USA Travel

7 New York City Attractions Outside Manhattan

Despite being one of the most popular cities on the planet for tourism, New York City tends to be viewed through a pretty narrow lens. A huge majority of the landmarks, restaurants, bars, attractions, and sights that are commonly recommended for visitors are in the central burrow of Manhattan. And while you should definitely make time for some of these highlights – the new World Trade Center, Central Park, 5th Avenue, Rockefeller Center, and countless restaurants to name a few – you should also remember that there’s a whole lot to see beyond Manhattan.

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Disney

Review: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

We’ve been Disney Vacation Club members for a while, and one resort we never really cared about was Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. We’re not really into the whole camping theme and rustic decor. However, the first time we actually stayed at the Wilderness Lodge we realized what were missing out on! While we are not personally into the theme at Wilderness Lodge, it is a stunning hotel to stay at. You really feel secluded and like you are, well, in the wilderness. Except you are only a quick boat ride away from the Magic Kingdom!



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Disney

Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios officially opened on June 30, 2018! We were able to go when we were at Disney over Fourth of July weekend. We were so excited to go so close to opening that we decided not to read any posts or look at any photos of this new land so that it would be brand new. Of course with the internet and every news outlet heading over to Toy Story Land it was hard to avoid, but we think we did a pretty good job!

We were able to get a Fastpass for Slinky Dog Dash. We decided to skip the Alien Swirling Saucers because we don’t love spinning rides. The Slinky Dog Dash was definitely worth it, though! We were expecting a Barnstormer-type kiddie coaster, but this was a lot more fun and a longer roller coaster. It’s still great for kids, but it’s not what we would call a kiddie coaster. There were a lot of fun surprises throughout! You also get a pretty great view of the progress they are making on Star Wars Land.

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Cruising

Port of Call: Labadee, Haiti

Labadee, Haiti is a lush and tropical paradise that where you can be adventurous or just relax on the beach all day. This is Royal Caribbean’s private beach destination located on the northern coast of Haiti. There are so many different activities that you can do during your day here, including zip lining, parasailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and so much more.

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Travel Tips

Travel Book Reviews

One of our favorite things to do when we are not on a trip is to read travel books. It’s a great way to learn about a new place, or learn more about a place you’ve already been. We’ve read some really great (and not so great) travel books, so we wanted to share with you our thoughts and suggestions! This post will be updated as we read more books. Please feel free to comment with any suggestions, recommendations, and your own thoughts and opinions on these books!

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Healthy Living

Vegan Greek Nachos

One of our favorite events to go to each year is EPCOT’s International Food & Wine Festival. It is so fun walking around and getting to try food and drinks from all over the world. It’s been especially great because each year it seems like Disney adds more and more healthier options, which is great for us! This awesome snack was inspired by a trip to Disney’s Food & Wine Festival at EPCOT.

This recipe is our version of the Loaded Greek “Nachos” that were served at the Greece pavilion in 2017. The dish that was served at EPCOT was one of the few that is 100% vegan with no modifications needed. It is made of: pita chips, vegan sausage crumbles, lettuce, tomato, onion, olives, tofu feta and tzatziki sauce. Needless to say, it was one of our favorite things we had at Food & Wine. (Please bring it back this year!) We wanted to make our own version to have at home as a snack. It actually is pretty easy to make. The tzatziki sauce is the most time consuming part, but it is so worth it!

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USA Travel

10 Things to do in Sarasota, FL

Since moving down to Sarasota from Chicago, we are always amazed at how many great things there are to do in this small city. Besides the beautiful beaches, there are also plenty of great bars and restaurants and a thriving arts scene. If you are considering a trip to Florida, make sure you stop in Sarasota!

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Cruising

Caribbean Cruise on Freedom of the Seas

A couple weeks ago we did an 8 day Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas! It’s a really nice ship with a lot to do, but not too big or overwhelming. We really enjoyed our time aboard. This was more of a relaxing cruise for us as opposed to adventurous, but there are plenty of fun things to enjoy no matter what you are looking to do!

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World Travel

10 Things to do in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio, aka the Marvelous City, has no shortage of things to do. From the beaches, mountains, and exciting nightlife, you’ll have an action packed time during your stay. There is also plenty of great local food to enjoy. Rio also knows how to party with the world famous Carnaval happening every year before Lent.

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