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Decoding Disney Ticket Options: Upgrades and Exchanges

Decoding Disney Ticket Options: Upgrades and Exchanges

April 1, 2015 No Comments The Walt Disney World admissions system is highly complex. Besides making a brand-new purchase, you can also upgrade your current tickets or even exchange older passes for new RFID-enabled plastic cards. These transactions are complicated and, depending on the type of ticket you have, you might be unable to verify how many days of admission ...

 

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 ...

 

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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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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