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Monday

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August 2015

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St Pete Beach, Florida

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St Pete Beach is a little slice of paradise. It’s a 1.5 hour drive from Orlando – by no means close, but entirely worth it. A Brooklyn local first told me about St Pete Beach whilst we were waiting to catch a flight. She said it was a huge deal for the community, as St Pete was voted the best beach in America, one of the best in the world and is the sunset capital of the States. Coming from Plett and living in Cape Town, my beach standards are skyscraper high and whilst she raved about the beach, I […]

Saturday

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August 2015

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Orlando’s Sweet Tooth

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Disclaimer: This list is not for the banting brigade, the carb-conscious or the anti-chocolate mafia. Look, I had all the best intentions of eating healthily in the States, but after 1 week, it kind of went out the window. In saying that, it’s frankly impossible to avoid sugar there, even the air is laced with high fructose corn syrup. However, if you’re in Orlando, your saving grace is that you’re walking a lot (that Proclaimers song will become your mantra). On average, a visitor walks 10-15 miles each day at Disney and in just 3 days I clocked up 36 kilometres. Thank God, […]

Friday

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August 2015

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King Price turns 3!

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A while back, I wrote about the first year of startup. You’ll find the original post here. Fast forward to 2015 and my baby is just over 2 years old –  I’d link to it, but it’s busy getting a much needed facelift. (Clearly it’s never too early for a nip and tuck). It’s preparing for its own March 2014 King Price milestone moment. For all those confused, stay calm, this will all make sense by the end of the next sentence. As you’ll notice, there’s an infographic outlining the King Price journey and current expansion path to rocket-ship insurance for ET, […]

Wednesday

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August 2015

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Disney FastPass FAQ: Tips and Tricks for Summer

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If you’re not about to go to Walt Disney World, then move along Dear Reader, as this post will be of absolutely no value to you. The new Disney FastPass+ system has been met with mixed opinion. It’s new, it’s digital and it seems confusing. I’ve visited Orlando and the parks twice in the last three months and used Disney’s FastPass+ system for both visits. At times it was great and other times, combined with the crowds and 100 degree temps, it made me want to dig my eyeballs out with a rusty spoon. Severely unDisney-like behaviour! This is by […]

Friday

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August 2015

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Breakfast at Be Our Guest – a Walt Disney World Orlando restaurant

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At 8am, whilst queuing outside the Magic Kingdom, patiently waiting to get in (in July, if you don’t go early -> LOL) I noticed people were bypassing the queue, looking decidedly smug and getting into the park. There were no magic hours scheduled for today? What powers did these people have? Were they celebrities? Or Disney’s grandchildren? No — it turns out that they were savvy enough to make breakfast reservations and thanks to their smarts, could skip the lines, enjoy a sit-down breakfast and then swan about the park at their leisure. Very few people know about this tip. Obviously breakfast […]

Tuesday

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August 2015

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Disney’s Magic Kingdom Parade

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Every day, at 3pm, Walt Disney World’s Main Street U.S. A is home to the characters of the Festival of Fantasy Parade. Even though I’m not an authority on parades, it has to be said that Disney does it best. Embarrassingly I got teary-eyed as much-loved, childhood movies came to life on the street in front of me. Group singing always gives me the feels, thank God for oversized sunglasses.