Well it’s been over a year since my last room escape post on the old bloggy blog and I have been to even MORE room escapes. What can I say?! I am still obsessed. I even create one in my classroom each year. There is nothing like unfolding a story and working toward a goal together. It’s so much fun! So, now I have even more reviews to share. Please read on to find out more room escapes you need to check out this year. If you missed part 1 of my post, check out the link below.
It’s that time of year…theme park time! The My Vacation Pants Family loves a good theme park, so we thought it fitting to round up some of the best from around the globe. We collaborated with so many amazing people. Read on to find out where you need to plan your next theme park adventure. Continue reading
“How do you take your family camping?”
It’s a question that I’ve heard in my adult life far more than I ever thought I would. The second word gets out that we’re going camping, I am almost always asked this question. It usually comes from one of three types of people:
- Someone who’s never been camping before
- Someone who grew up camping, but doesn’t really know how to do it on their own as an adult
- Someone who used to enjoy camping, but doesn’t know how to go about it now that they have kids.
It’s shocking to me, because camping has always been a part of my life, and sharing it with my kids is a huge joy. Read on to find out how easy it is to take your family camping.
We had a great time in Copenhagen, and we had some great adventures with our kiddos. When researching the area before our trip, we were really excited to visit the Den Blå Planet, which is actually the National Aquarium, located right outside of the hubbub of the heart of Copenhagen. Even though it was a short drive from the city center, it felt like we were in a tranquil place like no other. Read on to find out how to plan a trip to this amazing aquarium.
If you know me or follow me on social media, you know about my most recent obsession…room escapes!!! For those of you who don’t know, room escapes are entertainment venues that offer to lock you in a room (not literally, fire code is pretty important to follow) and you have a certain amount of time to escape the room by solving a series of connected puzzles and mysteries. It is fantastic amounts of fun. In this post, I will take you through a bunch of room escapes I have tried in Southern California (spoiler free, of course!) in hopes that you will jump on the bandwagon and try some of these out. Here is my current So Cal directory of room escapes the I have tried. As I try more, I will add to the list. Continue reading
|From a recent road trip around the Sabine Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana – 2016|
In honor of my little sister moving to Louisiana, I am writing this post about taking an amazing Louisiana road trip for, as always, DIRT CHEAP. We found some unbelievably reasonable airfare from California on Google Flights, and just had to plan a little road trip loop around mostly Louisiana and Mississippi. We went in March, but we came back in August and checked out Northern Louisiana as well. Get ready for some amazing Louisiana (with some Mississippi on the side) style adventures. Here we go.
Well, it’s been a whole year since I started the ole travel blog and I decided to reflect on the last year of travel. I am going to talk about the best place(s) we ate (sometimes it is too hard to choose one), the best place(s) we visited, the best place(s) we hoteled, and the best thing(s) we did. Of course, I will give you an overall snapshot of our travels at the end of the post, so you can get some travel inspiration. Sit back, relax, and make 2017 the year you get out there and travel in those vacation pants!!! Hope you start planning that next vacay, stat! Continue reading
|Airplane Life. Taking Jet Blue to somewhere fabulous. -2014|
I know it can be scary to go for that cheap deal and take a discount airline instead of a name you know and love. The price often seems to good to be true. Many times, if you don’t know what to pay for, and what not to pay for, the prices are too good to be true. As someone who has taken my fair share of discount airlines over the years, I will share with you my tips and tricks if you decide to go on one of these airlines. I also rank them in order of preference, so you know if it is worth the discount.
I remember when I discovered tripadvisor.com. It was early 2011 and I was planning a trip down route 66. I was visiting family in Colorado and after that we decided to drive out to Chicago, Illinois, the place where the famous route 66 begins. I was so excited to plan our hotel stays along the way and I came across this fantastic travel website. I looked up all the cities we were planning on staying in along the route. The site gave me the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do in every place. I was so excited that most of the # 1 rated hotels were dirt cheap compared to California hotels, and we got to stay in highly rated hotels along our entire trip. Tripadvisor did not disappoint. This post will give you some tips on using this amazing website and app. You won’t want to plan another trip without consulting Tripadvisor first. Then, after your trip, you’ll want to come back and do some reviews of your own, so you can advise future travelers.
Off Season at Typhoon Lagoon means NO LINES!
Part 6 is here!!! I will discuss one of the water parks at Disney World called Typhoon Lagoon and I will also talk about Disney Springs. Both places add a little extra pizzazz to an already amazing trip. Read on to find out how you can have an amazing trip to these places as well.
Walt Disney World, Family Edition, Part 1
Walt Disney World, Family Edition, Part 2
Walt Disney World, Family Edition, Part 3
Walt Disney World, Family Edition, Part 4
Walt Disney World, Family Edition, Part 5
This particular trip to Disney World we did some things differently. First of all, this is by the far the longest trip we have ever taken to the park, and we loved it. We stayed for 8 nights, and played for 9 days, so we really got to experience many things we have never experienced before. One of which was a water park at the resort called Typhoon Lagoon. We also went to a restaurant at Disney Springs called T-Rex. Although we had been to Disney Springs before, this was a new restaurant, and it was not something we usually have time to do, but with such an extended trip, we really got to see and do everything. Read on to find out how you can make the most of your trips to both these areas. Again, I would only do these things if you have a truly extended trip. These places will really add to the experience.
As I mentioned in a previous post, we bought our tickets through a university to attend a graduation at the resort. We were given a special link to order the tickets. One of the perks was a pretty nice discount on park tickets AND it included an extra ticket to one of the Disney water parks. We were spending 9 days at the resort, so we took a day off from the big parks and spent an awesome day at Typhoon Lagoon. They do have a waterpark option when you buy the tickets. If you do plan on doing the water park, make sure you add it in when you purchase the tickets to the park, because you get a discount as opposed to paying full price at the gate.
Tips and Tricks
MVP (My Vacation Pants) Tip: The water parks are open year round and it is always pretty warmish in Florida. Escape the crowds by going to the water parks in the winter months. They tend to be very busy in the Spring and Summer, so even if it seems weird to visit a water park in January you may want to hit it up anyway.
Disney Springs is basically an outdoor marketplace with restaurants and shops. They have everything you ever wanted to buy Disney. You can’t help but get caught up in the cuteness. On this trip, we got done with Typhoon Lagoon at 5:00 and had definitely worked up an appetite playing in the sun and water all day. We took the shuttle from the hotel to Disney Springs for dinner. I believe they have put in a parking structure since we have been. Parking is complimentary.
Tips and Tricks
I know you’ll have enough to do on this fantastic trip, but if you have time, these two stops will pizazz up your visit even more during your stay. I have truly enjoyed taking you on this wild Walt Disney World journey. Hope you found these posts helpful in planning your future trips. Please use the links below to let me know how your trip was. Would love to hear from some vacation pantsers!!! Have a great trip and Walt Disney World on.
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