East Coast, USA, Family Travel, Jen Stays Home, Most Recent Travel, Virginia

Historic Jamestown, Virginia

I have an extremely long history of visiting the Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown, dating back to a "field trip" from Ohio in 1992. (I remember I was reading Silence of the Lambs at the time, as every "normal" sixth grader was at the time.) My second trip was as a high school… Continue reading Historic Jamestown, Virginia

Family Travel, Most Recent Travel, Orlando Theme Parks, Universal Orlando

Volcano Bay- Universal Orlando, May 2021

We were a bit disoriented on our first visit to Volcano Bay, so two long afternoons in the park ended up being perfect for feeling like we had really experienced all the park has to offer. Getting acquainted with the TapuTapu system was our first step, and we quickly caught on to choosing a ride,… Continue reading Volcano Bay- Universal Orlando, May 2021

Family Travel, Orlando Theme Parks, Walt Disney World

Animal Kingdom Lodge & Kidani Village at Walt Disney World Resort

Animal Kingdom Lodge- Rooms & Activities Animal Kingdom Lodge is the resort that our family could visit for a week, never leave, and never get bored. With two sections, Animal Kingdom Lodge and the Disney Vacation Club's Kidani Village, guests have access to two pools and multiple onsite family activities.Disney has taken great care to… Continue reading Animal Kingdom Lodge & Kidani Village at Walt Disney World Resort

Family Travel, Orlando Theme Parks

Universal Orlando- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, May 2021

It's been two years since our first visit to Universal Orlando. Little has changed in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with the exception of one GIANT addition, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure The queue for Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure starts just behind Hogsmeade village. During our visit we… Continue reading Universal Orlando- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, May 2021

East Coast, USA, Family Travel, Jen Stays Home, Most Recent Travel, Virginia

The Virginia Living Museum, May 2021

Indoor Animal Exhibits The bulk of The Living Museum's collection is made of of live animals (hence the name), highlighting the animals that live in Virginia (and its coast and waterways). Galleries are divided into ocean, nocturnal, western piedmont, and underground habitats. The exhibits all connect to atriums that each have a canopy walkaway and… Continue reading The Virginia Living Museum, May 2021