The Spookiest Destination in Each State

The Spookiest Destination in Each State

October 31, 2020 By: Scott Hartbeck, Travel Pulse Jack O’ Lantern In Woodland With Mist (photo courtesy iStock / Getty Images Plus / RomoloTavani) Crank up the Creepiness It’s that time of year again. Time for pumpkin-spice everything and spending our time actively pursuing getting the living daylights scared out of us. In addition to testing your nerves at the harrowing local haunted house, why not pay a visit to your...

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Post-Covid Positive Changes at Universal Orlando

Post-Covid Positive Changes at Universal Orlando

October 27, 2020 By: Maggie Ballantyne I traveled down to Universal Orlando within 30 days of the parks reopening to the public following the Covid19 shutdown. While I do not think we are officially “post-Covid” yet, I want to share with you some obvious changes you will see around the Universal Parks and Resorts. These are all changes I experienced firsthand. Hand Sanitizer It. Is. Everywhere. Sprinkled throughout every resort...

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Universal Orlando’s Ultimate Guide to Jurassic Park

Universal Orlando’s Ultimate Guide to Jurassic Park

October 26, 2020 EDITOR’S NOTE: The imagery shown throughout this blog post does not represent current operational and safety guidelines at Universal Orlando Resort.  Please refer to our safety guidelines here.  Seeing a dinosaur on screen for the first time is a moment most of us will never forget. Having a dinosaur in real life interrupt your photo op by attempting to bite your head is also a moment that most of us...

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19 Amazing Things Antigua Is Known For

19 Amazing Things Antigua Is Known For

By Kylie Morrow, Sandals Blog Contributor There are plenty of reasons to choose Antigua for a vacation, including the reality that the island is a choice culinary destination, a land of beautiful beaches and other amazing scenery, and the fact that vacationing here means you’ll likely also get a chance to spend some time on sister island, Barbuda. When it comes down to it, the reasons to love Antigua are all tied into the...

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Travel in the time of Covid – Part 1 Flying the Truly Friendly Skies

Travel in the time of Covid – Part 1 Flying the Truly Friendly Skies

October 22, 2020 By: Carrie Fulton We’ve all wondered if now is a great time or horrible time to travel.  We want to get away, we need a change of scenery and darn it we just want a break! As a wife and mom of three teenagers, we have been mostly cooped up in our house since March.  We always take some sort of vacation whether it’s Spring Break or Summer vacation.  We had great plans over Spring Break which all got...

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Planning with a Special Needs Mom – Flexibility is Key Part 5 of a 5-Part Series

Planning with a Special Needs Mom – Flexibility is Key Part 5 of a 5-Part Series

October 20, 2020 By: Annette Miller Traveling with someone living with special needs requires an additional layer of planning. In the previous installments of this series, I provided an overview of some of the factors to take into consideration when planning a vacation, then we talked about planning together, selecting the right location, and the importance of having a contingency plan in the event that something doesn’t go as planned....

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12 Exceptional Warm Winter Getaways from the US

12 Exceptional Warm Winter Getaways from the US

October 19, 2020 By Kylie Morrow from Sandals Resorts| October 15th 2020 Winter in the United States is usually experienced late December right up until the end of February the following year. Especially for the Northern States, this is a peak time to look for an escape to warmer climates until the winter season is over. Instead of ploughing yourself through a thick layer of ice-cold snow, you could be sitting in the sun on an...

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How to Do Universal Orlando Resort with a Baby

How to Do Universal Orlando Resort with a Baby

By Denielle Ricci, Associate Editor, Discover Universal Blog EDITOR’S NOTE: The availability of some offerings may be temporarily limited. Guests of all ages must wear face coverings, except for children under the age of three. Please check with guest services for current details. I grew up coming to Universal Orlando Resort and have incredible memories riding all the rides, experiencing my favorite fandoms,...

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Pet Friendly Accommodations at Universal Orlando

Pet Friendly Accommodations at Universal Orlando

October 15, 2020 By: Maggie Ballantyne Yes, I am one of those crazy dog moms. I have completely embraced this part of myself. When I heard that there are Universal Resort pet-friendly accommodations, I knew I needed to see if it was true and learn more. So to start off, yes it is true! This program is actually set up through the Loews resorts and it is called the Loews Loves Pet Program. The participating resorts include Loews Royal...

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What It’s Like Visiting Universal During Covid-19

What It’s Like Visiting Universal During Covid-19

October 13, 2020 By: Amy Baranek, Vacation Experience Architect We recently returned from a vacation to Universal Orlando- just a few weeks after they reopened.  We stayed at two different on-property resorts and visited Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Citywalk numerous times.  Note that EVERYWHERE I discuss, you MUST have a mask on.  By sharing our experience, I hope it helps answer any questions you may have...

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Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts Place Among Top 25 in the World in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels

Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts Place Among Top 25 in the World in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels

By Carolina Guerrero, Palace Resorts Blogger Both brands rank in several categories, including best all-inclusive in the world. Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts, leaders in luxury all-inclusive resort accommodations, proudly announce both brands are recognized aswinners across several categories in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for Hotels:  Best Romance Hotel – World Le Blanc...

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Gaslamp Breakfast Company: A Must Do Breakfast Experience!

Gaslamp Breakfast Company: A Must Do Breakfast Experience!

October 8, 2020 By: Christina Szewczuk I got the chance to head back to San Diego (one of my favorites!) and hang out in the Gaslamp District for a few days this past January. In the morning, I went looking for some breakfast and I came across this new place, The Gaslamp Breakfast Company. They had just opened up about a month earlier and so I decided to give it a try. Not only was I not disappointed, I had to go back the next day to...

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