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    New Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

    The International Festival of the Holidays Kicked Off the Epcot Yuletide Season on November 19th. My favorite park to visit during the holidays has always been Epcot, and this year the park will be even more special. New this year is the International Festival of the Holidays. A total of 15 kiosks will serve up seasonal food and beverage specialties from the

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    Navigating the Las Vegas Strip Without a Car

    Traffic on the Las Vegas Strip is awful, especially if you’re traveling during rush hour or attempting to navigate the Strip on a weekend evening. Here are our recommendations on navigating the Strip without a car. Yes, Uber and Lyft are options, but make sure you check traffic conditions before you hop in a cab—if the Strip is gridlocked, which

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    Meet Lucky and Luey the Two Sloths Living at Discovery Cove

    You may know that October 20th is International Sloth Day, but did you know that Discovery Cove, home to hundreds of species of water-dwelling animals, is also home to a pair of two-toed sloths named Lucky and Luey? Part of their job is to remind visitors that all life on Earth is tied to water, and humans should take an active interest in

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    Top Five Disney Resorts During Christmas Season

    Tastes differ, so the most important thing to remember is that Disney goes all out decorating its parks and resorts for the Christmas season. No matter what hotel you book, you will discover unique, themed décor. Here are my five favorite hotels during this most wonderful time of the year. 1. For an all-American Christmas, my all-time favorite is Wilderness

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    Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas at CityCenter—A Review

    With a prime Strip-front placement, the 47-story Mandarin Oriental is the first hotel on the left when entering CityCenter via CityCenter Place. Exuding a refined Asian flavor reminiscent of its corporate origins, the 392-room nongaming boutique hotel provides Eastern hospitality in a Western setting. Half hotel and half condominium, the lower floors are transient accommodations, and the upper half are