The Family Vacation We’d Rather Forget

A general rule of the modern family: social media is lying to you. It’s easy to share the good times, the funny stories, the cute photos, to present a family life that’s perfectly Instagramable in every way. Whether we’re ashamed of our dark moments or simply omitting the ugly bits to paint a better memory,…

Star Wars Day at Legoland Florida

Did I mention we went to Legoland many weekends in a row? After our family visit to the Legoland Hotel, we went back the following weekend for Star Wars Days, which took place over three weekends in May. We caught the first weekend, along with the biggest crowd I’ve experienced in the park, and it…

First Visit to Legoland Florida

There’s a special joy in retracing early childhood memories with your own kids. Growing up in central Florida, I was spoiled for theme parks most of my young life. We spent plenty of time at Disney, but another big player in the 80’s was even closer to home: Cypress Gardens. Located in Winter Haven, Florida’s…

Letting Go of Expectations

Our most recent DVC visit was filled with travel lessons. We learned not to assume that every resort has the same amenities. We learned that overnight oats make an excellent breakfast in the room. We learned that we need to take more photos that we think we need, shoot more video than we think we…