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Ahh, the beautiful sunshine and warm weather of Florida was a brief respite from December in Wisconsin. We stayed four nights in Orlando at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Below are some notes on our trip: Airline/Hotel: Booked a Southwest Airlines package deal for flight + hotel when there was a good sale in September. Also love that they have non-stop service from our home airport. Enjoyed Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort: comfortable room,… Read More

It was time to switch it up after two days doing the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. From our base at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, we arranged for a Mears Shuttle to pick us up and take us to Universal Studios Orlando. We had been to Universal Studios Hollywood back in 2012, and although there is a bit of crossover, the big draw to Orlando is, of course, the Wizarding World of Harry… Read More

We set aside Day 3 as primarily a palace, museum, and library day. Took the tube to the Marble Arch station. We visited the Marble Arch because this is the area of London I stayed in when doing my study abroad. Then we walked to Speakers’ Corner. After that, we walked the length of Hyde Park on the side bordered by Park Lane, enjoying the spring flowers that were already in bloom…. Read More