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Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily’s Anaheim Halloween Parade Floats

Friday, October 30, 2015

Two of our all-time favorite artists are Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily, who have consistently created some of the best-looking art, sculptures and other merchandise ever sold by Disney—not to mention the only parade I've ever loved, Mickey's Soundsational Parade. A few years ago, they moved to Anaheim and began helping the city revamp its now-91-year-old Halloween parade. Once ...

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That Time We Went to the Oscars….

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In honor of this weekend's 87th Academy Awards, I'm re-posting the story of our experience on the red carpet at last year's ceremony after we won a contest at CicLAvia. I still can't believe we have photos of some of these stars that we took with our own cameras! And now that we've finally seen ...

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Trip Report Update: Touring Oahu’s North Shore

Monday, April 1, 2013

Today I finally wrap up the story of the third day of our Aulani to Walt Disney World trip, with the tale of our tour of the North Shore with our pals, the Roots! This was the day I was most looking forward to when I was planning, and I think it may have been ...

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Trip Report Update: Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour

Monday, March 25, 2013

Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay was just the first of many fun activities we packed into the third day of our Aulani to Walt Disney World trip. After concluding our wedding venue tour of Aulani with our planner, we met up with our pals Nate & Jensey and struck out for the opposite side of Oahu. First, ...

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Trip Report Update: Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Today's update to Aulani to Walt Disney World finds us getting up before dawn again, this time to snorkel in Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (despite my honeymoon mishap in the snorkel pool at Typhoon Lagoon). It's a fantastic opportunity to mingle with real live wildlife, and not just fish! We also met scores of feral ...

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Trip Report Update: Doris Duke’s Shangri La

Monday, March 4, 2013

Today's installment of "Aulani to Walt Disney World" covers our tour of Shangri La, the vacation home of "The World's Richest Girl," Doris Duke. On her honeymoon in 1935, Duke purchased nearly 5 acres of land on Diamond Head, a now unheard-of amount of property in what has become Oahu’s most exclusive neighborhood. Duke had a ...

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