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SeaWorld Orlando Wraps Injured Manatee in Neoprene Style

SeaWorld is now caring for an adult male manatee that was rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission October 10, 2013 near Ponte Vedra, just south of Jacksonville, Florida.  According to their statement, the animal was spotted floating unusually high in the water and is believed to be suffering from boat strike injuries, among other ailments. The nearly 10-foot-long...

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Bargain Family Beach Vacations Along Florida’s Palm Coast

If you are looking for a slightly under-the-radar Atlantic beach town, with bargain prices all year round, get ready to discover The Palm Coast.  Along the 19-mile stretch of northeast Florida shoreline that includes popular Flagler Beach, nature has the starring role. Traffic frequently comes to a halt as good Samaritans take a moment to get out of their cars...

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Disney Dining Review: Be Our Guest

Walking into Disney World’s Be Our Guest restaurant is like walking straight into the classic Disney movie Beauty and the Beast and being welcomed into the story.          Including rooms straight out of the movie, the Beast’s castle holds dining rooms where guests can dine in the ballroom where Belle...

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Disney’s New Fantasyland

Disney has a talent for giving guests a reason to keep coming back to its parks – they never get old. Keeping with the classic elements of Disney while adding some fresh additions, the Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland enhances the magic of Disney hallmarks.The Enchanted Forest            The largest additions...

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Orlando’s Best Resorts For Reunions

Planning a family reunion in Orlando can be challenging, and picking the best resort hotel or vacation rental to meet your needs can be the toughest part. One has to find a hotel that isn’t too chaotic for grandparents and may  need to be accessible for the mobility impaired. At the same time, the activities that ensure kids will not be bored should not be too childish for...

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Staying Grounded On Florida’s Space Coast

Central Florida's Brevard County attracts families with its eco-friendly attractions and water sports.Central Florida's Brevard County attracts families with its eco-friendly attractions and water sports. For most of us there are two coasts; the east coast and the west coast. I, for one, think that is probably sufficient. Floridians clearly disagree. Florida is the undisputed capital...

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Tiny Astronauts Touch Down In Florida

Calling all astronauts-to-be. Take-off for a visit to Florida's Space Coast and see the Kennedy Space Center and much more. If your child prefers Discovery Kids to the Disney Channel and/or dreams of being "The Crocodile Hunter," this may be the place. If when you mention 'rocket,' your child thinks Roger Chaffee instead of Roger Clemens, then you need to stop...

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Arriving in Heaven at Palm Beach, Florida

Think Palm Beach is only for lounging around? There are many Palm Beach County attractions to please the active family year-round and, in summer, this upscale beach town becomes a family bargain. We approached our first trip to the Palm Beaches of Florida a few years ago with some trepidation. At the time, descriptions of Palm Beach sounded rather like a heavenly waiting room...

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Turtle Talk at Hawk’s Cay Resort in Marathon, Florida

Hawks Cay, right in the middle of the laid-back Florida Keys, offers plenty of opportunities to create a successful vacation, by offering both the recreational programs you might expect at a family beach resort, and several surprising diversions as well.   When I say a resort is great for families, what I really mean is that the place has enough programs to keep...

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Disney Cruises Extend Mickey’s Reach Around The World

Aware that families love cruising together -- especially with grandparents -- and that the ease of travel by ship, unlimited food, and exotic ports of call are more popular than ever, Disney Cruise Line is shifting its fleet to maximize guest choices.The company has four "magical" ships on the high seas: the first two, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder have...

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