Category Archives: Travel

The many travels of the Hayes family!

2017 Disney Dream 3 Night Bahamas Cruise – Sawyer’s 5th Birthday Day 3

Disney’s Castaway Cay Island Morning Day three of the three day Bahamas cruise always pulls you in two directions.  On one hand it is amazing because you get to enjoy the day on one of the most beautiful islands on earth.  On the other hand, it is your last day of the cruise which means tomorrow you are back to… Read more »

2017 Disney Dream 3 Night Bahamas Cruise – Sawyer’s 5th Birthday Day 2

Sunrise on the Disney Dream – Day 2 Nassau We arose to the gentle rocking of the ship as we continued the last portion of our journey to Nassau, Bahamas.  Day one on the Disney Dream was a blast and we were looking forward to another fun day on the ship.  Most of the Hayes household likes to sleep in… Read more »

2017 Disney Dream 3 Night Bahamas Cruise – Sawyer’s 5th Birthday, Day 1

Traveling to Port Canaveral Emily had, in her usual style, arranged all of the details for a memorable fifth birthday for Sawyer, which kicked off with a three night Disney Dream birthday cruise.   The bags were packed with the essentials as well as some fun birthday surprises for Sawyer.  After getting the car packed, Sawyer and I went to… Read more »

Thanksgiving And Drew’s 50th Birthday – North Carolina Weekend

It was a simple holiday trip to North Carolina that Emily had been planning since the middle of the summer. Our sister-in-law Fran reached out and mentioned she wanted to have a special birthday gathering for Emily’s brother Drew and after 2 seconds of contemplation, the hotel was booked and Pinterest saw a spike in their birthday ideas pin volume…. Read more »

Disney Dream – Halloween on the High Seas 3 Night Bahamas Cruise

This trip had been a long time in the making, but we finally convinced Grandma Jean and Papa Don to take a Disney Cruise with the whole family.  For those of you following along on Hayesvision you know that we absolutely love cruising.  I owe this relatively new found love to Emily because if it wasn’t for her, I am… Read more »

Disney Fantasy Seven Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise – Tortola (Day 4)

After three days at sea, we were eager for the sight of land which came on day four in the form of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.  We had arrangements set for a shore excursion that included  a morning of exploration (via open air van), beach time, and a little snorkeling.  Although not a destination that we might have sought… Read more »

Disney Fantasy Seven Day Summer Cruise – Days at Sea (2 & 3)

Disney Fantasy Eastern Caribbean Day 2 – Day at Sea There is just something fantastic about waking up on a Disney Cruise Ship!  We eased into our day as Emily got some reading done and Hunter caught up on some Bunk’d episodes on demand, while Sawyer slept and I got some time to blog about the prior day’s activities.  We… Read more »

Disney Fantasy Seven Day Summer Cruise – Day 1

One of our absolute favorite vacations was finally upon us, a seven night Eastern Disney Cruise on the Fantasy!  We booked the trip about six weeks prior, and Emily had been packing ever since. I got up early so I would have enough time to load the 26-foot U-haul truck that was just barely able to contain our luggage for… Read more »

Old Town Scottsdale, Family Time & More – Spring Break 2016

After leaving Disneyland, we set our sights for the second half of our spring break 2016 adventure, Scottsdale Arizona. We spent time with family and Hunter and Sawyer had a blast playing with their cousins from Wisconsin that they don’t often get a chance to see. We enjoyed perfect weather, delicious food and plenty of time swimming in the pool. A great way to end our fantastic spring break trip!

Our Last Day at the Disneyland Resort – Spring Break 2016 Trip Day Five

Our last day at Disneyland… let the tears commence.  It is always sad the last day of the theme park vacation because there are so many things that you wanted to do before you arrived that you ultimately didn’t have enough time to do.  Although we have Walt Disney World right in our backyard, there is still something about being… Read more »