I’m Cathy Bennett Kopf. I have a wheelie bag and I’m not afraid to pack it.

I wish I was a senior with time on my hands and regular pension checks. Or a twenty-something with a backpack and no responsibilities.

But I’m not. I’ve got a full-time job in municipal finance, a large and (at times) needy family, and a bad case of wanderlust.

So I travel whenever and wherever I can.

Follow my blog, The Open Suitcase, for tips and techniques I’ve picked up through the years and to see where I’ve been and where I’m going next! I’d love to have you join me on my next adventure.

 

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5 Tips for Slackers Visiting Pandora at Disney World

If there are no Pandora Fast Passes available for your Disney World vacation, don’t worry. Here’s a strategy for riding BOTH Na’vi River Journey and Flight of Passage in 2 hours!

“Did you book your FastPass+ yet?” My sister-in-law asked this question every time we talked about our upcoming trip to Walt Disney World. “Nope. I’ll get to it,” was my standard reply. When I finally opened the My Disney Experience app (while riding on the Magical Express from the airport to the Animal Kingdom Lodge), there was no availability for any of the popular rides, including Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey in the new Pandora – The World of AVATAR.

When visiting Pandora without a FastPass, be sure to catch the Tree of Life Awakening in Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Watching the Tree of Life is a popular nighttime activity in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Photo: Cathy Bennett Kopf/The Open Suitcase LLC

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