Pros and Cons of Going to Disney Solo

A few months ago Jared and I planned to go to Disney the last weekend our Silver annual passes were active before summer. Last minute, Jared had to work, but I still really wanted to take advantage of the passes before they were blocked out for three months so I did something I've wanted to … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Going to Disney Solo

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A Tale of Two Tail Ranch

For Christmas, Mom and Dad got Jared and me a gift certificate for the Two Tail Ranch Extreme Elephant Encounter. It was one of the most incredible experiences Jared and I have ever done together. Two Tail Ranch is an elephant facility in Williston, Florida (about 20 minutes outside of Gainesville) where you can take … Continue reading A Tale of Two Tail Ranch

8 Tips to Conquer Disney in the Rain

In Florida, especially in the summer, you can almost guarantee it will rain every day. Our hurricane season is from June to November, but rain any time of the year won't faze a Floridian. If you're planning a trip to Walt Disney World and the forecast calls for rain, here are some tips for taking on … Continue reading 8 Tips to Conquer Disney in the Rain

7 Books You Have to Read this Summer

Reading is my favorite hobby and I love when summer comes around because it means I have even more time to read. It also means no one can judge me for reading cheesy summer beach reads. Here's my list of the 7 best summer beach reads I've ever read and why you need to read … Continue reading 7 Books You Have to Read this Summer

Dining Destinations: Spirit of Aloha

Jared and I took date night to a new level by going to the Spirit of Aloha dinner show at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. For my birthday, Grandma gave me money for Jared and me to enjoy either the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue or Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, both of which are at Disney resorts. After … Continue reading Dining Destinations: Spirit of Aloha

Galentine’s Day at Magic Kingdom

What do you do when it's a Monday and you don't have class until 6 p.m.? Go to Disney of course! And if it happens to be February 13th (Galentine's Day for all you Parks and Rec fans), then you take one of your best friends with you! Megan and I took a trip to … Continue reading Galentine’s Day at Magic Kingdom

We Are Family

On our trip, our group of 8: Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle Stash, Aunt Lorraine, Uncle Ray, Katie, Mom, and myself, are called the “Ciemniecki Clan.” We also found out that in Polish, Ciemniecki is pronounced Chim-nyet-ski. One of the biggest mysteries to all of the other people on our tour is how we are all related. … Continue reading We Are Family

A Rollercoaster of Emotions

Today was a day filled with emotions. Today was the day we visited Auschwitz. We left Krakow very early this morning and drove about two hours to the concentration camp. I was actually very excited to go to Auschwitz on our trip because I thoroughly enjoy learning and reading about the Holocaust. It is a … Continue reading A Rollercoaster of Emotions

It’s All Polish To Me

All day, Uncle Stash has been studying his Polish and trying it out on all of the locals we meet, like our waiters, store owners, etc. I think he just likes knowing more than the rest of us. Everyone he speaks to in Polish is very impressed and it made our waitress’ day at dinner. I’m … Continue reading It’s All Polish To Me

Sto Lat!

We drove another two hours to finally get to Krakow, stopping on the way to eat McDonald’s for lunch, which kind of sucked because I really only eat fries and Oreo McFlurries there and they didn’t have Oreo McFlurries. I haven’t eaten meat there in over three years and there’s no way that’s changing just … Continue reading Sto Lat!