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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 ...

 

Giving Age-Appropriate Freedoms on Vacation

Giving Age-Appropriate Freedoms on Vacation

March 1, 2015 No Comments Although vacations are a time to relax and have fun, your job as a parent never stops. One of the hardest tasks for many parents is figuring out exactly how much freedom is appropriate at various ages. In unfamiliar locations such as vacation destinations, it is easy to err on the side of caution, keeping ...

 

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 ...

 

Military Discounts: Cruise Specials

Military Discounts: Cruise Specials

February 11, 2015 No Comments A cruise is a nearly all-inclusive vacation option that can be as fast-paced or as relaxing as you choose. Cruising allows you to disconnect and get away from it all in a way that few other vacations permit. If you or someone in your traveling group is connected to the military, you can rack up ...

 

Hotel Room, Condo, Suite: Choosing Your Accommodations When Traveling

Hotel Room, Condo, Suite: Choosing Your Accommodations When Traveling

February 7, 2015 No Comments When planning any trip, one of the biggest considerations is where to stay. In the past few years, hotel rates have skyrocketed in many areas and condos have become a hot new trend. Yet no particular type of accommodation is right for all families. When deciding where to stay, consider the location, your budget, your ...

 

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 ...

 

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