Lau Family Travels May 2018 – June 2018 Trip Report

This is my first trip report and I’m a little nervous.  Planning trips is something that I absolutely LOVE to do.  Planning my own trips (a little obsessively) is what made me decide to become a travel agent five years ago!  My personal trips are always planned down to the hour…  you think I’m kidding but I’m not.  I have a binder and everything.

I also budget my trip to the dollar.  Budgeting is something that is very important in my life since we relied on one income for a very long time.  Today I am going to share our budget, costs, and what we did each day of our 10 night/11 day trip to Florida!

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My Favorite Theme Park YouTube Channels

I never understood the YouTube watching addiction until I discovered theme park vlogs on YouTube! I didn’t even know that vlogging was a THING! Now I’m hooked and I’m going to share with you my FAVORITE theme park YouTube channels to watch!  Of course they are all Disney/Universal related!

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Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Review at Universal CityWalk

You can’t miss it.  As you walk into Universal CityWalk, there it is in all it’s glory!  The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is a unique building sitting in between Universal’s Island of Adventure & Universal Studios.  You may think that it’s only a sweet shop, but you would be very wrong!  Check out what we thought of this noteworthy restaurant at Universal CityWalk.

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Top 5 Universal Islands of Adventure Attractions

I REALLY enjoy the theme at Islands of Adventure compared to Universal Studios. It feels like more than just a typical theme park because there are different worlds inside! There aren’t as many rides here that I really enjoy, but I was still able to name my top 5! Keep reading to find out which Universal Islands of Adventure Attractions I think are the best!

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Top 5 Universal Studios Attractions in Orlando

We have been to Universal Orlando twice now and in my opinion Universal Studios has the better attractions (most of my favorites are here), however I really enjoy the THEME more at Islands of Adventure. But today I’m focusing on my TOP 5 favorite Universal Studios attractions in Orlando so keep reading to find out which ones I think are the best!

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Loews Royal Pacific Review – Universal Orlando Resort

I’ve got to be honest… Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando was not my favorite. We have stayed at all of the Universal Orlando Resorts (except Aventura, since it’s not open yet). However, with that being said I still think that this is a great choice for travelers who are looking for convenience, lots of amenities, and FREE EXPRESS PASS UNLIMITED!

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Despicable Me Kids’ Suite at Loews Portofino Bay – Universal Orlando

When we went to check in at the front desk at Loews Portofino Bay we were surprised with great news… we were being upgraded to a Kids’ Suite for no extra cost!  That’s right folks, we were the family that you hear about that gets a lucky upgrade and we were ecstatic!  Who wouldn’t want to sleep in a Despicable Me Kids’ Suite?!

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Loews Portofino Bay Review – Universal Orlando Resort

Loews Portofino Bay Orlando at Universal Orlando was one of the most GRAND hotels I’ve ever stayed at. We only stayed here one night after our Disney Cruise, but it was definitely worth it! The theme at this resort is absolutely stunning. I felt like I was in ITALY! 

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Disney VS Universal – How I Cheated on Disney with Universal

We went to Disney World for the first time in May 2012 and I instantly fell in love.  Everything about Disney was SO magical and I compared EVERY OTHER theme park to it.  I didn’t WANT to ever go to Universal.  There’s no way it could compare to my love for Disney.  I was wrong.  This post is about how I cheated on Disney with Universal…  Disney VS Universal!

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