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! 


Tangierine Cafe at Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion – Not Just a Nifty Name

The best thing in my opinion about World Showcase is the food options. While culturally there’s no substitute for the real thing, having so many countries to experience can feel like you’re taking...

Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course – Is It A Birdie or Bogey?

Fore! The words no golfer ever wants to say, especially on Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course. Known for theme parks, amazing resorts and out of this world dining, Walt Disney World has tons to offer...

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

Enjoyable! No surprise there, the attractions at Disney World are always enjoyable. The biggest question we had heading to Disney World during COVID is how the overall experience on the different...

Great Disney Picture Locations – Our Top 3 Lesser Known Spots

Say cheese! We all know the iconic Disney picture locations like in front of the castle. Did you even go to Disney if you didn’t get a castle picture? Debatable, definitely debatable (#sarcasm). We...

Disney’s Polynesian Standard View Studio – A DVC Duo Room Review

Is there a bad view at Disney's Polynesian Resort? That's the big question we're addressing in our review of a Polynesian standard view studio. Prior to this year, we never stayed at the Disney...

Interchangeable Disney Attractions – Don’t Blink Or You May Miss It!

Interchangeable Disney attractions, “Come again for Big Fudge?” You heard us right, Marshall, Interchangeable Disney attractions are being considered for the Walt Disney World Resort. In the DVC Duo...

Tipsy Ducks In Love Recipe – A DVC Duo Cocktail Guide

A little Disney at home? Why not! Did you really have to ask? No. Welcome to the first of many Disney at home recipes from your favorites bloggers. Who also love cooking. Today, we're talking Tipsy...

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...

Play Disney Parks App – It’s More Than Games, It’s Experiences!

Let’s hurry up and wait? Who knew waiting in line could be so fun. When Disney released the Play Disney Parks app on June 30, 2018, it was only scratching the surface on what it would be. Fast...

An Updated Hollywood Studios FastPass Strategy Guide

It's time for an update! Not just any update, we're updating our Hollywood Studios FastPass strategy guide. As the Disney parks continue to grow, expand, evolve (pick you're adjective of choice)...




"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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