Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Eight Good Things to Know About Yellowstone Before You Go this Summer

tips for Yellowstone National Park

Each year millions of visitors cram into Yellowstone National Park to see its amazing beauty. Over 3,000 square miles in size, there are countless geothermal features, waterfalls, scenic views, and wildlife to take in on your trip.

If you plan to go to Yellowstone National Park, here are eight things that you should know before you go. Continue reading Eight Good Things to Know About Yellowstone Before You Go this Summer

Epcot Tips – Spring 2019

Tips for Epcot When You Visit During the International Flower & Garden Festival

Walt Disney World Resort celebrates spring in style with this year’s 25th International Flower & Garden Festival.  From March 6 – June 9, your trip to Epcot will be extra special with uniquely-created topiaries, live music, special landscaping, special food, and more.

So, if you’re going to visit Epcot, here are a few Epcot tips that could save you time and headaches. Continue reading Epcot Tips – Spring 2019

Buy These Five Items BEFORE You Go to Disney World this Sprin

Save time, money, and headaches by being prepared and avoiding theme park prices

It stinks to go on vacation and either A) pay three times more for something than you would at home, or B) not be able to find what you need at your resort or destination.

It’s no secret that Disney World costs a lot of money.  Just because the tickets cover your admission to the parks, don’t think that Disney doesn’t find more ways to get your money after you’re there.  Here are some top items you can buy before you leave that will save you both time and money! Continue reading Buy These Five Items BEFORE You Go to Disney World this Sprin

Free Kindle Books Continue!

The parade of free Kindle ebooks continues with my bestselling book 250 Tips and Tricks for Walt Disney World Resort.

From November 25, 2018 – November 29, 2018, you can download this ebook on Kindle for free.  Don’t have a Kindle ereader?  You can follow the link below for a link to download one for free.

Visit for information about this book and links to the Kindle version and free Kindle ereader.

FREE Kindle Books

To celebrate my newest book, A Look at Walt Disney World by Charts, Tables, and Graphs, I am offering several Ebooks through Kindle for free now through New Years!

Each book will be free for 5 days as follows:

A Short and Sweet Introduction to Walt Disney World Resort: 2018 (11/17/18-11/21/18)

A Disney World Combo Book (11/20/18-11/24/18)

Guide for Walt Disney World Ticket Prices 2018-2019 (11/22/18-11/26/18)

250 Tips and Tricks for Walt Disney World Resort (11/25/18-11/29/18)

A Short and Sweet Introduction to the Great American West Vacation (11/30/18-12/4/18)

A Short and Sweet Introduction to Indianapolis (12/5/18-12/9/18)

Hold Your Breath and Jump In (12/10/18-12/14/18)

Our Kids – Our Responsibility Months 1-3 (12/15/18-12/19/18)

Our Kids – Our Responsibility Months 4-6 (12/20/18-12/24/18)

Our Kids – Our Responsibility Months 1-6 (12/25/18-12/29/18)

God Isn’t a Blockhead (12/30/18-1/3/19)

Do you not have the free Kindle app to read books?  Visit to download it.

Tip for Walt Disney World Resort

Did you know that there are several things you can do for free at Walt Disney World?

“Take advantage of free entertainment at Disney World:

  •             Campfire sing-a-longs at resorts
  •             Electrical Water Pageant that goes by the Magic Kingdom resorts
  •             Riding the monorails, ferries, or buses
  •             Sightseeing at the resorts
  •             Taking in free entertainment at Disney Springs or Disney’s Boardwalk” (p. 44)

Learn about these things and so much more in the book 250 Tips and Tricks for Walt Disney World Resort.  Go to to learn more.

Tip for the Black Hills in South Dakota

Are you missing out on one of America’s most beautiful areas – the Black Hills?

“Located in western South Dakota and eastern Wyoming, the Black Hills climb in elevation to over 7,000 feet, which is taller than any mountain in the entire eastern United States.  The Black Hills are absolutely beautiful and contain animals such as mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and pronghorn.” (p. 23)

There is a ton to do in the Black Hills – Mount Rushmore, Deadwood, Wind Cave National Park, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, and Jewel Cave National Monument.  Plus, don’t forget that nearby is Badlands National Park, the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Wall Drug, and Sturgis!

You can learn about the Black Hills and so much more in the western United States in the new book A Short and Sweet Introduction to the Great American Family  Go to to learn more.

Did you know about Indianapolis…?

Did you know these things about Indianapolis?

“Downtown has great museums, about 200 restaurants and clubs, bike trails, a canal you can actually take a gondola on, the most war memorials of any city except Washington DC, and an awesome zoo.” (p. 8)

Learn about these things and more in the new book, A Short and Sweet Introduction to Indianapolis.  Go to to learn more.

Tip for Yellowstone

Here’s a short and sweet tip for Yellowstone National Park.
“Yellowstone is spectacular in that so many of its cool features are right beside Grand Loop Rd. That makes for several spots of quick pull-offs and an opportunity to walk around and take pictures without having to hike through the park. In fact, much of the park is accessible by people who use wheelchairs and other devices.” (p. 34)
For more tips like this about traveling in the western United States, check out my book “A Short and Sweet Introduction to the Great American West Vacation” on