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 Cruise Shows – Is It Broadway On The High Seas?

Places, everyone! We've got a show to do! Well, more like an article to write on the Disney Cruise shows. There are two main reasons to head out on an ocean cruise - the food and the shows, and...

Morimoto Asia – 2nd Time the Charm?

Ala Cuisine! Morimoto Asia is a leap of faith for this culinary juggernaut. As Nate and I are part-time Philadelphians (thanks medical school) we know how Morimoto rolls...ha, ha, ha, get it… For...

New Disney Rooftop Dining – Toledo and Topolino’s Terrace

Fact. Everything tastes better when eaten on a rooftop, especially, in Walt Disney World. You heard it here first. For years, Disney has had only one option for enjoying a meal while overlooking...

Start of a Pixar Land? – Lightning McQueen Racing Academy

Is it just us or does it feel like the holidays always race by? Well, that’s not all that is racing this holiday season. It looks like our favorite Pixar movies are racing to find a home within...

Disney Dessert Party – Worth Adding It To Your Disney Trip?

There ain’t no party, like a Disney dessert party! That’s how the song goes right, Lee? The sun is setting and the night is upon us, just like a good meal, there is no better way to wrap up a Disney...

What’s A Disney ADR? – DVC Duo Guide to Advance Dining Reservations

Disney ADR, what's that? Walt Disney World is filled with acronyms, from FP's (FastPass) to DAK (Disney's Animal Kingdom) and what we're all here for today, Disney ADR (Advance Dining Reservation)....

Disney Minnie Vans – Worth A Ride? A DVC Duo Guide

Riding in style! We're not talking about any ordinary mini-van, no we're talking about the Disney Minnie Vans. Themed after the fashion icon herself, Minnie Mouse, Minnie Vans are the ultimate way...

New Magic Kingdom Resort – Could Mickey Have A New Neighbor?

Is the neighborhood growing? It’s why we are all here, to see if a new Magic Kingdom resort could be added to Seven Seas Lagoon. For years rumors around expanding the Magic Kingdom resort area...

Best Magic Kingdom Quick-Service Locations – DVC Duo’s Top 3

It’s the snack park right? There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Magic Kingdom quick-service dining. In a park known for great treats like the Dole Whip and spring rolls, what options do...

Best Classic Disney Snacks at Magic Kingdom – Snack Away!

Hangry? Ain’t nobody got time for that, especially at the Magic Kingdom. It’s the DVC Duo’s snack time, and we're going to talk best classic Disney snacks. When we say classic snacks, we’re not...


“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.