Entries for May, 2014

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The Fountains Review: A Bluegreen Resort in Orlando, Florida

The Fountains Review: A Bluegreen Resort in Orlando, Florida

May 28, 2014 No Comments The Fountains is a fantastic Bluegreen Vacation Club resort in Orlando, Florida

 

Top New Amusement Park Rides in the US for 2014
Pillage and Plunder: Exploring the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

Pillage and Plunder: Exploring the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

May 19, 2014 No Comments The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum boasts authentic artifacts and interactive exploration!

 

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Inside the Franchise at Universal Orlando

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Inside the Franchise at Universal Orlando

May 11, 2014 No Comments When author J.K. Rowling burst onto the scene in 1997, no one expected the Harry Potter frenzy that was to follow. As of 2013, the seven-book series had sold nearly 450 million copies, and had been translated into a stunning 73 languages. The film series is the highest-grossing of all time, making $7.7 billion dollars ...

 

5 Must-See Sights in Istanbul

5 Must-See Sights in Istanbul

May 10, 2014 No Comments Imagine a place where the air is redolent of spices, and narrow streets lead to open terraces, courtyards with arched porticos, and stunning architecture with domed rooftops, colorful tiles and graceful columns. A place whose history is steeped in violence, passion, and a beauty that has transcended the ages. This is Istanbul. It is the blending of East ...

 

Disney With Disabilities: Do Sweeping Changes Make Disney Less Disabled-Friendly?

Disney With Disabilities: Do Sweeping Changes Make Disney Less Disabled-Friendly?

May 8, 2014 No Comments   Disney has long been known as a pioneer in accessibility for the disabled. Long before the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 made public access a requirement, Disney was doing what it could to make its parks and resorts more disabled-friendly. Yet some radical changes that began in October 2013 have many in the ...

 

10 Best All-Inclusive Family Beach Resorts in Mexico

10 Best All-Inclusive Family Beach Resorts in Mexico

May 6, 2014 No Comments From its mild tropical climate and gorgeous beaches, to its gracious people and rich cultural heritage, Mexico is a country full of character, flavor and charm, making it a wonderful holiday destination. Mexico is bordered by four bodies of water—the Sea of Cortez (also known as the Gulf of California), the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf ...

 

Seeing Kauai with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Seeing Kauai with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

May 4, 2014 No Comments One of the best ways to tour Kauai is by helicopter, where you can get an unobstructed bird’s-eye view of the island’s many treasures: from the rugged landscapes with chiseled cliffs and deep valleys, to its open fields and pastures, to its rivers, ponds, waterfalls, beaches, and the unparalleled Na Pali coastline. I must admit ...

 

FastPass+, MagicBands and My Disney Experience, Oh My!: Decoding Disney’s Massive Technology Overhaul

FastPass+, MagicBands and My Disney Experience, Oh My!: Decoding Disney’s Massive Technology Overhaul

May 2, 2014 No Comments If you haven’t been to Walt Disney World for a while, you might be somewhat confused by the new alphabet soup. Replacing the hugely popular 15-year-old FastPass system, FastPass+ allows you to book rides in advance, before you ever set foot in the park. My Disney Experience embeds the FastPass + experience into an entire ...

 

10 Top Family Campsites in the USA

10 Top Family Campsites in the USA

May 1, 2014 No Comments   There’s nothing quite like the great outdoors. Nature’s splendor is unrivaled with its rugged mountains, vast grasslands, winding rivers, coastal beaches and placid lakes. These are the places one seeks to get away from it all and reconnect with loved ones. Below are some top picks where you can do just that.    BANDELIER ...