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Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival | Disney World

March 29, 2017

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Long time no see! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve blogged (okay, it’s only been a week but that’s a long time in the blogging world!). I don’t know if there’s just something in the air but I’ve been crazy sick lately (some of you may or may not recall that I had a bad case of pneumonia not to long ago!). No really, I literally spent 85% of last week in bed surrounded by the piles of medicine my doctor gave me (hence the lack of blog updates!). I don’t know about you but I HATE being sick (especially since it doesn’t happen to me that often!). Whenever I’m really sick all I want to do is lay in bed, watch tv and sleep (which doesn’t sound all that bad but it definitely doesn’t help me be productive in anyway!). It’s crazy to think that not just three weeks ago, I was roaming around sunny Florida (although it was unseasonably cool) enjoying the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival! I’ve said this before but the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is absolutely breathtaking and I think it’s something ALL Disney lovers should experience in person (honestly, you don’t even have to be a huge Disney fan to appreciate all the beauty the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival has to offer!). Continue reading

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ at Disney Springs | Walt Disney World

March 17, 2017

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' at Disney Springs
Happy Friday aka happy Beauty and the Beast live-action release day (and also happy St. Paddy’s day)! Speaking of Beauty and the Beast, I saw it last night and I’m not really sure how I feel about it yet. Since Beauty and the Beast is my FAVORITE movie, I already knew that I’d be more critical (and constantly comparing it to the animated version) than the average viewer. Although I really did like the humor, the new characters and the fact that the live-action version covered a lot of plot holes that the animated one didn’t, it was the songs/singing that was a little lack luster to me (I mean the music is what makes BATB, in my opinion!). Also, here’s a little fun fact for you all: my birthday is in EXACTLY one month (aka April 17th!). That means in exactly one month I’ll be 25?! It’s crazy because it seems like yesterday I was celebrating my 24th birthday at Disneyland Paris (which by the way, was one of the BEST birthdays EVER!). While we’re on the topic of Disney, whenever I visit the Disney parks, I always make it my mission to try and eat at at least one new restaurant. Whether it be somewhere in the parks that I’ve never tried before or at somewhere in Downtown Disney (if I’m visiting Disneyland) or Disney Springs (if I’m visiting Disney World). With the recent expansion of Disney Springs last year, I’ve come across so many new eateries that I’ve been itching to try out (because who doesn’t love food?). During my most recent trip to Disney World last week, I decided to finally give Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ a try (after reading and hearing so any AWESOME reviews about it!).  Continue reading

Disney World Haul: Winter 2017

March 13, 2017

Disney World Haul
Happy Monday! It’s a new month, which means it’s time for a new Disney Haul! Since I just got back from Disney World, I thought today would be the perfect time to share some of the souvenirs I picked up while I was at Disney. Speaking of Disney souvenirs, I just realized that I never shared my January Disney Haul (from my last minute trip to Disney World for the first ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts). Whoops. Since it was such a last minute trip (I literally booked my flight a few days before hand) and I didn’t really budget for it, I only picked up two or three Epcot International Festival of the Arts themed items (so I thought a full on “haul” post wouldn’t be necessary). Like I say in all my Disney Haul posts, a quick disclosure: since I am a Disney Premier Passport holder (aka someone who has an annual pass to both Disneyland AND Disney World), I get a pretty good discount on merchandise (20% off at Disneyland and now 20%, it used to be 10% but WDW upgraded the discount, off at Disney World.) Here is my winter 2017 Disney World Haul: Continue reading

Viewing the Eiffel Tower from the top of the Arc de Triomphe

March 10, 2017

Views of the Eiffel Tower from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
Happy Friday everyone! If you follow me on Instagram (or checked out last Friday’s post), then you may already know that I’ve been in Florida for the past week visiting my second home, Disney World (for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival!). Traveling is definitely my FAVORITE hobby (who doesn’t what to explore this beautiful Earth of ours?) and I’m so fortunate that I’m able to do it so often. Speaking of traveling, I am having SERIOUS Paris withdrawals (I really wish I could jump in a time machine and magically go back to two months ago when I was still in Paris!). Although I’m having a BLAST at Disney World (this has actually been one of my FAVORITE Disney trips thus far), I’d give anything to be back having a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower. Oh the Eiffel Tower, what a beauty. I’ll never forget the first time I saw it in person back in April 2016 (the first time I visited Paris). I remember thinking “wow, it’s way smaller than I thought it would be!”. During my two trips to Paris (in April and December), I saw the Eiffel Tower (and even went inside) multiple times, close up and from a far but nothing could compare to viewing the the Eiffel Tower from the Arc de Triomphe!  Continue reading

Exploring the Catacombs of Paris

February 10, 2017

Catacombs of Paris
Happy Friday everyone! I know my blogging schedule has been a little (okay, a lot) “off” this year but what can I say, 2017 has been crazy you guys (and it’s only been two months?!). Don’t get me wrong, it’s been crazy in a GOOD way. Although I’ve been super sick (seriously, I don’t think I’ve been this sick in my life) for the past, what seems like, two/three weeks, 2017 has already been filled with so much awesome news and a bundle of amazing new opportunities for both me and my blog. I’ve also been in the process of planning some fun new trips (for possibly 2018). Ever since my trips to Paris last year, I’ve been itching to go on more international trips! Speaking of Paris, when I first visited Paris last spring (April), there were a few places that I really wanted to check out but due to timing and other issues, I just didn’t get a chance to visit them. One of the places that I really wanted to visit was the Catacombs of Paris so I made sure to make it a priority when I visited Paris again in December. I’d heard so many interesting things about the Catacombs of Paris and how it was a place you “had to experience in person to understand.” Continue reading