Now… how are you supposed to fit all of those once-in-a-lifetime activities -

like rides, character meals, photos, fireworks, and magic moments

– into such a tiny amount of time?

Yay - you're going to Disney World!

OOOH! GIVE ME THE tips! →
OOOH! GIVE ME THE tips! →

Your Guide to Skipping the Lines at Walt Disney World

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(We’ve helped over 50,000 vacationers skip the long lines since 2017 – that’s why we proudly offer a 100% money-back guarantee!)

Everything you need to know to never wait in long lines and enjoy your most magical vacation yet

As you plan your Disney World vacation, one thing is probably becoming abundantly – and uncomfortably – clear:

This. Stuff. Is. Complicated.

When did planning a Disney World visit get so stressful? And who knew you needed a Ph.D. in Disney theme parks just to take a simple vacation!?

I mean, any of these sound familiar?

“Wait, how am I supposed to plan thoroughly enough to fit in all of the rides, restaurants, shows, and special little Disney details each family member wants to experience… while also leaving space to go with the flow and enjoy the moment?”

“What if we have to skip the our most anticipated rides because the lines are just too long or the Lightning Lane sold out?”

“Genie+, Early Entry, Extended Hours, extras to add-on… what’s with these, and what do I *actually* need to know and use?”

“What happens if I make all of these super-detailed plans, and then the kids start melting down because they’re tired, overheated, and hangry?”

Unforgettable memories and experiences you literally can’t get anywhere else.

le sigh. You’re just wanting what anyone else heading to Disney wants:

the Characters
the Rides
the Restaurants
the Fireworks
the Parades
the Snacks
The Magic
the Souvenirs

And guess what: You CAN do all these things and never wait in a long line or miss something on your wishlist.

How?

By following a data-driven strategy.

Sound boring? Hear me out:

What ANYONE planning to walk into any Disney World park, at a minimum, is to have a strategy (as in a research-driven itinerary, or an order in which to hit attractions and book Lightning Lanes so you're avoiding long lines).

→ Doing this is not only going to give you back HOURS each day from long (sweaty) lines, but it gives you all the extra time for the real magical moments: 

The giggles down the waterslide at the resort pool - watching your loved one meet their favorite character - and eating those delicious, weird snacks you can’t find anywhere else.

Strategy is how you avoid wasting hours of your day waiting in 30-60+ minute lines that most people think are normal.

(psst : it’s not)

It’s how you spend less than 15 minutes – on average – waiting in standby lines.

It’s how you snag that impossible Space 220 or Bibbibi Bobbidi Boutique reservation.

It’s how you slip into Virtual Queues that fill up in 2 seconds flat (literally).

It’s knowing exactly how to use Genie+ and get TEN Lightning Lanes in one day (instead of being anxious and missing out on the best rides).

It’s how you catch your kiddo’s delighted little gasp as Tinkerbell flies overhead during the fireworks you didn’t have to rush to.

It’s how you avoid completely exhausting your family members who want to head back to the hotel before you even get the chance to sit down for that hard-won character lunch.

It’s what enables you to make incredible memories instead of having to referee terrifying meltdowns because you got stuck in a long line.

And our Playbook to the parks?

It’s 100% built around strategy. 😎

Strategy is how you can ditch the “gotta do it all” anxiety so you can spend that precious “can’t get this back” time savoring these once-in-a-blue-moon experiences with the people you love.

Your Guide to Skipping the Lines at Walt Disney World

It’s an expert-developed, data-driven, sneakers-on-the-ground tested (and re-rested!) digital guidebook filled with all of our park strategies, itineraries, and fully-legit insider hacks you won’t find anywhere else –

– so you can make sure your family NEVER waits in a long line *and* fits in ALL the fun stuff—all while reducing meltdowns, fatigue, and backtracking.

Yep! I need this >>

Reviews and results from (just some!) of our 50,000+ happy customers

Ready for the details?

Let’s take a closer look at everything you get inside the guide:

Park Strategy Essentials

01

Getting to the Parks 101

→ Early Entry and Rope Drop: what they mean, who can use ‘em, how they work, and if (and when!) they’re worth the effort.

→ When, where, and what time you can actually enter the parks (whether you’re staying on or off Disney property). Did you know that things usually start earlier than Disney says they do? And you’ll need to know the different strategies for different parks depending on what entrance you’re using (like EPCOT), and where to be in the park.

→ The most efficient ways to get around the maze of Disney Transportation – so you don’t get lost, end up at the wrong place, and lose half a day of vacation.

02

Understanding Genie, Genie+, Lightning Lanes, and Individual Lightning Lane (ILLS) Attractions – without the overwhelm

→ Everything you need to make sense of – and get the maximum value out of – Genie, Genie+, and Lighting Lanes

→ When you should splurge on Genie+ and when you can skip it

→ Understanding the jargon

→ FAQ and must-knows

03

Individual Lightning Lanes + Our Must-Know Strategies

→ Individual Lightning Lanes (ILLS): What they are, when to buy them, and when to save your money

Our #1 must-know hack for snagging the rides that sell out, especially during busy times of year

→ The one insider strategy that can save you money and cut your wait time in half (for these ultra-popular rides like Rise of the Resistance and Flight of Passage!)

Getting a Boarding Group via the Virtual Queue: Insider intel on exactly how to get a Boarding Group via Virtual Queue for TRON or Guardians of the Galaxy (pssst: there’s a specific hack for a high success rate!)

Strategies & Planners for All Four Parks:

Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom

05

The Best Ways to Start Each Disney Day: Flowcharts

→ Let’s face it: starting from scratch is kind of the worst. That’s why we made these data-driven flowcharts and decision trees that’ll show you the most efficient way to start each day. Think: which Lightning Lanes to book first, what order to check off Virtual Queues and Lightning Lanes, and where and when to arrive. It’s important to get them in the correct order, especially during busy seasons.

The best part? They take EVERYTHING into account. Staying on or off property? Yup! Taking advantage of Early Entry or just doing regular Rope Drop? That, too! Using Genie+, buying Individual Lightning Lanes, or simply opting for good old standby? You’re covered!

04

Data-Driven, Full Day Itineraries for All Four Parks

→ The real gold – our data-driven, expert plans that are strategic and flexible. Easy-to-follow plans and instructions that will keep your wait times as short as possible (we’re talking under 15-20 minutes on average for standby and under 7 minutes on average with Genie+) - and help you reduce meltdowns, fatigue, and backtracking.

→ What to do mid-day, between Lightning Lanes, and when wait times are high, PLUS, our best snack, restaurant, and chill-out-spot recommendations

17 total itineraries (for both with or without Genie+)
One for all ages – think headliner rides and shows as well as fun alternatives sure to delight Disney-goers in every age group - from thrills to off-the-beaten path Disney classics.

One for the little guys – that’s focused on the most popular rides, shows, and characters for kids under 6.

Alright, put me in for the strategies, coach! >>
06

Attractions Primers and Cheat Sheets for All Four Parks

→ Know exactly which rides to prioritize – and which rides you might be able to skip if you’re short on time – based on your party’s ages and preferences. Adults, toddlers, thrill-seekers, and chill-seekers – no matter what your group looks like, we’ve got everyone covered with our rankings!

Park Pocket Plans
Strategic pocket plans that are perfect if you’re not doing a full day in the park. Plans that work for late arrivals, afternoon, evening, Park Hopper, and more!

"This was the BEST money we spent for our trip last week!! We barely waited in lines at all. No way we would have made the most of Genie+ and early entry without all the tips and info in the guide!"

-Erica
Whew!

Yeah, you get a lot!

Plus, no matter which planning tier you choose, we’re also hooking you up with some pret-ty gawrsh darn amazing bonuses:

Bonus #1

Dining Cheat Sheet

There are tons of quick-service restaurants throughout Disney World — some good... but most not too exciting, or lacking convenience or ample seating (tray full of food + sweaty, hangry kids but nowhere to eat = something you'll want to avoid!).

Our cheatsheet references our favorite and most convenient meals in all four parks so that you're only eating the good stuff, but also not getting into any messes!

Bonus #2

Daily & Weekly Planners

While the strategies are ready to go via the Itineraries and Pocket Plans, you still might want a place to jot down notes & priorities to help you stay mentally organized. 

  • Digital & Printable Daily Worksheets
  • Weekly Spreadsheet Template (for us nerdier ones!)

Bonus #3

Plug and Play Park Planner

So, you’ve chosen your dates and selected a resort, yay! Now, it’s time for the BIG question: “Which parks should we go to on which days!?” Well, the Plug and Play Park Planner makes it suuuper easy!

Just enter your desired parks on your desired day of the week, and this nifty spreadsheet calculator will tell you if your combo is awesome, hit or miss, or to be avoided if at all possible. That way, you can schedule your park days in the most optimal order!

Our digital guide is a teeny investment that’ll more than pay for itself as soon as you dive in.

A Disney trip isn’t cheap - you’re looking at:

…and while these are all part of a great vacation, they’re not gonna do a whole lot when it comes to helping you secure a spot in a Virtual Queue, snag an “I-thought-you-had-to-be-a-celebrity-to-get-that” dinner reservation, or ensuring you know exactly how to “stack” your Lightning Lanes for the evening while sipping a pina colada poolside.

  • $2000+ on the resort.
  • $300+ on ONE sit-down character meal.
  • $100+ on matching or custom shirts.
  • $185 on Memory Maker photos.
  • $60 on a Minnie Van ride.
  • $100+ on one-day of Genie+.
  • $200 on an Amazon cart full of new park accessories.

On the other hand, for less than the cost of new Mickey Ears to maximize your fun in the parks and spend less time in line – all while avoiding not-worth-it experiences, meltdowns, backtracking, and breaking your kid’s heart because you had to miss out on a much-anticipated thing?

That sounds like a pretty sweet deal to us – and not only will the Parks Strategy Playbook save you precious time, but it’ll save you some money too.

Now, are you ready to have your best vacation ever?

Choose your adventure

Just the Essentials

includes

→ The complete parks strategy playbook to walt disney world

It’s got everything you need to know to beat the lines, make the most of your time & money, and have the best vacation ever:

Data-driven itineraries, video tutorials, pocket plans, reference sheets, attraction order recommendations and priorities, flowcharts, and more!

*FYI: The Strategy Playbook alone does include everything on this page! Think of the next two tiers as upgrades :)

Total Value: $299
Your Price: $39

You’ll get instant access to the full guide & materials – including any updates – for one year. It’s a one-time purchase that does not auto-renew.

The Disney Parks Mastery Bundle

upgrade includes

→ THE COMPLETE PARKS STRATEGY PLAYBOOK TO WALT DISNEY WORLD

It’s got everything you need to know to beat the lines, make the most of your time & money, and have the best vacation ever:

Data-driven itineraries, video tutorials, pocket plans, reference sheets, attraction order recommendations and priorities, flowcharts, and more!

Total Value: $358
Bundled Price: $59

You’ll get instant access to the full guide & materials – including any updates – for one year. It’s a one-time purchase that does not auto-renew.

→ PLUS The Genie+ Mastery Mini Course

Step-by-step videos and screenshare tutorials so you can arrive at the parks with boss-level knowledge on how to get the absolute most out of Genie+ if you plan on using it.

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The Ultimate Disney VIP Planning Toolkit

upgrade includes

→ THE COMPLETE PARKS STRATEGY PLAYBOOK TO WALT DISNEY WORLD

It’s got everything you need to know to beat the lines, make the most of your time & money, and have the best vacation ever:

Data-driven itineraries, video tutorials, pocket plans, reference sheets, attraction order recommendations and priorities, flowcharts, and more!

Total Value: $562
Bundled Price: $139

You’ll get instant access to the full guide & materials – including any updates – for one year. It’s a one-time purchase that does not auto-renew.

→ PLUS The Genie+ Mastery Mini Course

Step-by-step videos and screenshare tutorials so you can arrive at the parks with boss-level knowledge on how to get the absolute most out of Genie+.

→ PLUS A one-year VIP membership for the planning lovers, where you’ll find:

- Even more of our expert Disney content, like the comprehensive food & dining bundle, videos that show you exactly how the pros book those impossible-to-get dining reservations and make special room requests, extra strategy for seasonal parties and festivals, insider park tips like the best viewing spots, photo ops, hidden gems, and so much more!

- Access to our private email list, featuring the 12-week insider email guide series and the monthly  Listletter PRO

- Access to our VIP-only Facebook Group with Ali and fellow WUAP experts

- Extra strategy & pro tips, like seasonal guides, trip reports, and the most critical info straight to your inbox – and so much more!

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Ages · Abilities · Group Sizes · Times of Year · Experience Levels

Our itineraries & information are personalized for all of the above!

Don’t spend all day in long lines because you splurged on everything else but skimped on a park strategy. Disney isn’t the same as it used to be—

You need a plan, friend!

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100%
money back 
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We want you to have the most magical, epic trip ever – it’s the very best part of what we do!

YOU and your happiness are our #1 priority, and we proudly stand behind all of our planning products 100%.

So, if you’re not completely satisfied with the quality of the information inside the guide, or if you go on vacation, give our strategies a whirl, and do end up waiting in long lines (you won’t!), just send us an email, and we’ll happily issue you a full refund. 

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Alright -- I'm in! >>

At Disney World, you can probably find me at the BoardWalk Resort, BaseLine Taphouse, or strolling around the World Showcase. Otherwise, I’m probably at home listening to jazz, browsing real estate I can’t afford, and likely thinking about chips & queso and salty margaritas.

But the truth is... I wouldn’t like Disney if I didn’t know how to do it right. Crowds, long lines, heat, overpriced stuff left and right… no thanks.

But when you can basically walk right onto rides most of the day… have plenty of downtime to go back to your resort and play in the pool (and drink that margarita)... know exactly where to finish the night with an *actually* delicious meal instead of an overpriced popular one… and then fight back happy tears at the fireworks with your favorite people? You won’t find a vacation like it.

So seven years ago, I started Wish Upon a Planner, a company that takes a slightly different approach to showing you how to have your best Disney vacation ever.

Helllllloooo there, I’m Ali!

Speaking of expert strategy…

And now? Our strategies & digital guides help more than 30,000 people per year! 🤯

We all know that Disney requires some pretty serious wallet-opening and calendar-clearing.

You don’t need the unrealistic, pretty influencer content on Instagram, excessive pop-up ads on blogs, and clickbait that wastes your time with irrelevant information. 

You need data-driven, research-backed quality information to help you make sure you aren’t wasting precious time or money on your big vacation.

That’s where we come in.

(with our left-brained-strategizing, number-crunching, efficiency-loving, nerd flag flying)

50,000+
happy customers since 2018
81%
more attractions our customers experience than the average guest
4.2
Average number of hours our customers save each day
20+
Years we’ve been number-crunching Disney data

Welcome to the FAQ!

any lingering questions?

Can’t I just find a lot of this info online… for free?

You can find a TON of Disney information online for free, and…

Will you find lots of gorgeous photos, random Disney news, and some informative blog posts? Yes – and that’s great! 

BUT that’s also not the kind of objective, data-backed info that’s going to help you avoid overwhelm, minimize your time waiting in line, get the maximum value out of every dollar spent, and have the best vacation ever, you know? You need an actual system to keep you out of long lines.

Finding – and sorting through – this stuff takes hours. Not all of it is accurate, and not all of it is current. Since everything – rides, restaurants, policies, hours, pricing, crowd levels, and so forth – changes so frequently at Disney, we don’t want you to risk showing up at the parks with information that’s been out of date since 2012.

And avoiding the Google rabbit hole and having just the necessary information all in one place? Yes please.

Annnd then there’s the part where you can’t Google what you don’t even know to ask. 👀

What if Disney changes something between when I buy and when I start my vacation? Is this going to be out of date in a few months?

Don’t worry – we’ve got you! When Disney makes any changes that could affect your strategies (touring the parks, making dining reservations, the new Genie system, and paid features), we update the materials. 

Nope! Whenever there are changes, we make an update. Since it’s a digital guide, you get automatic access to any and all updates that happen within 12 months of your purchase – free!

You’ll get our free weekly Listletter®, too, which is like a mini-briefing of strategies and changes at the parks you’ll receive via e-mail. 

Basically – you’re covered, no matter what!


I don’t have a lot of time!

It might sound intense, but we break it down into simple modules that are fun to tackle and easy to put to use. In fact, most people get through it in under an hour!

If you’re arriving at Disney World, like, TOMORROW or you only have 10 minutes to spare, don’t worry – the “Start Here” section will point you in the direction of the most vital info.

You can also just use the data-driven itineraries and not watch any videos or sketch out a plan if you don’t want. The itineraries will save the average use 4 hrs+ a day in line on their own.

Trust me that you want to take an hour before your trip to do this. It's way better than being stuck in hot sweaty lines and dealing with non-stop frustration on your $4000+ vacation.

I’m traveling with little kids. Will I find strategies that will work for us?

Yes! We have Best Day Ever itineraries that are specifically focused on the most popular rides, shows, and characters for kids under 6. If your kids are a bit older, you’ll want to check out our Headliners + All Ages itinerary – it includes most headliner rides plus alternatives for all age groups.

My party is all adults. Will I find strategies that will work for us?

Also yes! On a sweet little getaway with your love? Or maybe you’re ready to kick back, relax, and have a nostalgia-filled girls’ weekend? Either way, our Headliners-Focused itinerary and adult-only content is perfect for you! It’s got headliners, thrill rides, and off-the-beaten path activities for grownups. Monorail crawl, anyone?

We have lots of content geared for adults in the VIP Membership, so if you can swing it, I recommend that package!

I’m already dropping a LOT of money on this trip. Do I really need to spend more for strategy?

We get it – Disney World is NOT cheap! Let’s start by looking at some of the most popular “extras”:

  • The average character meal for one adult: $50
  • A Disney World souvenir t-shirt: $35
  • Mouse ears: $40
  • Memory Maker photo add-on: $185
  • One day of Genie+ average for one person: $25

These things are ALL great – and chances are, you didn’t bat an eye at the extra expense, right? The thing is, these items don’t really DO anything for you – but we know the fun, laughs, and treasured memories are still more than worthwhile.

The strategies you’ll find in our Playbook, on the other hand, are going to DO a LOT for you, including showing you everything you need to know to make the most of your time and money.

Think of it as an affordable Disney extra that makes it possible to get a whole lot more VACATION out of your vacation.

If you have wiggle room for $39 in your budget, we’re confident you won’t regret it – we even offer a money-back guarantee.

I’m a pretty experienced Disney-goer. Will this teach me anything new?

Based on feedback from our community, both beginner-to-intermediate Dis-goers *and* seasoned Disney pros love our strategies. But if you're already waiting less than 10 minutes in lines, getting to do everything you want, and you know exactly where to eat and drink... well, you probably don't need help.

But if it turns out you’re not completely satisfied, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee! But with 30,000+ annual customers and a 99% satisfaction rate, we think the chances of you learning something valuable are pretty dang good.

What happens when I buy?

All of your digital materials are hosted on our private, members-only website. 

Once you complete your purchase, you’ll receive an email with a prompt to create your login and password. From there, you can get started immediately. Dive in, download, save, print – whatever you’d like!

What if I’m working with a travel agent?

That’s amazing – we love our Disney Travel Agents. In fact, we know tons of them who recommend our strategy guides for their clients! While your travel agent certainly has boss-level knowledge of everything Disney, she won’t be able to be everywhere at every moment, which is why it’s *hugely* beneficial for you to have a solid understanding what to do, when, and why.

When’s the best time to buy?

Whenever you’d like! If you’re headed to Disney World within the next year, now is the perfect time – especially since you’ll have access to your materials along with all updates for 12 months. Most of our customers buy around 6 months out. 

If you’re headed to Walt Disney World sooner, though – like in 3 months, 3 weeks, or three days, it’s not too late – you’re still going to find a TON of useful info that’ll save you heaps of time and money.

How long will I have access?

You’ll have access to your the materials including all updates for one year.

Can I use this for Disneyland in California?

We have a specific mini-guide for Disneyland you can find here - the Playbook here is only good for the four parks in Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.

When it comes down to it, there are two ways to do Walt Disney World:

The Old, Average Way:

Read the blogs. Surf the forums. Doom scroll the Instagram feeds. Get some fun ideas and cool visuals, but miss out on strategic information.

Struggle through the planning process and likely miss out on some of the fun stuff you really wanted to see and do. Wait in 60-minute+ long lines on your vacation.

Arrive at Walt Disney World feeling confused and stressed. Spend most of your time waiting in line, refereeing squabbles between kids, grumbling at your spouse, walking 300 miles in the Florida weather, spending a TON of money on “meh” food, and longing for a vacation from your vacation...

… wishing you'd just have bought that dang Playbook and taken a few minutes to cover your bases before the trip.


The Insider’s Way

Get the Strategy Playbook.

Go through the tutorials and craft a flexible, perfect-for-your-group plan.

Arrive at Disney World, itineraries in hand, knowing exactly what to expect. 

Have an “omg, is this real life?” level of fun in the parks.

Easily snag those Virtual Queue spots, zip around on Disney transportation, and feel confident that you have the tools to help you grab any reservations you might’ve missed.

OR

Stuff yourself with only the best of the best meals and snacks.

Never wait in lines longer than 20 minutes on average.

Watch your kids’ eyes light up. 

Laugh and hold hands with your partner. 

Feel your heart grow three sizes watching the nighttime fireworks.

Come home feeling happy, fulfilled, and even closer to the people you care about most.

The time you have with your loved ones is precious.

Which one sounds best? We’ll let you decide.

Don’t spend your entire (expensive) vacation waiting in line!

Now, are you ready to have your best vacation ever?

Choose your adventure

Just the Essentials

includes

→ The complete parks strategy playbook to walt disney world

It’s got everything you need to know to beat the lines, make the most of your time & money, and have the best vacation ever:

Data-driven itineraries, video tutorials, pocket plans, reference sheets, attraction order recommendations and priorities, flowcharts, and more!

*FYI: The Strategy Playbook alone does include everything on this page! Think of the next two tiers as upgrades :)

Total Value: $299
Your Price: $39

You’ll get instant access to the full guide & materials – including any updates – for one year. It’s a one-time purchase that does not auto-renew.

The Disney Parks Mastery Bundle

upgrade includes

→ THE COMPLETE PARKS STRATEGY PLAYBOOK TO WALT DISNEY WORLD

It’s got everything you need to know to beat the lines, make the most of your time & money, and have the best vacation ever:

Data-driven itineraries, video tutorials, pocket plans, reference sheets, attraction order recommendations and priorities, flowcharts, and more!

Total Value: $358
Bundled Price: $59

You’ll get instant access to the full guide & materials – including any updates – for one year. It’s a one-time purchase that does not auto-renew.

→ PLUS The Genie+ Mastery Mini Course

Step-by-step videos and screenshare tutorials so you can arrive at the parks with boss-level knowledge on how to get the absolute most out of Genie+ if you plan on using it.

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The Ultimate Disney VIP Planning Toolkit

upgrade includes

→ THE COMPLETE PARKS STRATEGY PLAYBOOK TO WALT DISNEY WORLD

It’s got everything you need to know to beat the lines, make the most of your time & money, and have the best vacation ever:

Data-driven itineraries, video tutorials, pocket plans, reference sheets, attraction order recommendations and priorities, flowcharts, and more!

Total Value: $562
Bundled Price: $139

You’ll get instant access to the full guide & materials – including any updates – for one year. It’s a one-time purchase that does not auto-renew.

→ PLUS The Genie+ Mastery Mini Course

Step-by-step videos and screenshare tutorials so you can arrive at the parks with boss-level knowledge on how to get the absolute most out of Genie+.

→ PLUS A one-year VIP membership for the planning lovers, where you’ll find:

- Even more of our expert Disney content, like the comprehensive food & dining bundle, videos that show you exactly how the pros book those impossible-to-get dining reservations and make special room requests, extra strategy for seasonal parties and festivals, insider park tips like the best viewing spots, photo ops, hidden gems, and so much more!

- Access to our private email list, featuring the 12-week insider email guide series and the monthly  Listletter PRO

- Access to our VIP-only Facebook Group with Ali and fellow WUAP experts

- Extra strategy & pro tips, like seasonal guides, trip reports, and the most critical info straight to your inbox – and so much more!

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