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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 ...

 

Roadschooling: How Do Full-Time Traveling Kids Go to School?

Roadschooling: How Do Full-Time Traveling Kids Go to School?

December 22, 2014 No Comments Most people have limited vacation time. They try to squeeze as much as they can into a week or two, loading the family into the car or onto an airplane for a rush trip to someplace exotic or interesting, before rushing home to go back to work and school. But what of the families that ...

 

Grinchmas and Macy’s: Christmas at Universal Orlando

Grinchmas and Macy’s: Christmas at Universal Orlando

December 15, 2014 No Comments Universal Orlando has a reputation as a destination for thrill-seekers, despite its dedicated kids’ areas and plethora of family-friendly rides and attractions. At Christmas time, however, both theme parks offer heart-warming experiences sure to bring a tear to the eye of visitors of all ages. Islands of Adventure hosts Grinchmas, while the Macy’s Holiday Parade ...

 

Military Discounts: Theme Park Tickets

Military Discounts: Theme Park Tickets

December 7, 2014 No Comments If you or a member of your traveling group are a current military member or retiree, you can take advantage of some fantastic savings on all aspects of your trip. Discounts are almost always extended to the spouse and minor children of a deployed service member, and some are even offered to civilian Department of ...

 

Dinosaur World: A Modern Retro Roadside Attraction in Plant City, Florida

Dinosaur World: A Modern Retro Roadside Attraction in Plant City, Florida

December 1, 2014 No Comments Dad and I love roadside attractions. From Arizona’s legendary “The Thing” to the pile of rocks in North Carolina titled “Rock Garden of America,” we make it a mission to seek out the strange and unusual. Dinosaur World might be a modern attraction, but it perfectly encapsulates the feeling of roadside Americana. We visited the ...

 

5 Must-Visit Historic Sites in New England

5 Must-Visit Historic Sites in New England

November 20, 2014 No Comments Freedom Trail – Boston, MA  Freedom Trail is a 2 ½ mile walking tour of 16 historic sites within the Boston National Historical Park. Visitors can walk on self-guided (free) tours or guided (paid) tours and see some of the places in pre-Revolutionary America’s Colonial Boston. Some highlights of the best sites along the trail ...

 

Teaching Money Management to Kids on Vacation

Teaching Money Management to Kids on Vacation

November 10, 2014 No Comments A vacation is a time to kick back and enjoy some family fun, but it is also packed with teachable moments that are easy to implement. One of the biggest teaching opportunities on any vacation is money management. Unless you happen to be independently wealthy, every phase of your trip is filled with budgetary considerations. ...

 

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 ...

 

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