Author Archive: Nathaniel Nelson

A native of Rhode Island, Nathaniel Nelson currently lives in New Hampshire. By day he's the quintessential, hard-working businessman. But at night, Nathaniel enjoys coming home and being with his wife, daughter, and son! When he's not chasing his kids around the house, he enjoys reading about history; being outside; taking his dog, Pongo, for a walk; and planning his next travel adventures (typically, for Disney!).

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I Can Go The Distance…26.2 Ways to Include Your Family In Your WDW Marathon Training

I Can Go The Distance…26.2 Ways to Include Your Family In Your WDW Marathon Training

| July 26, 2015 | Reply

A few months ago I got in the mood to run my first marathon and since I’m always looking for an excuse to head to Disney World, I decided the Walt Disney World Marathon was the obvious choice (though, in full disclosure, there are other marathons out there).  Since then, I’ve been logging some training [...]

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I Can Go the Distance…Now That I’ve Processed My Race Deferral

I Can Go the Distance…Now That I’ve Processed My Race Deferral

| May 25, 2015 | 1 Reply

Let me take you on a trip down memory lane. About this time last year, I wrote about why I chose the Walt Disney World Marathon for my first marathon.   In short, completing a marathon has long been a personal goal of mine.  This aspiration, coupled with my love of Disney, made running the WDW [...]

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Discovering “The Bare Necessities” of Disney Life Between Disney Vacations

Discovering “The Bare Necessities” of Disney Life Between Disney Vacations

| January 30, 2015 | 3 Replies

I’m not sure if this happens to you but it always happens to me.  I spend months planning for my visit to Walt Disney World.  Looking forward to my upcoming adventure, I think back fondly of prior Disney trips and memories.  And, I look forward to the new memories made with my family with the [...]

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I Can Go The Distance: Just not now…

I Can Go The Distance: Just not now…

| December 6, 2014 | 2 Replies

I really had my heart set on it.   2015 was going to be the year that I ran 26.2 miles…not in total…but all at once.  The place this was going to happen?  Walt Disney World.  The event?  The Walt Disney World Marathon.  I was so dedicated to this pursuit that I had registered, began my [...]

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Frustrated At Walt Disney World? “LET IT GO”

Frustrated At Walt Disney World? “LET IT GO”

| September 5, 2014 | 17 Replies

We’ve all been there.  After spending months planning our magical visit to Walt Disney World, we arrive to find our plans and attitudes crushed by events outside of our control.  Instead of experiencing a whole new world with our families, we end up feeling like poor, unfortunate souls—feeling frustrated, a bit angry, and, sometimes, even [...]

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I Can Go The Distance: Deciding is one thing, registering is another

I Can Go The Distance: Deciding is one thing, registering is another

| July 23, 2014 | 4 Replies

I recently wrote explaining my decision to run a Walt Disney World (WDW) Marathon, one of the many events available as part of the runDisney program and one of the many events occurring during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.  Many people think that there’s only the training aspect to consider when planning for a [...]

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I Can Go The Distance: Why I chose the Walt Disney World Marathon for My First Marathon

I Can Go The Distance: Why I chose the Walt Disney World Marathon for My First Marathon

| May 25, 2014 | 6 Replies

I’ve always wanted to run a marathon.  This is partly because I’ve always respected the challenges of the marathon and the physical strength and mental rigor of the marathon runner.  To me, the marathon has always been one of those life’s challenges, a bucket list item, if you will, similar to climbing Mt. Everest or [...]

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What To Expect When You’re…Cruising with Disney and a Baby: Part 3

What To Expect When You’re…Cruising with Disney and a Baby: Part 3

| April 14, 2014 | Reply

If I can say one thing about a Disney Cruise, it’s that you’ll never run out of things to do, whether onboard or onshore and whether you’re an adult, a child, or an eternal “kid at heart.”  In this final installment of my Disney Cruise review, I explore the many entertainment options available to Disney [...]

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What To Expect When You’re…Cruising with Disney and a Baby: Part 2

What To Expect When You’re…Cruising with Disney and a Baby: Part 2

| April 8, 2014 | Reply

As any parent knows all too well, traveling with a baby can be quite the daunting task.  Add on any thoughts about what, how, and when your baby will eat outside of the home and the reality of leaving the house can become downright overwhelming.  However, when traveling on a Disney cruise, I’ve learned that [...]

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What To Expect When You’re…Cruising with Disney and a Baby: Part 1

What To Expect When You’re…Cruising with Disney and a Baby: Part 1

| March 26, 2014 | Reply

My wife, one-year-old daughter, and I recently embarked on a 7-night sailing through the Eastern Caribbean aboard the Disney Fantasy.  Starting and ending in Port Canaveral, FL, we sailed to St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.  Cautious about taking a one-year old to an over-stimulating Walt Disney World, but eager to start [...]

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