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! 


Who You Going To Roll With? – Adventureland Spring Roll Cart

Today, we’re rolling over to Adventureland to talk about the Adventureland spring roll cart. Like a cultural phenomenon the Adventureland spring roll cart has taken Walt Disney World by storm....

Epcot Flower And Garden Festival – What’s New For 2020?

Spring is in the air! What's kicks off spring for you? In the DVC Duo house, it's the opening of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. The birds are chirping, the smell of flowers fills the air, and...

Ohana Bread Pudding Recipe – A DVC Duo Baking Guide

Did someone say Ohana Bready Pudding? Those words are music to our ears. We're back with our second installment of our Disney at home cooking. Today we're talking Ohana Bread Pudding recipe. As we...

Move Over Speedway – Tron Coaster Coming In

  Recently, Walt Disney World announced that the Tomorrowland Speedway will temporarily shut down from early 2019 to the summer of 2019.  During this time, Disney will adjust the path of the...

Kidani Village at Animal Kingdom Lodge – A DVC Duo Resort Review

New theme parks, lead to new resort areas. On April 20, 1998, Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened, increasing the overall footprint of Walt Disney World and creating a demand for a new resort area. Less...

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! – No It’s the Disney Skyliner!

In with the new, out with the old? For many years the iconic transportation system of Walt Disney World has been the monorail. It’s up there with meeting Mickey and getting a picture in front of the...

Disney Skyliner Expansion – Will We Soar Around More Of The “World”?

Let's take flight! Where are we off to, Nate? We're off to talk about a potential Disney Skyliner expansion. With four months in the books, it's safe to say the Disney Skyliner is an overall success...

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...

Let’s Save the Kingdom! – Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Allakhazam! Just like that, you’re now one of the sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom! Walt Disney World theme parks are filled with wonderful shows, amazing attractions, and tons of great treats. Did...

Cirque du Soleil Drawn To Life – Will The Show Go On?

Places, places please? As the saying goes, the show must go on. Could this saying also apply to the Cirque du Soleil show Drawn to Life? On March 20, 2020, when news broke that Cirque du Soleil...


“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.