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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 ...

 

Disney on a Shoestring: Are Special Events and Packages Worth the Money?

Disney on a Shoestring: Are Special Events and Packages Worth the Money?

November 1, 2014 No Comments Walt Disney World offers a seemingly endless array of separately priced special events and packages, from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party to the Feel the Force package during Star Wars Weekends. Events are held after-hours, while packages offer preferential treatment during regular park hours. If you are on a limited budget, you might wonder whether ...

 

Happy Halloween: Central Florida Theme Park Events

Happy Halloween: Central Florida Theme Park Events

October 27, 2014 No Comments Central Florida is well known as the theme park center of the world. The crowded landscape ensures healthy competition as each park fights for its share of the tourist dollar. With Halloween now a multi-billion dollar industry, second only to Christmas in consumer holiday spending, the parks have turned their attention to putting on ever ...

 

Legendary Truth: An Interactive Mystery Game Within Halloween Horror Nights

Legendary Truth: An Interactive Mystery Game Within Halloween Horror Nights

October 21, 2014 No Comments Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is intense. Seven or eight haunted houses, creepy comedy shows and streets packed with wandering monsters keep many park visitors on the run for the entire evening. It is not unusual for people to start screaming when they walk through the gates and keep screaming until they go home that ...

 

ZombieFest: Celebrating Halloween in Downtown Lakeland, Florida

ZombieFest: Celebrating Halloween in Downtown Lakeland, Florida

October 8, 2014 No Comments I was raised in the sleepy small town of Lakeland, Florida, about halfway between Tampa and Orlando. When I left for New Orleans in 2001, Lakeland was growing rapidly, but it still maintained its small town feel. Conservative and quiet, Lakeland seemed to enjoy being quaint. So imagine my surprise when I returned to discover ...

 

Central Florida Haunts: Local Haunted Attractions

Central Florida Haunts: Local Haunted Attractions

October 3, 2014 No Comments While Central Florida is well-known for its major theme park haunts, including Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights and Busch Gardens Tampa’s Howl-O-Scream, as well as the permanent Legends: A Haunting at Old Town, what is less widely advertised is the area’s plethora of smaller local haunts. From tiny backyard walkthroughs to fully realized haunted houses ...

 

5 Haunted Castles of England

5 Haunted Castles of England

October 1, 2014 No Comments   Bodiam Castle – East Sussex The picturesque ruins of Bodiam Castle are an opulent reminder of its medieval splendor. It was built in 1385 as a defense against invasion from the French, and existed quietly until it was partly demolished during the Civil War.  Rising from the surrounding grassy fields and the tranquil waters ...

 

Legends: A Haunting at Old Town

Legends: A Haunting at Old Town

September 22, 2014 No Comments The Orlando area has long been known for its world-famous theme parks, but through the 1990s and early 2000s, it was also known for something else—its permanently installed haunted houses. While most haunts pop up for a few nights or weeks during the Halloween season, Orlando was one of the few towns where visitors could ...

 

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights: Is It Right for Kids?

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights: Is It Right for Kids?

September 15, 2014 1 Comment At one time a minor holiday best known for trick-or-treating and costume parties, Halloween has become big business in the United States. From tiny home-based haunts through elaborate high-dollar events, Halloween is now a season packed with the opportunity to go out and get scared. With a 100-year legacy of horror, Universal Studios is among ...

 

Perfectly Paris: 5 Must-See Sights

Perfectly Paris: 5 Must-See Sights

September 8, 2014 No Comments Louvre Museum This is the place where Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa regards onlookers with her knowing and mysterious smile. The Louvre is one of the world’s largest and most visited museums. Its extensive holdings include antiquities from Egyptian, Roman, Etruscan and Greek times. The museum was once the site of a twelfth-century fortress built ...

 

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