Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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

250 Tips Sold its 100th Copy!

On February 7th, just one month and one day after its launch, 250 Tips and Tricks for Walt Disney World Resort sold its 100th copy!  That’s four months quicker than A Short and Sweet Introduction to Walt Disney World Resort: 2017-2018.

In one short month, 250 Tips has gathered positive reviews on both Amazon and Goodreads.  On top of its 100+ purchases, the book has been downloaded dozens of other times through Amazon Kindle’s Unlimited program.

All of these purchases and downloads consistently placed 250 Tips as Number 1 on Amazon’s Kindle 90-Minute Travel Short Reads “New Releases” list until its age outgrew the list.  Now 250 Tips has migrated to the regular Kindle 90-Minute Travel Short Reads “Best Sellers” list and consistently ranks anywhere between 3rd and 6th out of the hundreds of available books for the category.

Interested in getting your own copy of 250 Tips and Tricks for Walt Disney World Resort?  Check it out here!

Short and Sweet Look into a Disney World Audio-Animatronic

Have you ever been curious about what a Disney World audio-animatronic looks like? Here’s a picture I took of an Abraham Lincoln robot on display at Disney World. Audio-animatronics like this are used in rides and attractions throughout the park.

Want to learn more about Disney World? Check out my book, “A Short and Sweet Introduction to Walt Disney World Resort” at

Short and Sweet Tip for Fastpass at Disney World

Here’s a tip about Fastpass at Disney World:
Be aggressive when using the My Disney Experience app to select additional Fastpasses once your original three are done. Never give up on a certain ride or a certain time. People are always changing their Fastpasses which makes Fastpass availability change every second. Therefore, you can refresh the available Fastpasses by selecting different times at the top of the screen. It is possible that rides that aren’t available at all now will be available the next minute.