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Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' Florida Kitchen Review Part 1

Eat all the things! Alright - maybe we didn't eat ALL of the things, but as soon as we walked in the door at Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' Florida Kitchen And Shine Bar our goal was to eat as much as we possibly could. I'd say we put a pretty big dent in the menu, and I've got photos for you of every wonderful thing. I'll say it right here at the start, this celebrity chef restaurant in Disney Springs is my new Walt Disney World favorite.

Souvenir Sensation: Lavender Bundles From L'OCCITANE At Disney Springs

I'm sort of a sucker for souvenirs with a cause, be it MagicBead rolled paper jewelry from Hollywood Studios, or Djembe Drums from Animal Kingdom, if I can do good in the world and bring home a great gift, I'm totally in. On a recent trip I discovered that one of the new shops at Disney Springs is home to great gifts that support one of my favorite things in the world - Lavender.

Seven Things I Have To Do On Every Disney Trip

I've written previously about how I like to try at least 5 new things each time I go to Walt Disney World, but I also do a lot of things that have become so ingrained to my Disney trips that if I don't get to do them, it just doesn't feel like vacation. These personal Disney traditions are just part of what makes it all magic for me. So check out seven things I have to do on every Disney trip.

Spend Some Leisure Time At Walt Disney World

Time and time again I hear travelers talk about how exhausted they are when they return from a Walt Disney World vacation. "I need a vacation from my vacation" they tell me. I get it. It costs a lot of money to go to Disney, and you want to get your moneys worth. But this is your vacation, and if you try to squeeze everything into one trip you are likely to come home stressed and exhausted. Here are a few tips and ideas to help you slow down at Disney while still making the most of every day.

A Few Drinks At Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar

My 22 year old son and I have a running "argument" over which one of us drank more on our last Disney trip. He's sure it was him, but I think he just didn't want to have to tell his friends that is was totally his Mom. Regardless of who downed more delicious Disney cocktails on the trip - we started it all off with rounds at the fantastically fun Indiana Jones themed location at Disney Springs - Jock Lindey's Hangar Bar.

Romantic Spots To Stop For A Cocktail At Walt Disney World

Looking for some romantic spots for cocktails with your sweetheart at Walt Disney World? We've got five great bars and lounges that are perfect for you and your loved one to wind up your nights with a drink or two and a little relaxation. We picked these perfect spots for their theming, unique drinks, and great seating. So read on and then be sure to add them to your next romantic Disney getaway!

My Five Favorite Things About The Disney Cruise Line

I've been dreaming of going back to sea, as tends to happen this time of year. If like me you yearn to slow down and relax while soaking up some serious tropical sun, maybe it's time you take a Disney Cruise. Leaving from Port Canaveral (and other Ports around the world) the Disney Cruise Line offers an escape beyond compare, and I thought I would let you in on the five things that I love most.

Three Places Perfect For A Princess At Walt Disney World

It's no big secret that Walt Disney World is the best place to go if you want to show a little princess love. Whether you're looking to be treated like a princess, or you're hoping to meet a princess, the Disney Parks have no shortage of royal experiences. Checkout just a couple of the great places you can get your princess-fix on your next Disney vacation.

Why Walt Disney World Keeps Me Coming Back Year After Year

I'm often asked why I keep vacationing at Walt Disney World year after year. People seem genuinely baffled at how I can go to the same place and not get bored. Their question is always met with a smile and deep breath before launching into my speech of what they're missing out on. Here's a little peek at a few of the reasons that I love Walt Disney World and why I keep returning.