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Thank you to each of you who were a part of this community. You made it possible.

And a very special thank you to our Guides (moderators), past and present, who kept our forums a happy place to be. You are the glue that held everything together, and we are forever grateful to you. Thank you aliceinwdw, Caldercup, MrsM, WillCAD, Fortissimo, GingerJ, HiddenMickey, CRCrazy, Eeyoresmom, disneyknut, disneydani, Cam22, chezp, WDWfan, Luvsun, KMB733, rescuesk, OhToodles!, Colexis Mom, lfredsbo, HiddenMickey, DrDolphin, DopeyGirl, duck addict, Disneybine, PixieMichele, Sandra Bostwick, Eeyore Tattoo, DyanKJ130, Suzy Q'Disney, LilMarcieMouse, AllisonG, Belle*, Chrissi, Brant, DawnDenise, Crystalloubear, Disneymom9092, FanOfMickey, Goofy4Goofy, GoofyMom, Home4us123, iamgrumpy, ilovedisney247, Jennifer2003, Jenny Pooh, KrisLuvsDisney, Ladyt, Laughaholic88, LauraBelle Hime, Lilianna, LizardCop, Loobyoxlip, lukeandbrooksmom, marisag, michnash, MickeyMAC, OffKilter_Lynn, PamelaK, Poor_Eeyore, ripkensnana, RobDVC, SHEANA1226, Shell of the South, snoozin, Statelady01, Tara O'Hara, tigger22, Tink and Co., Tinkerbelz, WDWJAMBA, wdwlovers, Wendyismyname, whoSEZ, WildforWD, and WvuGrrrl. You made the magic.

We want to personally thank Sara Varney, who coordinated our community for many years (among so many other things she did for us), and Cheryl Pendry, our Message Board Manager who helped train our Guides, and Ginger Jabour, who helped us with the PassPorter-specific forums and Live! Guides. Thank you for your time, energy, and enthusiasm​. You made it all happen.

There are other changes as well.

Why? Well, the world has changed. And change with it, we must. The lyrics to "We Go On" for IllumiNations say it best:

We go on to the joy and through the tears
We go on to discover new frontiers
Moving on with the current of the years.
We go on
Moving forward now as one
Moving on with a spirit born to run
Ever on with each rising sun.
To a new day, we go on.

It's time to move on and move forward.

PassPorter is a small business, and for many years it supported our family. But the world changed, print books took a backseat to the Internet, and for a long time now it has been unable to make ends meet. We've had to find new ways to support our family, which means new careers and less and less time available to devote to our first baby, PassPorter.

But eventually, we must move on and move forward. It is the right thing to do.

So we are retiring this newsletter, as we simply cannot keep up with it. Many thanks to Mouse Fan Travel who supported it all these years, to All Ears and MousePlanet who helped us with news, to our many article contributors, and -- most importantly -- to Sara Varney who edited our newsletter so wonderfully for years and years.

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That said, PassPorter is not going away. Most of the resources will remain online for as long as we can support them, and after that we will find ways to make whatever we can available. PassPorter means a great deal to us, and to many of you, and we will do our best to keep it alive in whatever way we can. Our server costs are high, and they'll need to come out of our pockets, so in the future you can expect some changes so we can bring those costs down.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your amazing support over the years. Without you, there's no way us little guys could have made something like this happen and given the "big guys" a run for their money. PassPorter was consistently the #3 guidebook after the Unofficial and Official guides, which was really unheard of for such a small company to do. We ROCKED it thanks to you and your support and love!

If you miss us, you can still find some of us online. Sara started a new blog at DisneyParkPrincess.com -- I strongly urge you to visit and get on her mailing list. She IS the Disney park princess and knows Disney backward and forward. And I am blogging as well at JenniferMaker.com, which is a little craft blog I started a couple of years ago to make ends meet. You can see and hear me in my craft show at https://www.youtube.com/c/jennifermaker . Many PassPorter readers and fans are on Facebook, in groups they formed like the PassPorter Trip Reports and PassPorter Crafting Challenge (if you join, just let them know you read about it in the newsletter). And some of our most devoted community members started a forum of their own at Pixie Dust Lane and all are invited over.

So we encourage you to stay in touch with us and your fellow community members wherever works best for you!

Best wishes for a wonderful and magical new year!

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Define "Vacation" (a footnote)

Posted 08-07-2008 at 12:47 AM by Chrissi
Updated 08-07-2008 at 01:15 PM by Chrissi
It's "Stay"cation Week on the Travel Channel. Staycation has way too many meanings.


1. Staying in the country and exploring the U.S.'s natural and scenic wonders to save on air fare.


2. Staying in-state and making an abbreviate road trip of all the places you always wanted to, but never got around to seeing.


3. Staying "close to home" which could mean on your half of the state, in your county, in your watershed,...
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Knoebels: A Look Back - with Pictures! (a footnote)

Posted 08-06-2008 at 11:56 PM by Chrissi
Updated 08-07-2008 at 01:31 PM by Chrissi
Here's an article I wrote about the park a few years back for PassPorter's email newsletter:

A Trip Back In Time: Knoebels Amusement Park (Part 1)
A Trip Back In Time: Knoebels Amusement Park (Part 2)

It was so much fun to write! I wish I could find someone to pay me to write a whole guidebook on it! I'd love to write more about my favorite park!

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Knoebels 2008 - Pre-Trip Report pg. 3

Posted 07-31-2008 at 11:24 PM by Chrissi
Updated 08-07-2008 at 01:13 PM by Chrissi

Made the final payment yesterday on our dues for the cottage this year. It was kind of funny. When I called, the lady who handles the dues payments recognized me by name and asked about the kitten we rescued during our trip last year! I was amazed to realize she didn't just remember us as our kitty's new family, but our new kitty girl's name, too. One more reason to love Knoebels. It's like being Norm and walking into Cheers....
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Knoebels 2008 - Pre-Trip Report pg. 2

Posted 07-27-2008 at 12:06 PM by Chrissi
Updated 08-07-2008 at 01:14 PM by Chrissi

20 days to go and we're nowhere near ready!


I started the process this week by picking up a new luggage set for DJ to replace his one-eyed, fang-toothed, monster Baggallini set. He's had it for 4 years and it's showing some major wear and tear - not to mention how hard it was last year to cram a week's worth of clothes for a 5 year old into those bags! It was well past time to graduate to a bigger set. Sadly,...
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The Radvons' 6th Annual Knoebels Sojourn - August 2008 pg. 1

Posted 07-27-2008 at 12:00 PM by Chrissi
Updated 08-07-2008 at 01:13 PM by Chrissi


Destination: Elysburg, PA

Dates: August 16 - 23

Adventurers: Myself, age 29, DH, age 36, DS, age 6, DMIL, (whose age is none of anyone's business ) and assorted friends and family will be coming and going throughout the week. (Our own little Revolving Door B&B.)

Resort/Hotel: Our cottage.

Celebration: Summer vacation. Belated birthday trip for DS.

Meetings...
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