Renting DVC Points for Next Disney World Vacation

For next year’s summer vacation, I decided to hit the “easy button”. Instead of a complicated international trip, my family is heading to Disney World. This time, instead of staying off-site or in a moderate resort, we decided that renting DVC points is our best option. What Are DVC Points, and Why is Renting DVC…

Disney Cruise Line’s 5th Ship: Disney Wish!

Take my money already! At the D23 Expo this weekend, Disney Cruise Line just announced the name of its 5thship: Disney Wish! What We Know Disney Wish will be DCL’s first LNG-powered ship. The ship will be built at the Meyer Weft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. At 144,000 gross tons, Disney Wish will be slightly…

Visiting Rotorua, New Zealand: Part 1

Last month, my family traveled to Australia and New Zealand. We spent 7 nights on a farm just south of Rotorua, New Zealand. There is a lot to do in the Rotorua area! (Also see my posts on visiting Sydney, Australia and Hobbiton). i-SITE Visitor Information Centre The owners of our rental house recommended we…

On Kauai, Pierce Brosnan, and Fragility of Life

Kauai has been on my mind lately. As some of you know, next year we are supposed to spend four nights in Oahu on our way to Japan I thought I made my peace with not visiting Kauai on that particular trip. It really didn’t make sense to split four nights between two Hawaiian islands. But…