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Rachel Gurwitz

San Antonio

My first trip to Disney World over Thanksgiving weekend in 1976 was truly magical.  I fell in love and it was only natural that I share that joy with my husband Jonathan and my own children, Allie and Jordan when they came along.  It says a lot that even as older teens, my children are just as happy and excited for a Disney trip now as they were when they first went at ages 7 and 5.


Over the years I have immersed myself in the world of Disney travel by staying in almost every Disney hotel and by visiting Disneyland and sailing with Disney Cruise Line.  When I took up running in 2008, I realized that they held races at WDW and the rest is history.  My first race was a 5K within EPCOT in May of 2008 which had me completely hooked.  Since then I have run the Princess Half Marathon, the WDW half marathon, and the Disneyland Half earning my Coast to Coast medal in 2010.  I have even run the Disney 5K on Castaway Cay when sailing DCL! 


I have been helping families share my love of Mickey and Disney travel since March of 2012 with Dream Departures Travel.  It brings me such joy to see the pictures and hear the stories of unforgettable memories created during a Disney vacation that I helped plan.


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