My name is Perla and I'm a BIG fan of Disney World. I never thought I'd be the type of person who likes to go back to the same place every year as I'm an explorer and a questioner by nature. But having kids changed my mind. It's so hard to travel with children and I have a particularly challenging three year old plus two older kids. The past few years we've somehow managed (with going really cheap & cutting coupons, etc at home) to do BOTH a Disney trip and another trip. Yellowstone, Williamsburg, New York. But this year we really need to go a little cheaper but are unwilling to give up our multiple trips. What to do? Well, I came up with the genius idea (thank you very much ) of buying annual passes on our trip this fall so we could go to Disney World the rest of the year without forking over the cash for tickets again. Our family has big goals for travel for the future. We'd like to travel more extensively around the US. We'd like to take a few cruises. We'd like to take our girls to Europe and Egypt. And we only have 10 years before the eldest is 20. And we are VERY far from rich. But for this year our goal is simple: Get the most out of those AP's as possible. And we probably will spend 4 weeks total at WDW this year. We hope to go to Universal at some point. We hope to stay at Ft. Wilderness at some point. And we hope to do it all cheaply. I'm getting WAY ahead of myself though. The beginning of the year begins two weeks from today and I have a lot to tell you about this trip, like how it came about, who is going, and where we are staying. I'll do that in the next post. In the mean time: what would YOU do if you had 3 trips in 1 year planned in Orlando?