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60 Years of Innovation at Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration

Walt Disney observed that Disneyland will never be complete so long as there is imagination left in the world, and since Opening Day, July 17, 1955, the Disneyland Resort tradition of innovation has continued, inspiring classic theme park attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Star Tours, Soarin’ Over California, Toy Story Midway […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: CityPass Adds Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is the latest destination to partner with CityPass, packaging discounted, prepaid admission to a city or region’s top attractions. The following attraction are included with the Tampa Bay CityPass: Busch Gardens Tampa – Families love this adventure theme park offering 300 acres of ride, more than 12,000 animals, live shows, and lot more. […]

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Postcard from Wildlife Safari

3 brown bears and popsicle at Wildlife Safari in Winston Oregon

It’s a road trip weekend and a chance to enjoy the baking hot weather of southern Oregon. These three brown bears at Wildlife Safari (in Winston, Oregon), were trying to beat the heat with a bear-sized popsicle – a large block of ice with berries and other fruit frozen inside.

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2013 is 200th Anniversary for Grimm’s Fairytales

Brothers Grimm Sleeping Beauty Castle Germany

Once upon a time there were two brothers, named Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, who lived in Germany. If those four opening words sound familiar, “once upon a time”, it’s because of the fairytales of those brothers and how their collection of children’s and household tales became one of the best known works of German literature. […]

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Postcard from Nickelodeon Universe

Theme Park: Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America

A theme park inside a mall? Yep, that’s just what you’ll get with Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Located near the Minneapolis-St Paul airport, this was the first stop on my theme park getaway weekend.

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Postcard from Fort Vancouver

The Blacksmith shop at Fort Vancouver

Located in the southern part of Washington state, Fort Vancouver was a 19th century fur trading outpost for the Hudson Bay Company. Today it is part of the National Park System, with living history events and a world-class archaeology collection. In the blacksmith shop, a top-notch nail maker could make one in 12 seconds flat.

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Jersey Shore: Lucy the Elephant

Lucy the Elephant, Jersey Shore

I love offbeat and quirky kinds of places – for just the reasons that they are offbeat and quirky. I’ve been known to drive out of my way to see the “biggest,” “smallest,” “world’s only,” “oldest” thing or place or whatever. Why not?! Although the Hurricane Sandy did a lot of damage on the Jersey […]

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The Top 5 Family Attractions in Edinburgh

National Monument and Carlton Hill Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh is a popular place year-round for travelers of all kinds, but especially families.  From the very atmospheric city streets, to the many tours and festivals that the kids will love, Scotland will leave the parents charmed and your children ready for their return trip. With so many attractions and venues, […]

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Disney Terms to Know Before You Go

Mission Space uses FASTPASS

Anytime is a great time to visit Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.  Trips in the fall offer foodies not only fabulous weather, but a feeding frenzy at Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival.  Winter visits provide even more excitement with the park beautifully decorated for the holidays and a chance to maneuver the theme […]

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Transformers: The Ride-3D at Universal Studios Hollywood

Transformers: The Ride 3-D entrance

Based on the popular movie franchise, Transformers:  The Ride-3D is a mind-blowing new Transformers adventure that puts you in the middle of the ultimate war zone.  You’ll fight alongside Optimus and try to survive as you protect the AllSpark from Decepticons over four stories tall. Remember, the future of the human race is counting on […]

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Lisbon: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Monument of the Discoveries, Lisbon, Portugal

A little over four years ago, we were planning a trip to Portugal. The plan was to stay in the […]

Visiting the Ruins of Pompeii: From Tragedy to Tourism

The ruins of Pompeii are a UNESCO World Heritage Site

On August 24th, 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius erupted in a violent two day display that destroyed the city of Pompeii, […]

Sunday Stories for August 23rd, 2014

Seattle Washington skyline

It’s been another great week in Seattle, and I’m going to extend my time enjoying it with a few days […]

Four Seasons Luxury on Private Jet Tours

The interior seating area on the Beoing 757 Four Seasons jet is spacious with lots of leg room

Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, 52 passengers are embarking on a round-the-world luxury tour the likes of which I can […]