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Pumpkin headed man with dark stage background, from Universal Studios Florida.
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Surviving Halloween Horror Nights at Universal

Having survived a night of gleeful terror at Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights, I can report that #HHN is a blast. Before you die, take just...

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Sargassum found on the beach
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Sargassum Seaweed Attacking Our Beaches

It's back -- the disruptive and hated-by-brides sargassum seaweed has hit Caribbean and Atlantic beaches for summer 2022. Sargassum is brown strands of algae that originate in...

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Father and daughter hold ballooons in front of Cinderella Castle, decorated for Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary. Photo c. Disney
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Walt Disney World Turns 50 And Better Than Ever

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A cypress forest during low water on Shingle Creek, Shingle Creek Park in Florida.
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Orlando Nature Attractions In Central Florida

Orlando nature attractions surround the theme park capital of the world. Yes... it's true. Florida has a natural side that lets visitors spot a baby alligator or stroll through...

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White tube conceals Aquamouse coaster above Deck 12 on Disney Wish cruise ship.
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Enchanted By The Family Friendly Disney Wish

The family friendly Disney Wish casts her spell as soon as you meet Disney cast members at Port Canaveral’s Terminal B. They are delighted to be back after a long pandemic...

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Guests waiting to ride the Guardians of the Galaxy- Cosmic Rewind ride at Epcot, Disney World.
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Disney World Hacks for The Summer of 22

These Disney World hacks, tips and tricks, picked up during a whirlwind, two-day visit to Walt Disney World during the July 4th week, guarantee a successful visit this summer....

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Aerial view of Big Sur along California's Pacific Coast Highway.
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Top 10 Family Road Trips USA

Our Top 10 Family Road Trips USA awards go to the original family vacation: the road trip by car. Nearly 80% of Americans have said they consider road trips...

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Alligator rests on a log in the Hillsborough River, Florida.
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Canoe Escapes In The ‘Real’ Florida

A daylong outing with Canoe Escape in central Florida offers a natural and relaxing experience very close to Tampa and Busch Gardens. It's the "real Florida" just as they are,...

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Poodle in the driver's seat of car.
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Top 5 Dog-Friendly Vacations

Over the past year, many of us have spent long, dog-friendly hours at home but have been starved of vacation opportunities. Of course, this has been the least of our problems....

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