Archive for January, 2013

Photos for Facebook – You Decide!

Over the past month we have been showcasing some photos from our Facebook friend, Leo DeCandia.  From a fellow photo enthusiast, I just love Leo’s perspective on his photos.  I wanted to share more of them with you, but also wanted you to get involved.  Help us pick photos for our Facebook wall!  I will post a few of these in the blog today, but want you all to go over to our Facebook wall and “vote” for your favorites.  Click “Like” on the ones you want to be the cover of our wall.  “Share” the photos you like on your wall and get your friends to come and like their favorites as well.  February 5 we will pick the photo with the most likes and shares through February 4, 2013 and put that photo as our cover.  We will also pick one person who either shared or liked the winning photo to get a Travel On A Dream gift.

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Chacchoben Mayan Ruins – Costa Maya, Mexico

Editor’s Note:  Today’s blog is one more from Louise Mullen with her review of the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins on her recent Disney Fantasy Cruise.  Thank you Louise!

We disembarked the ship at Costa Maya, Mexico via a 5-10 minute walk on a fairly long pier.  We showed our room key in order to enter the town.  It was another short walk past the shops and a left hand turn around the corner where we gathered and were ushered to the buses.  There were at least four buses to take people to the Ruins from the Fantasy.  Our bus was very clean and the air conditioning felt good.  One of the other buses had all sorts of problems with the A/C where it was so bad they ended up going back to the pickup spot and had to offload and board a different bus.

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Character Breakfast On The Disney Magic

Editor’s Note:  This blog is from our agent Nicole Riley, who just returned from a sailing on the Disney Magic out of Galveston.  She brings us her report on the character breakfast, available on the 6, 7 and 8 night sailings. 

We recently returned from a sailing on the Disney Magic out of Galveston.  We had heard rumors that there would be a character breakfast before leaving, but didn’t see anything official.  We were just happy to be on the ship, so we didn’t think another thing about it.  So, we were pleasantly surprised on the night before our second sea day that our servers told us the next day would be our day for the character breakfast.

Now I love Mickey Mouse just as much as everyone else, but it was nice and sunny and I didn’t want to spend my day in a restaurant waiting to see characters.  This was a very fun experience on our cruise, and I’m glad we took the time to do it.

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Nobody Ever Wins That Stuff… Or Do They?

Editor’s Note:  Have you ever looked at a contest entry and said “No one ever wins those” and tossed it aside?  Today’s blog is from Angela Wilson, someone I admire for entering and winning sweepstakes.  Here is her story. 

My husband and I really enjoy traveling to new places together. Unfortunately, we don’t always have the budget to travel as much as we would like.  We have been lucky and persistent enough over the past few years however to travel for free, or nearly free by winning travel related sweepstakes.  With the help of sweepstakes wins and help from our travel agent Tracy at Travel On A Dream, 2012 was The Year of Travel for our household.

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Dolphin Encounter & Turtle Farm on Grand Cayman

Editor’s Note:  Today’s blog is from our friend Louise Mullen who wanted to share her shore excursions with you.  Here is the first of two blogs with what Louise and her husband did on their recently Western Caribbean Cruise.  Thank you Louise!

Before describing either experience with the dolphins or turtles I would like to make a disclaimer.  There are people that are opposed to any wild animals being held in captivity and those people would be highly offended by both of these Disney excursions.  I understand that point of view, but realize that a few animals being “sacrificed” to spend their days interacting with humans in a large pool is a not all that terribly bad.  People learn about the effects of habitat destruction, over fishing, and global warming on these creatures, we are more able to appreciate the ocean wildlife.  We can learn our own way to do our part in order to save wildlife in general.

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Kids Sail Free on Select Sailings

Disney has expanded the dates for its Kids Sail Free promotion!  For select dates this Spring, kids will not have to pay a cruise fare when traveling in the same stateroom with two full fares.  You will only pay government taxes and fees for the kids.

This promotion is being offered on the Disney Magic for sailings out of Galveston, Texas.  Included are the following sailings:

  • 4-night Western Caribbean cruises – most sailings departing between March 15 and April 16, 2013
  • 6-night Western Caribbean cruises – most sailings departing between January 26 and April 20, 2013 (excluding March 9 and 23).
  • 8-night Bahamian cruises – most sailings departing between February 15 and April 26, 2013.

The promotion is also being offered on the Disney Wonder for sailings out of Miami, Florida.  Included are the following sailings:

  • 4-night Bahamian cruise – April 18, 2013 with stops at Key West, Nassau and Castaway Cay.
  • 5-night Western Caribbean cruises – most sailings departing between January 14 and February 25, 2013 (excluding February 16) and between April 8 and April 27, 2013.

Contact Travel On A Dream today for details.  Availability is very limited.  Rooms for five and four will be the first to sell out.

No kids?  These dates don’t work?  Contact Travel On A Dream to see what other offers are available, including onboard credit offers on the Disney Dream, Florida resident pricing and US military rates.  We search to find you the best pricing now and continue to check after you book to make sure you are always getting the best price.


Princess Suite is SWEET!

Yesterday I heard from a client who had just checked in for one night in the Princess Two Bedroom suite at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.  I just had to share their photos with you!  Thank you Mary Beth and Paul Ingson for sending them to me.


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first bedroom

2nd bedroom

And the view was…  well, see for yourself!

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