Off the Beaten Track: Gibbon Conservation Center & Gilchrist Farm

One of the tips in my ebook “How to plan an epic vacation on a budget”–go here to sign up for my mailing list to get your free copy–is to find smaller, lesser known attractions off the beaten path. In October of 2021, I went on a tour of the Gibbon Conservation Center in SantaContinue reading “Off the Beaten Track: Gibbon Conservation Center & Gilchrist Farm”

My Christmas Eve 2021 Universal Experience: Universal’s Lower Lot

After riding the Simpsons ride, I headed down to Universal’s lower lot. I was honestly disappointed because the single rider lines were all closed on the lower lot. This meant a longer wait time than usual, although for Jurassic World and The Mummy’s Revenge, it was only about 20 minutes. For Transformers, I almost walkedContinue reading “My Christmas Eve 2021 Universal Experience: Universal’s Lower Lot”

Christmas Eve Universal Studios Experience: Lunch, Studio Tour, & Springfield

Next on my Christmas Eve Universal Studios Experience: After Kung Fu Panda, Pets Off the Leash, & Minion Mayhem, I stopped for a quick lunch at one of the nearby eateries, before heading over to the Studio Tour. It was a 10 minute wait. I have numerous photos & videos of the studio tour, someContinue reading “Christmas Eve Universal Studios Experience: Lunch, Studio Tour, & Springfield”

Christmas Eve Universal Experience: Kung Fu Panda, Pets Off the Leash, & Minions

In the second installment of my Christmas Eve Universal Experience, I will be focusing on the rides Kung Fu Panda, Pets Off the Leash, & Minion Mayhem. Kung Fu Panda: This was probably my least favorite part of the day. I am not really a fan of Kung Fu Panda, and I didn’t really findContinue reading “Christmas Eve Universal Experience: Kung Fu Panda, Pets Off the Leash, & Minions”

My Christmas Eve Universal Experience: Hogsmeade

Going to an amusement park on Christmas Eve has become a tradition for me. And, although I don’t go every year, I try to go when I can. This year I chose to have a Christmas Eve Universal Experience in Hollywood. Harry Potter & the Forbidden Journey I started my Christmas Eve Universal Experience inContinue reading “My Christmas Eve Universal Experience: Hogsmeade”

Dinos Alive Review

On December 23, 2021, I visited Dinos Alive in Montebello, CA. It was amazing. I’m not usually a huge fan of dinosaurs, but I really enjoyed this trip. The First Room The first room at Dinos Alive was set up like a museum, but instead of seeing still attractions, there were moving animatronic dinosaurs. ThereContinue reading “Dinos Alive Review”

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

This was perhaps what I was most looking forward to seeing. And while it was every bit as magical and amazing as I had expected, I have to admit that I was somewhat disappointed as well. I think that the disappointment came from two different things: first, I didn’t get to spend as much timeContinue reading “Wizarding World of Harry Potter”

Disney Animal Kingdom

For those who believe in the magic of Disney and do not want anything to change that, I recommend you not read this post. I unfortunately have very little good to say about Disney or Disney Animal Kingdom as a result of this trip. Not My First Time Now, I should start off by sayingContinue reading “Disney Animal Kingdom”

The Murder of Bianca Macy Chapter Three

Kelsey: By now you should have completed Chapters One and Two. If you need to go back to either chapter, or if there is anyone you missed talking to in either chapter, you will find the links below. Otherwise, welcome to The Murder of Bianca Macy Chapter Three. Some new evidence has also come in,Continue reading “The Murder of Bianca Macy Chapter Three”

Christmas Traditions

For me, I never really thought I would be writing about my Christmas Traditions, certainly not cheerfully. See, I live alone, and Christmas, as well as most other holidays, tends to be a bit lonely. That said, I do have a few Christmas traditions. Amusement Park on Christmas Eve I tend to go to anContinue reading “Christmas Traditions”

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