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Destination Rome: 5 Iconic Sights

Destination Rome: 5 Iconic Sights

May 29, 2015 No Comments Colosseum Known as the Flavian Amphitheater, the Roman Colosseum once towered over the center of the Eternal City, rising in a splendor of marble, concrete and limestone. It was here that gladiators fought to the death, wild animals were exhibited in staged hunts, and criminals died, all for the entertainment of the bloodthirsty crowd. Its ...

 

Destination London: 5 Iconic Sights

Destination London: 5 Iconic Sights

May 15, 2015 No Comments   Tower of London The walls of this stone fortress have been witness to 1,000 years of history which includes riots, imprisonment, torture, executions, murder, tournaments, coronations and victory celebrations. It houses the Crown Jewels, has served as a Royal Mint, a Medieval Palace, and a Royal Menagerie that included tigers, kangaroos, alligators, bears, monkeys ...

 

Alaska Off the Beaten Path: 4 Scenic Havens

Alaska Off the Beaten Path: 4 Scenic Havens

May 1, 2015 No Comments   Denali National Park & Preserve Denali National Park & Preserve is easily Alaska’s best-known attraction, and one of the country’s most glorious parks. Denali means “the high one” in the Native American language of Athabascan. This is where North America’s highest mountain peak, Mount McKinley (Denali), soars over 20,000 feet into the cloud-wreathed sky. ...

 

Wild Wonderlands: 5 Scenic Places in the US

Wild Wonderlands: 5 Scenic Places in the US

April 10, 2015 No Comments   Cumberland Island National Seashore – Georgia Gnarled live oaks hanging with Spanish moss, unspoiled beaches, and a diverse population of birds, plants and animals including wild horses live at Cumberland Island National Seashore. At 17 miles long by 3 miles at its widest point, this Atlantic barrier island is found off the coast of ...

 

Decoding Disney Ticket Options: Upgrades and Exchanges

Decoding Disney Ticket Options: Upgrades and Exchanges

April 1, 2015 No Comments The Walt Disney World admissions system is highly complex. Besides making a brand-new purchase, you can also upgrade your current tickets or even exchange older passes for new RFID-enabled plastic cards. These transactions are complicated and, depending on the type of ticket you have, you might be unable to verify how many days of admission ...

 

Pirates Dinner Adventure: Swashbuckling Excitement for the Entire Family in Orlando, FL

Pirates Dinner Adventure: Swashbuckling Excitement for the Entire Family in Orlando, FL

March 22, 2015 No Comments Orlando, Florida, is home to a dizzying array of dinner shows. Whether you want to solve a murder mystery, join singing and dancing gangsters at a speakeasy, or take in a Hawaiian luau, the area offers something for everyone. A friend and I have birthdays three days apart, and are both big fans of everything ...

 

Aunt Catfish’s on the River: A Family-Owned Seafood Spot in Port Orange, Florida

Aunt Catfish’s on the River: A Family-Owned Seafood Spot in Port Orange, Florida

March 14, 2015 No Comments Florida’s world-famous Atlantic coast is dominated by Daytona Beach, a hotspot for everyone from spring breakers to families enjoying the historic boardwalk. While Daytona is packed with excellent dining options, locals know that just down the road, in relatively quiet Port Orange, is one of the top seafood restaurants in the country. The family-owned Aunt ...

 

Decoding Walt Disney World’s Ticket Options: The Basics

Decoding Walt Disney World’s Ticket Options: The Basics

March 7, 2015 No Comments In 2005, Disney completely dismantled its previous ticket structure in favor of a new program called Magic Your Way. Although a few things have changed since then, the essence of the program remains the same. The more days you buy, the cheaper your per-day price. Special add-ons allow you to further customize your vacation. Decoding ...

 

Capone’s Dinner Show: More Than 20 Years at the Speakeasy in Orlando, FL

Capone’s Dinner Show: More Than 20 Years at the Speakeasy in Orlando, FL

February 22, 2015 No Comments As one of the tourism capitals of the world, Orlando, Florida, is teeming with attractions of every description. Dinner shows, like most attractions, come and go with surprising regularity. But the best remain, changing things up as needed to stay relevant in a very fickle marketplace. With more than 20 years under its belt, Capone’s ...

 

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 ...

 

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