Monday, February 19, 2018

Travel Favorites: Orlando, FL

I am trying to attack the weeks with a more positive mindset by being so prepared going into Monday and I think I've really done it this week!

I was super productive most of the weekend: knocked out meal planning, shopping and prepping (see how I do this in this post), lots of laundry and cleaning for our Minimalist Game (details on this coming soon)! On top of all that, I still got in a few dog walks, a yummy Mexican date night with my man, started and finished an entire book and had brunch with Whitney and some friends Sunday morning! So all in all, pretty successful weekend. 

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I spent 5 days in Orlando earlier this month with Maggie and Derek and we had a BLAST. I'm probably going to write a few posts on planning and my tips for traveling as adults, but today I just wanted to share a few of my favorite moments! 


Honestly, I should just stop right here because this was, of course, my favorite part of the whole trip and my main motivation for going in the first place. Yes, there will be an entire post dedicated solely to Harry Potter. Every second of being in Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, Hogwarts and riding the Hogwarts Express had me smiling so much it hurt and close to tears a few times. Thankfully, there was no judgement from Christian, Maggie or Derek because they were loving it just as much! 

Animal Kingdom. 

Animal Kingdom was my favorite of all the Disney parks. So much so, that we went twice! Everything we did there was so fun  - The Lion King show, the Everest ride, the African Safari and just walking around the entire park and seeing all the wildlife! I think it would be really fun to stay at one of the hotels closer to Animal Kingdom next time. 

Eating around the world. 

Most people drink around the world at Epcot and we definitely had those intentions (that the husbands followed through with), but Maggie and I ended up doing way more eating around the world which I enjoyed so much more. From guacamole in Mexico to gelato in Italy, I was in heaven! I also really loved how immersive each country was! 
Our travel buddies! 

We truly picked the best couple to go on this vacation with. Maggie and I learned we married each other. Derek and I would be randomly bursting out into random noises while she and Christian would be looking for beer. It was the perfect match. We also can all be super introverted so it was nice to come home from the parks and everyone being perfectly comfortable crawling in bed to read or unwind before getting up for another early morning. We honestly just vacation so similarly that we were all on the same page all week! Hence why we'll be doing it again with kids in 10-15 years LOL.

 Have you been to Orlando recently? Did you have a favorite event/park?


Audrey Louise said...

What a fun & busy weekend!
I love all the WWoHP pictures!!! I've been there once and it was years ago. I need to go back!
I freaking love all your shirts!
Animal Kingdom is my favorite park, too :)
I wish I could convince the husband to go to Disney/Universal. He's never been so he just doesn't understand. Someday... someday...

J said...

Looks like you had such a fun time!! I live around the Orlando area and love going to the theme parks. I don't have an annual pass though but I do try to go once a year... they're so much fun but I always get so tired from all that walking, lol! Epcot is definitely my favorite park though, it's always nice walking around the lake and seeing all the countries! :)