#Take12Trips: January

The first month of 2016 saw me spending a lot of time in Florida, so I’d say we’re off to a good start. 😉

Kicked off the New Year by spending a few days in Orlando with some friends from college. It was a great, low-key weekend spent relaxing, walking around lakes, playing golf, and visiting wineries. Even though I’ve been to Disney and Universal numerous times, I haven’t spent much time in the actual city of Orlando. It was cool to see more of the city on this trip.

My favorite place we went was outside of city proper in Winter Park, Florida. Credo is a cute and colorful not-for-profit coffee shop. Pay-what-you-wish drink profits are used to support Guatemalan farmers. Loved spent an afternoon working at this place, would definitely recommend checking it out if you’re in the area.

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After spending a few days with friends, I headed to Disney World for a week long vacation with my family. More to come on that, including my favorite places to drink and eat in Walt Disney World 🙂

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Yale’s do Disney

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Grand Marnier slush at France 🙂

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Racecation! Family vibes after Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse finished the Walt Disney World 10k

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So happy Disney decided to extend the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights!

After our vacation ended, I headed back to NYC for two weeks. Then, again at the end of the month, I traveled back to Disney World to spend a weekend with my mom. Because we’d just spent a week in the parks, I used this trip to spend time at some of Disney’s great hotels, including the Yacht Club, the Beach Club, the Boardwalk and The Swan & Dolphin.

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Vacation treat for lunch at Beaches ‘n Cream

Wading in our hotel’s sand bottom pool, relaxing in big, white rocking chairs on the back porch and soaking up Florida sunshine was a nice reprieve from the city. I’ll never complain about the chance to take a trip somewhere warm in the middle of winter.

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Now, in February, I don’t have any plans to leave New York until the second week of March when I visit Charleston on a weekend trip. I’m looking forward to resting and gearing up for a travel-filled spring. This month, I’m ‘traveling’ to Astoria, Queens to check out some local favorites that’ve been on my “Explore To-Do” list for quite awhile.

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