Scotland: Part 5

Our first morning in Edinburgh was beautiful. We had big plans for the day and were excited to get out of the flat and explore the city. Our plans for the day included visiting the Royal Mile and then heading into Edinburgh Castle where we had Christmas Lunch booked. Our flat was in Leith and … Continue reading Scotland: Part 5

Scotland: Part 4

The morning after our adventure to Islay, we were exhausted. We packed up the hotel room and headed out to explore more of Dumbarton. We were planning on visiting a local castle but decided against it and proceeded to drive to our next location in Edinburgh. The traffic was heavy heading into Edinburgh due to … Continue reading Scotland: Part 4

London Trip: Day 3 Using the London Pass

Our last morning in London was bright and sunny.   We didn’t have a full day scheduled because we needed to catch the train to return home. My plan was to use the Golden Bus Tour that was part of our London Pass. We checked our bags at bell hop services in the hotel and headed … Continue reading London Trip: Day 3 Using the London Pass

Scotland Part 3: Visiting Islay

On the morning of our second full day in Scotland we took a day trip to the island of Islay. We woke up about 6 am and headed on a 90-mile drive through the mountains and along the coast to the ferry Port Kennacraig. Our goal was to get the first ferry to Port Ellen. … Continue reading Scotland Part 3: Visiting Islay

Disneyland Part 4: It’s Our Last Day

So instead of waiting 3 months to post our last day from visiting Disneyland last year, how about 6 months?  I'm so sorry for the delay but posting the last day means the trip is really over and of course that makes me sad.  This trip was amazing, not because it was to Disneyland, but … Continue reading Disneyland Part 4: It’s Our Last Day

Feature Resort- Port Orleans Riverside

Recently I wrote a blog for Fairytale Adventures Travel Agency about my favorite resort at Walt Disney World.  Please follow and like Fairytale Adventures Travel Agency on Facebook here for all the latest travel news. Port Orleans Riverside is a resort that invokes the southern charm of Louisiana and days gone by.  Nestled along the Sassagoula River … Continue reading Feature Resort- Port Orleans Riverside

Using the London Pass: Day 2

Our second day in London focused on more site-seeing!  We were definitely playing tourist on this trip to London.  We used our second day on our London Pass and headed out to explore the town! Since we stayed in an excellent location at the foot of Westminster Bridge (you can read my review of our … Continue reading Using the London Pass: Day 2

London Hotel Review: Park Plaza Westminster

One of my husband's requests after our first trip to London was to stay in a hotel within view of Big Ben.  I was convinced that the request would go unanswered due to the cost of staying in the heart of Westminster.  When it came time to make reservations for this trip I was very … Continue reading London Hotel Review: Park Plaza Westminster

Using the London Pass: Day 1

After picking up our very important visitor we hopped back on the train and headed from Gatwick Airport to Waterloo Station (had to change trains once).  Because of some train delays we ended up on a very crowded train headed into London, but thanks to my expert packing Mike and Michael easily handled the bags … Continue reading Using the London Pass: Day 1

Packing for a short trip to London

Traveling in Europe with a family of five is not for the faint of heart.  It takes planning and precision that I have never had while traveling back in the states.  In the states if we had decided to take a short adventure (approximately 3 nights away), I would have had the kids packed and taken … Continue reading Packing for a short trip to London