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Omni Resort At Champions Gate, Orlando, Florida

With two championship golf courses and the world headquarters of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in its backyard, you might think that the Omni Orlando Resort caters to the adult professional crowd. Indeed it does, and the Omni’s lower floors teem with busy meeting space. But something interesting is happening at this property, even...

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Star Trekking: Funny Guy Jon Stewart & Family in Orlando

We all love Jon Stewart on his Emmy-Awarding winning TV show, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He is well-known for making America laugh on the hit, self-titled Comedy Central show because he's so good at turning current events into laughable matters. What we might not realize is that Jon Stewart is also a family man. According to sources at Wikipedia, Stewart and his wife, the...

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Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Family spring breakers should head to Fort Lauderdale if they want guaranteed fun in the sun and activities to keep kids busy from dawn to dusk.The faint mist that sprinkles the tropical air has been known to cause contagious giggles along south Florida’s Gold Coast. That joy in a family beach vacation can also be credited to the aqua waters that wave to the cotton-puff clouds in the...

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Michael Jackson Is Disney’s Captain EO

After more than a decade, a classic Disney 3D show has returned to Disney themeparks to thrill a new generation of Michael Jackson and ride fans.Given the resurgent interest in Michael Jackson after his untimely death from a drug overdose in 2009, the Disney Company has resurrected his legacy for a new generation. And having worked with the pop icon 25 years ago, they had all...

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The Harry Potter Bachelorette Party

Writer, with girlfriends in tow, heads to Universal Orlando to explore the latest addition to the theme park: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.It wasn’t a typical Bachelorette Party with strippers, partying and the usual frisky accouterments. Instead, our small group of ladies in their mid-20s headed to Orlando, Florida with wholesome visions of butterbeer, wands, spells and...

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Snowbirds Arrive in Florida for Same Old Same Old

It's the Christmas week and we, like thousands (if not millions) of other families make the annual pilgrimage to the sun.Presents, sunblock, and bagels from our special place back home crowd too many suitcases as we load Grandma and kids into the rental car to complete our journey with, or to, more family. Hotel, condo, golf club, beachfront resort, cousin's house; they're...

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Star Trekking: 11:2010: Douglas & Zeta-Jones Family Does Harry Potter

Guess who wasn't home in Pacific Palisades, California basting the Thanksgiving turkey? We're talking about actor Michael Douglas, who toted his family to Orlando, Florida for the school break. With his famously beautiful wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their children Dylan (10) and Carys (7), Douglas was caught by the Universal Studios' PR team as he flew over the themepark's newest attraction,...

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Wheelchair Friendly Beach Getaways In Florida

When you're traveling with someone who relies on a wheelchair, it's important that the fun stuff as well as necessities are easily accessible without a lot of fuss.When you're traveling with someone who relies on a wheelchair, it's important that the fun stuff as well as necessities are easily accessible without a lot of fuss. Most hotels and resorts offer handicap accessible...

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Free Orlando!

After spending all or most of your money at the local theme parks, what do you do with the rest of your vacation? Families and others who find that being a tourist here is synonymous with thin wallets might consider the free sights in the world's premier tourist attraction. If you've visited lately, you might think any notion of free is a Disney fantasy. And don't misunderstand. While a lot of hotels...

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Our Sea Turtle Adventure On Anna Maria Island

Join this family help save baby sea turtles as they hatch along the coast of Anna Maria Island, Florida, then make their way to the sea.My previous coverage of Anna Maria Island revealed a myriad of subtropical family fun to be explored during the off season. A family destination truly worthy of a visit is one where there is always something new to discover, and just when I think I have covered...

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