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9 Things That Are Totally Different at Disney’s Aulani in 2020-2021

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, was the last Disney property in the world to shut its doors way back in late March of 2020. After over 7 months of closure, Aulani is back! The hotel, located on the island of O’ahu in Hawaii, just reopened to the public on November 1, 2020.  Like Walt …

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Tips for Disney’s Aulani with Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

Walt Disney World and Disneyland are filled to the brim with guests from nine weeks to nine decades old every year. But not as many consider a Disney vacation in Hawaii at Aulani: a Disney Resort & Spa. After all, it is a longer trip for many traveling families. It can also be a bit …

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Southwest Hawaii Flights: Everything You Need to Know

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Aunty’s Beach House at Disney’s Aulani Resort: All Your Questions Answered

My family just returned from our third trip to Disney’s Aulani Resort on the island of O’ahu, Hawaii. One of the amenities we took advantage of most at Aulani was the on-site kids club, Aunty’s Beach House. Aunty’s is probably the best kids club we’ve ever encountered anywhere in our family’s travels. Even if your …

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What It’s Like to Fly Southwest to Hawaii: OAK to HNL Flight Review

This post is sponsored by Southwest Airlines. All opinions are my own. Over a year and a half ago, Southwest Airlines announced its intent to fly to Hawaii. As frequent Southwest flyers and regular visitors to the Hawaiian islands already, this was very big news for my traveling family. We’ve been watching the news carefully …

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The Ultimate Guide to Hawaii’s Big Island with Kids

While many families flock to O’ahu or Maui on their Hawaiian vacation, savvy family travelers know that the lower key vibe of Hawaii’s Big Island can offer just the R&R they seek. My husband’s family has been vacationing on the Big Island of Hawaii on the Kohala Coast since he was a child. When I …

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Disney Cruise vs. Disney Aulani: Which Vacation is Right For Your Family?

You’ve been to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Or maybe both! You are looking to take another Disney vacation but maybe with a bit of a twist to change it up this time. Most Disney-loving families turn next to a cruise vacation aboard Disney Cruise Line or a trip to Hawaii to stay at Aulani, …

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Top 17 Warm Weather Destinations for Families Escaping Winter

In case you haven’t been watching the news lately, winter is here. In a big way! While I’m lucky enough to live in Northern California where it never really gets that frigid, I feel for my friends in New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, and in many other places where winter can really be a drag. Ready to …

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Disney Aulani Splurges: 9 Extras Totally Worth Your Money

A vacation at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, in Hawaii is a bucket list trip for many family travelers. The magic of Disney plus the aloha spirit of Hawaii make for a luxurious and fun-filled travel combination. Of course, Hawaiian vacations are also pretty pricey. It is vital to spend your money wisely — …

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