Welcome to the Starting With a Mouse Blog!

I have always wanted to be a writer. When I was a child I wrote story after story in notebooks, composition books, even sketch books turned into poorly illustrated storybooks [I said I wanted to be a writer, not an illustrator 😉 ]. For many years I have considered starting a blog, even tried my hand at it while we were building our house, but building our house was a short-term project, and I struggled finding a topic that I felt would generate content or discussion long-term.

In my journey to become an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and travel agent, I discovered a passion for helping families plan vacations that would create lifelong memories. In the last 6 months, I have done more research on travel than I think I did in my entire 4 years of college, and I have loved every second.

There’s a lot that goes into planning a vacation. Even more that goes into planning a Disney vacation. I’ve been answering individual questions and providing individual advice for years. Why haven’t I put all of this information on paper (or in this case, on screen)? Why haven’t I created a resource for families who are considering planning their first or 100th vacation?

So that’s what the purpose of this blog will be. Like Disneyland and WDW, this blog will never be finished as long as there is imagination left in the world (or in The Walt Disney Company). Some information you read may stay the same, some may change, but my goal is to provide you with honest, accurate, and up-to-date information about planning your dream vacation. Happy planning!