What an unbelievable, indescribable, inspirational, and educational weekend at Walt Disney World Princess Weekend 2023 for the Run Disney Fairytale Challenge! In case you have forgotten, or never read why I signed up for this craziness – take a few minutes to read my post after we registered in July of 2022. I’ll wait for you to catch up 😉
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Africa Adventure 2022 – Day Four – South Africa – Penguins & Whales
One of the excursions that we had pre-booked for Day 4 in South Africa was a Whale Tour with Southern Right Charters in Hermanus. However, sadly the weather caused the company to cancel the boat trip out of safety and once we saw the waves we felt very thankful.
Africa Adventure 2022 – Day Three – South Africa Wine Tour
On day three, we woke up in our beautiful hotel and had the most amazing buffet breakfast – the breakfast alone is reason to book a stay at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront – Cape Town, but also it is wonderfully central to everything we wanted to do. After a hearty breakfast we were picked up by a fantastic guide from Wine Flies- Wine Tour and whisked away on an all-day wine adventure! Wine Flies focuses on authentic wine farms in the Stellenbosch region with a guided drive through the town itself, one of the oldest towns in South Africa. You learn so much about the people, local delicacies and the culture behind the wine industry in South Africa – it was amazing.
Africa Adventure 2022 – Day Two – Cape Town
Our adventure continues… After an 11-hour 45 min overnight flight from Germany, we happily arrived in Cape Town, South Africa!!
Africa Adventure 2022 – 14 days in South Africa
In late August – early September, 2022 we embarked on an incredible two week adventure with 4 of our friends to South Africa. The sole purpose and intention for this incredible experience was to see animals in the wild where they belong. Not in a zoo, not in cages, not in people’s backyards etc… We’veContinue reading “Africa Adventure 2022 – 14 days in South Africa”
Africa Adventure 2022 – Day One – Germany
Africa 2022- An absolute trip of a lifetime, so much so it’s taken me several months after coming home to even comprehend what a life changing journey it was for us. This trip was in the making for several years and was originally planned for 2020 by our friend Jamie who had previously taken thisContinue reading “Africa Adventure 2022 – Day One – Germany”
Sanding Ovations – Treasure Island
Sanding Ovations in Treasure Island, Florida seems to be a new family tradition for the week of Thanksgiving! The last two years we have enjoyed the event while family comes to town in November. Mark and I love when family stays in one of our favorite condos in Treasure Island, FL called the Island Inn.Continue reading “Sanding Ovations – Treasure Island”
Spooky Season Bars -St Pete
Looking for a festive place to enjoy happy hour this Florida fall and winter? Look no further than our two favorite themed establishments in the heart of our beautiful city – Dracula’s Legacy Wine Bar & Bistro and directly next door – The Ale & The Witch Tap House in downtown St Pete. It is the best of both worlds during spooky season!
Disney – Epcot International Festival of Arts 2022
Sometimes people ask us- “why do you love Disney so much, isn’t it just for kids?” You definitely don’t need children to enjoy the wonders of Walt Disney World- especially with festivals, food, and drinks like this!! Adulting at Disney is our favorite kind of adulting- and one of our most favorite times to go is during the Epcot International Festival of Arts! Definitely in our top favorites of the Epcot festivals!
Favorite St Pete Beaches – Pass-a-grille Beach
One of the biggest reasons we chose to move to the St Petersburg, FL area seven years ago was the beaches – duh!! We originally fell in love with the Treasure Island and Madeira Beach areas but there’s a true gem just south of there and past the pink castle in the sand (The Don Cesar Hotel) called Pass-a-grille.