Friday, 18 August 2017

5 authentic Canadian experiences we had in Alberta

It's been a week since we left Canada and what a busy 7 days it's been. Stuart and I moved into our new flat in Canterbury on Monday and we've spent the last few days getting through our move in to-do list and sorting our new home out. Moving out straight after Canada meant that we haven't really had the chance to 'get over' the trip yet and I haven't had the opportunity to publish any new blog posts about the trip until now. Now that the flat is sorted, the Canada national parks content can begin and I'll be starting off this series of posts with a recount of all of the 'authentic Canadian experiences' we had whilst we were visiting Calgary, Jasper, Banff and Waterton. Whilst we were away, Stuart's friend Kirsten showed us around Alberta and we also stayed with some of his family friends, so it's all thanks to them that we got to have such a truly Canadian trip.

Flowers in Banff National Park, Alberta

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Sprinkles Cupcake ATM at Disney Springs

Sprinkles Cupcakes at Disney Springs

If you follow any Walt Disney World bloggers or instagrammers on social media, you will have heard of the Cupcake ATM at Disney Springs shopping district. I briefly talked about the ATM in my post about new experiences I had at Walt Disney World this year, but incase you didn't know anything about it, Sprinkles Cupcakes have gained fame across the USA for letting their customers order cupcakes using pink ATM machines. In May 2016 a Sprinkles cupcake shop and ATM opened at Disney Springs and since then it has become a must-do at Walt Disney World, with lots of people heading to Sprinkles just to get that perfect Instagram photo outside the ATM! After hearing everybody rave about Sprinkles, I decided to visit the shop whilst I was at Walt Disney World in June of this year and see what all of the fuss is about!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge resort review

Whilst we were in Florida, we stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge resort at Walt Disney World. It wasn't our first time at this hotel, as we previously stayed there in Summer 2014, but I felt like we experienced the resort more this trip as we were on the Disney Dining Plan and we were able to dine at the hotel restaurants. Today I'm going to share a review of the resort, which will hopefully convince you to stay there at some point in the future or alternatively, get you excited for your stay that you've already booked!


The lobby at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Friday, 4 August 2017

5 things you should consider before booking a trip to Orlando

Summer holidays in Orlando, Florida are really popular with British families and travellers. With the theme parks only a short drive from Orlando International airport, most people fly into the Sunshine state for 2 weeks and spend their holiday visiting Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and more. As it’s quite a long way to travel, going to Orlando is a big deal for people and lots of planning goes into trips. In today’s post I’m going to be talking about what you should consider before booking a trip to Orlando, which will feature some key decision making questions that should help you kick start your Florida holiday planning.

Main Street USA at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World