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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 ...

 

A Treat for the Senses: Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

A Treat for the Senses: Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

August 11, 2014 No Comments Walt Disney World is a fantastic family vacation destination all year long. Yet the resort particularly shines during holidays and special events. Outside of the Christmas season, one of the most beloved events of the year is the annual Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. About Food and Wine Established in 1995 as a small ...

 

10 Amazing Hotels of the World

10 Amazing Hotels of the World

August 6, 2014 No Comments   Ice Hotel – Sweden Constructed of ice and snow, Ice Hotel is a splendid work of art carved and sculpted by the hands of international artists, designers and architects with an eye for singular beauty that is unforgettable. This amazing hotel is open from December to mid-April, after which it melts away back into the ...

 

Disney on a Shoestring: Dining and Shopping

Disney on a Shoestring: Dining and Shopping

August 1, 2014 No Comments After tickets and lodging, dining is arguably the most expensive element of a Walt Disney World vacation. Shoestring travelers are generally good at avoiding the priciest souvenirs, but even smaller items can be extremely costly. Fortunately, savvy budgeters can find a plethora of deals on both dining and shopping by following a few simple tips. ...

 

Beauty and Beast: Sumatran Tigers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Beauty and Beast: Sumatran Tigers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

July 26, 2014 No Comments Wonderstruck… this might best describe how one feels when seeing the Sumatran Tigers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park for the very first time. They are both beauty and beast exemplified in one majestic mammal.   About Sumatran Tigers    Sumatran tigers are the smallest subspecies of tigers in the world today, yet one ...

 

Disney on a Shoestring: Lodging

Disney on a Shoestring: Lodging

July 21, 2014 No Comments There is no question that Walt Disney World is an expensive vacation destination. Yet many people feel priced out of the Disney market due to a simple lack of information. While it will never be as cheap as a week at the motel down the street, you can use quite a few cost-cutting measures to ...

 

Tarpon Springs: A Quaint Greek Fishing Village on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Tarpon Springs: A Quaint Greek Fishing Village on Florida’s Gulf Coast

July 18, 2014 No Comments Beyond the world-famous cities of Orlando and Tampa, Central Florida is dotted with towns that still pay enormous tribute to their heritage. Located on the Gulf Coast, Tarpon Springs is arguably one of the most interesting. The town has been both an authentic Greek sponge diving community and a favorite among tourists since the early ...

 

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