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Pillage and Plunder: Exploring the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

Pillage and Plunder: Exploring the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

May 19, 2014 No Comments The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum boasts authentic artifacts and interactive exploration!

 

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Inside the Franchise at Universal Orlando

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Inside the Franchise at Universal Orlando

May 11, 2014 No Comments When author J.K. Rowling burst onto the scene in 1997, no one expected the Harry Potter frenzy that was to follow. As of 2013, the seven-book series had sold nearly 450 million copies, and had been translated into a stunning 73 languages. The film series is the highest-grossing of all time, making $7.7 billion dollars ...

 

5 Must-See Sights in Istanbul

5 Must-See Sights in Istanbul

May 10, 2014 No Comments Imagine a place where the air is redolent of spices, and narrow streets lead to open terraces, courtyards with arched porticos, and stunning architecture with domed rooftops, colorful tiles and graceful columns. A place whose history is steeped in violence, passion, and a beauty that has transcended the ages. This is Istanbul. It is the blending of East ...

 

Disney With Disabilities: Do Sweeping Changes Make Disney Less Disabled-Friendly?

Disney With Disabilities: Do Sweeping Changes Make Disney Less Disabled-Friendly?

May 8, 2014 No Comments   Disney has long been known as a pioneer in accessibility for the disabled. Long before the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 made public access a requirement, Disney was doing what it could to make its parks and resorts more disabled-friendly. Yet some radical changes that began in October 2013 have many in the ...

 

10 Best All-Inclusive Family Beach Resorts in Mexico

10 Best All-Inclusive Family Beach Resorts in Mexico

May 6, 2014 No Comments From its mild tropical climate and gorgeous beaches, to its gracious people and rich cultural heritage, Mexico is a country full of character, flavor and charm, making it a wonderful holiday destination. Mexico is bordered by four bodies of water—the Sea of Cortez (also known as the Gulf of California), the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf ...

 

Seeing Kauai with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Seeing Kauai with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

May 4, 2014 No Comments One of the best ways to tour Kauai is by helicopter, where you can get an unobstructed bird’s-eye view of the island’s many treasures: from the rugged landscapes with chiseled cliffs and deep valleys, to its open fields and pastures, to its rivers, ponds, waterfalls, beaches, and the unparalleled Na Pali coastline. I must admit ...

 

FastPass+, MagicBands and My Disney Experience, Oh My!: Decoding Disney’s Massive Technology Overhaul

FastPass+, MagicBands and My Disney Experience, Oh My!: Decoding Disney’s Massive Technology Overhaul

May 2, 2014 No Comments If you haven’t been to Walt Disney World for a while, you might be somewhat confused by the new alphabet soup. Replacing the hugely popular 15-year-old FastPass system, FastPass+ allows you to book rides in advance, before you ever set foot in the park. My Disney Experience embeds the FastPass + experience into an entire ...

 

10 Top Family Campsites in the USA

10 Top Family Campsites in the USA

May 1, 2014 No Comments   There’s nothing quite like the great outdoors. Nature’s splendor is unrivaled with its rugged mountains, vast grasslands, winding rivers, coastal beaches and placid lakes. These are the places one seeks to get away from it all and reconnect with loved ones. Below are some top picks where you can do just that.    BANDELIER ...

 

Ultimate Orlando Challenge: AKA, This Is a “Mini” MouseAdventure?

Ultimate Orlando Challenge: AKA, This Is a “Mini” MouseAdventure?

April 30, 2014 No Comments Dad and I, along with my best friend Angela, began competing in MouseAdventure’s annual Walt Disney World events in 2012. Part scavenger hunt, part trivia competition, part endurance test, the events are exciting but exhausting. They’re also addictive. When we learned the Walt Disney World MouseAdventure was cancelled for 2014, we were devastated. Enter Kevin ...

 

MouseAdventure: Puzzling Our Way Through Walt Disney World

MouseAdventure: Puzzling Our Way Through Walt Disney World

April 28, 2014 No Comments If you have been to Disneyland or Walt Disney World in the spring or fall, you might have seen a horde of people in bright yellow lanyards dashing through the parks at top speed. Armed with clipboards, backpacks and every type of writing implement under the sun, they clearly appear to be on a mission. ...