Disney World

Review: The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2012

November 28, 2012
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My apologies to all you solo travel generalists out there; this one’s for the Disney fans. Perhaps you’d rather read this blast from the past? Christmas Week Travel. . .Or Not. * * * * * Do you dream of a traditional Christmas with snow and sleigh rides, candy canes and hot cider, enormous Christmas […]

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Disney’s Food & Wine Festival for the Solo Traveler

August 14, 2012
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It’s that time of year again when Disney fans are starting to make plans to attend Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival at Disney World. There is so much to love about this festival. The food! The wine! The craft beers! The entertainment! And some things not to love. . .like the crowds. I attended […]

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Live Entertainment at Disney World

March 30, 2012
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Many people go to Walt Disney World without realizing how much it has to offer beyond theme park rides. I’ve known people who have gone to the Magic Kingdom, assuming that was all there was to Disney World! When I inquired about how they liked Animal Kingdom or Epcot, they looked at me like they […]

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Staying at the Walt Disney World Swan

February 29, 2012

During my first two trips to Walt Disney World, I became convinced that the ideal place to stay would be at one of the Boardwalk hotels, because of how close they are to my favorite park—Epcot–and how many dining and activity options are available there. I decided the Swan or Dolphin would be best for […]

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Universal’s CityWalk vs. Downtown Disney

January 27, 2012

Ask almost any regular Orlando visitor which has the best nightlife options–Universal Orlando’s CityWalk or Disney World’s Downtown Disney–and the majority will say: CityWalk. I would have also said this, even before I visited CityWalk for the first time (mainly because I’m still bitter about Disney shutting down the Adventurer’s Club). And yet if you […]

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My Solo Travels of 2011: The Word is “Relax”

December 30, 2011

The trouble with setting travel goals at the beginning of the year is that you have to then review your progress at the end of the year to see how you did. Thankfully, I didn’t do so bad this year. Of the six destination goals I set for myself in 2011, I achieved five of […]

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2011: Where Am I Going?

March 18, 2011

For the past 3 months, my friends and family, coworkers, people I know on Facebook and Twitter and total strangers on the street have been asking me “Where are you traveling this year, Gray?” and “What’s your next trip?” I’ve been playing it coy, building suspense, saying “it’s a secret.” Truth is, until last week, […]

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Counter Dining in Style at Disney

July 6, 2010

Once again, I am very pleased to bring you a guest post by foodie blogger extraordinaire AJ Wolfe of the Disney Food Blog. A few weeks ago, AJ shared with us an excellent itinerary for solo travelers attending Disney World’s Food and Wine Festival.  Today, AJ discusses counter dining options located in Disney theme parks […]

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Going Solo to Disney’s Food & Wine Festival

June 8, 2010

I have mentioned in this blog before that a great way to travel solo is to pursue a passion while you travel.  For foodies, that might mean taking a cooking class in France or traveling to a food festival or event.  Today’s guest blogger, AJ Wolfe from The Disney Food Blog, elaborates on this by […]

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