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    Searching for the Old Las Vegas

    In today’s post, Bob Sehlinger, author of The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas, tells us where to find the old Las Vegas, at least what is left of it. It is common for friends to ask where to get a taste of “old Las Vegas.” Unfortunately, old Las Vegas exists primarily as an artifact. Today’s sin city doesn’t comport with

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    Disney’s Old Key West Resort—A Review

    Although Old Key West is a time-share property, units not being used by owners are rented on a nightly basis. The resort is huge, with 49 (three-story) villa buildings reminiscent of the Florida Keys.  It is the least Disney-esque of all Disney properties. The buildings with pastel facades, white trim, and shuttered windows are arranged in small neighborhood-like clusters around a golf course and along

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    Walt Disney World Character Watching

    To most guests, Disney character watching is an important part of their Disney vacation. The characters provide a link between the animated films and the theme parks, and meeting them is very similar to a celebrity encounter, a memory to be treasured. Did you know that, from hundreds of animated-film characters, only about 250 have been brought to life in costume,

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    10 Tips for International Visitors to Washington, D.C.

    Renee Sklarew, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C., shares with us important tips for international visitors. Our nation’s capital is a popular destination for visitors from around the word, and one way to prepare for a visit is to read The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C. The book features insider advice for all visitors, but as policies change frequently, this

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    Spice Road Table a Prime Dining Location at Epcot

    Spice Road Table is a prime location for daytime people-watching and nighttime fireworks. Spice Road Table is situated directly along World Showcase Lagoon at the front of the Morocco pavilion. The central lobby is the restaurant’s showcase bar, bathed in jewel tones and overlooking the pavilion’s iconic waterwheel through peekaboo windows. The outdoor covered patio features excellent dining in plein air