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5 Family-Friendly Activities in Orlando [That Aren’t Theme Parks]

  If you’re one of the millions of incoming visitors to the Orlando area this year odds are you’ve heard about its world-famous theme-parks. While there is nothing wrong with visiting these wonderful tourist destinations it’s certainly not the only attraction Orlando has to offer. If you’d like to go against the grain and take on Orlando in style, with a little help from a local, then here are five of the best options families choose from while staying in the City Beautiful this summer. Fun Spot America Fun Spot, off International Drive, has something to satisfy every person who…

Top Things to Do on the Western End of San Francisco

San Francisco is a popular tourist city, but at 232 square miles, it’s impossible to see it all. Travelers who focus on specific parts or neighborhoods of the city will likely have a better vacation experience. The western end of San Francisco has plenty to offer that people might not normally consider when traveling to California. One such example is the San Francisco Zoo. The zoo has rescued over 1,000 endangered and exotic animals that now have a home and people to care for them. Visitors will also enjoy the native and foreign plants, lush gardens, and 250 species of…

Best Winter Activities in Canada

Calling all snow bunnies – why not fly to Canada for your holidays? The other half of North America might be featured less in international news, but it is blessed with clean air, friendly people and amazing natural wonders. When winter arrives, the mountains of Canada turn into perfect skiing and snowboarding playgrounds with some of the best snow conditions in the world. Better yet, there are different places for various levels, whether you are a curious beginner or a hardcore slalom expert. An Exciting Winter Holiday at the Banff Ski Resort Nestled in the awe-inspiring Canadian Rocky Mountains, it…

8 Pawsome Vacations to Get Your Dogs Barking

You love to see new places ― and so does your dog. You love to explore the great outdoors ― and so does your dog. You love to go on long walks ― and so does your dog. So, when you leave on a new adventure, why don’t you take your pup along with you? As long as you travel to a pet-friendly destination, you and your pooch can enjoy some time away from home. The following eight pawsome vacations are fur-ociously fun for you and your four-legged friend, so the next time you pack your bags, make sure you…

The Lazy Traveler’s Guide to a Las Vegas Weekend  

Everyone loves getting away for a weekend, but not everyone likes to figure out logistics, such as where they will get away to and what they will do once they have gotten away. Especially when it comes to a vacation hot spot like Las Vegas, many travelers balk at the overload of opportunities in their chosen destination. However, a failure to plan will only result in a supremely unrewarding stay-cation at home while more prepared travelers get to enjoy the delights of Sin City. Fortunately, you might be lazy, but you aren’t stupid. Just for completing a cursory web search,…

Things to consider before a Disney Park trip

No doubt if you’re reading this, it means the kids are already nagging you to go to Disney World, and you’re considering it! Do so, it’s a blast of exhilarating experiences that you and the kids will remember for a lifetime. But remember, it can also leave you with a throbbing head and aching feet if you don’t take the time to prepare. The thing about Disney World is, well, it’s huge, and that means there’s a lot to learn before you go. For one thing, did you know that Disney World is actually several separate parks, including Magic Kingdom,…

Best Hiking Locations for Adventure Seekers

When it comes to planning a vacation, most people think about destinations in terms of sightseeing, beach locations, and popularity of the location. Areas like New York, Florida, and California often make the cut, as they have exciting attractions like Coney Island, Disney World, and Hollywood. The truth is, while those destinations do provide entertainment, they are also tourist attractions. You will end up dropping a lot of money for a crowded and chaotic trip.   Instead, consider looking into an outdoor adventure vacation. For those who thrive in the natural world, communing with nature through hiking will be one…

Fun Facts and Statistics about International Travel

Travel Stats and Facts

International travel is more popular than ever before and with more and more people traveling the astonishing fun facts and statistics about international travel keep adding up. There are Over 6 Disney Theme Parks Worldwide Theme parks are big business and there are now Disney Resorts on 3 continents, including one in Paris, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. There is also a massive, completely redesinged, Disneyland Shanghai slated to open in 2016. Next step is try and talk to photographer at the passport office into letting you keep your Mickey Ears on for the photo. U.S. Passport Holders are at an All Time High Partly due…

What To Know Before Visiting Disney World

A trip to Disney World is a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience for you and especially your kids. North America’s most famous theme park truly does have something for everyone, whether its the golf course or the water parks or one of the hundreds of other experiences on offer. It’s impossible not to have fun at Disney World, but first time visitors can be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed by the sheer size of it all. Don’t worry though, because with a few quick pointers you’ll easily get the most out of your trip. What’s there? The first thing visitors need to…

Choosing A Domestic Vacation Spot May Be Your Best Course Of Action

It’s the middle of winter, and you’ve been stuck in some far Northeastern city, such as Boston or Providence, for entirely too long. Perhaps you were sent to Chicago on a new assignment, and you’re ready for a change of climate and scene. Maybe the exact opposite is true, and you’re stuck down in Miami where the only two seasons seem to be “summer” and “not quite summer.”  Avoid The Winter Blues With Some Timely Vacation Travel If seasonal affective disorder is getting you down, it’s definitely time to make a positive change. A nice long vacation is in order…