Our EPIC Dinner at Victoria & Albert’s (Warning: VERY Photo Heavy Post)

Our friend Matt texted me in early April – his brother Jake was going to be in town at the end of the month and had snagged a reservation for a party of four at Victoria & Albert’s. Joe and I were the “foodiest” people he knew, so would we be interested going?

Would we be interested?

Um…yeah.

Actually, make that a “HELL, yeah!” 😉

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How To Snag Last-Minute Dinner Reservations at Walt Disney World (Updated 06/2018)

If you ever want to dine at a full service Walt Disney World restaurant, most Disney fans will tell you to stay at a WDW Resort Hotel and once you have your room reservation, you can go online or call, and make Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) 180 days prior to the first date of your visit plus up to the next 10 days into your vacation (so a total of up to 190 days). If you’re not staying on site, you can still make your ADRs 180 days in advance (but the up to 10 days into the rest of your vacation aren’t included).

But what if you decide to go to WDW on a last-minute whim because of a great airline flash sale? Or what if you’re a local and don’t plan your dinners 6 months in advance, because you may not decide to go to WDW until that morning? (True story! That is, without a doubt, Joe and I!)? Are you forever doomed to quick service restaurants, waiting long periods of time as a walk-in, or simply eating off site (which actually doesn’t suck, because there are a lot of really awesome restaurants off property – but it does interfere with park time)?

Nope.

There’s a way to get last-minute reservations at a bunch of restaurants on Disney property, and all it takes is one thing…

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Getting Past TSA More Easily, Delta/American Joining Forces, Timeshares Aren’t So Bad, & More!

Woop woop, it’s the weekend! Happy Saturday, everyone! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:

And Sharon wrote about:

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Traveling? Live There? Check Out Restaurant Week In A City Near You!

Restaurant Week & Restaurant Month. We “discovered” this joy of the the eating world several years back, since the area where we live has been running “Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month” since 2005. Essentially, a variety of restaurants offer special 2, 3, 4 or sometimes even 5 course prix-fixe menus for the asking, often times at prices much better than if you purchased items a la carte.

We enjoy Restaurant Month because it gives us an opportunity to try out a sampling from restaurants we normally wouldn’t have or just haven’t yet visited and, in the process, have developed a list of favorites we sometimes wind up going to during the year, even when it’s not Restaurant Month.

Orlando isn’t the only city that hosts such an event. In fact, there are MANY cities that do – and if you happen to be any of those cities in your travels, or even if you live there and are in a rut of going to the same restaurants over and over, it might be a great time to check out a place you might never have the opportunity to try otherwise.

Here are some of the cities, counties and states with their own versions of Restaurant Week (some links only have “last year’s” options but I’m sure those pages will be updated soon! Participating restaurants should be listed when the respective pages are updated):

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Restaurant Review: Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano, Sedona, AZ

I love Sedona. I really do. I think it’s indescribable and you need to see it to understand the beauty of the area. That being said, we’d seen it already so it wasn’t high on our list of places to revisit. During our Southwest trip, we could have made the drive from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon in one day and been totally OK with it. It just happened that that between my scheduled vacation days from work and our reservations at the Grand Canyon, we had a couple of days to spend somewhere so we decided to go back to Sedona. Not because of the red rocks, the vortexes or the art but because of a restaurant. (Note: This was before we went on our Pink Jeep ride so I admit that I was wrong about returning and we had a wonderful time while we were there.)

We’re not beyond traveling to eat at a restaurant. We went back to the pizza place at the Grand Canyon because we had such good memories from our last trip. This was different. During our last trip to Sedona with Adventures by Disney, we had a free night to eat wherever we wanted. Some people went to the Cowboy Club to try the rattlesnake but we passed on that. Instead, we asked our guides a question my dad taught me years ago: “If you were here for only one night, where would you eat?” This is a different question than what people often ask, “Where’s a good place to go?” That question makes the person you’re asking try to figure out what you like. Instead, my dad’s question asks where THEY like. Continue reading “Restaurant Review: Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano, Sedona, AZ”

How to Find A Last Minute Hotel Room If Your Flight Is Cancelled, Money Back for Restaurant Week, + More…

Hi y’all! Here are the articles we saw last week, written by other travel bloggers, that we learned from, made us think or maybe made us chuckle a little bit. We hope you enjoy them!

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Yes, You Can Find Good Pizza At The Grand Canyon

For all of the adventuring Sharon and I do, we tend to be creatures of habit. If we find a place we like, we’re loyal to it. For this reason we end up going to the same three restaurants every time we visit Schlitterbahn. Besides the fact that we like them a lot, when visiting places we’ve been to before we know what we’re going to get.

So when we were going back to the Grand Canyon ten years after our last trip, I was curious to see if one place I remembered was still open. As it turned out, they were and have expanded quite a bit since our visit a decade ago.

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