Take Me Fishing… at Walt Disney World!

My family recently enjoyed a Take Me Fishing excursion at Walt Disney World! Here's everything you need to know - what do you need to bring, and where do the boats depart? Is it worth sacrificing valuable Park time on your Disney vacation? How does fishing help the outdoors, and why is this such a great family activity? Although my family has had a few vacations at Walt Disney World, on our recent trip we had an adventure like nothing we’ve ever experienced.  Disney World fishing and boating - now that's my kind of adventure! It was a moment in which all my greatest loves blissfully collided: Disney… the outdoors… adventure… my family... boating... sunshine!  It makes me giddy just thinking about it. I had heard that you could take guided bass fishing excursions right on the Disney World property.  And honestly, my first reaction was “I don’t think I’d want to sacrifice park time for that”. Well, I WAS WRONG. I'm now convinced a bass fishing excursion is an ideal addition … [Read more...]

Plan A Family Adventure Day

Every once in awhile, we sneak off together as a family and have a “Family Adventure Day”.  We pack a snack bag and the cooler.  Gather some gear – making sure to bring lots of water, SPF, bug spray, and a variety of clothing layers and hats.  Then we load up the car with backpacks, baby carriers, (sometimes) fishing poles, and the family dog … and head out with a rough idea of a destination. While Family Adventure Day typically involves a brief road trip at the beginning and end, we try to keep it less than 2 hours travel time each way.  And unlike other road trips of varying duration, we leave the portable electronic entertainment at home. These brief journeys are about looking out of the car windows and enjoying the scenery, trying to spot wildlife, or a particularly nice view.  Just like the good old days when we were kids.  Ideally, the journey is part of the adventure itself! Stick With It I'll admit, Family Adventure Day sometimes starts out a little rocky, with … [Read more...]