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BFFs and Travel Buddies - Kara (left) and Gayle (right)

For regular readers of our Disney Cruise blogs, welcome back as we ready to set sail for the first time on the Disney Wish. For new readers, we're so excited you're here.


We are both Platinum Castaway Club, reside in Indiana (USA), and each work in the higher education field, although Kara recently left traditional higher education and launched her own consulting company.

Our Disney Cruise Line experiences include the Bahamas, Caribbean (Western & Eastern), California Coast, Mexico, West Coast Repo, Alaska (only Kara), and Mediterranean.


Our favorite cruises have been when 1) we got “stuck” at Disney Castaway Cay for an extra 24 hrs(!), 2) the inaugural Pixar cruise with John Lasseter, and 3) a 25% capacity on our Disney Fantasy “Return to Sailing”. Kara also loved Alaska, which she did with her parents.


If you would like to see some our previous Trip Blogs:

There are more - we just haven’t gotten them posted with photos!


Things to know about us before diving into this Trip Blog are that I (Gayle) am the Type A “planner”, while Kara is much more appreciative of the broader experience, more able to appreciate new discovery and finding “joy”! Once the trip gets started, hopefully we will be tag-teaming our narrative of the cruise! When we do tag team, we'll do something like this ⬇ and show you we changed narrators.


Kara: Gayle’s being really kind. I am a total Type A planner in my professional life. I love my calendar, my to do list, and my notebook . That said, when I’m traveling, I prefer to try to relax. And, because I’m lucky to have a best friend who also happens to be an incredible travel agent I am more than happy to leave the details to her when we travel. I am incredibly appreciative of all the work she puts into every trip we ever take.


On that note… Disclaimer: I (Gayle) am a travel agent with Authorized Disney Travel Planner agency - Off to Neverland Travel. Contact me today for a no-obligation quote!


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