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We Didn’t Win the Super Bowl, But We Still Vacationed in Disney World!

Fourteen years. It took me 14 years to finally convince my wife to go to Disney World. Allie had gone when she was little, as had I. Epcot had just been built, in fact, the last time my parents took me and my sister on one looong road trip from New York to Orlando Florida. We still joke about all the "Stop at Pedro's" billboards we saw along the way. My wife loves Disney, don't get me wrong. Beauty and the Beast was "our movie" and we've seen just about every follow-up animated film since. Maybe it's that we have two boys? Maybe it's because we've really only gone on vacations we can drive ...

Fun Things to Do on Your Vacation

Planning a vacation is a great experience for every person who is going to be a part of it. There are a wide variety of ways that you and your friends or family members can spend your time on your next vacation. The time you spend planning your vacation in advance will be worth it. You will be able to do some brainstorming to come up with fun ideas for activities that everyone can take part in. Here are a few suggestions for things to do on your next vacation that you might want to consider. 1. Try some of the best restaurants in the city. A vacation cannot truly be considered ...

5 Things I Hate About Flying

I travel a fair amount for work each year. I'm regularly hopping on a plane from Newark, NJ to places like Scottsdale, Arizona. Seattle, Washington.  Orlando, Florida. Chicago, Illinois. Even out of the country to areas like Toronto or England. I enjoy flying. I've never been afraid of it and I actually enjoy the time it gives me to catch up on reading or even writing. For example, I'm currently writing this very blog post some 39,000 feet in the air on a flight home from Santa Barbara, California. (Props to United Airlines for having WiFi that works!) No, I don't hate flying at all. What I do hate, however, are passengers. People ...

Sweet! We visited the PEZ Factory in Orange, Connecticut!

While on our way back from a family wedding in New Haven, Connecticut, I convinced Allie to make a stop in the city of Orange. We had seen a billboard on I-95 for a PEZ Visitor Center and I was most definitely curious. Jason LOVES PEZ. With his nut and seed allergies, it's tough finding sweets he likes but thankfully he's very into sugary (not chocolatey) candy. And PEZ is near the top of his list. A quick search online and after reading some rave reviews, I was convinced we had to stop. So we did. Allie was up for it but not really too excited to be honest. That would all ...

Is There a Cuter Celebrity Couple Than Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard?

Kristen Bell became my instant blog crush after I had the privilege of interviewing her for a Disney Frozen Event. She was as adorable, sweet and bubbly in person as she appears on TV and movies. And Dax Shepard? Well, just watching Dax on Parenthood makes him seem like an all-around cool guy. The guy you just want to hang out with and watch some TV, drink a few beers and chill. Put the two of them together and you get some highly creative content. The pair recently released vacation footage of their time spent together down in Africa a few years back, before they started having kids. But before you start ...

Celebrating our 25-Year Date-iversary at the Hilton Garden Inn Central Park South

November 10, 1990. That's the exact day I first dated the woman who would become my best friend in the entire world and eventually my wife. Allie and I grew up just one town over from each other in the Rockland County suburbs, but we didn't meet until we were both in college at upstate SUNY Binghamton, some three hours away. That night, November 10 of my freshman year, we both went to a Blind Date Dance together. I had known Allie for a few months and we became friends but I was clearly too nervous to go any further than that at the time. Then our mutual friend Iris set us ...