Sun, golf and rental cars at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show

National station on Demo Day

A month into 2014, paralyzing cold fronts continue to paint life blue across much of North America. Flights are being cancelled. Classes are being cancelled. If not for the efforts of unsung heroes like beet juice, life itself may just have been frozen still. Yes, things are pretty bleak—but not in Florida! And so without much knowledge […]

Big surprises at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Grande Lakes Spa pool

Pampering and pumpkins I was really looking forward to a three-day weekend in Florida at Grande Lakes Orlando, a 500-acre resort consisting of The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and the JW Marriott Grande Lakes. I was expecting a carefree time in the spa, by the pool and sampling the different restaurants. To my delightful surprise, I got this […]

The Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek: Close—but not too close—to Disney

View of Epcot fireworks

Are you considering a trip to Walt Disney World but worried about Disney overload? Is the thought of too much Mickey-and-the-gang making you question if you even want to go on vacation? If so, a great Orlando alternative is the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek. Located within the gates of Walt Disney World, this […]

The Little Trick-Or-Treater’s Guide to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Halloween decoration at the Magic Kingdom

Every year, thousands of families flock to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. And while great fun can be had by all it’s important to keep in mind that getting your money’s worth does not necessarily mean having a good time. The basics: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is an annual […]

Website of the Week: Smart Destinations

Smart Destinations

Everyone wants to save money when they travel—including me! If you plan on traveling to a U.S. city and doing a lot of sightseeing (alone or with the family), then you should seriously consider getting a Smart Destinations Go Card, because it’ll save you up to 55% on top attractions. For example, those traveling to […]

One last Star Wars Weekend left: Tips on how to have the most fun

Han Solo Jr. and I are ready to conquer Star Wars Weekend

When I arrived, I was but a learner, now I am the master: How to have the most fun at Disney’s Star Wars Weekend Not since the Star War Convention in Los Angeles had I felt the same excitement – the force indeed was strong at Disney Hollywood Studios this past weekend. Being a big […]

Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival

Princess Aurora

  As I enter the park I know I am in for a treat. Topiaries larger-than-life of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Pluto greet me. A floral version of Daisy is playing tennis with Donald Duck and my camera is ready to capture the action. Topiaries are my passion and a special festival park […]

Hot Deals for Orlando this Holiday Season

Disney World gets all dressed up for the holiday season.

While a large swath of the country is forecasted to be in for a harsh winter, the inclination to flee to warmer climes may arise. Florida has offered a respite for all those weary of yet another white winter, and this year there are exciting special offers to entice visitors to Orlando, one of the […]