Author Archive: Nathaniel Nelson

A native of Rhode Island, Nathaniel Nelson currently lives in Northern Virginia. By day he's a management consultant, bored behind his desk. At night, Nathaniel enjoys coming home and being with his wife and daughter. When he's not chasing his daughter 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: Deciding is one thing, registering is another

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

| July 23, 2014 | 2 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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Help! How do I plan for that Disney Cruise I’m taking with my baby?

Help! How do I plan for that Disney Cruise I’m taking with my baby?

| December 18, 2013 | 4 Replies

In a recent article, I noted how I was eager to introduce the magic of Disney to my 1-year old daughter by traveling on a Disney Cruise.  I explained that I was excited to be making new Disney memories with my family.  “That sounds magical!” the Disney fanatic would say, right?  It certainly is. However, [...]

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Why I’m excited to take my baby on a Disney Cruise!

Why I’m excited to take my baby on a Disney Cruise!

| November 22, 2013 | 1 Reply

Some of my earliest memories are those of the times my family and I were visiting Walt Disney World.  In fact, these early memories are also some of my favorite ones, as I have always been one who believes in the magic of Disney and all that it represents.   Even as a young child I [...]

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