Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Mar 26, 2009
    Marie-helene from QC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Joanne,I'm from Montreal.I go to disney wolrld almost every year with my 2 kids.This summer, we want to do something different and go by car.Since you are from Ottawa,did you ever went by car ?Can you help me with some advice and your favorite stops ?

    Bonjour Marie-Helene! Merci pour ta question! Some of my fondest memories as a child were driving to Disney World from Ottawa. I must admit I haven't done it since, but envy you, as it will be a fantastic vacation.

    My first recommendation is to check out MapQuest to plan your route. You can easily plot your vacation, including sightseeing spots. Here are a few of my favourites:
    - Philadelphia, with its great museums, history, and of course the liberty bell. Great shopping too!
    - We always spent a full day touring Washington, DC.
    - Richmond, Virginia is a great spot to stop, and if the timing works, spend the night.
    - Loved stopping anywhere in Georgia - we always bought pecans at roadside stops.
    - St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest American city, was another must-do for our family.
    - Driving on the beach at Daytona was always exciting.

    Those are just a few of my favourite memories. There is so much to see along the East Coast, so be sure to stop if anything strikes your fancy. Be sure to bring lots of toys, travel games and a portable DVD player if you've got one.

    Bonne vacance Marie-Helene!
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Meet the Panelist: Joanne, Ontario

Hi! I'm Joanne from Ottawa, Canada. By day I work for the Canadian government. I'm a single mom to my amazing, 15 year-old daughter and am thrilled to be on the Moms Panel. I absolutely love helping you plan your vacation and create your own magical memories! Learn More About Joanne

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