Even amid busyness and schedules, taking a short two-day break can inject a dose of magic into life.
We just got back from a short trip to Universal Orlando where we took the time to reconnect our little family. The three of us enjoyed our time relaxing without the worries of business and work while seeing all the holiday decorations, catching the Macy’s Parade and even catching the Mannheim Steamroller Concert!
Although fall hasn't quite arrived here in Georgia, school is back in session and we're already feeling the heat of over a hundred degrees. It's the perfect time to start thinking about winter break trips! In fact, many people have already taken advantage of early discounts and secured their trips to popular destinations like Disney and Universal for Fall break.
Winter break trips are going fast, with resorts still trying to make up for lost revenue due to the pandemic. While there are still some affordable options, hidden costs can quickly add up and take away from your vacation experience.
Universal Orlando is a destination that never fails to captivate visitors with its thrilling attractions and immersive experiences. As the seasons change, so too does the park, offering a variety of seasonal events that cater to different interests and preferences. From heart-racing scares during Halloween Horror Nights to the vibrant festivities of Mardi Gras, Universal Orlando knows how to keep the excitement level high year-round. In this blog, we'll explore the seasonal offerings you can expect at Universal Orlando, highlighting the pros and cons of each event. Get ready to embark on a journey filled with chills, cheers, and holiday magic as we dive into the world of Universal's seasonal delights
The stockings were hung...
Today, thoughts turn to last minute gifts.
We are all busy and things fall through the cracks. We know. We all do it. We start off with good intentions, but we end up gong in five million different directions and somehow before we know it - Christmas Eve is here and we have forgotten an important gift!
Who did you forget this year?
When Mr. Walt Disney decided to add world to his last name and create in Florida, he and all of his imaginers really made sure you were in a world. A world of fantasy, imagination, futuristic technology, and creation. You really are immersed into a whole new world (see what I did there?).
When visiting you get to experience four different theme parks. You can also immerse yourself into shopping and dining in Disney Springs.
You can start at Magic Kingdom where you step into the fantasy world of all the princesses, then take the monorail over to EPCOT where you literally travel the world in just a few miles and engage in futuristic technology and space travel. When you land back on Earth, you can take the Skyliner over to Hollywood Studios and explore old time Hollywood or a galaxy far, far away. When the Millenium Falcon brings you back from that galaxy you can head over to hang with Woody and Buzz in Toy Story Land.
If you are missing those fur babies at home, you can head over to Animal Kingdom where you can travel to Africa for a three-week ride through the African wilderness. Feeling adventurous? Head over to Everest and join a team headed to hunt for the yeti.
Disney Springs offers great dining options from casual to fine dining. Lots of great shopping and it is not limited to just those amazing Disney souvenirs. There is entertainment and night life for those who did not get worn out at the parks.
Disney has so much to offer for the young and retired. You really do step into a world of Disney and it does not disappoint on any level.
According to the U.S. Travel Association, Americans leave some 768 million unused vacation days. You can read articles about how vacations will help productivity, sleep, focus, energy, etc.
But most still don't listen and continue to put work first and let those vacation days waste away.
Days off are essential to overall health and well-being, helping to re-energize, re-focus, get rested, and ultimately be happier.
Usually you want to go when its not busy or when it is least expensive, or both! But these days, the crowds are always moderate to heavy and the prices are never going to be like they were years ago. I n other words, those. Free Dining days with low crowds of early Fall are long gone.
Although, if you are a Disney+ member, right now there is a pretty sweet deal going on!
Basically for the same reason any professional that provides a service charges a fee. I am running a business.
I have years of experience, training, and the knowledge of having been there and done that.
By charging a fee, I can take fewer clients and give more attention to them. By charging a fee, I am not going to push you towards a more expensive resort for a bigger commission. By charging a fee, you can be assured that my #1 thought is for YOU and not the supplier (like Disney or Universal). By charging a fee, when that promotion comes up I am not going to loose money by sitting on hold to reduce the price of your vacation, like I would if I was commission based only.
Are there travel agents that don’t charge fees? Yes. They are either not aware of their own worth or try to make up for it in volume sales.
Do I ever reduce my fee? Sometimes. I have a military discount for those using military rates in their travel. We were a military family for 20 years and I appreciate all they do for us.
I also offer a reduced fee for returning guests who have referred other clients who have booked with me and paid my fee. Most of my returning guest are like family to me.
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From all of us at JMorris Travel to all of our Wonderful Clients and Friends we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a very Prosperous New Year!
And if you are trying to out do that brother in law this year, give a gift of a cruise to your parents! The memories will last a lifetime!
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