Summer 2019: Island Time at Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa – The Typical Tourist

My younger gal at Sunset Point at the edge of Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa Well, it’s been 30 days already and I’m not back in Hawai’i. Full disclosure: I think it has taken me so long to write these reviews because every time I think about the beauty, sights, sounds, food and fun… Continue reading Summer 2019: Island Time at Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa – The Typical Tourist

More Mexican? Yes, please! – Los Reyes Mexican Grill Clermont, FL – The Typical Tourist

A throwback margarita was the perfect way to start! Looking for a new take on an old favorite led us to Los Reyes Mexican Grill, a relatively new addition to Downtown Clermont. The delectable smell that met us at the door told us we made the right choice! Los Reyes Mexican Grill is located at… Continue reading More Mexican? Yes, please! – Los Reyes Mexican Grill Clermont, FL – The Typical Tourist

Summer 2019: California and Hawaii – The Typical Tourist

Happy family due to the stunning lack of wet-blanket, Florida heat. A snack trio that proves Disney knows our dessert-loving hearts, and Dole whip before lunch. Because Dole whip. Enjoy! A note: See that handsome guy *smiling* in front of that mountain?? The “mountain” is the Matterhorn, an original Disneyland ride, and riding it with… Continue reading Summer 2019: California and Hawaii – The Typical Tourist

Summer 2019: California and Hawaii – The Typical Tourist

First taste: Louisiana Crawfish Cake! Every time we travel, we learn something about ourselves. Deep down, that might be my favorite part. During our whirlwind long weekend in Asheville in January, we learned that Mom and Dad making the big plans and leaving room for the daughter to suggest the smaller, daily plans is a… Continue reading Summer 2019: California and Hawaii – The Typical Tourist

A Travel Planning Post: What baggage are you carrying? – The Typical Tourist

Let’s chat for a moment about travel and baggage. (The actual suitcases; this isn’t a psychological post!) Airlines these days are getting VERY specific about what constitutes a personal item and a carry on. In the US, prior to 9/11, you could easily use a full 22” carry on, maybe even 24” if it was… Continue reading A Travel Planning Post: What baggage are you carrying? – The Typical Tourist

Summer 2019: California and Hawaii – The Typical Tourist

Enjoying our MacMurray vineyards wine at Wine Country Trattoria! On our last night in Anaheim, we opted for Wine Country Trattoria inside California Adventure Park. Italian food (read comfort food), good California wine, and an inviting atmosphere seemed like a solid plan – and it was all that and more! We started with the Caprese… Continue reading Summer 2019: California and Hawaii – The Typical Tourist

Easter 2019 – Bradenton Beach at Anna Maria Island – The Typical Tourist

Some of the most delicious shrimp tacos on the island! Easter Weekend 2019 Throwback #2: When the locals throw a party in the bar area, you know the food is going to be good! We are Mexican food lovers – okay, Tex-Mex, Americanized Mexican food lovers; we accept our label – so when we travel,… Continue reading Easter 2019 – Bradenton Beach at Anna Maria Island – The Typical Tourist

Easter 2019 – Bradenton Beach at Anna Maria Island – The Typical Tourist

Is lunch too early for Tito’s and Pink Lemonade? AMOB says, “How can you drink all day if you don’t start in the morning?” This is a THROWBACK Post to Easter Weekend 2019. We had a four day weekend, so we headed to the coast. However, our weekend weather was a bit colder than we… Continue reading Easter 2019 – Bradenton Beach at Anna Maria Island – The Typical Tourist