Category Archives: Travel

Bits and Pieces: Walt Disney World During Wintertime

March 11, 2019

Disney World Mickey and Minnie 90th birthday outfit Before we get into this post, can we just take a moment to appreciate how adorable Mickey and Minnie look in their 90th birthday outfits? Like can they stop being SO cute? Gosh I love these two. Any who, back to the post! Welcome to Bits and Pieces, a new series here on Simply Sinova.  Bits and Pieces will highlight, well…bits and pieces of my life/different topics. It’s kind of hard to explain (not really) but you’ll get the concept the more Bits and Pieces I post!

First of all, I just want to say that I’m trying SUPER hard to get back into the swing of blogging on a regular schedule. When I first started this blog back in 2013 (Woah, that seems like forever ago), I would try to post at least once a week. Then from around 2014-mid 2018, I would try to post three times a week. But then I just got super busy with work and freelance stuff (and I got super lazy as well).

Hopefully a new series, and a bunch of other cool ideas I have floating around, will help breath some fresh air into this blog! (And help with my writers block/overall laziness).

Here are a few Bits and Pieces of my most recent trip to Walt Disney World:

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Rating the Food at the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

February 25, 2019

2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Happy Monday! Since today is the final day of the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, I thought “Hey, what better day to do a little recap of the event?.” Even though the event is ending today and this information is pretty useless at this point, I still wanted to share a little bit about my time at the festival. And by “my time at the festival”, I mean talk about all the yummy food I ate while I was there.

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is my second favorite of the Epcot festivals (after the Flower and Garden Festival of course. No shade to the Food and Wine Festival but it’s definitely my least favorite). I mean who doesn’t love looking at cool art while eating good food?! I know it’s the festival of the “arts” but warning, this post is solely about the food. (#SorryNotSorry). In this post I’ll be rating (on a scale on 1-5) all the treats I tried during the festival.

Here’s how I would rate the food at the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts:

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Philadelphia During the Holidays

December 18, 2018

Philadelphia During the Holidays
Last weekend I spent the day (well, like 10 hours) in Philadelphia. I was excited because I hadn’t been to Philly since 2015 and it was technically my first time visiting the city during the holidays. (I say technically because one winter break while I was in college my flight back home to Chicago got delayed and then cancelled and I had to spend the night at the airport in Philly. That sure was a great way to start the holidays…).

Even though I wasn’t in Philly for long, I still got to do so many fun things. I went to Philly with a clear plan: to do as many “Christmasy” things as possible! I legit typed “things to do in Philadelphia during Christmastime” into Google and boom! instant itinerary. I didn’t get to do everything on my list but I still had a great time because the main focus of the trip was catching up with two of my best friends!

Here’s a little recap of my day in Philadelphia:

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Visiting Casa Loma in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

October 12, 2018

Visiting Casa Loma in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Fun fact: I LOVE X-Men. The X-Men were such a huge part of my childhood. From the comics to the several TV shows to the films, if it was X-Men related, I was here for it! In fact, before I named my dog Loki, I was seriously considering naming him after my all-time favorite Marvel villain, Magneto!

(What is it with me and villains?).

Speaking of Marvel, today marks day one of ACE Comic Con Midwest! (And I get to meet Marvel legends like Chris Evans and Tom Hiddleston). I can’t wait to pick up my press badge today after work. You can expect a full recap of ACE Comic Con Midwest probably on Monday.

But back to X-Men, as soon as I found out I’d be visiting Toronto, I knew that I HAD to visit Casa Loma. Aka the X-Mansion. Casa Loma is a gothic Revival style mansion and garden in midtown Toronto, that is now a museum and landmark. Continue reading

Disney Cruise Line: Ideas For Decorating Your Stateroom Door

September 14, 2018

Ideas For Decorating Your Disney Cruise Line Stateroom Door
Happy Friday you guys! I am SO crazy behind in sharing my travel posts. No seriously, I’m WAY behind. I’ve only shared one post from my trip to Canada (which was back in June) and I have like five more to share! There’s a fun Chicago themed travel post that I still need to share. And I also have a bunch of Disney Cruise posts to share. (I had such a blast on my second Disney Cruise and I have lots of new tips and tricks to share!).

So today I decided to share a fun Disney Cruise themed post: Ideas For Decorating Your Stateroom Door! This is kind of a “part two” to THIS POST, in which I shared different tips for decorating your stateroom door. While we are on the subject of Disney Cruises, make sure to check out my Fish Extenders 101 post and THIS POST, which talks all about Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats.

Now onto the post!

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