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Hard Rock Hotel At Universal Orlando

"I love Rock n' Roll" might as well be the refrain at this elegant Orlando outpost of the Hard Rock dining and hotel empire. Its rockstar and kid appeal begins with reflective columns in the lobby and an Instagrammable white marble staircase which leads to framed gold records, photo murals of pop stars, a hipster kids club lounge and guitars to play in the gaming arcade. Glass cases...

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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel At Univeral Orlando, Florida

The fantasy world they create, combined with the perks provided at the Universal Orlando themepark, make the Portofino Bay and other Loews hotels (Hard Rock, Royal Pacific and the three newest properties (

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Loews Royal Pacific Resort At Universal Orlando

One of the Loews-managed hotels within the Universal Orlando themepark complex (including the Portofino Bay, Hard Rock and their

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Summer Vacations At Disney World

There's magic in the air at the world's favorite themepark: Walt Disney World in Orlando and that magic, plus the aliens who've landed in the gorgeous new land of "Pandora: World of Avatar," have made the park busier than ever. Here's our guide to what's hot and what's classic this summer. TLDR? Hah, we've saved the latest...

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The Heart of the Florida Panhandle

We love to discover kid-friendly resorts that keep up with our ever-changing needs as parents, which is why Florida’s Hilton Sandestin Beach & Spa Resort gets a big thumbs up. While attending the TMS Family Travel Summit South Walton to hear new research about millennial family travelers, we could see how this hotel catered...

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Step Back in Time to Old Florida at Coconut Grove

If you ventured south of downtown Miami just a century ago, you would have found a wilderness instead of skyscrapers, beachside homes and boutiques. Miami was once a Dating back to 1919, Coconut Grove is the oldest established neighborhood in Miami. Its origins actually date back to 1873, but 1919 is when it incorporated under the name “Coconut...

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Wellness and Relaxation Come Naturally at Amelia Island Plantation

At the TMS Family Travel conference held on Amelia Island, I experienced how one man’s passion for the culinary arts can convey an aura of wellness over an entire resort. That passion belongs to executive chef Daven Wardynski, who has led the culinary team at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort since October...

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Giddyup for Upscale, Cowboy Living at Westgate River Ranch Rodeo

Westgate River Ranch Rodeo will change everything you thought you knew about Florida and its amusement park haven around Orlando and Winter Haven. The upscale ranch beckons family travelers looking for a more upscale experience than the usual camping and cabin grounds with livestock...

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Legoland Florida Resort: Is the Hotel or Beach Retreat Better?

When we opened up the door to the LEGOLAND Florida Hotel room, I knew whoever had designed it must have had children of their own. The first thing you saw was a cubby area with a wall decorated to look like a castle, then a television and bunk beds. A special card with a LEGO character on the front let my daughter know the room was...

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9 Questions to Ask Before Planning a Theme Park Vacation

Should you really be schlepping that baby to Disney World for a family themepark vacation? Parents inevitably reach a stage in their lives when they ask themselves: why are we planning a trip to a theme park? Is it for us, for the kids, for the grandparents, or to tell the neighbors? We just met an Atlanta dad who drove a van with 11 relatives and his own kids (four of them,...

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