Disney Fan? Like To Travel? You Can Visit The Real-Life Places That Inspired Disney’s Animated Features!

Although we don’t do it all the time, when Joe and I have a opportunity to visit a place where a movie we enjoy was filmed, we visit it if we can. We’ve seen lots of places where they filmed the Harry Potter films, and even spent several days in Salzburg, Austria, visiting places where they filmed The Sound of Music. We’ve also been to lots of locations in New York that were used in movies, such as The Plaza (Home Alone 2) and Katz’s Deli (When Harry Met Sally). Oh, and I TOTALLY geeked out when we visited A Christmas Story House (it’s a museum now) a few years ago.

Over the years, we’ve come across a few places in our travels that had Disney references in them. i.e., when we went to France, we stopped at Notre Dame Cathedral, and in 101 Dalmatians, Pongo dragged Roger to the park, which is fashioned after Queen Mary’s Garden, in Regent’s Park. But it turns out that nearly every Disney animated feature was based, in part, on a real place. Take a look:

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The 27-Year-Old Woman Who Traveled To Every Country On Earth

Can you imagine going to all 196 countries in the world? Better yet, can you imagine doing it in the fastest time ever documented? How about being the youngest American to ever do it? AND one who is…wait for it…female? Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the wonder that is Cassandra De Pecol.

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YMMV Travel Contests & Sweepstakes: September 22, 2018

Happy Saturday, travel friends! This weekly list will include travel-related contests and sweepstakes we’ve found. Eligibility will vary and it’s up to you to determine if you’re eligible, as well as to enter. Good luck!

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Five Easy Ways To Help You Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether you’re traveling for work or for leisure, there’s a real risk of something happening to you, healthwise. Your daily routine is changed, you may make some unhealthy choices, etc. But with these five simple things, you may be able to ward off some common maladies and keep feeling good.

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How To Get A Cheap Rental Car

Choosing a rental car is not the most glamorous part of vacation planning. When we travel, it usually doesn’t matter what type of car we have. I’d like something not too small and with enough room for 2 suitcases, but besides that, a car is a car.

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It’s rare that we rent a fancy car like this Audi from Silvercar in Austin, TX.

There’s a law of diminishing¬†returns when it comes to travel planning. Putting in a little extra time into the trip can either save you time, save you money or give you a better experience. ¬†This is very true for renting a car.

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