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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Now Open in Washington, D.C.

    After a delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the formal dedication of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., took place on Thursday, September 17, 2020, with the monument opening to the public the next day.  The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial honors the legacy of the World War II Supreme Allied Commander and the nation’s 34th President. As Commander of

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    Halloween 2020 Celebrations Have Started at the Magic Kingdom

    This year has already been scarier than any horror movie, but if you’re still in the mood to mark the spooky season, the Mouse House is happy to accommodate you with socially distanced Halloween events at Walt Disney World. We were there on September 15 as the first day of Halloween 2020 celebrations kicked off at the Magic Kingdom, and

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    Explore the Maharajah Jungle Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Today, we visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom and take a stroll through one of the park’s hidden gems: the Maharajah Jungle Trek, which features tigers, bats, and other amazing creatures from Asia.

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    Disney’s Riviera Resort Review

    Today we take a look at the newest Disney Vacation Club, Disney’s Riviera Resort. The 300-room resort is themed to reflect the beauty of the French and Italian Riviera. Riviera Resort introduces tower studios, a new room category just for couples. Other room configurations are deluxe studios, one-bedroom villas (both accommodating up to 5 guests), two-bedroom villas for up to 9

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    Celebrate a Socially Distanced Oktoberfest at Epcot’s Biergarten Restaurant

    Although many seasonal celebrations (such as Halloween) have been scaled back this year, there’s still one place in Orlando where you can safely honor the annual harvest festival with feasting and fun. Epcot’s Biergarten Restaurant is once again open for business with a few important modifications, and we recently enjoyed a socially distanced dinner there to celebrate an early Oktoberfest,