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You’ve seen them all over Twitter. The bloggers who have weeks, or even months, of blog posts scheduled in advance. The ones that spend a whole Sunday taking blog photos and editing them. Whenever I see this, I feel incredibly impressed, and then I always wonder where I’m going wrong. But I don’t think that being a blogger who plans ahead is always the best thing to do, and here is why.

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It’s finally happened and I’m off on another international adventure. It may not be a long haul flight or involve multiple destinations, but I am very excited to be going to Rome, Italy for the first time. The last time I was in Italy was for a school visit to Pompeii when I was 15, so a trip back is well over-due.

Rome is definitely a city with a lot of historic sights. From the Colosseum to the Vatican, there will be a lot of walking around and gazing up in wonder at the ancient buildings around us. During our four days in the city, I hope that we also get a chance to see Rome as it is today, whether that be areas that are more off the beaten track, or places where the locals like to eat, drink and shop.

Rather than going hard with a huge plan like I would do on a Disney holiday, we’re playing it cool with a rough idea of where we want to go to during the trip. If you’d like to follow along, I’ll be tweeting and instagramming through the long weekend. If you miss it, don’t worry, because I’m also going to be filming my first ever vlogs while we’re there. Exciting! Read on to find out what we’ll be getting up to.

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I’m so excited to go to Walt Disney World in October. This isn’t a solo trip, though, I’m taking my baby sister along for the ride. Not quite as small anymore, she’ll be in her first year of sixth form college when we fly over to the place where magic lives. We’re thinking of blogging and even vlogging the entire trip, so I thought you should probably become better acquainted with her.

We have both been luckily enough to grow up while visiting Walt Disney World. I’ve only been to Florida once without her, back when I was three years old, and since then we have both visited six more times. Looking back at the photos of us growing up over the years is something really special, so I’m very glad that we’re onto the next stage now where we can be trusted to go together.

Today, she’s answering 30 Disney Parks questions for your entertainment. Be sure to say hi to her in the comments. She’s rather excited to feature on my blog, so I’m sure you’ll make her day!

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This week my schedule has not been too busy, and I have been rather lazy. I know, I know, this is incredibly unlike me, but I’ve decided to cut myself some slack this week. If I wanted to spend the whole evening watching Disney YouTube videos, I would spend the whole evening watching Disney YouTube videos. It was one of those weeks!

Don’t forget to share how your week was in the comments, too. I’d love to find out!

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During those moments where I wasn’t lounging around at home, I’ve been doing a few things here and there. I had Thursday off work to book our advance dining reservations for our trip to Walt Disney World in October. Yes, I did take a whole day off work to secure reservations six months in advance. My colleagues all thought I was a little crazy when I came into work the next day, but it is a very serious operation! You can read all about my stressful booking experience and find out which restaurants we’re going to go to in this week’s Disney dining blog. I managed to get some pretty awesome reservations.

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As a Disney fan, there is little I love more than reading about holidays to Walt Disney World. There is nothing that enratptures me more than hearing about travel plans, dining reservations, and hotel choices than reading or listening to people go over their holiday plans. Sometimes I pick up tips or ideas, and sometimes I’m just nosey.

If you have the same affliction, then you’re in luck because in just over six months I will be jetting off to the place where magic lives for the eighth time in my fairly short life. I’ll be crossing the Atlantic once more to touch down in Orlando, Florida and I’m going to tell you all about what we’ve planned so far.

Over the next 200 days (not that I’m counting) I’ll be sharing a lot about the planning process, from fastpasses to picking restaurants, so stick around.

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