Welcome to the Many Adventures of Serena and Nate, a.k.a. The DVC Duo. Join us as we share our thoughts, insights, and experiences around two of our favorite topics, Disney and travel. Around the “world” and beyond! 


Our Top 3 Disney Rides at Night – Thrill Ride Edition

Hands up! What’s better than Disney rides? Disney rides at night! Not just any attractions - we’re talking about thrill rides. There is something about nighttime that makes every outdoor roller...

Rainy Day at the Animal Kingdom – What Would The DVC Duo Do?

Rain, rain, go away…come again on another park day! On a rainy day at the Animal Kingdom, what would the DVC Duo do? We’re glad you ask! When the liquid sunshine starts dropping one of the more...

Return Of The King – What Could We Expect With Bob Iger Returning?

Wait, what? Did you say Bob Iger is returning to Disney? Yes. Yes, we did. Well, in all truth he never left, as he moved from CEO of Disney to Chairman of the Board. On April 12, 2020, the New York...

A New Englander’s Home Away From Home – Ale And Compass Lounge

Cape Codder anyone? Walking into the Ale and Compass Lounge it feels as if you’re stepping into the Kennedy’s favorite watering hole. What happens when you take away the triple sec from Sarah...

Disney Popcorn – Here A Pop, There A Pop, Everywhere Popcorn!

Pop goes the corn! What sounds so simple and common at first is quickly becoming a big thing at Walt Disney World. That big thing is Disney popcorn. This is no ordinary popcorn, Disney popcorn is...

New Lion King Ride Coming to the Animal Kingdom? Tell Us More!

“Long live the King!” Rumors of expansion at the Animal Kingdom are in full bloom. It’s like we’re heading into spring or something? We’re counting on you Dunkirk Dave (Punxsutawney Phil’s Canadian...

You’ve Got Mail – Could We See A 50th Anniversary Subscription Box?

Mail? We like mail! Could our mail get a little more interesting with a Disney 50th anniversary subscription box? More and more things are moving towards subscription-style services, from tv with...

Nomad Lounge Night Monkey Recipe – A DVC Duo Cocktail Guide

Let's wander into the kitchen! Or should we say bar? Get it, nomad. Oh, how we crack ourselves up! We're back with another Disney at-home recipe. This time around we're off to Disney's Animal...

The Chapek Effect – Looking At The Ripples Made By The “Big Splash”

No, we're not talking about Splash Mountain. Though, it is a "big splash". We're talking about the big news the Walt Disney Company dropped on February 25, 2020, announcing Bob Chapek as the new...

Tortuga Tavern at Magic Kingdom – Did We Discover Treasure?

“Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.” You got that right, Jack! If there’s one thing the DVC Duo hunts for - it’s great food. We’ll search far and wide, some may say there is no mountain high...


“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse” – Walt Disney


“I know when I met you an adventure was going to happen” – Winnie the Pooh


“It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.” – Jerry Seinfeld


“I don’t believe in putting a nuance of ginger in a dish such that you can barely taste it. If you say there is ginger in the sauce, you should really be able to taste it.” – Chef Ming Tsai





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“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible.  Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible.  Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain


Hiddy Ho, as Wilson would say.  Who doesn’t love a good random Home Improvement reference? We’re Serena and Nate. Kids of the 90’s with a passion for food, travel, golf, adventure, and all things Mickey Mouse.

For many years we were lucky enough to experience the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) thanks to Nate’s family, who have been members for over 25 years. On one fateful day in August 2014, we took the plunge and purchased our own membership. Good luck in stopping us from telling anyone and everyone about the best decision we’ve ever made (besides each other, duh). Our adventures together began 10+ years ago. From the start, we knew the road would twist, turn and have the occasional fork (Muppet reference). It was during our first road trip from New Hampshire to Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA that we knew we had found our partner in crime. We’ve been on a journey to find as many hidden Mickeys ever since.

Check in on us from time-to-time, as we share our adventures, tips, tricks, and thoughts around all things Walt Disney World, DVC, food, travel, and life.