Today I am starting a new series – Travel Tuesday – where I take you to some of my favorite vacation spots. Some places I will have had the pleasure of visiting but others are on my ‘Live It List!’ (I wish I could take credit for this phrase, but I heard someone say that they didn’t have a ‘bucket list’ but rather a ‘live it list.’
Since, we aren’t really traveling right now, I am digging back in the archives for this one.
If you know me, then you know that I love all things Disney. And last year, I went on two Disney vacations. First, there was a Disney cruise in October and then there was a visit to Disney World in November.
Today, let’s celebrate Halloween on The High Seas with Disney, as we sail the Mexican Riviera.
AROUND THE SHIP
Home away from home for the week.
From relaxing in my room to moving about the ship, here are a few things to do to pass the time aboard. There are character meet and greets. How cute is Minnie in her Chiquita Banana costume!
Relax with spa treatments. I did the Fire and Ice Mani/Pedi to celebrate my birthday! The spa even gifted me a $50 GC to help celebrate. Love how Disney makes each trip magical.
There are nightclubs for everyone in the family – adult nightclubs, teen clubs and even kiddie clubs.
Watch the latest Disney release in the Buena Vista Theatre and don’t forget to grab some popcorn on your way in.
And a Disney cruise wouldn’t be complete without a hilarious baby race. This is one of the funniest things to watch.
There were so many other activities from learning to draw with an imagineer to comedians and singers in the lounges.
Plus, since this was Halloween on the High Seas, there were costumes and trick or treating about the ship.
One of my favorite parts about a Disney cruise is the dining. This eggplant parmesan was the best tasting dish. It was so good that we told the chef and he made the dish every night especially for our table. This is part of the Disney magic. You can’t do Disney without Mickey waffles and an omelet! The scallops were suggested by my waiter at PALO.
PALO is one of the best fine dinning restaurants and it has specular views. While most of your food is included in the cost of your cruise, there is a small additional fee for dining at PALO. But it is so worth it. The anti-pasta and the chocolate soufflé are so tasty.
This was my second visit to the Mexican Riviera. It never gets old.
Cabo San Lucas was beautiful. Look at the elaborate rock formations. We took a relaxing boat ride out to the formations to get a better look. Then we visited a glass blowing facility where you could be beautiful glass items. I walked around the city and even had my feet exfoliated by some fish. It was the weirdest feeling but my feet were so soft and smooth.
Mazalan was fun. I hung out in the town square and watched some street performers. Headed to the jewelry store where the salesman offered me a shot of tequila. LOL. It was good. I visited a church and ate some authentic cuisine. It was delicious.
Puerto Vallarta was one of the best experiences ever. It was a moment that was on my ‘Live It List.” I actually did a a dolphin encounter where I got in the water with a dolphin named Yigala. Yiggy for short. She was amazing. I was able to feed her. She clapped and played dead when we said “Hasta La Vista.” We finished our encounter with a photo shot where Yiggy kissed me.
~Until Next Time,
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