Theme Parks

I Wasn’t a Country Music Fan Until I Visited Nashville, Tennessee. The Grand Ole Opry Changed That.

I wasn’t a country music fan until I visited Nashville Tennessee. A work conference took me to Nashville, where I could have a few days of rest and relaxation before the conference started. The Gaylord Opryland Resort was the perfect location for my planned escape. The resort features an indoor waterpark,
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Dreaming of a Girlfriends’ Getaway to Universal Studios Florida

There comes a time when you need to grab a friend and getaway. Yes, I mean leave the family behind.  No more meals, laundry, and everyday humdrum chores.  It’s “me” time – but with a partner in crime.  You could go solo, but why not share the adventure with a
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The lineup goes out the door for the artisenal milkshakes at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium - photo by Debra Smith
Where to Refuel at Universal Orlando Resort

While international travel is still limited, we love to dream of a time when we will travel again. Universal Orlando Resort reopened after the lockdown, with limited hours and many safety protocols in place. Those of you who like to know where your next meal is coming from can get
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Visit Virtual Orlando This Spring

“Do you want to go on a roller coaster ride with me?” Even though my six-year old knows that I mean a virtual ride, his excitement is still high, as he leaps beside me on the sofa, and fixes his gaze on the laptop. A few minutes later, the ride
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California’s Screamin’ – Three Verrry Scarrry Theme Parks at Halloween

When fall comes creeping into Cali, it takes its time. In the daytime, it’s all sunnies and shorts, but at night you’ll feel a chill in your bones. Hotels seem eerily empty, which makes shoulder season a great time to dig up a deal. If you love Hallowe’en, get a
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Anaheim Southern California’s Hub for Theme Parks, Beaches and Stars!

Welcome to California, where the motto is Dream Big, and where dreams really do come true. There are so many incredible cities, towns and vibrant places to visit, where does one start? And how does one plan an unforgettable itinerary with a family? Begin in Anaheim southern California, an incredibly
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Sunny Days and Theme Parks: Your Guide to School Breaks in the O.C. and L.A. County

If you live in a place where winter has been pulling a heinous disappearing/reappearing act, (and even if you don’t live in Alberta) a summer trip (or spring break, or winter break!) where sunshine is virtually guaranteed seems like a solid plan. And if you are looking south of the
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The Holidays at Legoland California
Spend the Holidays at LEGOLAND California

“No Mommy, Nooooooo!” my four-year-old daughter screamed as I approached an 8-foot-tall Santa Claus styled as a LEGO mini-figure. My kids are not fans of mascots. Or Santa Claus. They love what he does, of course, but would prefer he do it from afar. We’ve had to write notes asking
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5 Sweet Florida Rides to try on National Roller Coaster Day!

Did you know August 16 is National Roller Coaster Day? Why not have a day for the funnest, most thrill seekiest rides at amusement parks everywhere? When TripAdvisor named their top 10 Best Amusement parks in the world, parks in Central Florida were front and centre on that list with
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5 Cool Caribbean Plus 2 Fab Florida Waterparks Equals Water Fun for Your Adventurous Family!

Fun in the sun is the goal of a tropical vacation! But when you have little ones who may not be ready for the voracious waves of the ocean, choosing a resort with a fantastic waterpark can add so much more to your family holiday. And for those who are
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