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Be A Star At Universal Studios Hollywood

Billing itself as the Entertainment Capital of L.A., Universal Studios Hollywood in Burbank is a movie and TV-based theme park located adjacent to the real working film studios of Universal Pictures. A day here is a fun, memorable family experience, even for celebrities, which provides a taste of the Hollywood...

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Making the Most of 36 Hours in Panama City

Almost everyone these days seems to be writing about Panama City as a hip new travel destination in Central America. There’s good reason -- it’s within a seven hour flight from both coasts of the U.S. and Copa Airlines has aggressively expanded to market itself, and Panama City...

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Going Wild At Busch Gardens Tampa

From high-speed coasters, to incredible up-close encounters with exotic creatures of the African grasslands, Busch Gardens, Tampa in central Florida is ready to be explored. The addition of the Cheetah Hunt coaster allows guests to enjoy the incredible speed of the world’s fastest animal as...

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A Chilling Winter Weekend in Montreal

What better way to weather the wintry cold than to travel north for a long weekend of icy immersion in Montreal?The logic seems skewed, but the warmth of the staff, décor, and outdoor Jacuzzi of Hotel Le Crystal convinced us that Montréal, Quebec, Canada was the perfect city for a mid-winter (or summer!) getaway.At Le Crystal, all guests are quickly greeted by highly professional...

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Meet Melbourne, Australia’s Capital of Cool

Central Melbourne is filled with a gorgeous and eclectic combination of wide, easily walkable boulevards and narrow, graffiti-covered alleys. This contrast perfectly conveys what makes the city so diverse and fun. Australia’s second most populous city has a boastful number of excellent restaurants and a thriving art scene, all easily accessible via the impressive tram system -- even if located...

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VIP Chaperone Service Treats Visitors To New York Nightlife

It’s not every Monday night that a quirky Serbian bartender whisks you away in a chauffeured limo and introduces you to three of New York’s coolest cocktail bars. But then again, Take Me Out NYC isn’t looking to show you a typical night on the town. Who is Taking You Out & How it WorksThis lively company...

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Madrid is Awesome!

29 July 2010 I thought everyone would enjoy seeing the new serving technique for Sangria that has taken hold in Spain.     If the picture is hard to see, it's a three foot tall glass funnel with a tap at the bottom.  It's Ben, then me, then Elliot at a cafe. 28 July 2010 Got into Madrid this afternoon. We stayed at a great hostel in Barcelona...

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Families Go Local For Great Staycations

If money is tight, vacation locally at a nearby mall or indoor themepark like New Roc City, where New York families go to play. Just as the economy tanked in 2008 and 2009, and families’ savings shriveled up, the idea of a staycation rose to prominence. A cheap alternative to a vacation, a staycation allows families to check out local attractions without having to spend money on flights...

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Travel Made Social: gtrot.com

 I want to go to Mexico during spring break. The only problem is that I don’t know much about Mexico. Ten years ago, I would've had have to call each of my friends individually to see if any of them had been to Mexico. But with gtrot, a new web based application, I can simply click on any destination in Mexico on a map and see which of my friends have...

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Canada Weekend at Mont Tremblant

Mont Tremblant in Canada was one of the most fun places I have ever been to, when I visited with my family.  Our Voyageur plane flight, direct from Newark to Mont Tremblant airport was the most relaxing flight I have ever been on. The airport there looks like an extremely large log hunting cabin and the atmosphere is very relaxed. When you land, you are greeted...

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Driving Around Ireland with my Parents and Grandparents

My grandparents took me and my family to Ireland in summer 2003 and we drove around in a big van for one week. When I was there, I saw all different types of animals. For example, many of the bed and breakfasts that we stayed in had dogs. The Cliff House in Tramore had a small Scottish Terrier named Sam. Sam was really cute and he would bark...

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Teens and Hotels: What Do They Really Want?

There are many things that a hotel should have to appeal to a teenager. Here are a few amenities that make my time in any hotel more enjoyable.  My Top Five Requirements: 1. A TV with full cable and VCR or DVD player and a video game system that you don’t have to pay to play (or you pay a small one-time fee.) 2. A swimming pool or multiple pools with...

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The 11 Best Things for Grandparents to Do with Their Grandkids in Orlando

Here is a list of my favorite 11 things to do with my grandparents in Orlando Around Orlando: AA++ Eat at NBA City. NBA City is located right next to City Walk, part of Universal Studios. NBA City is a five-minute walk from Islands of Adventure and three minutes from City Walk. If you like basketball or don't much, like me, you will...

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My Foreign Language School In Spain

Malaga is on the Costa del Sol, in the south of Spain. It's the capital of Andalusia, the province that consists largely of the Southern coast. It has approximately 700,000 people and is a bustling port. And it's where I spent half of my summer, learning the Spanish language, culture and lifestyle. I doubt that many American travelers will spend any time in Malaga, considering...

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Splish Splash

Splish Splash is a family water park in Riverhead, New York. Riverhead is in eastern Long Island within an hours drive of the beaches known as the Hamptons. My grandparents live near there so it's fun to visit them because we get to go for the day. Splish Splash was voted one of the top five water parks in the U.S. by the Travel Channel. In 2003, when I went, it was also voted the number...

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Haunted Weekend In Pennsylvania

In October 2004, my father promised me we would go on a haunted weekend. One Friday after school, after driving about two hours from New York in the dark on a winding and foggy road, we got to the Woodloch Pines hotel. It was about midnight.    I was tired and wanted to go to sleep but my parents wanted to go on the “Haunted Hayride.” Thinking that it would be some stupid...

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Florida Is Really Fun

I went to a resort called Sandestin. It is so big it has it’s own zip code. Sandestin is located in Destin, Florida. It is 2,400 acres in size. We stayed on the 20th floor of one of the main hotels. It had 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, 3 televisions a kitchen and living room plus a nice view of the beach. There are a great variety of prices at Sandestin because there are really fancy hotels...

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