'Tis the season to be merry & bright, festive and fun, and above all...prepared. It's taken me a bit to fully become even just one of those things and to embrace the fact that whether I'm ready or not, the holidays are upon us! Thank goodness (or really just our favorite Disness elf) for this December Launch Box, it's exactly the kick in the tinsel I needed!
Fortunately for many Travel Agents, guests are excited about traveling again and business is picking up. In what falls under the "careful what you wish for" category, these busier work days means that I'm falling behind on those behind the scenes magical things that are important this time of year. This December Launch Box was the perfect, and definitely timely bit of holiday magic I needed.
For starters, and or the Launch Box WIN...holiday cards, and MICKEY AND MINNIE holiday cards to boot! I am still (even with the rising postage rates) a firm believer in the power of snail mail. I don't think much out there...
Sail to a galaxy far, far away aboard Disney Cruise Line's Star Wars Day at Sea! Star Wars fans, here's yet another way to immerse yourself in the story you and/or your kids just might be a little obsessed with. The best way to maximize this 7 night galactic adventure on the high seas so you don't miss a thing, is with one of the amazing travel pros at Destinations to Travel. Who do you know that would LOVE a Star Wars themed cruise? Get a quote today!
You can hear it in your head, right? "Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away With Meeeeeee..." One of those great "older" songs that are now relegated to the grocery story where we can't help but belt them out in the bread aisle. CRUISING! This month's WAY CLEVER Launch Box tackled the world of cruise vacations, and wow...SHIVER ME TIMBERS, it was a treasure trove of goodies!
I can't speak for all Travel Agents (obviously), but for me, for some reason, booking cruises feels daunting. It's not something I can put my finger on as to why, but I always do a "gulp" as I process a cruising deposit. (Maybe because there are so many dadgum deadlines and penalties!) Then, once my sweet guests get to the finish line, I scratch my head about how to package up a killer final document bundle for them. What do you do for guests who will be on a floating, giant city for a week? They don't need height restriction charts, they don't need cooling towels or things to keep...
Do you have a little princess or prince that you think would just LOVE the magic of Walt Disney World, but you are nervous about traveling with littles? It’s no secret that I make as many trips to WDW as I possibly can, but almost all of my trips are adults-only. I recently took what was probably the most magical trip of my life: the first trip with my nieces. “L” was 5.5 and “E” was 9 months. It was completely magical being there with them, but there were also several things that stood out about traveling with kiddos.
Rope drop and early entry
Do it, friends, do it. All Disney resort guests get 30 minutes of early entry at each park each day. I know it may sound overwhelming to get your littles up and moving each morning, but mornings at WDW are golden! Our plan was to be at our mode of transportation 1 hour before early entry started. Most littles are pretty full of energy in the mornings, so it really wasn’t a struggle to get them up and...
It's not often that Disney Cruise Line offers a discount, so when they do, you at least want to SEA about booking a sailing! The best way to navigate the cruise planning process is with one of the amazing travel pros at Destinations to Travel. Get a quote today!
There is still time to book the happiest holiday that ever was at the Disneyland Resort! Plan your practically perfect vacation today with a PRO, so you don't miss any details and make holiday memories that will last a lifetime! Get a quote today!
Add extra magic to your holidays this year with a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! It's not too late to plan the perfect holiday escape, but you'll want a PRO to help you do it! It's a holiday season like no other as Disney World celebrates the season and their 50th Anniversary. Get a quote today!
The Fall, and specifically Halloween are my FAVORITE times of year. I love the crunch of leaves, the cooler mornings & evenings, bonfires, comfy sweatshirts, spooky movies and the excitement that this season is the kick off to SO MUCH holiday fun to come. Fall just feels like the gateway to months FULL of festivities, family, friends and fun. This October Launch Box is THE epitome of FUN. Dare I say...it's my favorite box to date...gasp!
A very cool element to this box is that it's a dual celebration-palooza box. First, the obvious, yay Halloween, what's October without it?! Then, there is the Travel Agent's DREAM bonus which is theming surrounding Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary. This Anniversary is obviously a HUGE deal in the travel industry. It is something that we, as agents have been promoting the CONFETTI out of to drum up business and continue the "Let's travel again" momentum. There are some really fantastic materials in here to use for...
In today’s world of social media, we have all seen the videos of parents surprising their kids with Walt Disney World vacations. I admit, they always make me misty-eyed. I had my own moment several years ago, but instead of making it onto Facebook, it was captured on camcorder on a physical tape!
My sister and I were told we had a pre-park opening breakfast reservation at Crystal Palace. We were told this in advance so there would be minimal whining and complaining when that early morning alarm went off. I remember thinking that I did not want to get up that early; I don’t even enjoy breakfast food that much; I’m not usually very hungry in the morning; and I certainly didn’t care that much about Winnie the Pooh and friends.
We arrived at Magic Kingdom bright and early and headed into the park as others waited at the turnstiles. Dad had the camcorder out using the story that we would likely never be in an almost-empty...
Have you ever wanted to sample a couple of different resorts during a Disney trip, but weren’t sure of the logistics - like managing your luggage and transferring resorts in the middle of a trip? Wonder no more!
Earlier this summer, I went a little wild and stayed at 3 different resorts during my week-long trip. There was a heck of a room discount available, so I thought this was my chance to stay at some resorts that would normally be out of my budget. We enjoyed stays at Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs, Riviera Resort, and Yacht Club, with one-night stays at both Coronado and Riviera. So, what’s the deal with a split stay?
1. Pack and unpack wisely (Not a photo of my actual luggage. Do you know where this picture was taken though? Tell us in the comments!)
We spent our first 3 nights in 3 different resorts, so we needed to be strategic in how we packed and also in how we unpacked. There was no hanging up clothes for the week or claiming drawers for those first...