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    Jaleo Las Vegas

    Jaleo Las Vegas—A Most Memorable Experience A perennial favorite in Washington, D.C., Jaleo was one of the country’s first successful tapas restaurants, setting the standard for Spanish cuisine in the United States. Chef José Andrés serves creative tapas at his restaurant inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. But there is more than tapas on the menu. Don’t miss the paellas, cooked over olive

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    Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin

    Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin—The Largest Expansion Project in SeaWorld’s History Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin encompasses shops, a restaurant, and a beverage station, as well as a dark ride and an extensive penguin viewing area, all carved into a canyon of faux ice and rocks. At the Empire’s center is, what else, the South Pole, here represented by a sort

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    Splash Zones at Walt Disney World

    Splash Zones—The New Norm at Walt Disney World Resorts Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, shares her favorite splash zones. Walt Disney World resorts offer some of the most imaginative swimming facilities that you are likely to encounter anywhere. Exotically themed, beautifully landscaped, and equipped with slides, fountains, and smaller pools for toddlers, Disney resort swimming complexes are a quantum leap removed

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    The 2017 Color Companion to Walt Disney World

    The 2017 Color Companion to Walt Disney World has just arrived and we want to share with you what’s new. More than 600 full-color images prove that a picture is worth 1,000 words. We even have a GIVEAWAY for a chance to win a copy of this amazing keepsake. What’s NEW in The 2017 Color Companion to Walt Disney World? Over

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    The Best Las Vegas Tasting Menus

    Las Vegas Tasting Menus—A Great Way to a Full Belly, Without Breaking the Bank Don’t let the words tasting menus be daunting—it’s probably one of the most cost-effective ways to get to know a restaurant. When the economy tanked, restaurants turned to tasting, or prix fixe, menus to lure in guests to, well, taste their way through a restaurant’s menu. For a