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    A Shepherd’s Pie Recipe with a Modern Twist

    Raglan Road Irish Restaurant & Pub is the perfect place to enjoy Shepherd’s Pie, but did you know that, according to Britannica, Shepherd’s Pie originated from the sheep country in Scotland and northern England? Shepherd’s pies were baked in pastry crusts and used leftovers for filling and, of course, became famous as baked meat pies with minced or diced lamb

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    Unofficial Guide to the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

    Almost exactly one year after the global pandemic shuttered Orlando’s theme parks, Walt Disney World is once again in full bloom, and we’re bringing you an Unofficial Guide to celebrating this special springtime at the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.

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    When the Cherry Blossoms Bloom, Spring Has Arrived

    Spring is near, and Renee Sklarew, author of The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C., shares with us the best ways to enjoy the cherry blossoms in our nation’s capital.   The famous trees, were a gift of friendship to the American people from the Japanese people. In Japanese, the trees are called “Sakura” or exalted flower plant. Three thousand flowering cherry

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    Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay Has Reopened After First-Ever Winter Closure

    If you’ve spent the winter months pining for a plunge from the peak of Krakatoa, here’s some news to warm you up: Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay reopened after months of seasonal slumber, and we were there to bring you this look at the freshly refurbished water theme park.

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    Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Opens October 1 at Epcot

    Walt Disney World’s big 50th anniversary officially kicks off on October 1, 2021, and Disney has now announced that the new ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will also open at Epcot on that same day. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is the highly anticipated 3D dark ride coming to the newly expanded France pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. The attraction was originally expected