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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


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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, th


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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 H


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Poolside views of LA from 1 Hotel - photo Debra Smith
Star in Your Own (Vacation) Production, Hollywood Style!

There’s so much to see and do in Los Angeles that you might feel like you need a personal assistant to get you around. Here are some DIY scenarios to get you from the beaches to the back lots in style.


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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. A


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Los Angeles: Tinseltown Without the Tots

Hollywood Sign

I love traveling as a family, but after our recent adventures as a


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Family Travel: Southern California Theme Park Magic

A family vacation in southern California is not complete without visiting theme parks. Continue Reading...