to the parks. And in Pandora at night, everything glows by black light. So, of course, my ears need to glow too!

  3. 27 Mistakes to Avoid When Traveling in Morocco And how to plan around them

    So you've seen the gorgeous pictures of riads and souks on Instagram. You've heard tales of riding camelback over sand dunes and drinking mint tea around a campfire under a sky full of stars. Visions of painted pottery, hand-woven rugs, and ceramic tagines are swirling in your head. You're ready to head to Morocco.

    I was right there with you. I did as much research as I could to prepare myself. Because of my research, I did avoid many of the common mistakes. But if I could do it all over again, there are also many things I'd do differently. Here's the advice I'd offer my friends if they were planning a trip to Morocco:

  4. I Survived the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Disney's Magic Kingdom

    My whole life I have hated roller coasters. I especially hate the big drops, the feeling of your stomach suddenly moving into your throat, the panic of trying to push your body back into your seat so you don't fall out. Just me?

    Several years ago (as an adult), I decided to overcome my childish fears and try Expedition Everest. I did survive. However, I hated it and had no desire to do anything like that ever again. So at my last trip to Disney, I decided to try something a little more my speed.

    The friend I traveled with to Disney was a thrill-seeker, and I could tell she was getting bored with rides like It's a Small World and the Prince Charming Carousel. So I reluctantly agreed to try a roller coaster with her.