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    Visit Hoth 2020: Star Wars Fans Gather in Finse, Norway

    In 1979 George Lucas chose Finse, Norway, as a filming location for Star Wars Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back, and who does not remember the epic scenes from the ice planet Hoth? 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the movie, and the town of Finse, Norway, is going all out to celebrate the milestone.  Background Story Based on a story by

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    The Unofficial Guide to Mount Vernon, Home of our Nation’s First President

    Last year, using Renee Sklarew’s guide The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C., I went on a tour of our nation’s capital and visited Mount Vernon. Here is my report.  If you are visiting Washington, D.C. on Presidents’ Day or on any other day, I recommend you pay respects to George Washington, our first commander in chief, at his former home, located only

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    CityWalk’s Hard Rock Cafe is a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Did you know that you do not have to eat at CityWalk’s Hard Rock Cafe to enjoy the memorabilia that is displayed throughout the biggest Hard Rock Cafe in the world? Find out more! So let’s talk about the amazing memorabilia on display at Hard Rock Cafe. Shaped like the Roman Coliseum, the two-story dining room is a massive museum

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    What to Expect from Disney Cruise Line Kids Clubs

    Erin Foster, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line, gives us a review of Disney Cruise Line kids clubs. Find out more! Given that Disney is the name of the company, it’s no surprise when a Disney Cruise Line vacation has children’s entertainment well in hand. Each of Disney’s ships has a myriad of activities throughout the day

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    Tour the Tastes of California Outside Disneyland at the Anaheim Packing House

    The Disneyland Resort has its fair share of fine dining spots, with price tags to match. But if you’re looking for an overwhelming array of creative, high-quality eats at affordable prices, a true foodies’ Fantasyland is found a few miles up the road at the Anaheim Packing House, which you can sample from home with our video highlights tour.