27 May, 2024

Waldorf Astoria Orlando for Family Travel

Heading to Disney and want to stay at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando? Check latest hotel prices & reviews for the Waldorf Orlando on TripAdvisor. Our Visit to Waldorf Astoria Orlando Staying at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando is a Smart Mama choice for families visiting the Disney theme parks or wanting to just escape to a beautiful resort in Central […]

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Wyndham Lake Buena Vista a Disney Springs Resort for Famillies

We were invited to spend two nights at the recently renovated Wyndham Lake Buena Vista in the Disney Springs area of Walt Disney World. We truly enjoyed our experience and highly recommend the resort for families wishing to stay close to Disney Springs. During our visit, we stayed in a Disney-view Tower room with two queen beds. […]

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Flash Sale for Waldorf Orlando & Hilton Bonnet Creek

Rates drop to as low as $99 for the Hilton Bonnet Creek and $159 for the Waldorf Orlando! Huge savings!  For a super limited time you need to book at the Waldorf Orlando or the Hilton Bonnet Creek to take part of their FLASH sale! See details below! Do you remember how last month we spent an incredible weekend […]

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Book the Concierge Upgrade at Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando

We wanted to weekend getaway. We wanted to have fun and enjoy time together as a family.  An opportunity became available to book a concierge upgraded suite at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando. We packed our bags and headed North.  The Rosen Shingle Creek is located just over 10 miles from Walt Disney World, but […]

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Disney Getaway to Blizzard Beach with Kids & a Scared Mom

A quick Disney getaway included visiting Blizzard Beach with kids. We had never visited a Disney Water Park as a family and were eager for the experience.  Our daughters are 3 & 7. The older one is super adventurous – she rode Space Mountain and Rockin’ Roller Coaster in Walt Disney World during our trip […]

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Hilton Bonnet Creek Video Review

Throughout our 2-night weekend at the Hilton Bonnet Creek I snapped loads of photos and video. It was a trip I surely wanted to always remember and it was a perfect summer weekend getaway! I compiled many of the images into a video showcasing some of very favorite aspects of the Hilton Bonnet Creek, especially […]

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Summer Weekend Getaway at the Hilton Bonnet Creek

UPDATE: Check out our video montage of our very favorite aspects of the Hilton Bonnet Creek! A summer weekend getaway at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando provided our family a perfect opportunity to relax, have fun, enjoy outstanding food and receive top notch service.  We head to Orlando quite a bit being South Florida residents. […]

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Key West Family Vacation Itinerary, Day 2

Key West vacation itinerary continues! Day 1 of our vacation itinerary included a gorgeous drive down Overseas Highway and a dinner at my namesake, Caroline’s Cafe. We had another beautiful, hot day in Key West on our 2nd day. Vacation Itinerary Day 2 The Reach Resort Poolside A little chess and bocce entertained the girls […]

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How I Pay It Forward in Disney

To Pay It Forward is to do something unexpectedly nice to another person. This goes beyond holding the door open or picking up a paper that fell. When I Pay It Forward I surprise someone with true kindness in a way that isn’t always what’s expected. Remember when I payed it forward at Starbucks and […]

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Capitol Lighting Lights Up a Room Remodel Bright and Affordable

With the economic strains we’ve all endured these last few years, total home remodels aren’t typically within our plans. Smaller home improvements are now more within a Smart Mama’s budget.  A less expensive way to “remodel” a room is through its light fixture(s).  Changing the light fixture in a room can often dramatically improve the room’s appearance […]

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A Marco Island Vacation is an Ideal Family Travel Destination

This year’s summer family trip was a Marco Island vacation.  This island sits less than 2 hours west of Miami, just south of Naples.  Traveling to Florida, with the exception of Disney, is slow season during the summer months.  Intense heat and possibility of hurricanes makes it not always ideal when traveling.  However, slow season […]

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