The Soul of the Caribbean


Globetrotters from around the world travel to the Caribbean in search of a breathtaking island retreat. Although the landscape is marvelous, amidst friendly faces, lively music, colorful cuisine, and unforgettable architecture, it’s easy to fall in love with Caribbean culture. The unique personality of each island is a result of the area’s exotic setting and rich history, influenced by African tradition, a splash of Native American settlement and, of course, colonial acquisition.

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A Perfect Week in Paradise at the Azul Beach Hotel


When it was time to plan our family vacation, Mexico was at the top of our list of destinations to visit and we chose to stay at the luxurious Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma in beautiful Riviera Maya. A variety of in-flight options made flying into Cancun easy with two small children and (bonus!) the hotel is just 20 minutes from the Cancun airport.

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Spa Getaways for Everyone

Spa Garden at Dreams Riviera Cancun


Are you in the mood to be pampered? Maybe you’re in need of a romantic getaway with a loved one or a refreshing family vacation.  Indulge yourself at one of a handful of prestigious and world-renowned spa resorts to enjoy a dose of royal treatment.

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Top 3 Breweries in Australia



I’m back! Here’s part 2 of my best pics for Australia.  Everyone knows Australia has terrific wines and Victoria boasts five wine regions — Rutherglen, Beechworth, Alpine Valleys, King Valley and Glenrowan — all reflecting a distinct quality and complexity of superb wines.

What you may not know however, is that Victoria has a great microbrewery scene. Here are my top three choices for some of the best handcrafted ales and beers:



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Top 5 Summer Escapes

You’ve determined that summer travel is a must-do, now it’s time to decide where your next adventure will take place. Destinations like St. Thomas in the tropical Caribbean Islands and the lively city of Cancun, Mexico are popular destinations for many travelers — and for good reason. These cities provide a gamut of activity from snorkeling in the world’s second largest barrier reef to dancing the night away at a Mexican discotheque. Ready to plan your perfect escape? Explore these pristine vacation locations in familiar destinations.


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Frozen Summer Fun Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

A "Frozen" Summer at Disney's Hollywood Studios

For the first time in forever, some of your friends from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen are taking Disney’s Hollywood Studios® by snowstorm during a live Frozen Summer Fun experience, July 5 through September 1, 2014.

Not only will you discover Frozen décor and entertainment throughout the Park, you’ll also hear from everyone’s favorite summer-loving snowman, Olaf, who’s enjoying a warm and wonderful vacation. Olaf will share his summertime adventures throughout the day at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage. And you can even take Olaf home by picking up a take-along Olaf from the Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post.

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All-Inclusive Antigua – Grand Pineapple Beach



This summer, surprise your family with a memorable island getaway that includes authentic Caribbean cuisine, land sports and water activities. Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua is the perfect all-inclusive resort that has everything to keep you and your children entertained.

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Why Travel during Summertime?

Summer is the season for neighborhood cookouts, weekends on the water and evenings spent on rooftop restaurants. What many people do not realize, however, is that summer is a great time for a little family vacation south of the border, as well. Travelers often get stuck in their routines, visiting the same place every year for spring break, or maybe heading south over the holiday season to escape a winter cold front. Well, start packing your bags! Here’s a list of the top reasons to break from habit and book a trip this summer.


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Top 10 Places to See Fireworks for the Fourth



The Fourth of July is traditionally celebrated with family gatherings, great BBQ, American flags, patriotic parades and, most important, an extravagant display of fireworks. With this in mind, we composed a list of the top ten most captivating firework shows in the nation.

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How to Eat Like an Australian


Victoria has plenty of awesome things to do and see. You most certainly should drive the Great Ocean Road and experience the famous limestone rock stacks known as the Twelve Apostles, soak up the beauty of Mount Dandenong or visit Phillip Island to watch the Penguin Parade at dusk. But if you’re anything like me, be sure to devote at least half your time to sampling one of the world’s greatest cuisines.

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