Planning a Trip to Disney World on a Budget

Are you in the midst of planning a trip to Disney World and starting to feel some sticker shock?? I am here to tell you that it’s not just you… you are not cheap and you are not alone. Disney World is just expensive, especially if you don’t know where to find the savings. But, that’s where I come in!

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Build a Droid in Galaxy's Edge Disney World

Visiting Galaxy’s Edge in Disney World for the first time with 3 Stars Wars loving boys was awesome. Any Disney lover knows that they go all out when it comes to theming, and Galaxy’s Edge is a prime example of that. We would all agree that one of the best parts of the day was watching them participate in the hands on experiences. My two older boys got to build lightsabers but we thought it would be better for our 6 year old to build a droid (more on that later).

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How to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass

Want to hear something pretty cool? In the last 2 years our family has not paid for one single plane ticket. Now that’s easy if you haven’t traveled anywhere, but nope! That’s not at all the case. In just the last 2 years we have flown to Costa Rica twice, the Dominican Republic, Cancun, Chicago and Florida 4 times. And for each of those flights our only cost was the taxes for each ticket. Want to know how we do it?

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banner for fort myers beach salty sam's pirate cruise adventures

Looking for things to do in Fort Myers Beach? Or how about things to do in Fort Myers with kids? Well, Ahoy, me hearties and welcome aboard! Today’s post is all about our experience on the Salty Sam’s All Ages Pirate Cruise setting sail from Salty Sam’s Marina in Fort Myers Beach.

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Our Review of Amor Arenal Adults Only Hotel in Costa Rica

If you are traveling with adults over the age of 13 and your travels to Costa Rica are bringing you anywhere near the La Fortuna area, you may be wondering where to stay near Arenal Volcano. Well, you have to check out, what we would now call, one of the best hotels near Arenal Volcano. This was our second visit to Costa Rica and it was love at first sight for my husband and I when we pulled up to Amor Arenal, a secluded adults only hotel.

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A Complete Hyatt Andaz Costa Rica Review

Two years ago our family took our first ever vacation paid for with points and miles and It. Was. The. Best. Our destination? Costa Rica! The country that seems to have it all: good food, good coffee, great people, lush rainforests, beautiful beaches, wildlife and adventure. If you’re looking for suggestions for visiting Costa Rica with your family, you can read more about our first visit to Costa Rica and our 10 day itinerary here, because today’s post is all about our anniversary trip and our stay at the Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo. We left the kids behind for 3 nights of relaxation, 5 star treatment, and pure vida. Our trip started at the Amor Arenal in La Fortuna, about 2 1/2 hours away and ended at the Hyatt Andaz. Both were excellent but read on to see our full Andaz Costa Rica review, what we loved, and what we would have changed.

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Hi! My name is Kim. I’m the mom of 3 boys, the wife to 1 husband, and the driver of a 2013 Toyota Sienna. I love Jesus and my family, I have an obsession with getting a good deal, and if I had it my way I’d spend every weekend at Disney World trying a new food shaped like a Disney character.

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