Traveling! Traveling is such an enjoyable and educational experience. It allows you time to discover new things, try new foods, and see new places. It gives you a chance to relax, rewind, and rejuvenate. The benefits of traveling go far beyond just adding pictures to your scrapbook or social media app. You create memories! You experience things you never have before! You can even visit the same place every time you travel because you enjoy that location and atmosphere so much!

What’s even better is that traveling is possible for anyone! Budgets can be used, coupons can be clipped, and travel arrangements can be made. It takes planning, but it is well worth the effort!

Palm trees are always a win in my book!
You get to meet cool people!
You can interact with nature!
You can become up-close and personal with your environment!

What Do I Pack to Disney This Trip??

July 7, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | 31 Comments

I am so excited that Disney World is about to reopen! I have three trips planned during the rest of…

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Disney Springs

June 14, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | Leave a comment

Disney Springs opening is a start! We have not been here for almost nine months and after three canceled/rescheduled trips…

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5 Things We LOVE Near Clearwater Beach, Florida

June 12, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | Leave a comment

We live in Indiana but have been to Florida several times. We have tried various beaches and found the beaches…

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Niagara Falls Fun

June 3, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | Leave a comment

We arrived in the rain We weren’t sure what to think about it. It was raining when we arrived. The…

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Disney World REOPENING

May 27, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | Leave a comment

UPDATED 7/14/2020 The Governor of Florida has confirmed Disney World will be reopening as scheduled!! We have UPDATED information about…

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Disney Re-Opening Begins

May 7, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | Leave a comment

Disney Springs will begin phased reopening May 20, 2020. We are super excited! It’s a first step!! Disney Springs will…

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My 10 Favorite Things About Disney World!

May 2, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | 41 Comments

We have been taking family vacations to Disney World for over ten years. We have made amazing memories! There are…

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Disney Face Masks!

Melissa A Jones, PhD | Leave a comment

Here is the information Disney has shared about their face masks! Disney is committed to serving the communities where we live…

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Fun Favorites–Great Disney Restaurants for kids

April 11, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | 3 Comments

Here are some of my family’s favorite Disney World restaurants! They all offer great food and a fun atmosphere and…

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Seaworld Deals

February 9, 2020, Melissa A Jones, PhD | Leave a comment

I love to travel. I love seeing new things and doing new things and showing all of these new things…

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Why Do You Travel So Much?

February 6, 2020, Melissa A Jones, PhD | 30 Comments

I get asked this all the time! Why do you travel so much? Where are you going this time? You’re…

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Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge

January 6, 2020, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

Boma is the sit-down (table service) restaurant at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. It is a buffet that offers a wide…

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Disney’s 1900 Park Fair Breakfast

January 1, 2020, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | 30 Comments

Our last trip to Disney World was amazing! Disney’s 1900 Park Fair has a wide variety of offerings…both with food…

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The Characters at Hollywood and Vine at Disney Studios

December 26, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

Minnie’s Hollywood and Vine is a character buffet that is perfect for all ages! This has been a staple during…

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The Grand Floridian’s Two-Story Gingerbread House

December 15, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

During the Christmas season, the cast members at the Grand Floridian in Walt Disney World builds a two-story gingerbread house…

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Five Benefits of Trying New Foods

July 21, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | 2 Comments

I’m a picky eater, but I’m also a believer in trying new things and trying new things includes trying new…

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What do you do when the Mom of Boys doesn’t like camping?

June 15, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

I was a single mother when my children were very young. Due to that, I decided I must make sure I…

My Disney Backpack

June 8, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

I often hear people in various Disney Facebook groups and other social media outlets asking about what they need to…

When Rain Does Not Go Away on Vacation

May 27, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

So you made plans months in advance, traveled a long distance to arrive at your vacation destination, and…..then it rains…

How can I make my money stretch further?

May 20, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

My husband and I have seven biological children between the two of us so stretching our finances has always been…

How do you travel so much with so many kids???

May 20, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

First and foremost…I LOVE TO TRAVEL! Seeing new things, trying new foods, and enjoying the drive or flight on the…

yes…we really did take that many kids to Disney!

How do you pack for so many people?

May 20, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

I have a ton of kids and love to travel! I have always loved traveling, leaving the country for the first…


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