I am going home tonight…
“Ummm Tammie…. Most people do go home after work on a Friday.”
Let me be a little more specific. Tonight I am going home to the most magical place on earth, Walt Disney World.
I love being greeted by Cast Members with the phrase “Welcome Home” when I return to my Walt Disney World Resort either after an extended period of time away or just after a day in the park. It is one of those special touches when you stay at a Walt Disney Resort that leaves you with that warm fuzzy feeling.
When I tell people that I am going back to Walt Disney World I am often met with that “look” and I know they are thinking “Why does she keep going back there?” Make sure you check out yesterday’s blog “Tammie’s Take Thursday: Going Home” for some of the reasons why I keep going “Home.” This trip “Home” is a little different for a couple of reasons, mainly who is going along and why I am going.
This is my first SOLO trip to Walt Disney World. That’s right there is no husband, no kids, no girlfriends, or even runDisneyBFFs. This trip did not start out that way, in fact it was going to be our first couple’s trip but due to circumstances, i.e. a senior in high school playing his last Friday Night Lights that our plans had to change. To be honest, I am pretty giddy about (for the most part) doing what I want to do for an entire week at Walt Disney World.
Heigh-ho Heigh-ho it’s a “working vacation” for me. It’s a hard job I know, but I will take one for the team. I will be attending Academy Travel’s Agent Education Program (or AEP) onsite training for Walt Disney World. I am looking forward to connecting with fellow affiliates of Academy Travel, members of the home office staff as well as Cast Members from the Disney Travel Agency, but more importantly working together to make your next vacation even more magical.
There will be some down time from the conference for a little personal fun time and looking back at my last couple of trips, I have in a Disney vacation rut…doing the same things, eating the same things, riding the same rides, visiting the same experiences, etc. My plan is also to make my down time an “informal working vacation.” Each day I have created a NEW EXPERIENCES BUCKET LIST where I am challenging myself to expand my Walt Disney World knowledge, again to be able to give you honest advice, feedback and planning ideas to make your trip even more magical. Look for my bucket list to be posted each morning across my social media platforms as well as here in Life in Ears blog!
While I cannot take you physically on vacation with me, I can take you along virtually through my social media platforms. I am planning a full out social media blitz this week to make you part of my “working vacation.” Content will be different on each site to make it fresh, so you will want to follow me on…
I am also going to be giving everyone* following along and interacting, a chance to win up to a $200 in a Disney Vacation Credit* as well as a few daily giveaways as a thank you for being a part of my “working vacation.”
For complete rules and details…
Heigh Ho Heigh Ho Contest
Get ready by following me and then be on the lookout starting about 4 pm CST as we begin this “working vacation HOME” to Walt Disney Word.
I will C U real soon and remember that life is always better when you are wearing ears!