Author Archive for Lisa Fritscher

avatarLisa is a full-time travel writer. She lives in an RV with her disabled father and writes about their experiences. Although she has no children of her own, Lisa loves being an Aunt to her own relatives and the children of all her friends. You can follow her adventures on her blog, Travel Confessions.
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Work Camping: Making a Living in an RV

Work Camping: Making a Living in an RV

April 22, 2015 No Comments When people learn that Dad and I travel full-time in an RV, they are invariably full of questions. They want to know how we survive in such a small space, whether we get lonely on the road, and how we decide where to go next. But the first question people ask is almost always, “How ...

 

Decoding Disney Ticket Options: Upgrades and Exchanges

Decoding Disney Ticket Options: Upgrades and Exchanges

April 1, 2015 No Comments The Walt Disney World admissions system is highly complex. Besides making a brand-new purchase, you can also upgrade your current tickets or even exchange older passes for new RFID-enabled plastic cards. These transactions are complicated and, depending on the type of ticket you have, you might be unable to verify how many days of admission ...

 

Pirates Dinner Adventure: Swashbuckling Excitement for the Entire Family in Orlando, FL

Pirates Dinner Adventure: Swashbuckling Excitement for the Entire Family in Orlando, FL

March 22, 2015 No Comments Orlando, Florida, is home to a dizzying array of dinner shows. Whether you want to solve a murder mystery, join singing and dancing gangsters at a speakeasy, or take in a Hawaiian luau, the area offers something for everyone. A friend and I have birthdays three days apart, and are both big fans of everything ...

 

Aunt Catfish’s on the River: A Family-Owned Seafood Spot in Port Orange, Florida

Aunt Catfish’s on the River: A Family-Owned Seafood Spot in Port Orange, Florida

March 14, 2015 No Comments Florida’s world-famous Atlantic coast is dominated by Daytona Beach, a hotspot for everyone from spring breakers to families enjoying the historic boardwalk. While Daytona is packed with excellent dining options, locals know that just down the road, in relatively quiet Port Orange, is one of the top seafood restaurants in the country. The family-owned Aunt ...

 

Decoding Walt Disney World’s Ticket Options: The Basics

Decoding Walt Disney World’s Ticket Options: The Basics

March 7, 2015 No Comments In 2005, Disney completely dismantled its previous ticket structure in favor of a new program called Magic Your Way. Although a few things have changed since then, the essence of the program remains the same. The more days you buy, the cheaper your per-day price. Special add-ons allow you to further customize your vacation. Decoding ...

 

Giving Age-Appropriate Freedoms on Vacation

Giving Age-Appropriate Freedoms on Vacation

March 1, 2015 No Comments Although vacations are a time to relax and have fun, your job as a parent never stops. One of the hardest tasks for many parents is figuring out exactly how much freedom is appropriate at various ages. In unfamiliar locations such as vacation destinations, it is easy to err on the side of caution, keeping ...

 

Capone’s Dinner Show: More Than 20 Years at the Speakeasy in Orlando, FL

Capone’s Dinner Show: More Than 20 Years at the Speakeasy in Orlando, FL

February 22, 2015 No Comments As one of the tourism capitals of the world, Orlando, Florida, is teeming with attractions of every description. Dinner shows, like most attractions, come and go with surprising regularity. But the best remain, changing things up as needed to stay relevant in a very fickle marketplace. With more than 20 years under its belt, Capone’s ...

 

Going Back in Time in Tampa, Florida: Bay Area Renaissance Festival

Going Back in Time in Tampa, Florida: Bay Area Renaissance Festival

February 15, 2015 No Comments Dad and I are huge fans of the medieval and Renaissance eras. Throughout my childhood, we always made an annual trek to the now-defunct Medieval Fair at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida. When I lived in New Orleans, I loved the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. Today, the tradition lives on with the Bay Area Renaissance ...

 

Military Discounts: Cruise Specials

Military Discounts: Cruise Specials

February 11, 2015 No Comments A cruise is a nearly all-inclusive vacation option that can be as fast-paced or as relaxing as you choose. Cruising allows you to disconnect and get away from it all in a way that few other vacations permit. If you or someone in your traveling group is connected to the military, you can rack up ...

 

Hotel Room, Condo, Suite: Choosing Your Accommodations When Traveling

Hotel Room, Condo, Suite: Choosing Your Accommodations When Traveling

February 7, 2015 No Comments When planning any trip, one of the biggest considerations is where to stay. In the past few years, hotel rates have skyrocketed in many areas and condos have become a hot new trend. Yet no particular type of accommodation is right for all families. When deciding where to stay, consider the location, your budget, your ...

 

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