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! 


Disney Beach Club Villas – A DVC Duo Resort Review

It’s familiar yet different. The New England style resort known as the Disney Beach Club Villas, was the second time Disney added a Disney Vacation Club Resort (DVC) to an existing resort. The first...

Cruella’s Halloween Hideaway – Should You Join The Party?

It’s a party within a party! Brand new this year is Cruella’s Halloween Hideaway at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The famed dognapper is crashing the party to throw a party of her own and...

Disney Dining Plan – What’s The Best Plan For How You Theme Park?

Let’s eat! There’s tons of great food to enjoy at Walt Disney World, and many ways to do it. From quick service to fine dining, or even dining with the head mouse himself at Chef Mickey’s in the...

Ronto Roasters for Breakfast – Waking Up On Batuu

Roasting away! No, we’re not talking about the Florida heat, we’re talking about Ronto Roasters for breakfast. As the sun rises over Batuu, and hunger sets in, you’ll have a couple of options for...

Transportation at Disney World During COVID – A DVC Duo Trip Review

Patience. With all our articles around our trip to Disney World during COVID, there is a common theme. Transportation at Disney World is no different, and the word we'll use most is patience....

Are We Closing in on Star Tours Last Departure?

“Star Tours 1401, you’re clear for departure.” Every adventure on the Star Tours attraction at Hollywood Studios begins the same way. But for how much longer? With Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge slated to...

UnCruise v. Traditional Cruise – A DVC Duo Alaskan Adventure

There’s more than one way to cruise! Big ship or the UnCruise small ship, what’s the best way to cruise through Alaska? We’re glad you asked! To wrap up our Alaskan Adventure four-part series we’re...

Epcot Forever – What Do We Know About the Nighttime Spectacular?

Epcot Forever. It has a special ring to it, doesn’t it? Disney World is gearing up for a variety of updates to the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (Epcot), and we just got a glimpse to...

Drinks At California Adventure’s Lamp Light Lounge

We’re lounging around again! This time on the west coast at California Adventure’s Lamp Light Lounge. When on the west coast it’s all about the movie studios and in this case Pixar. It’s to the bar...

The Cozy Cone Motel – Does Food Taste Better When Served In A Cone?

Fact or fiction? All food taste better when enjoying it from a cone. Well, that's what we're here to find out. There's not better place to test our theory than on west coast at Disney's California...




"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.

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