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A Month of Christmas Fun in Miami

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Sources close to Santa Claus say that this year the Jolly Old Elf one wants to enjoy a sunny Christmas on the beach, so he’s put his elves to work packing his bags with everything needed to enjoy a few days in  Miami as he sleigh-flies along Florida’s coast: a Hawaiian shirt, a convertible at the door of his hotel… and it’s rumoured that he’s even rented a boat to tour the bay.

And it’s not hard to figure out why Santa has chosen Miami as the main stop during his Christmas trips: this year

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Fewer foodstuffs in the world today seem to have more fans than xocolātl, the cacao-based infusion the Spanish conquistadors found quaffed by the elites of Aztec, Mayan, and other Mesoamerica societies they conquered. Back then, it was not necessarily always sweetened but also confected in varieties included fermented and chili-pepper-spiced.

But of course once chocolate made its way back to the aristocrats of Spain, then and onward to the rest of Europe and the world, it was transformed into

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If you are thinking about spending a nice vacation in the Dominican Republic, there is a place you have to visit, especially if you’re traveling with children: the fabulous Manatí Park in Bávaro, part of the Punta Cana resort area. It is a huge park with many games and shows throughout the facilities.

Manatí Park is a source of wealth that has made the Dominican Republic an appropriate destination for a vacation in the Caribbean. It stands out especially for its tropical plants and exuberant flo

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Magic Kingdom Orlando

Magic Kingdom Orlando is one of the four theme parks constructed at Walt Disney's World Resort, and it made open to public on Oct 1st of 1971. With the Magic Kingdom theme park, most of the kids' fairy tale dreams have come true. With the classy attractions, magical fire crackers, musical events, and the all loved Disney characters, Magic Kingdom has been a wonderful park for children of all age. Mountains, Exotic forest rivers, Haunted Mansions, etc. are some of the attractions of Magic Kingdom

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9008848490?profile=originalIf you are planning for a Walt Disney World vacation, you seriously need to do some research. Planning is key to making the most of your time and budget to enjoy the amazing world of theme parks, entertainment, water parks, hotels, shopping and much more to add. Advance research work and planning help you to utilize your trip for maximum enjoyment in the Walt Disney World. So if you’re just getting started, check out the following guide to plan your Disney World vacation successful.

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9296576293?profile=originalFun in Bangkok is not only limited to discotheques and shopping. Theme parks in the city also keep people booking Bangkok flights with their kids. Following are the theme that you should be taking your kids to:

Fantasia Lagoon Water Park

The refreshing water park is strategically located at the top floor of the Mall Bangkae. Since it is situated in the outskirts of the city most of the tourists refrain from spending a day out at Fantasia Lagoon. However, the water park is worth visiting. Budget

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Tips For Surviving A Day In A Theme Park

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What best way to enjoy a fabulous family holiday than by taking everyone to a theme park? With something for everyone, no matter the age, theme parks are the be all and end all of family entertainment. In order to make the most of your theme park holidays and help your family time run smoothly, here are some tips.

The sun is trying to kill you - Well, not really, but close enough. Specially in the summer, you can never be too careful with the sun. Plus, you'll be running around, having fun, and s

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The New Legoland Florida Is a Charmer

9008676285?profile=originalMany young boys are passionate about Legos, and my 9-year-old Matthew is one of them. So on our last trip to Orlando, several weeks ago, a visit to the new Legoland was of course a must. This new amusement park opened October 15 in Winter Haven, a 45-minute drive south of Orlando, on the site of the former Cypress Gardens. Driving down, it felt like we were on a pilgrimage to Mecca - the anticipation was radiating from the back seat of our rental car.

The park was clean, bright, and cheerful, a

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World's Best Theme-Park Halloween Parties

by Judy Antell

Theme parks are a natural fit for Halloween festivities: On a certain level, you might say it's always a Halloween party at theme parks - plus, most of the rides are already designed to scare the living daylights out of you. In October (and sometimes even earlier), some of theme parks have gently scary daytime Halloween events for kids as well as night terrors for teens and adults. Here's a (non-exhaustive) sampling from across the world (and keep in mind, for planning purposes,

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I’m what you might call a pretty casual Harry Potter fan. I read the first book and saw most (not sure if all) of the seven movies with varying degrees of pleasure. But visiting “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” the long-awaited theme-park-within-a-theme-park at Universal’s Islands of Adventure after its official opening this past Friday in Orlando, Florida, I found myself awash in a sweaty sea of Potterphiles — many presumably so devoted to J.K. Rowling’s creation that they’ve made a point
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If stepping directly into the pages of a beloved fairy tale appeals to you, then a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando will be a treat!

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (what we refer to as THE RIDE) takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the familiar hallways of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It’s a journey not to miss! Here are a few tips to make your time in Harry Potter's World even more magical.

1. LOCK

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(TTBS) With the slower economy, everyone is looking to save some money on their Disney World packages. Here are our top 10 ways to save money on a Disney World vacation.

#10 - Be Flexible - If you have a flexible work and school schedule, tell your Disney Specialists. You may be thinking about a summer vacation, but if you can visit in later summer than early summer, your Disney Specialists may be able to offer a discount package to Disney World. If you are flexible with your dates, you have a

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If you’re hungry for a deal this fall, Orlando’s got it – in more than 60 locations. For the whole month of September, locals and visitors can savor and save during Orlando Magical Dining Month when more than 60 restaurants offer three-course dinners for one fixed price of $30.

This culinary celebration showcases some of the best restaurants in the city, so go ahead – indulge and don’t feel guilty! Some of the restaurants offering haute cuisine for an exceptional value:

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William Byrd III was a man of great stature in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. His vast estate included mills, warehouses and ships, and he owned hundreds of slaves.  However due to his lavish lifestyle and gambling addiction, he could not live within his income, lost his wealth and died - it’s believed by suicide - in 1760.

Christiana Campbell operated one of Williamsburg’s most successful taverns, where she hosted the likes of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

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