Disney for Adults
If ever there was a transformation in my thinking, it was this week at Disney. For the first time in 30 years, I had Mickey and the gang to myself. Travelling with a small group of women to a Travel Agent Conference at the Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando was a business need-in the beginning but then I saw the other side of the world.
Arriving on Sunday gave us an afternoon and evening to explore before the conference began. Our first stop was the Boardwalk. In all my past visits, we saw the Boardwalk as we crossed the bridge from Britain to France, but never crossed over. This time we took the quick bus over to Hollywood Studios and walked along the canal to the Boardwalk’s shops and restaurants. We watched the magician and performers and listened to the music; always a great take no matter who you travel with. This time though, we were able to dine al fresco and watch a few wedding parties as they prepared for their events, we noticed a happy bride and groom doing a photo shoot with the lagoon as their background following their beachfront ceremony.
Always looking for hidden Mickeys, those secret logos hidden in the architecture and nooks and crannies, there was a surprise around every corner. I suppose Disney has always had fantastic gardens and landscaping, but what better way to explore that aspect of Disney than when the only person you have to look after is yourself.
We had several workshops on Monday, with workshops on Loving, Living and Selling Disney and also on accessible travel for those with special needs. There’s no better place on earth to accommodate disabled travelers than Disney. Our resort swimming pool had a fantastic motorized seat, allowing wheel chair bound and others to get in and out of the pool safely.
Monday evening found us torn between the Soaring Ride (the wait is nearly non existent in the evenings), the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot, and the 10 PM Halloween Light Parade at Magic Kingdom. We managed to do it all. Boy we move fast when there are no little feet or strollers to deal with. Soaring was amazing, if we didn’t have the parade at 10 PM, I would have gone on Soaring a few more times. It was just so unique.
Speaking of the Food and Wine Festival, I hope to attend again next year. There were stalls from each country serving food, beer and wine that you could enjoy as you strolled the world showcase. I enjoyed tasting little samplings from several different locations.
Tuesday night found us in Downtown Disney. There’s enough shopping and restaurants here to keep us coming back for a week, without even considering the entertainment in Pleasure Island. We opted for Portobello’s Restaurant where the service was spectacular, the food luscious and the view tremendous. If you’d like more details, please call me at 603-434-8100, email me at Wendy@SoloToGroupTravel.com, or message me at
Today’s all inclusive resorts offer more than umbrella drinks and buffet dining. Most offer numerous non-motorized sports, a choice of pool areas (kids/adults/quiet/entertainment/music) several a la carte restaurants, premium liquors and elegant guest rooms. Several offer inclusive golf, spa treatments, world class entertainment, diving and teen centers.
Answer some of these questions to determine the best match for you:
- Are you looking for a family resort or an adult only experience?
- If children are travelling, what are their ages and interests?
- If all travelers are adults, would you prefer a couples resort, a singles specialty, gay/lesbian friendly, weddings or resorts that cater to seniors?
- Do you plan to spend time on the beach or do you prefer the pools?
- Are you a foodie, preferring fine dining experiences to buffets? Do you prefer local and international cuisine or traditional American faire?
- Do you appreciate fine wines and liquors? Do you have a favorite beer/wine that will be requested?
Send me an email or call me. We can discuss the vacation plans that are important to you and find a resort that meets your needs giving you the best value. We have a low price guarantee and offer free or reduced airport transportation through our partners at Linahan Limousine for guests in the Boston/Manchester/Portland area. A special incentive will also be offered to clients who are outside of our local area. Call Wendy at 603-434-8100. Email me at Wendy@SoloToGroupTravel.com. Message me at
Thanks for visiting, travelling, and exploring new cultures with me. For years, people have asked my advice about travel and vacation planning. After all, I’ve logged more checks on my bucket list, than most people ever think of adding to their list. Having visited over 30 countries and most states in the USA, I am happy to share my experiences-both good and bad-to help others have an enjoyable experience when away from home. I’m all about value, getting the most for the travel dollar. My driving force is giving you both of those things: enjoyment and value.
As a former air traffic controller, I fantasized about every unique destination from the flight plans of Boston, New York and for a while San Francisco departing aircraft. The more exotic the place sounded, the more intrigued I became. I wanted to read and learn all about the people who lived there, how they arrived and what made them unique. These vacation dreams often led to visits, which I will share in my blogs.
Back to why I sell travel experiences: because I want everyone to experience the world and enjoy it as much as I do, whether it’s a business trip to a conference, a weekend getaway or a cruise around the world. I want to share my knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, organization skills and attention to detail to help each of you find the best fit for your needs.
Most travelers will have a better vacation experience with concierge services that take care of details they may not have time for. You may feel more secure and relaxed knowing the details have been taken care of. There are more than 69,000 hotel rooms in New York City, which one is right for you? How about 700+ hotels in Bangkok? How do you choose the right one, where do you go once you’ve checked in and whom do you call if you’ve lost your passport?
Working for an online cruise specialty company, I realized I wanted to be the “go to person” for clients who want personalized service. While I am still able to sell cruises at very competitive rates, and I am happy to have some clients visit my site to save money on hotels and vacations booking independently, I truly enjoy the people who would like to banter destination and travel options that will best fulfill their needs.
Everyone who books with me or through my site will be assured of the very best value, exceptional service and a travel concierge to take care of the details. I’m happy to partner with Linahan Limousine to offer booking incentives to clients in the Manchester/Boston/Portland market. I welcome feedback, questions and comments and hope to hear from you soon. Call Wendy at 603-434-8100. Email me at Wendy@SoloToGroupTravel.com