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Exploring Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast

The Emerald Coast of Florida's panhandle racks up annual accolades for its sugary beaches and emerald waters off the sea towns of Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island. Aside from breathtaking beaches and ideal locale for road trip bonding, families love the relaxed vibe. The Emerald Coast is more laid back and easier on the wallet than the lovely boutique communities of Seaside, Watercolor...

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The Keys To The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys extend south of Miami in a string of narrow limestone and mangrove islands bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.  The main artery, Route US 1, offers one of the most scenic road trips in the country. You can rush down to Key West in about 3.5 hours or take a week and savor the many colors along the way. You'll...

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Disney World Value Hotels And Camping

Disney World offers accommodations in all price ranges, including newer themed resorts for Disney fans on a budget. And even the least expensive lodging carries certain privileges like early admission to certain parks. Simple Rooms: The themeparks' best value hotels are comparable to an Orlando budget motel, but with more Disney design flair, fun pools and food courts, and...

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Elephant Rears And Animal Care At Busch Gardens Tampa

The Busch Gardens Tampa themepark has expanded its animal offerings in a thrilling effort to bring Africa to life for visitors. And, maybe because we’re reading Elephant...

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Kids Guide to Orlando Helps Parents Explore Too

Whether you're a visitor or a local, a grownup or a kid like the ones who contributed to this fun travel guide, you are guaranteed to learn something fun from The Kid's Guide to Orlando (Kid's Guides Series)

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St. Augustine, Florida

Come explore St. Augustine, a great family destination in northern Florida that blends historic and modern attractions into a nice, mellow vacation mix that's ideal for multigenerational getaways.Many tourist destinations tout only their newest attractions, but most people come to St. Augustine to see what's been around for a long time. And, despite its most famous attraction,...

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Meet the Star of Dolphin Tale and Save Money on Florida Beach Vacations

Whether or not your family saw the heart-warming movie "Dolphin Tale," we know they are eagerly awaiting the release of "Dolpin Tale 2" this fall. Along with many of the same cast as the first, it stars Winter the Dolphin and tells the true story of her accident, rescue and rehabilitation by the Clearwater Marine...

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Orlando Magic! Autumn Vacations Are Unexpected Bargain

It’s not magic; September is the cheapest month of the year to visit Orlando, with room rates among the lowest all year. Yes, you can find a room for $50 per night and there are plenty of discounts everywhere in town.So if you thought a fall trip to Orlando was beyond your budget, think again. Even better for families with young kids, the summer crowds are gone.

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Fine Food, Fast Cars, A Romantic Weekend Getaway

We were a little upset when we landed at Daytona Beach’s airport in central Florida: it was raining… hard. Not the most ideal scenario for a romantic weekend getaway for my boyfriend, Maurice, and me. A charming coastal community best known for its former Spring Break crowds and the International Daytona Speedway, we weren’t sure what this famous beach town...

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Top 10 Orlando Vacation Hotels and Resorts

Where to stay in Orlando?  We offer some suggestions on the Universal Orlando campus, as well as some other fun options (Sponge Bob, anyone?), golf resorts, condo rentals and more for your consideration. 1. Gaylord Palms Resort - In the family...

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