Travel Website of the Week: NORAD Santa Tracker

NORAD Santa Tracker

Our friends at NORAD have been tracking Santa Claus for over 50 years! Over the years NORAD’s website has changed significantly for the better. It all started when they began using Google Earth to bring more detail to the journey and this season, Santa’s tracking will be taking advantage of Twitter, Facebook and other social […]

The Little Trick-Or-Treater’s Guide to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Halloween decoration at the Magic Kingdom

Every year, thousands of families flock to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. And while great fun can be had by all it’s important to keep in mind that getting your money’s worth does not necessarily mean having a good time. The basics: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is an annual […]

runDisney: Bitten by the running bug and willing to travel

Disneyland 10K: running through Sleeping Beauty Castle

Over 25,000 runners—from all 50 states and 15 countries including Canada, Mexico, Japan and Brazil—convened at Disneyland, Anaheim over Labor Day weekend for the 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. I was one of them and we were joined by celebrities such as Alison Sweeney, host of the hit reality show “The Biggest Loser”; Sean Astin the […]

Surf and Safari in San Diego

So many animals living together

My family loved our first trip to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The Safari Park is a wildlife sanctuary that sprawls across 1,800 acres and is home to over 3,500 animals. Unlike in a traditional zoo, most of the animals cohabit just like they do in the wild plains of Africa and Asia. Viewing […]

Five Reasons Kids Love the Sandpearl Resort

Kids at the Sandpearl Resort

I don’t have kids myself, but when my 5 year old nephew Charlie came to visit last week, we headed over to the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach for some fun in the sun. Seeing the resort through his eyes was like seeing it for the first time. Welcome amenity at check in: Not only […]

Carrie Cecil Dispels the Sandals Resorts’ Myth and Offers Insider Tips for Turks & Caicos

The 4th floor suites have my name on them!

  Having been blessed enough to travel the globe working on movie sets or on speaking or book tours for my latest novel, One Sunday, I have gotten a tad spoiled with some exotic locations and magnificent accommodations, {not that I haven’t spent my time double-bunked at a Holiday Inn outside Martinsville, VA. while at a […]

Cultural Highlights of Medellin, Colombia

The Castle

Medellin pronounced “Meda-jean” in Colombia, South America is a vibrant city located in a valley about 626 miles northeast of Bogotá and about an hour and a half from the Amazon.  There has been an enormous educational, cultural, social, and urban transformation in Medellin. Today about 2 million tourists visit this city each year, a […]

The Other Mardi Gras – Lake Charles, LA – For Kids

Children's Parade float

So often it’s only the obvious that comes to mind when we think of destination events and in the case of Mardi Gras, it’s New Orleans. New Orleans  is a fantastically wild and fun place any time of the year, but not the type of Mardi Gras destination most people would consider a great low-key […]