Disney vacations are all new to me. I wasn't familiar with much of anything before we ventured out to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. Everything was brand new from the MyDisneyExperience website, and app for my Smartphone, to Magic Kingdom, to Animal Kingdom, to Hollywood Studios, and Epcot. It was a whole new world, with Mr. Sunflower [...]
Hands up if you're the one behind the camera all of the time. I would imagine a good percentage of you out there are raising your hands. (You can put them down for now, because you probably look fairly ridiculous to your co-workers right now.) Honestly, I don't love being in front of the camera, but [...]
The first night of the conference, our families were shuttled over to Epcot for an outrageous Family Dinner, after the attendees had a little welcome reception. The family dinner was amazing, and once it ended, we were led over to the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party. The party had cocktails, desserts and one of the most [...]
When I was younger, my parents took the family to Walt Disney World in Orlando. Way back then, there was a park called MGM. My only memories of the park were of a Jaws ride, which was no longer in existence; and Indian Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. When I got the invite to Disney Social [...]
Before we left for our Disney Social Media Moms Celebration trip, many people told me Disney's Animal Kingdom was a bit boring. It would probably be something the kids wouldn't find fun. Those people were totally wrong. We had a great time at Animal Kingdom. Holy macaroni, the shade all over the park was fun [...]
If given the chance, I highly recommend spending Mother's Day with your family at Disney's Magic Kingdom. I thought Disney Social Media Moms Celebration was nuts to have the conference over Mother's Day weekend. They were not nuts. Those masterminds were geniuses. Geniuses, I tell you! Extending our trip was the best decision Mr. Sunflower [...]
Traveling with kids. It's an art form many people don't truly understand. Simple trips to the store can be chaotic: last minute trips to the bathroom; car seat is wet for some reason; not one child seems to be able to find their sunglasses; every child wants to bring just one more thing for the three [...]
Once Disney Social Media Moms Celebration came to a close on Mother's Day, our family headed back to our room so we could check-out of the beautiful, luxurious Disney's Yacht Club Resort. Fear not! We weren't leaving Disney World, though. Our family still had some days left to enjoy our park hopper passes, and [...]
November Sunflower, and the Sunflower Family, aren't what you'd call used to luxury. We're more of a "budget-friendly" family while on vacation. Hell, we rarely get to vacation, let alone vacation in a high-end resort like Disney's Yacht Club Resort. Don't get me wrong, we're classy animals, for sure. I say excuse me after I [...]
Have you ever been invited to something, and wonder "how am I supposed to concentrate on a conference while my family's enjoying Disney World without me?" It's not a regular occurrence in my daily life, so I'm fairly certain it's not a regular occurrence in most peoples lives. Well, it happened to me when I [...]
3 Tips for Purchasing a Vacation Home, and How to Make the Most of it. You've probably heard on the news how vacation home sales are reaching new heights. The economy is recovering, mortgage interest rates are low, and lenders are easing up their standards for approving loans. The National Association of Realtors had even [...]
Oh the timing of it all...it was rough! Little Miss had a Spring Concert to participate in at her school the night I had wanted to leave for our Disney Social Media Moms Celebration journey. It totally messed up my plans, but the kid had worked super hard in early morning chorus, and with her [...]
Never underestimate the power of a family vacation you can do over a long weekend! It's not about the length of time you spend together, but the quality time spent together. Tuckerton Seaport has so many events throughout the year that'll bring smiles to kid's faces, and parent's faces, too. Heck, bring the grandparents, and [...]
Much of the planning for Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is done by an amazing set of cast members. All the attendees have to do is create, or share, their MyDisneyExperience.com account. Cast Members work like crazed demons getting all of the magic into our accounts, including our hotel reservations, park tickets, and more. Attendees [...]
Toronto and its vibrant nightlife Every great metropolis has a life of its own. When visitors from all over the world flock to a certain city, they're mainly interested in content which they can experience. We're talking about things such as cultural events and museums, different local events, and sport competitions. Another thing that is very [...]
I've been at this "blog" business for years. It all started back in 2009 after my son arrived, and I lost a job working from home. November Sunflower began as a local blog to show people all the free things to do on Long Island, along with teaching people how I learned to shop using [...]
If you're going to do a family road trip, pirates should be involved. Am I right? I thought so. We're Long Islanders, and we do a lot of activities on this Island I love so much. However, there are a few occasions where we leave the Island and head to other nearby family-friendly destinations. By [...]
Traveling cross country with my puffer jacket.
My TOMS took me to California and back to New York - and what an adventure I had along the way. #ENMNCon14 rocked my panda socks, and so much more!
Traveling with TOMS was the smartest thing I could have done! They ended up being perfect traveling shoes for November Sunflower. Do you have a pair? How much do you love them?
The agony of attending a conference and having to cut costs by sharing a roommate, or finding other ways to cut costs so you don't have to share a room. What do you do? #bloggerproblems
Sponsored or non-sponsored when attending a blog conference - which do you prefer? #enmncon14
Heading to a conference? What will make your life easier as far as wicked cool gadgets?
Pockets are a necessity when traveling. #Scottevest has a fantastic solution to the pocket situation many travelers struggle with! NEVER ENOUGH POCKETS!!! #traveltips
Flying the friendly skies with WiFi - it's becoming the norm, now. Pretty cool! #inflightwifi
What do you bring on your flights to make it more pleasurable?
Packing for a trip, and using only a carry-on bag to save money? I've got a few tips I've been told about from a few seasoned travelers.
It's time to catch that flight, what's the best way to get to the airport without breaking the bank?
Traveling by plane can fit into the budget, you just have to put your "investigator" hat on, and rely on some major sites like #airfarewatchdog to help you out!
It's all about carry-on luggage these days. Spending money to check bags is such a slap in the face, and checking bags is so annoying. I hate waiting for them once I've arrived, and with layovers and changing planes....UGH. No thanks. Lost baggage is not going to work for me!