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Disney Springs Celebrates a New Era of Family Magic

If you haven't been to Downtown Disney for awhile, newly renamed Disney Springs, you're in for a big surprise. The area was once home to Pleasure Island with friendly nightclubs, comedy acts and lounges drawing in adults and parents weary after a day at the theme parks. A New Era for Disney Commerce Today, the area has rapidly transformed into a premiere destination...

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Top 10 Beach Resort Getaways For Family Vacations

Almost everyone's favorite getaway is a family beach vacation, whether it's winter or summer. Here are FTF's winners from a decade of "Top 10 Getaway" awards in the best family beach category. Our Top 10 beach getaways, all past winners of the "Top 10 Getaways" awards in this category, promise location, location, location with excellence in facilities, family activities and childcare....

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Visit the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida

If you are heading towards Orlando, Florida, consider a stop at The Holy Land Experience. This theme park combines live drama, museums, children’s activities, and Holy Land replicated models in a dramatic and exciting way. Step Back into the Holy Land It will take a full day to participate in even some of the many activities. This is an ideal place for a family vacation,...

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Rainy Day Activities in Orlando

Hitting the Orlando theme parks may conjure up images of sunshine and blue skies, but especially in summer, families often encounter an overcast and damp day. You can still enjoy everything from Disney to Universal in the rain, though little and big kids alike may not find it the adventure they were hoping for. If your plans are flexible, venture past the theme parks and find something fun...

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New Marvels Aboard the Disney Magic

The Disney Magic lives up to its name. My Daughter Daelyn and I had the opportunity to experience a little bit of the Disney Magic cruise ship while it was at port in New York City. During the time between arrival and the next departure, we were able to experience what fun, food and entertainment will be available to travelers on the ship in 2017. We were also lucky enough,...

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Road Trip USA: Florida US1 From Jacksonville To Key West

Welcome to Routes 1 and A1A, the twin coastal roads along the Atlantic coast between Jacksonville and Key West that provide a great beach getaway road trip. U.S. Route 1 runs along the eastern coast of the United States for more than 2,000 miles between Key West, Florida and Fort Kent, Maine. Designed in the 1920's to cover a route similar to that of the old Atlantic Highway, it connects the major...

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Gaylord Texan: Big Dallas Hotel, Big Gaylord Values

Make no mistake when you pull up to the enormous Gaylord Texan Hotel:  This is Texas, where everything is big and, at this country-chic resort, it's even bigger.  No matter what time of year you visit, the Lone Star flag flies above a grand front entrance carved from Austin stone, studded with copper stars. The posse of valet parkers herd families arriving in pickup trucks...

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5 Places in Europe Every Kid Should Visit One Day

Europe is not only full of fantastic old buildings, churches, and museums but is also full of many places where every child, and every adult who’s a kid inside, can have the best time of their lives. Don’t trust me? Well then, let’s head to the list of five must-see-for-kids places in Europe brought to you by the team behind Travel Ticker. All these places are just perfect for educational,...

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Road Trip USA: The Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco To Los Angeles

Perhaps the best known stretch of highway in America -- California's Highway 1 between Los Angeles and San Francisco is 400 miles of coastal beauty that's become our "favorite family roadtrip." What comes to mind when you think of California? Is it the cable cars climbing the hills of San Francisco, or is it the glamour of Hollywood and Los Angeles? While these cities are bursting...

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How to Go to Disney for Free and Score Deep Discounts

According to Walt Disney World's website, going to Disney on select dates for 6-nights, 7-days ranges from $2,390 to $3,29 for a family of 4 staying at Disney's All-Star Resorts. That may not sound too steep when considering the prices are packaged for accommodations...

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Cincinnati, Ohio Attractions

There's more than meets the eye in Cincinnati; from artisanal donut shops in restored brewery worker housing, to a waterfront park that would make cities twice its size proud, this is a southern Ohio town where family attractions abound in the least likely places. While many attractions are walkable from downtown, you can rent a bicycle from the public Red Bike system, or...

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Disney Themeparks Going Where They Haven’t Gone Before

Wondering what's up and coming for the 2017 season at the Disney theme parks? Whether you're heading to Orlando, Hong Kong or a galaxy far, far away, there's a lot new in store.  Disney's Animal Kingdom, Orlando This popular Florida park has eagerly been awaiting a reboot for the past few years. They couldn't extend park hours or host Disney's signature spectacle of fireworks...

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