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After I surprised Sara for our 5th year wedding anniversary getaway, where we spent a few days at a bed and breakfast in Westfield, New York, in one of the most amazing bed and breakfast you will probably ever stay in. On our way home we decided to head over to Niagara Falls New York for the day. We have only been to the Canada side so we chose to try the New York side this time. Oh how much fun… We did the Maid Of The Mist and the Cave Of The Winds. If you are planning on doing the two of these please make sure you bring an extra change of clothes, if you plan to stay the whole day because you will get wet! That is for sure…

So many times I thought I have a iPhone that takes pretty good video, so why not use it for some videos? Well when using the iPhone it works great when you are up close and you get pretty good audio. When you start to step back then the audio goes down hill, pretty much because you are so far away from the internal microphone that it has.

It is pretty portable when you are on vacation or if you take some short trips so why not see what kind of microphones can be used to boost the quality of your videos when you are on the go.

I was testing out some different options and came across some pretty great ideas. You will need to look into a microphone that has 3 lines on the jack. If you insert a microphone right into the iphone it will not work! You need some sort of adapter that will convert the jack for the external microphone you are using.

There is a company that is called Edutige America that makes a special mic for the iphone that will convert everything for you. The iPhone jack is used for the microphone and headphones. You will need an adapter to split the mic and headphones or it will just not work for you. Edutige makes a microphone called the EIM-001 that works with the iPhone. They also have a extended cable, the ESL-001 that will let you clip it to your shirt and get a little bit away from your iPhone. The only thing is, it isn’t very long so you might want to look for a cable that is much longer then this one that I am using.

Another great option is the Radio Shake adapter that I picked up for only around $5.00 and it converts is beautifully so you can use almost any external microphone. So If you already have a mic all you need is that adapter from Radio Shack! woohoo!

Walt Disney World ticket prices and what you can do to save money in the long run if you are a huge Disney fan like us. The theme park tickets in Disney seem to keep going up and up and up through the years. I remember years ago when I was much younger that my mom and dad payed a lot less for the Disney tickets then you will now. If I remember right, they were around 33.00 for a day ticket for Magic Kingdom, Epcot or MGM, which is now called Hollywood Studios.

Now at the time of this post the Walt Disney World park tickets are $99.00 a day for a Magic Kingdom Park and $94.00 for any of the other parks, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And that is for the ages of 10 and older. If you have children that are the ages of 3 years to 9 years old then the tickets for the Magic Kingdom are $93.00 and for the other parks like Epcot, Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios they are $88.00.

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If you are family that enjoys going to Disney year after year or just pretty often you might want to think about saving up and getting multi day tickets. My mom bought a 10 day pass for her and my dad years ago and they still have a few days left to use.

Now here is a little break down on the Disney ticket prices to save some money and buy multi day passes for your future Disney vacation. The more days you purchase at once the cheaper it will be for you.

Here are the current prices for the 2014 year for the ages of 10 years and older.

  • 2-Day Park Ticket $94.00
  • 3-Day Park Ticket $91.34
  • 4-Day Park Ticket $73.50
  • 5-Day Park Ticket $60.80
  • 6-Day Park Ticket $52.34
  • 7-Day Park Ticket $46.29
  • 8-Day Park Ticket $41.75
  • 9-Day Park Ticket $38.23
  • 10-Day Park Ticket $35.40

Now when you purchase multi day tickets for Disney you need to remember that they expire 14 days of first use. So if you purchase the tickets but don’t go to Disney for a few years that will be fine. but if you go into the park you will have to use up the rest of your days on your ticket within the 14 days.

What my parents have done in the past for our Disney Vacations was to purchase the additional no expire ticket option. So If you purchase the no-expire option for your multi passes you can come back 5 years later and still use your tickets. This is a great option to save money in the long run. I would suggest to purchase a 10 day multi day ticket and add the no expire option so you have it for future vacations.

10 Day Disney Ticket for one person at the age of 10 years or older:

  • 10 Day Park Ticket $354
  • 10 Day Park Ticket No Expire Option $340

So you will be saving 29.60 per day with the 10 day pass/no expire option for your future family vacations to come.

Guys if you haven’t heard of the Tower Garden you should check it out! If you are anything like Sara and myself and can kill any type of plants but would love to have your own garden you might want to look into the this.

The Tower Garden doesn’t use soil so you don’t even have to get your hands dirty. It doesn’t even take up much space since it is a tower. You can put it in the corner of your deck so you have easy access to it. Ahh fresh fruits, veggies and greens at your fingertips. Oh wouldn’t that be great! We are thinking of picking one of these up very soon.

If you want more info on the tower garden just head over to The Tower Garden’s Website.

Have any of you purchased the Tower Garden? Let us know what you think of it in the comments below.

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