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    The Best Art Museums of Washington, D.C.

    Art enthusiasts know the Nation’s Capital is home to a bounty of world-class galleries. Renee Sklarew, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C., shares with us her list of the best art museums in our nation’s capital. The National Gallery of Art Considered to be one of the finest art institutions in the world, the West Wing has the only DaVinci in

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    Top Five SeaWorld Attractions Not to be Missed

    SeaWorld is a world-class theme park that combines unique opportunities to see live animals and their trainers, marine-life exhibits, and entertaining shows, along with the ability to experience thrill rides that aren’t just for the fish-and-whale crowd. Here are five must-see attractions at SeaWorld. Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, at 4 acres, is the largest expansion

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    Epcot Blooms—A Photo Tour of Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival

    Epcot blooms since March 1st and it is not too late to enjoy the themed gardens and savor the mouthwatering offerings of the specialty food kiosks. Epcot blooms and it is not too late for you to enjoy the annual festival. You don’t need to have a green thumb to enjoy the larger-than-life Disney character topiaries and over 30 million blooms and

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    Aquatica—A Review of SeaWorld’s Water Park

    Aquatica, SeaWorld’s aging water park, combines some marine-animal exhibits with an assortment of wave pools, slides, and creek floats. Aquatica is comparable in size to the other water theme parks in the area. Attractively landscaped with palms, ferns, and tropical flowers, it’s far less themed than Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Top Experiences at Aquatica  The Dolphin Plunge: This corkscrewing romp takes you through

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    PotterCon at House of Blues Las Vegas Announced for June 25th

    Join your fellow Potterheads across the country for the official day-drinking and mingling destination for witches, wizards, squibs, and magical creatures alike at PotterCon. The event will be held June 25th at 2 p.m. at The House of Blues located at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Get ready for a stage show featuring a Sorting Ceremony, Trivia Contest, Costume