Plan Your Next Vacation with National Geographic’s ‘100 Disney Adventures of a Lifetime’ [REVIEW]

Mickey and Minnie Mouse await your visit.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse await your visit. (Photo by Bo shou on

For many, their relationship with Disney may not extend beyond the beloved films and television shows Walt and company have created over the years. Then there are others whose childhoods included trips to Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. (I’m grateful to be among this group!) Still, if these vacations max out your Disney experiences, you have only scratched the tip of the iceberg of what the company now offers. Since Disneyland opened in 1955, Walt never stopped dreaming up new ways to entertain his guests. Now, in National Geographic’s 100 Disney Adventures of a Lifetime, Marcy Carriker Smothers shows us all the magic we’ve been missing, and I promise you’re going to want in on the action!

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Dick Nunis’s ‘Walt’s Apprentice’ Should Be Read, Savored, and Shared [REVIEW]

People walking around Disney Castle
People walking around Sleeping Beauty Castle. (Photo by Juan Mendez on

Walt Disney is celebrated around the world as one of the biggest dreamers who ever lived. But he didn’t make all of his dreams come true on his own. He surrounded himself with others who could help build and operate every part of his Magic Kingdom. In Walt’s Apprentice, we meet one such Disney legend. And no, we’re not talking about Mickey Mouse (although he did play a sorcerer’s apprentice in 1940’s Fantasia). Rather, we’re referencing Dick Nunis, the man who learned at the master’s knee and worked his way up through the company. Now, he pulls back the curtain and reveals what he learned during his tenure at Disney, and how those hard-won insights can empower all of us beyond the gates of Disneyland Resort.

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J.T. Ellison Wins Award for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novel at Killer Nashville

J.T. Ellison
J.T. Ellison (Photo by Suzanne DuBose Photography)

As Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” For bestselling novelist J.T. Ellison, that adage proved quite true Saturday when Killer Nashville awarded her the Silver Falchion Award for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novel for her novel, Tomb of the Queen, written under the nom de plume Joss Walker.

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