Not quite the happiest place on earth?

Disney touts its parks as “the happiest place on earth.” If you’ve been there, you know the joy of interacting with the characters, rides that take you into stories and movies, and opportunities to revel in imagination.
Continue reading…

I already miss Hawaii

Aren Elliott watches the sunset from the cove at Ko Olina.
Saying good-bye. Our monthlong adventure in Hawaii is almost over. We’re at Ko Olina today, where we’re checking out of a vacation rental property my family has fallen in love with. But we’re also excited, because for the next few days, we’ll be staying at the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort (only four more Holiday Inn Resorts to go on our ambitious Away is Home project to visit every one).
Continue reading…