1. Disney Wonder Very Merrytime Cruise: The Long Journey to Galveston

    You know that saying “it never rains but it pours” – well that phrase could accurately describe the run up to our long awaited holiday where we would be travelling to Galveston in Texas to board a Very Merrytime Cruise onboard the beautiful Disney Wonder. We had all the details of our trip planned for months and everything was booked and going to plan. We were going to be flying from London to Atlanta and then picking up a car and doing a road trip to Galveston – we even had all our stops planned and hotels booked and were both looking forward to it. (more…)

  2. The World’s Largest Peanut – Ashburn, Georgia

    After a short stay in Orlando after our cruise on the Disney Dream last year, we had to drive to Atlanta to fly back home. The drive although easy is very long so I found myself doing my usual thing of seeing if there were any random roadside oddities to try and break up the journey. Our luck was in as next to the I-75 in the town of Ashburn in Georgia is the World’s Largest Peanut! (more…)

  3. How to Plan and Survive a US Road Trip

    Some people love road trips whilst some people do not. I’ll admit that I’m one of those people who loves being out on the open road. After going on a number of “epic road trips” around different parts of the US and Canada in the last few years, I can easily say that there is definitely something amazing about the freedom of being able to see so much of a country that you might not have been able to see otherwise. (more…)

  4. Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial – Gloucester, Massachusetts

    When we cruised across the Atlantic back in 2015, we took a guided tour of the ship and discovered that the statues of Helmsman Mickey that are found in the lobby atrium of the Disney Magic as well as the Cape Cod area of Tokyo DisneySea are actually based on a real statue found in the beautiful seaside town of Gloucester in Massachusetts. (more…)

  5. The Best View of Moraine Lake

    Less than ten miles from beautiful Lake Louise in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies is the even more spectacular Moraine Lake. Situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, it is one of the most famous and most photographed views in all of Canada. (more…)

  6. The Best View of Seattle – Kerry Park

    One of the many places that I knew I would have to visit when I travelled to Seattle last year was Kerry Park. This is the place where you go to take that iconic photograph of the city. On a clear day you can see Downtown Seattle and Elliott Bay as well as Mount Rainier and Bainbridge Island in the distance too. (more…)

  7. Disney Wonder to Alaska: Day Four – Skagway

    Today was the only day that we set our alarm clocks to wake up nice and early. The Disney Wonder was due to dock in Skagway at 7am and we wanted to be off the ship as early as possible to start our day of sightseeing. We had nearly finished getting ready for the day as we started to arrive in Skagway around 7am. (more…)

  8. Renting a Car in Skagway, Alaska

    After booking our Disney Wonder cruise to Alaska, we immediately started looking into what we could do in each port. Skagway seemed to be the port with the most to see, however when looking up excursions I was horrified by the hideously expensive (and quite frankly rip-off) prices that were being charged. The fact that some excursions cost several hundred dollars a person was disgusting – there had to be a better way…and there was! (more…)

  9. Zzyzx Road – Baker, California

    If you’ve ever driven on the I-15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas then just outside the town of Baker you will have seen a sign for Zzyzx Road. I have always taken a photo of the sign when driving past however I had always wondered if there was anything to see so when driving past it in October, we actually left the freeway to see if there was anything to see. (more…)