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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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Family Attractions In Jacksonville, Florida

From art to history to outdoor fun, discover all the great things to do in this vibrant city in northeastern Florida.Jacksonville, Florida is more than a day at the beach. 22 miles of sand and shore also offers art galleries and gardens, a zoo and science museum,  amusement parks, a baseball field, great shops, and a look at slave history. Great Fun for the Kids (Toddlers...

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Family Welcoming Eco-Lodges

Tips on great places to stay in Belize, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Panama where you can enjoy hiking, canoeing, or just relaxing as beautiful birds and butterflies surround you.Sandwiched between active parents and active kids, I like to plan 'soft adventure' destinations for annual family reunions. In someplace new, we can explore together with parents who might never venture there alone,...

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Spring Break ’09 Nightmare!

My senior year in high school was 2009 and I wanted to do something exciting for spring break. My parents, who belong to a service-organization called The Lions Club, happened to have a club visitation to a Lion’s Club in Freeport, Bahamas during my spring break. To me that sounded like a perfect excuse to get away and travel somewhere new. With...

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My perfect getaway

The Florida Keys. An Island paradise you can drive to. One doesn’t even need a passport to escape to the perfection of the keys. I am from Pennsylvania and this summer we visited some family in Marathon, one of the towns comprised of several of the Middle Keys; Knights, Boot, Vaca, Long Point and Grassy Keys. http://www.ci.marathon.fl.us/ 

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