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Amelia Island Plantation: All Natural Florida

Amelia Island is an all natural, friendly and all-comfortable resort in north Florida that is often overlooked by the beach traveler. Don't make that mistake, especially now that a new family-friendly hotel group, Omni, has taken over its long popular resort.Just past the Georgia State line and easily accessible via Jacksonville's user-friendly airport, the environmentally...

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Miami, Florida Hotels And Resorts

After several visits and constant change, we're ready to rate which SoBe hotels and those close to the zone will really put up with -- and put out for -- your kids. Not so many years ago, Miami wasn't anyone's idea of a kid-friendly destination--too many Jewish grandmas and Cuban druglords. Then, European tourists began migrating to South...

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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 Theme Parks For The Reluctant Parent

First of all, a disclaimer: I have been putting off for years the increasingly insistent demands of my kids to visit the theme parks in Orlando. They wanted the rides at Universal and Disney World... I feared the crowds. They wanted to get splashed by Shamu the whale at Sea World... I dreaded the summer heat and humidity. They wanted dolphins, Spider Man, Barney, and Body Wars... I wanted some quiet...

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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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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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