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Tarah Chieffi

Tarah Chieffi is a theme park and family travel journalist who uses her words to help travelers plan fun-filled family vacations. When she isn’t eating theme park food and riding roller coasters, she can be found cycling wherever her bike will take her, tucked under the covers with a good book, or planning her next adventure with her husband and three young sons.

Stories by Tarah

Expert Guide

What to Bring to An Amusement Park: A Theme Park Expert’s 15 Must-Have Items

Feb 24, 2022

As a travel writer who specializes in theme parks, visiting places like Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Universal Orlando is my job. I visit often (I’m on a… continue reading

Animal Encounters

14 Best Places to See Alligators in Florida

Feb 18, 2022

Have you ever heard that if you see a body of fresh water in Florida, there’s probably an alligator in it? As far as we know, nobody has… continue reading


9 Things To Do in Vegas Besides Gambling

Dec 30, 2021

Las Vegas and gambling are about as synonymous as it gets. If you aren’t that into risking your money on games of chance, it’s possible Vegas isn’t on… continue reading


9 Activities You Can Only Do at Disney World Hotels

Dec 27, 2021

When you visit Walt Disney World, it can be tempting to spend all of your time at the Central Florida resort’s four theme parks. If you do that,… continue reading


9 Best Holiday Getaways in Tennessee

Nov 15, 2021

The holidays are here again and if you’re looking to trade the hustle and bustle for a cozy getaway, Tennessee has a variety of resorts and vacation rentals… continue reading


8 Super Sweet Food Factory & Shop Tours Around the U.S.

Nov 10, 2021

Road trips and snacking go together like peas and carrots (though neither of those are great road trip snacks), but we’ve got an idea that’s even better than… continue reading

Family Fun

10 Must-Do Experiences For Families at Dollywood

Oct 8, 2021

No family vacation to Pigeon Forge is complete without a visit to the Dollywood theme park. With world-class entertainment, high-speed coasters, and plenty of pint-sized attractions, there really… continue reading

Magical Events

What’s New for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Oct 7, 2021

When Walt Disney World opened on Oct. 1st, 1971, it changed the landscape of Central Florida both literally and figuratively. What once was mostly swampland at the headwaters… continue reading

Holiday Magic

Complete Guide to the Holidays at Disneyland Resort

Oct 1, 2021

Disneyland is often billed as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” but during the holiday season this family-friendly destination magically transforms into “The Merriest Place on Earth.” And because… continue reading

Holiday Festivities

How to Celebrate the Holiday Season at Walt Disney World

Sep 30, 2021

The holidays at Walt Disney World encompass all four theme parks, Disney Springs, and the resort’s on-site hotels. The jolly season kicks off at Disney World on Nov.… continue reading

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