our first month living in tampa

We’ve officially been residents of Tampa, FL for over a month now! Time has truly flown. Reflecting on what this first month has been like, I can say with absolute clarity that moving here has been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Yes, it’s been exhausting and challenging at times but it’s been […]

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cross country moving: tips and what we learned

As I mentioned in my last two posts, doing a cross-country move had so many unexpected challenges and stressors! No matter the distance, moving is already a really stressful thing to do. Add in 1,200+ miles of distance and the variables to manage become overwhelming really quickly. For this post I’m organizing everything we learned […]

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Officially residents of tampa, FL

It feels surreal to say that we are now official residents of Tampa, FL! We made the trek down last Monday and wow was it overwhelming. I always tend to get anxious when there is a lot of build-up around a specific event. My head spins in hundreds of directions of wanting to be prepared, […]

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disney world – animal kingdom

Finally wrapping up my series on the Disney World Parks. Posts on Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios are linked here. Overview Animal Kingdom is one of Disney Worlds most interesting parks with a theme unlike any other. With the center of the park being the infamous Tree Of Life from Lion King, the rest […]

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disney world – hollywood studios

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! It’s been cold and snowy in upstate New York the last few weeks so it feels as though holiday season is now in full swing. Although my current reality is snow boots and Christmas shopping, I’m continuing on with my posts about Disney World. For today, I’ll be […]

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disney world – where to eat

Next month we’ll be visiting warm and sunny Florida and I’m really excited that we’ve managed to fit in a day to visit Disney World. Disney is one of my favorite places on earth with its magic energy and days packed with fun. I’ve put together a guide of the best places to eat on […]

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exploring tampa, florida

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a month since we were cruising around the Caribbean! As I had posted a few weeks ago, before the cruise we spent time with family and friends in Clearwater. While Clearwater was our home base, we did spend a day exploring the growing city of Tampa. Tampa is […]

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relaxing in clearwater beach

Not exaggerating when I say it’s snowing in Rochester right now! Next week it’s May and it’s snowing! Needless to say, I needed a burst of sunshine so recapping our time in Florida last month before we took off on our cruise. We have family and a lot of friends that live in Florida so […]

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disney world – where to stay

When booking your Disney vacation there are always a lot of options of where to stay and it can be overwhelming. In my opinion, it’s ALWAYS worth it to stay on Disney property. You get a ton of benefits that you don’t get when you stay elsewhere and on top of it, you get the […]

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the magic of disney

Disney is truly one of my greatest loves. I’m sure that sounds dramatic and intense but I love everything about the brand. I love and own all of the movies and have seen them hundreds of times. And gosh do I love Disney World. I didn’t first go to Disney world until I was a […]

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