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    Do You Need a Stroller at Walt Disney World?

    Today we are thrilled to share with you a blogpost by Unofficial Guide fan Mike Howard. He gives us his insights about needing a stroller at Walt Disney World. One of the questions that I see often on social media is, “Do I need a stroller at Walt Disney World for my 5- or 6-year-old?” The answer is YES. Children can

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    Drink in the Prohibition Era at the Mob Museum Underground Speakeasy & Distillery in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas and liquor have long been intrinsically linked in many visitors’ minds, and Sin City tourists who are interested in a cocktail of alcohol and education can now travel back to the Prohibition Era in the Underground Speakeasy & Distillery at The Mob Museum. We took a tour of the downtown attraction’s adults-only expansion while researching The Unofficial Guide

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    The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2020 Celebrates Spring with a Giveaway

    Epcot celebrates spring with vibrant flower beds, floating gardens, and larger-than-life topiaries. And we are celebrating spring with an amazing GIVEAWAY. If you are planning to take your family to Walt Disney World, make sure to enter for your chance to win a signed copy of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2020, a Toy Story-themed backpack, and

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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