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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 ...

 

Keeping Kids Entertained on Vacation

Keeping Kids Entertained on Vacation

October 14, 2014 No Comments Some families spend their vacation lounging on the beach. Others go hard sightseeing from early until late. No matter how active your family is, odds are good that at some point your kids will start whining about being bored. Keeping kids entertained can feel challenging, especially when you just want to relax, but advance planning ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

The Splendor of Fall: 4 Places to See Fall Foliage

The Splendor of Fall: 4 Places to See Fall Foliage

September 2, 2014 No Comments   New York Autumn arrives in a fanfare of glorious color throughout the state of New York. Manhattan’s Central Park is just one place to admire it. See how the leaves in varying shades of orange, crimson and green reflect on the pond’s tranquil waters like an impressionist painting. Nothing quite competes with the majesty ...

 

Destination Madrid: 5 Iconic Sights

Destination Madrid: 5 Iconic Sights

August 22, 2014 No Comments   Prado Museum One of the best museums in the world, the Prado houses an extensive collection of European art that includes paintings, sculptures, prints and historic documents. Art from Spanish painters like Francisco de Goya and Diego Velázquez are best represented here, along with countless other masterpieces including Titian’s Self-Portrait, Peter Paul Rubens’s The ...

 

Traveling With Extended Family

Traveling With Extended Family

August 18, 2014 No Comments Modern families are so busy and overscheduled that it can be hard to find time to spend with the people who live in your house. Building and maintaining quality connections with grandparents, siblings, uncles and cousins can seem almost impossible. Vacationing together is a great way to create bonds, getting to know each other under ...

 

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