The Best Characters that Walk Around Magic Kingdom at Disney World

best characters that walk around Magic Kingdom at Disney World: Prince John

Scoring a FastPass to meet and greet characters at Disney World is always a good idea, but sometimes it’s just not happening. So, when you don’t have a reservation to meet them, or don’t want to wait in the standby queue, how can you still have fun character interactions? Happily, there are several Disney characters that wander around the parks. Here are the best characters that walk around Magic Kingdom at Disney World and tips for finding them.  Check the Times Guide Arrive a Few Minutes Early Have Your Camera…

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A Passport to Hoppiness with Butler County Beer Circuit

Butler County Beer Circuit Passport to Hoppiness

What happens when you have a designated driver and want to check out the Butler County Beer Circuit in Butler, PA? You hit as many as you can – in 24 hours, of course. Here’s my take on why you need to check out the BCBC including brew standouts and what sets each brew pub apart from the others.  When you head out on a beer circuit or brew trail, it’s always fun to let someone else choose the brews. So, keeping that in mind, I asked both the barkeeps…

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11 Best My Disney Experience Tips and Tricks for Your Disney World Vacation

My Disney Experience Tips and Tricks:

Getting ready to visit Walt Disney World and looking forward to making the most of its app, My Disney Experience? Or maybe you just want to know the ins and outs of the app? Either way, I’ve got you covered. From dining to resorts to photos, here are the 11 best My Disney Experience tips and hacks.  Order Quick Service Meals Find Your Favorite Character Current Ride and Attraction Wait Times Memory Maker Purchases and Viewing Unlock Your Resort Room Door Bus Wait Times Play Disney Parks Add or Update…

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Essential First Timer’s Guide to Seven Springs Ski Resort

Essential guide to Seven Springs Ski resort

Learning the ins and outs of a large ski resort, especially when it’s your first visit, can be overwhelming. But, if you do your research, it’s a breeze. From where to eat to when to hit the slopes, here’s my first timer’s guide to Seven Springs Ski Resort: what you need to know.  An Overview Lift Tickets Equipment Rentals Lodging Tubing Indoor Activities Dining Weather I’m super lucky in the fact that Seven Springs Mountain Resort is under two hours from my home. Not only is it accessible, it’s a…

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The 13 Best Free Things to Do at Disney Springs in 2019

Best free things at Disney Springs in 2019: water play for kids

Walt Disney World (WDW) vacations can be expensive, yes. But there are plenty of freebies around, if you know where to look. And, each year, WDW keeps upping the ante in regards to what’s free, especially at Disney Springs. From drinks to play spots, here are the best free things at Disney Springs in 2019. My family and I visit Walt Disney World as much as we can – and can afford. And, while I like to save money by staying at Disney World Value Resorts, I really like to…

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How to Use Disney World Transportation: Your Questions Answered

How to use Disney World transportation: Epcot monorail

Whether you’re flying or driving to Walt Disney World (WDW), at some point you’ll undoubtedly use one or more types of on-property transportation. But, what transportation do you use – and when should you use it? From getting to the parks to navigating to and from the resorts, here’s how to use Disney World transportation: your questions answered.  If you’re not familiar with WDW transportation, start digging into to the hows and wheres and it’s almost like learning another language. I mean, there are buses, boats, and the Monorail. So,…

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DIY Disney: Minnie Easter Wreath

Minnie DIY Disney Easter Wreath: Super easy and affordable

Looking for a fun and easy DIY Disney wreath? Even better, looking for a Minnie Easter wreath that ‘s cute AND inexpensive? I’ve got you covered! Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for the cutest Minnie Easter wreath that’s a snap to make – and under $11 total. Ready to jazz up your front door? Let’s go!  I’m all about adding Disney touches to my home for every holiday. But I’m also all about saving money – especially when I can make it myself. This Minnie Easter Wreath is not only cute…

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A Bird’s Eye View of Manhattan with a Unique Wood Watch by JORD

Unique Wood Watch by JORD: Hyde Watch at top of the Rock in Manhattan

Mr. Locke’s style has always been impressively classic with cool, modern touches. So, we hit the Big Apple to get a bird’s eye view of the city with his new Jord Hyde wood watch. Here’s why he’s loving it, wears it everyday, why you’re probably pronouncing the name incorrectly – and a giveaway! Disclosure: Jord graciously provided Mr. Locke with a Hyde Ebony & Iron watch in exchange for this post and a giveaway. All opinions are our own! #jordwatch #jordwatches   I’ve known my husband since high school and,…

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Important Things to Know About Da Vinci the Exhibition at Carnegie Science Center Before You Visit

Da Vinci the Exhibition Carnegie Science Center: codex

Think of Leonardo Da Vinci and the first thing you probably think of is his ability to paint. But did you know he was also highly skilled at creating musical instruments, hydraulics, and light? Happily, Carnegie Science Center (CSC) is ready for our curiosity of the master with Da Vinci the Exhibition. Opening February 16, 2019 and offering over 60 of his inventions, here’s what you need to know before you visit.   Apart from Mona Lisa, the Da Vinci painting, Genevra de’ Benci caught my eye when I took my family…

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The Ultimate One Day in Pittsburgh Itinerary for Every Touring Style

Ultimate One Day in Pittsburgh Itinerary: Mount Washington

Have only one day to spend in Pittsburgh? While you could literally go weeks without doing the same thing twice, there is a way to hit all of the best spots when visiting. From where to eat to what to see and do, here’s my ultimate one day in Pittsburgh itinerary. Have fun! Planning the perfect day in Pittsburgh, especially when you only have a single day in the city, can be tough. I mean, what museums do you hit and where do you go to eat? And what about…

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