Family Travel, Major US Cities, Most Recent Travel

San Francisco Part 1, California Christmas 2021

Christmas Day in San Francisco We woke up on Christmas morning to our less-than-traditional tree and gifts from Santa. We were in San Francisco during an uncharacteristically rainy Christmas week, so we were especially happy to just enjoy the view of the city and Golden Gate Bridge as Karl (the affectionate name for the fog… Continue reading San Francisco Part 1, California Christmas 2021

East Coast, USA, Family Travel, Most Recent Travel, Outer Banks, North Carolina

5 Reasons We Chose OBX for a Beach Spring Break Vacation

There are benefits to visiting OBX in any season, but when choosing between busy touristy beaches and the much quieter towns from Corolla to Manteo, we have often opted for OBX. In 2017 we chose a long weekend for our OBX Spring Break and in 2021 we opted for an entire week during the public… Continue reading 5 Reasons We Chose OBX for a Beach Spring Break Vacation

East Coast, USA, Family Travel, Most Recent Travel, Orlando Theme Parks, Walt Disney World

Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World, January 2022

The Ervings Return to WDW Day 4- Animal Kingdom Lightning Lane & Park Opening Park opening still had a line for Flight of Passage snaked all the way to the land’s entrance, and we were glad we had secured the paid Lighting Lane for later that day. We used our first Genie+ reservation for a… Continue reading Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World, January 2022

East Coast, USA, Family Travel, Most Recent Travel, Orlando Theme Parks, Walt Disney World

Epcot at Walt Disney World, January 2022

The Ervings Return to WDW- Epcot Epcot was divided over two days using our Park Hopper tickets. The first day was a short visit hop between Hollywood Studios via the Skyliner, with the main destination being Space 220. After dining we took some time to walk through the World Showcase. On this busy Saturday night… Continue reading Epcot at Walt Disney World, January 2022

Family Travel, Most Recent Travel, Orlando Theme Parks, Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, January 2022

The Ervings Return to WDW- Day 3 Lightning Lane & Park Opening Prior to 2020, I loved the challenge of securing as many attractions as possible in one day using the FastPass System (17 was my record), so I was anxious to give the new Genie+ a try. Jungle Cruise was our “must ride” and… Continue reading Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, January 2022

Family Travel, Most Recent Travel, Orlando Theme Parks, Walt Disney World

Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, January 2022

The Ervings Return to WDW- Day 2 Lightning Lane & Park Opening I was ready to logon at 7am, and after getting the hang of the new Genie+ format, we secured a Lightning Lane ride time of 6:25pm for Rise of the Resistance ($15/person) first, then purchased a 12:30pm LL for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway… Continue reading Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, January 2022