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Going Back in Time in Tampa, Florida: Bay Area Renaissance Festival

Going Back in Time in Tampa, Florida: Bay Area Renaissance Festival

February 15, 2015 No Comments Dad and I are huge fans of the medieval and Renaissance eras. Throughout my childhood, we always made an annual trek to the now-defunct Medieval Fair at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida. When I lived in New Orleans, I loved the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. Today, the tradition lives on with the Bay Area Renaissance ...

 

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando: Family-Friendly Fun

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando: Family-Friendly Fun

February 1, 2015 No Comments   Universal Orlando is well known for its thrills and chills, especially the frighteningly intense Halloween Horror Nights. Yet the two gated theme parks are packed with opportunities for families to have fun together. For parades, bands, food and fun, check out Universal’s version of Mardi Gras, held every spring inside Universal Studios.   What ...

 

A Day in the Life of an RVer

A Day in the Life of an RVer

January 15, 2015 No Comments RV travelers span a wide range of ages, from senior citizens to families with infants. They represent a cross section of the population as a whole, falling into every conceivable income bracket, political persuasion and religious background. They have every interest and hobby you could imagine. However, they generally share some common threads: a sense ...

 

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Hollywood Drive-In Golf: Movie-Themed Mini Golf at Universal Orlando

Hollywood Drive-In Golf: Movie-Themed Mini Golf at Universal Orlando

January 8, 2015 No Comments Dad and I have played a lot of mini golf in our travels. It seems that every town we visit, no matter how small, has at least one course to offer. When we are in Orlando, we spend a good deal of time on the main tourist strips, where you can’t drive five miles without ...

 

Kickin’ It Old School Style: Old Town Kissimmee, FL

Kickin’ It Old School Style: Old Town Kissimmee, FL

January 2, 2015 No Comments In the Orlando area, things change rapidly. The theme parks are constantly updating their attractions rosters, pulling the plug on old favorites in exchange for newer, faster and more thrilling experiences. Hotels change ownership at a dizzying pace, and that roadside attraction you loved on your last visit might be a condo complex when you ...

 

Grinchmas and Macy’s: Christmas at Universal Orlando

Grinchmas and Macy’s: Christmas at Universal Orlando

December 15, 2014 No Comments Universal Orlando has a reputation as a destination for thrill-seekers, despite its dedicated kids’ areas and plethora of family-friendly rides and attractions. At Christmas time, however, both theme parks offer heart-warming experiences sure to bring a tear to the eye of visitors of all ages. Islands of Adventure hosts Grinchmas, while the Macy’s Holiday Parade ...

 

Military Discounts: Theme Park Tickets

Military Discounts: Theme Park Tickets

December 7, 2014 No Comments If you or a member of your traveling group are a current military member or retiree, you can take advantage of some fantastic savings on all aspects of your trip. Discounts are almost always extended to the spouse and minor children of a deployed service member, and some are even offered to civilian Department of ...

 

Dinosaur World: A Modern Retro Roadside Attraction in Plant City, Florida

Dinosaur World: A Modern Retro Roadside Attraction in Plant City, Florida

December 1, 2014 No Comments Dad and I love roadside attractions. From Arizona’s legendary “The Thing” to the pile of rocks in North Carolina titled “Rock Garden of America,” we make it a mission to seek out the strange and unusual. Dinosaur World might be a modern attraction, but it perfectly encapsulates the feeling of roadside Americana. We visited the ...

 

5 Must-Visit Historic Sites in New England

5 Must-Visit Historic Sites in New England

November 20, 2014 No Comments Freedom Trail – Boston, MA  Freedom Trail is a 2 ½ mile walking tour of 16 historic sites within the Boston National Historical Park. Visitors can walk on self-guided (free) tours or guided (paid) tours and see some of the places in pre-Revolutionary America’s Colonial Boston. Some highlights of the best sites along the trail ...

 

Armed Forces Vacation Club: Great Last-Minute Deals for Military Travelers

Armed Forces Vacation Club: Great Last-Minute Deals for Military Travelers

November 5, 2014 No Comments If you or someone in your family is an active duty or retired member of the Armed Forces or a civilian Department of Defense employee or retiree, the Armed Forces Vacation Club offers fantastic savings on condos and other accommodations around the world. The inventory is managed by a time share company that releases unused ...

 

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