Enjoying Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Belle from Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Yesterday we wrote about enjoying several of the different pavilions within Epcot's World Showcase here in Walt Disney World. Today we review our second full day here at the House of Mouse, namely Disney's Hollywood Studios. Morning Before Arriving At Disney's Hollywood Studios As I was up for a couple of hours in the middle of the night (who knows why) I was glad that we had planned for a sleep late day. I first went and once again used the gym at Disney's BoardWalk Villas before breakfast. … [Read more...]

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas – Initial Impressions

Disney's Boardwalk

As mentioned in an earlier post about this year's vacation to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida we are staying during week 1 at Disney's BoardWalk Villas. While this is a Deluxe Resort inside Walt Disney World, I selected this location for several reasons, including: Incredible convenience; it is within walking distance to Epcot theme park on the one side and Disney's Hollywood Studio's on the other As is the case with any Disney resort inside Walt Disney World, one does not need a … [Read more...]

Disney Boardwalk Villas Here We Come

Mickey Mouse Picture

It was almost two years ago when one of my daughters and myself spend a week at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. You can read about some of our experiences including the Walt Disney World buses, Disney Dining Plan, Walt Disney World Disney Deluxe Resorts and so on on our Disney page.   On-Line Check-in At Disney World Resorts This year I am trying something new; this year I am trying the on-line check-in. I have heard mixed reviews on it. When I did it a few minutes … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #447 – Inside – Turn Off Water Heater When Away

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 447, Turn Off Water Heater When Away on Vacation. You know, we have never done this I’m ashamed to say. Of course this should be done. For those with a hot water tank, why continually heat the water, causing it to evaporate more quickly than if it was not heated, … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #439 – Inside – Turn Off Main Water Shutoff When Away On Vacation

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 439, Turn Main Tap Off When Away on Vacation. Interesting idea. Even when you are away, a minute amount of water is consumed by the hot water tank (if you have one), the toilets, etc. as water evaporates as well as any unknown water leaks. This also prevents against … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #410 – Inside – Skip Showering For A Day

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 410, Shower Every Other Day. Say on weekends, or on vacation. Personal hygiene preference. Just don’t fall into the trap of following your current habits blindly. Not ever country in the world sees its residents take a shower every single day. You will save clean … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Turn Down Water Heater Temperature When Away

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 370, Turn Down Water Heater Temperature When Away. Going on vacation or a business trip? Is anyone else going to be in your home? If not, turn down the temperature setting in the water heater way, way down or perhaps just to the pilot light (for those using natural gas … [Read more...]

Recent Walt Disney World Trip – Disney Dining Plan

GardenGrocer.com Bill

Last time we wrote about our experiences with the Disney World buses from having stayed inside Walt Disney World at one of their resort accommodations for the first time. Today we thought we would write about the Disney Dining Plan. This is another benefit of staying at one of the Walt Disney World resorts (we stayed for one week at Disney's Old Key West resort). You are able to purchase one of 4 different types of meal plans if you stay on site. You can read about them here at the … [Read more...]

On The Road To South Bend and Notre Dame

Irish Guard and Touchdown Jesus

If you are reading article on its publication date, I should be on the road travelling to South Bend, Indiana to spend a week in and around the University of Notre Dame. It is a 7 to 8 hour drive from where I live east of South Bend, so I am told. As I have wrote previously, I have been a fan as long as I can remember. So, this vacation week sees me visiting for the first time ever the campus of the Fighting Irish, doing all the touristy things, and generally just trying to soak it all in. … [Read more...]

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