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ABOUT THE CASTLE CONCIERGE BLOG TEAM

The Castle Concierge shares travel ideas, parenting information, and empty nest strategies.

Be it a real venture or one that is still only being imagined — Castle Concierge strives to inspire you to create extraordinary vacations and at-home adventures.

We provide reviews, tips, itineraries, budgeting examples, and handy lists to help your travels and home life go smoothly!

ABOUT KIMBERLY LaPAGLIA

Kim LaPaglia with Mickey Mouse at Magic Kingdom

Kim LaPaglia with Mickey Mouse at WDW Moms Panel Media Gathering

Kimberly’s love of Disney travel began with a sixth grade trip to Florida to visit her grandparents. This vacation featured an excursion to Walt Disney World. From then on, WDW became a favorite destination. In the years to follow, this special interest (maybe obsession!) was shared with  the person who would become her lifetime traveling companion — Michael. They have dreamed up many trips to Disney destinations since their first visit to Disney World. Memorable vacations include a honeymoon at the Grand Floridian, a Disney cruise in the Mediterranean, a vow renewal at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, and stays at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort. Kim even shared her passion for all things Mouse-related when she was selected for the inaugural Walt Disney World Moms Panel in 2008. As a Disney Mom, she helped countless families plan their own dream-filled journeys.

In between travels, Kim enjoys reading, writing, and every day family life. As a stay-at-home mom turned work-from-home mom, Kim has been grateful for all the opportunities that have enhanced her role as mom. She’s been a room mom, book fair chairperson, public relations board member, chaperone, playdate coordinator, and marching band volunteer. Her “real world” work is centered around another special passion — editor of the Disney Food Blog.

ABOUT MICHAEL LaPAGLIA

Michael in Epcot at Walt Disney World

Michael in Epcot at Walt Disney World

Michael began his love for Disney travel with a childhood trip to Disneyland. Then, vacations to Walt Disney World sparked Michael’s interest in the man behind the magic — Walt Disney. In addition, Michael is a lifelong fan of Star Wars and can’t wait for Disney’s Hollywood Studios to unveil Star Wars Land.

In addition to the amazing journeys he has taken with his wife and son over the past 2 decades, Michael is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with 25+ uninterrupted years of employment experience in the behavioral mental health field and special education. Much of that time, he has been providing behavioral treatment, supervision, training, and clinical consultation with families, mental health agencies, and special educators, relating to children exhibiting challenging behaviors and those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. One of Michael’s passions is teaching graduate level courses for Lipscomb University in Nashville.

ABOUT NICOLAS LaPAGLIA

Child meeting Minnie Mouse for the first time.

Nic meeting Minnie Mouse at age 2.

Nicolas had his first journey on a Lear Jet. Born three months premature, his plane ride (to transport between hospitals) happened at eight weeks of age! Nic is fond of all modes of transportation — trains, planes, taxis, ships, and cars.

By age 3, he had visited WDW twice. He’s been to the Mouse’s House as a toddler, school-age child, teen, and young adult. He’s tried to keep track of his visits but I think he’s now lost count. 😉

As a college freshman, Nic is attending Auburn University to study aerospace engineering. He also plays trumpet with the Auburn University Marching Band.

You can reach Kim, Michael, or Nicolas via email – editor @ thecastleconcierge.com.

MEDIA MENTIONS

AllEars

Disney Cruise Line/Castaway Club Compass Newsletter

Disney Food Blog

It’s “All in WDW”

Lancaster Online

PassPorter

Tracie Cook with Vacation Field Guides

DISNEY FOOD BLOG POSTS

Review: New Year’s Eve Dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table

GUEST AUTHOR CONTRIBUTIONS

PassPorter

Amazing Disney Cruise Line: Finding the Wonder and Magic at Sea

Behind the Scenes: The Walt Disney World Moms Panel Selection Process

Behind the Scenes: The Walt Disney World Moms Panel – Our Magical Tour
Behind the Scenes: The Walt Disney World Moms Panel – Our Last Days

GUEST PODCAST CONTRIBUTIONS

Backstage Magic at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – The Wild Africa TrekPassPorter