Tag Archives: Orlando

20 New Year’s Eve Parties Around the World

See the dazzling fireworks at Rio de Janeiro's New Year's celebration on Copacabana beach.

As the Christmas lights start to fade and the holiday season is coming to an end, there’s still one final bash to send out 2015. With the New Year just around the corner, now’s the time to make your New Year’s resolutions, drink away the last year’s regrets and celebrate starting all over again in […]

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December 10, 2015 by | 2 Comments

Top 25 Haunted Places Around the World

Dublin has plenty of haunted landmarks.

There are 25 haunted spots featured on this list, and plenty more around the world besides. How do you pick just one each year in which to spend your Halloween? Well, the good news is that these places retain their scary reputations year-round, so even if only one of them makes the cut for October […]

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October 28, 2015 by | 5 Comments

Getting a Taste of Orlando on a Winter Park Food Tour


I always encourage visitors to get outside of the theme parks for at least a day to see the Orlando area the way locals experience it. This tour is a great way to get to get to know the area and have a taste of why Orlando is earning a reputation for being a great […]

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December 8, 2014 by | Comments Off on Getting a Taste of Orlando on a Winter Park Food Tour

Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River in Florida


From petting stingrays in Grand Cayman to riding elephants in Thailand, animal interactions sit high on the universal travel bucket list. On the Gulf Coast of Florida, just and hour and a half away from the tourism juggernaut that is Orlando (and yet another creature – a very famous little mouse!) lies another such animal […]

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February 21, 2013 by | 1 Comment

5 Places to Escape Orlando Theme Parks

Everglades airboat tour

I love Orlando as much as the next person. On a recent trip, my family and I rented a house and spent several fabulous days at Walt Disney World, but then we spent a few days away from the amusement parks altogether, which fortunately is easier than you may think in Orlando.

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September 10, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Low-Cost Culture: Save Money with Sightseeing Passes

Sydney Aquarium

Fortunately, many larger cities are starting to offer sightseeing passes to make it more convenient for visitors to see the area’s highlights. For a flat price, these cards offer visitors comped or discounted admission to a wide selection of attractions like museums, landmarks, parks and tours. Instead of paying for each activity individually, visitors can […]

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July 30, 2012 by | Comments Off on Low-Cost Culture: Save Money with Sightseeing Passes

Team North America Update: Jules & Brock in Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando

After a few days of eating and partying like rock stars in Miami, Jules and Brock stopped in Orlando for some family-friendly fun. Here they spent three days hanging out with Mickey, traveling around the world at Epcot, and proving that adults can have fun in Orlando, too!

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July 19, 2012 by | Comments Off on Team North America Update: Jules & Brock in Orlando

[VIDEO] Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center

What little kid never wanted to travel into space? Well, at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, located just 45 minutes away from Orlando, you may not get the chance to do it, but you will get really close. One of the world’s Meccas of technology and accomplishment, the space center gets you in throwing distance […]

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March 5, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Top 8 Things to See and Do in Orlando for Grown-Ups

See Orlando from above on a Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

It’s no doubt that Orlando is the quintessential kid-oriented entertainment paradise. Mickey and Goofy sightings, splashy water rides, and acrobatic dolphins are fun, for sure, but after awhile, one does need some quality grown-up time. Thankfully, Orlando has much to offer for those who want a break from the kids, are traveling without kids, or […]

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November 14, 2011 by | 2 Comments

[Video] Leave Orlando Behind for Lovely Clearwater Beach, Florida

Enjoying Clearwater Beach

There is a lot going on in Clearwater, Florida. At the Clearwater Marine Aquarium you can meet Winter, the cousin of famous TV dolphin, Flipper, or if you are there at the right time of year, you can watch the world champion Philadelphia Phillies swinging away at their spring training facilities – but these are […]

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September 7, 2011 by | Comments Off on [Video] Leave Orlando Behind for Lovely Clearwater Beach, Florida