Our Disney World Dining Plan's so Far

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As you all know Matt and I are heading to Disney World this June and both of us just can't wait. As we are lucky enough to be staying on site, we have bagged ourselves the Disney Dining Package which provides us with 1 quick service meal, 1 sit down meal and 2 snacks a day. It acts like an all inclusive holiday where your meals are sorted throughout the whole holiday. However, instead of just having dinner from one cafeteria, you can use your credits at any of the restaurants/quick service within the parks and at Disney Springs. Matt and I believe that this package (even though it's a little pricey) is such a great deal, as you don't have to worry about where your eating and it allows you to relax when it comes to going to restaurants and you only have to worry about paying the tip at the end of your meal. 

Another great thing about staying on site and having the dining package is that you can start booking your dining reservations 180 days before your holiday! Which is something Matt and I have taken advantage of as there are many restaurants that definitely need an early reservation due to how popular they are! I thought it would be fun to share with you all the restaurants that we have made a booking for and are excited to visit this coming June on our holiday! 

Chef Mickey's
We haven't been to Chef Mickey's before but it's a restaurant that I can't wait to visit. It's a character dining experience as well as a buffet and I have booked it for our first evening in Florida. I thought it would be a lovely restaurant to go to on our first night as not only is it a relaxed buffet but you can also meet the fab five in their catering gear. My idea of a great first evening at the most magical place on earth. Honestly, I just can't wait to see my no. 1 guy Goof! 

Be Our Guest
Matt and I visited this restaurant twice in our last trip once for breakfast and once for dinner. Overall, we loved going for breakfast the most and so we have booked it again for breakfast for our first morning in Florida! This is what we did last time and it was just magical as we were able to get in to the park before normal opening times and were able to witness the castle for the first time without the huge crowds there normally is. The food at breakfast too was real yummy, not only do you get a main but you also get a platter of pastries along side your main meal! 
The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen
This is another restaurant Matt and I haven't been to before and we wanted to go to a different restaurant we went to for dinner on our first day at Magic Kingdom on our last holiday as we didn't love it as much as we thought. So I can't wait to try this restaurant out for dinner and some people say that this is one of the best restaurants on site! Looking at the menu just makes my mouth water, I have no idea what I'm going to pick for dinner on the day! 

Spice Road Table
During our last trip we visited the Spice Road Table in the Moroccan Pavilion in Epcot and we were pleasantly pleased. I remember having the lamb burgers and they were just SO yummy, they also came with humus chips, which I have never had before but they also were yummy! We also loved where we sat. We sat outside under a gazebo by the lake in Epcot and it was just a beautiful evening. We can't wait to go back and we hope we get the same beautiful seats we had last time. 
Matt's cousin raved about this restaurant when he went to the Disney World a few years ago and unfortunately we were unable to bag a table booking as we didn't book in advance. This year however I have already booked us a table and I'm really intrigued by the restaurant! It's very similar to Rainforest Cafe but instead of your normal animals it's full of dinosaurs! The food is your classic american style but I must say the cocktails on the menu sound delicious! 

Teppan Edo
This restaurant is a styled restaurant that I have wanted to go to for so long. This is a Japanese cuisine where the chef cooks all your food right in front of you. They just look so cool as well as really fun and I can't wait to experience this dining experience. We are also going on my birthday which will be lovely and I have deliberately booked it early so that we can "drink around the world" after our meal in celebration of my 22nd birthday! 

Coral Reef Restaurant
I love this restaurant in Epcot. It's gorgeous and the food is gorgeous too! When dining in this restaurant you are treated to the wonderful view that is an aquarium! Yep that's right, this restaurant contains a huge aquarium. I have never been in to a restaurant that has an aquarium like this in their venue. Not only is it do pretty and peaceful, but the food is so yummy (although you do feel a bit guilty when eating your fish dish next to an aquarium that is full of fish...). 
Spirit of Aloha
I am so excited to be putting this on our itinerary! If you didn't know, Disney World also provide dinner shows, where you eat your meal whilst watching a show! This specific one is all based on the Polynesian culture and if you know me, you know that I just adore the Polynesian culture and also know that one day I would love to live there for a part of my life! So as you can see, I am very excited and I just can't wait to watch the show and eat the yummy food! 

There are a few more restaurants that I have just got to give an honourable mention as although we haven't booked them yet, we are definitely going to visiting at some point over the two weeks of us being at Disney! Those restaurants being: Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano, Tuska House Restaurant, Nine Dragons Restaurant and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria! I honestly can't wait to get Disney just for the food as they offer so many amazing cuisines and yummy food! 

Thanks for reading, 

Aloha, Tabitha πŸ’ƒπŸ»

My Travel Bucket List

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Firstly, let's just apologise for the lack of interaction on my twitter profile. I'm currently in Spain with university and where we are, there is a lack of WiFi and to be honest, I'm just enjoying the Spain sun as well as focusing on my assignment. However, seeing as I'm in Spain and I'm also going to Egypt & Florida this year, it has got me thinking about my travel bucket list and the countries/areas I would love to visit one day soon. It's quite a lengthy list but they are all places I hope to explore one day in the future. Matt and I have plans already to visit some in the next 2 years, which is incredibly exciting and I'm sure I will fill you all in when those trips are planned! Anyway, on we go with the bucket list... 
πŸŒ… New Zealand
πŸŒ„ Hawaii Islands  
πŸŒ… Norway
πŸŒ„ Iceland
πŸŒ… Indonesia 
πŸŒ… India
πŸŒ„ Paris
πŸŒ… Canada
πŸŒ„ America - Texas, Mississippi, New Orleans, Boston, New York, California and Massachusetts (Salem to be exact). 
πŸŒ… Australia 
πŸŒ„ Italy 
πŸŒ… Caribbean Islands 
πŸŒ„ Jamaica 
πŸŒ… Morocco 
πŸŒ„ Mauritius 
πŸŒ… China 
πŸŒ„ Thailand 
πŸŒ… Greece 
πŸŒ„ Africa 
πŸŒ… Scotland/Edinburgh 
πŸŒ„ Ireland 
πŸŒ… Antarctica 
πŸŒ„ Mexico 
πŸŒ… Madagascar 
πŸŒ„ The Philippines 
As I stated there are a lot of destinations on this list and it's always growing! I'm hoping that one day in the future I can look back and say I visited some if not all the destinations I have stated in this post! I'm also hoping that one day my future job will allow me to travel around seeing as I'm aiming to work in conservation! Wish me luck that I reach my goal job one day! 

Thanks for reading, 

Aloha, Tabitha πŸ’ƒπŸ» 

Reading Round Up #1

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As much as I love monthly reading wrap ups and TBRs, they stress me out immensely. I always feel bad for not reading loads of books and so I came to the decision of writing a reading round up when I have completed 5 books! I also thought this was a fun idea to do this yearly so I can document how many books I have read throughout the year of 2018 without feeling really stressed each month! I think this is more of a relaxed way of doing things. Anyway, let's get on with the very first reading round up of 2018. 
Opal by Jennifer L, Armentrout - 4 πŸŒŸ
I'm so happy I got back into this series. I picked up the first two books way back in 2016 and I never got round to picking up the next books! Crazy, I know. After recapping what happened in the first two books on youtube and then I picked up the third book and damn, I remember why I loved the first two books. The third book follows on with the story and I would go into more detail but I'm scared if I mention anything it will spoil the story. I can tell you however that the whole series is very similar to Twilight but with aliens.. yes, aliens. It's a love story between a girl and a alien, I mean what is not to love!? Overall, I adored the third book and the ending made me cry, making me pick up the fourth book instantly! 

Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout - 5 πŸŒŸ
This is the 4th book in the 'Lux' series and again, I loved this book. I just love this series. So many people rave about it and now I know why. It just grips you and keeps you wanting to read more and more as soon as you start reading it. Again I would love to spill further into this book but I'm afraid that would spoil you badly if I did, so you will just have to take my word for it. PLEASE pick this series up if you haven't already, I promise you it's such a great, fun, cheesy read!
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black - 4 🌟
This book was everything I loved. When you give me a book that is solely about the fae folk then 9 times out of 10 I will love it. I don't know what it is but I just love reading about faeries and about the history of them. The Cruel Prince follows a young mortal-human girl (Jude) struggling to find her place in the faerie realm. Jude is a very strong character and I loved following her story line. It was really interesting to watch her grow as character. The becomes very dark and nitty gritty and ends in such a way that it has left me craving more! I can't wait for the second book to be released next year. The only thing I would say is that there is an element of bullying in the book and the way it is somewhat resolved isn't the greatest. If you can see past this though, you will definitely enjoy the read if you're a lover of fae and magic like me!
Melancholy Mind by Charlene McElhinney - 5 🌟
This was a beautiful read. If you struggle with your mental health then I would 100% recommend this book. Charlene does a perfect job of addressing her story through the art of poetry. I haven't read much poetry but I really enjoyed reading this book. The book made me reflect on my own life and what's great about this book is that you can other read it in order or you can pick it up and read it in any order! I'm so glad I finally picked up Charlene's book as it was so thought provoking and eye opening. You need to pick this book up if you haven't already and by buying this book you are also supporting a fellow blogger which is another great factor! 
The Mermaid Sister by Carrie Anne Noble - 4 🌟
What a  magical book, I wasn't expecting this book to be as good as it was. I haven't read many books about mermaids and so I don't hold huge amounts of knowledge on them but wow, I want to pick up more mermaid books now! This story follows two sisters and their best friend 'brother-like-figure'. One of the sisters is turning into a mermaid and it's vital that she is taken to the ocean otherwise she will become unwell and be lost forever. She also struggles with the fact that the boy she loves, loves her sister, yet she puts on a brave face throughout the story as all she wants is to make her sister happy and to save her. I really did enjoy this book. There is an element in the book that I'm not 100% on but I can look past that. If you love mystical/magical reads like me, then you will love this read!

Overall, the first 5 books I have read this year have all been pretty great! I'm quite bad when it comes to rating my books as I'm not too fussy when it comes to reading them! Most of my books average a 3-5 star rating! I would love to know if you have read any of these books and whether you enjoyed them! I'm hoping my reviews will become a little more in-depth as I get more into them! 

Thanks for reading,

Aloha, Tabitha πŸ’ƒπŸ» 
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