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! 


Run Mickey, Run – runDisney Events

Vacation and running, two words that shouldn’t be in the same sentence. Well, that’s been the thinking for most of my life, until one day in April 2015 when I got an email about registering for the...

Disney’s Riviera Resort – A DVC Duo Resort Review

Is it the French or Italian Riviera? Why not both! Disney's Riviera Resort is the newest of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts at Walt Disney World. On December 16, 2019, Disney's Riviera Resort...

Sleeping In at Disney – DVC Duo’s Half-Day Plan for the Animal Kingdom

Morning, it’s for the birds! There’s no better place to find a bird than at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. In the second part of our half-day series, we’re sharing our half-day plan for the...

Disney’s Riviera Resort – Grand Floridian’s European Cousin?

Surprise, the Grand Floridian’s long lost cousin, Disney’s Riviera Resort, with be joining the fun in December. That’s right, much to the surprise of most Disneyphiles, the new Disney Vacation Club...

Happily Ever After For The Holidays? – Updates for Mickey’s Parties

What’s the best way to cap off a Magic Kingdom day? Watching Happily Ever After! You’ve enjoyed a Dole Whip, successfully executed your Magic Kingdom Fastpass strategy, and now it’s time to take in...

Disney Cookie Dough – Rolling Into Disney Springs And Our Hearts!

Disney cookie dough! Say no more. Ok, we won’t..article done! We’re kidding. Who doesn’t like cookie dough? Whether it’s good for us or not, we’ve all had that moment of weakness when where we use...

Ice Age at Disney World – Is It Getting Chilly In Dinoland?

Brrrr, it’s cold in here, could we see Ice Age at Disney World? Now that’s a question. Rumors surrounding updates and expansion to Disney’s Animal Kingdom are running wild, from Simba setting up...

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Refurbishment Update – Sleeping In Style!

Get’em well hot! We’ve got Disney’s Saratoga Springs refurbishment updates. Coming out of the steamy summer heat of Florida, we’ve got a variety of updates around the progress of Saratoga Springs...

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...

Disney Property – To Stay or Not to Stay – Top 4 Reasons

The biggest question to answer other than “What time is the 3 o’clock parade?” is “should I stay on Disney property or at a non-Disney hotel?” Definitely a tough question if you’re making for your...




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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.

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