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Travel Gift Guide

Do you have someone on your holiday list who has everything, who is impossible to buy a gift for?  Is that person a traveler?  If so, we’ve got some great ideas for you!  Regardless of your budget, there are ideas that will meet your needs and make your friend a happy traveler.  Let us know if you have any other ideas.

  • Portable DVD Player
  • Passport Holder
  • Day bag
  • Guidebooks for destination
  • Neck Pillow
  • Luggage
  • ID Holders/Luggage Tags
  • TSA Approved Luggage Locks
  • Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Disney Gift Cards
  • Subscription to Travel & Leisure, Budget Travel or other travel magazine
  • Kindle/Nook
  • iPod/MP3 Player
  • Netbook/iPad
  • Travel Journal
  • Entertainment Book/Coupon Book for destination
  • Memory Cards for cameras
  • International Phone Cards
  • Cameras/One Use Cameras
  • Airline Gift Certificates
  • Cruise Line Gift Certificates
  • Gas Gift Cards
  • D23 Membership
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Compact Umbrella
  • Money Belt
  • TSA Approved Laptop Bag
  • Pet Boarding Gift Certificate
  • Travel Blanket
  • Power Converter
  • Travel Alarm Clock
  • Space Bags
  • Binoculars
  • Collapsible Walking Stick
  • Coins/Money from foreign destination
  • Formal Rental for Cruise
  • Onboard Credit for Cruise
  • Collapsible Cooler
  • Spa Package (before or during vacation)
  • Snorkel Equipment
  • First Aid Travel Kit
  • Tickets to a Show
  • Referral to your favorite Travel Agent!!


Final Day at Sea

Bill set up a massage for the morning on our day at sea so we were up by 7:00 am again.  Surprisingly, the spa gave us a call at 7:20 to wake him up for the appointment.  While he was gone, I got ready for the day and headed down to the Piazza for some tea and shopping.  Since he wasn’t back yet when I came to the room, I started the dreaded task of packing.  This went very well and when he arrived we finished up almost everything.  Princess Cruises asks that you put most of your luggage out before dinner and then the rest later in the evening before 11 pm.  This in theory sounds like a great idea so the staff is not rushing at 9 pm or so to get everything out of the halls.  In practice though, this was a bit of a mess.  The stateroom hosts were busy with turndown service so you had their carts, plus all the luggage in the halls when everyone was trying to leave for dinner or nightly entertainment.

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Top Ten Non-Park Activities at Disney World

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“Help!  I’m in Disney World, and I’m bored.”  Yes, that is something I’ve said to myself on a Disney World vacation a few years back.  I was tired of doing the same theme-park stuff, and I felt like I was stuck in a rut.  I wanted something different to do beyond the theme parks, so I started investigating.  Here is my “top 10 non-theme-park Disney To Do” list:

1.  Spa services.  Most deluxe resorts, and Coronado Springs, have a spa.  While some are bigger than others (the spas at the Grand Floridian, Saratoga Springs, and the Walt Disney World Dolphin are the largest), they all offer traditional spa treatments.  So far, I’ve booked spa services at the Grand Floridian (massage), Saratoga Springs (manicure), and the Villas at the Wilderness Lodge (massage).  By far, my favorite was the Villas at the Wilderness Lodge.  Thankfully, two of these three treatments were gifts, but if you have extra money in your Disney budget, this is an amazing way to beat the theme park burnout.  I recommend getting a spa treatment mid-trip, so that you get the stresses of theme park touring massaged (or facialed or manicured or pedicured) out of your body, and you’re relaxed for the second half of your vacation. Continue reading

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