Archives for January 2012

Enjoy a fun holiday vacation to Egypt!

Fun Egypt holiday vacations

If you’ve been thinking of going to someplace exotic for your next vacation, you might want to check out Egypt! There are many great tourist spots, resorts and things to do in this wonderful land.

When most people think of Egypt they think of sand, deserts and the Pyramids of Giza. Sure it has all those, but fun Egypt holidays are much more than that. How about staying at a beach resort with fantastic snorkeling, boating and more to do.

Egypt borders the Red Sea coast, a beautiful body of water that is clear and inviting. You can find many great tourist resort places along this coast with some of the best hotels around. Sharm el Sheikh is a popular place to visit, with great nightlife and casinos next to the sea.
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Mardi Gras parade and concerts at Universal Studios 2012

Universal Studios Mardi Gras 2012

If you’ve always wanted to attend the world-famous Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, but haven’t been able to do so, head to Orlando, instead. From February 11 through April 14, Universal Studios in Orlando will be throwing a Mardi Gras party that will rival the one in the Crescent City.

In fact, parents will much prefer the Orlando version, as it’s much more kid-friendly. During the celebration, an extravagant parade will amaze guests every Saturday night, with beautiful floats, street performers, lots of beads, dancers in fantastic costumes, and music. And here’s something the Big Easy doesn’t have – a special parade just for little revelers!

Universal is going all out for Mardi Gras in 2012. Visit the French Quarter and enjoy some real Cajun food prepared by real Cajun chefs. As you dive into some jambalaya, red beans and rice, or beignets, you can hear some music provided by bands and artists straight from New Orleans.
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Holidays to Tenerife in the Canary Islands

Vacations to Tenerife, Canary Islands

Every once in a while I like to showcase a great vacation spot outside of Florida. So today I want to tell you a bit about a fantastic holiday spot I know you’d love to visit, called Tenerife.

Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, is located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa. Tenerife has an amazing and varied geography, with mountains, ancient volcanoes, cliffs, desert, green slopes, forests, valleys, caves, and tunnels.

Mount Teide, the tallest point on the island, rises almost 13,000 feet above sea level. Tenerife also has more than 200 miles of coastline, ranging from the black-sand beaches in the north to the golden beaches in the south. Because of the tropical tradewinds, Tenerife has a year-round warm climate and is often referred to as the Island of Eternal Spring.

At this point, you might be thinking, “I want to go to Tenerife!” And we’ve just begun our virtual tour of the island. Tenerife has unique microclimates that support some fascinating plants and animals. In all, there are more than fifty bird species, thirteen mammal species, five reptile species, and two species of amphibians that call the island home.

In the waters surrounding Tenerife are whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and hundreds of fish species. There’s lots for visitors to do on Tenerife. The beautiful beaches and turquoise water in the south are especially inviting, and swimming, fishing, and water sports are popular, including kite surfing, windsurfing, snorkeling, and diving.

There are also plenty of historical towns and villages to explore, along with larger cities and shopping venues. Of course, you’ll also want to check out a volcanic mountain or two while you’re on the island. Visitors can travel by rail almost to the top of La Rambleta, which provides stunning views of the countryside.

You can get great deals on flights to Tenerife if you shop around on some of the best online travel agencies. So if your thinking of taking a vacation to someplace really exotic, try Tenerife in the Canary Islands! :)

Things to see and do on your Florida Vacation

Things to do in Florida

People from all over the globe enjoy great Florida vacations. The Sunshine State has just about anything you’d want in a warm vacation spot. Visitors to Florida can enjoy famous theme parks, world-class shopping, awesome seafood, exciting shows, and the pulse of vibrant nightlife.

Of course, Florida is also rich in history and wildlife, including many historic sites and eco tours into swamps, maritime forests, and the Everglades. The main attraction of Florida holidays however, is its beautiful water and beaches, and every beach town or city has its own unique charm. For example, on the Panhandle, you’ll find quiet family beaches like Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, and Cape San Blas.

Further west are Panama City, Destin, and Pensacola, with tons of things to do and see. Tampa has all the amenities of a big city, with the added bonus of nearby beaches. South of Tampa, visitors can enjoy the calm, blue-green waters of Anna Maria Island, Naples, Ft. Myers, and Marco Island, along with the fascinating history of the Greek sponge docks of Tarpon Springs.

On the Atlantic, you’ll find Amelia Island, a sleepy shrimping town that’s become a popular destination for Florida holidays. South of Amelia Island is Jacksonville, with miles of beach and lots of attractions. If you prefer stepping back in time, visit St. Augustine. Daytona has wide beaches and great surfing. Ft. Lauderdale, the original scene of the spring break tradition, shouldn’t be overlooked, either.

Miami and Miami Beach are in a class all their own. With its international culture, it’s almost like visiting a foreign city. And then there are the keys, a long chain of islands that served as the home of poets, novelists, and scallywags.

Even if the beach isn’t “your thing,” Florida is still a wonderful destination. In the interior are the rolling green hills of horse farms and citrus groves, thriving metropolitan areas, and huge lakes that provide amazing fishing and boating opportunities. :)

Cheap vacation packages to be found for the new year

Cheap holiday deals

Now that the new year is here and many people are dealing with the cold of winter, it’s a great time to find vacation deals. There is a lot of competition out there among travel agencies for vacation tourist so they all have some cool holiday packages at discounted prices.

Winter vacations are very popular with many people who have had enough of the cold and want to get away to someplace warm. You can score some great cheap holidays right now and save a lot of money on your winter vacation.

Major airlines often have many discounted flights to popular warm weather vacation spots, like Orlando Florida, the Bahamas and more. Often you get get as much as half off a round trip flight!

Winter cruises are also popular and you can find many great deals with the major cruise lines such as Disney cruises, Carnival, Norwegian cruise lines and others. Winter cruise sales can be discounts on the overall price or free upgrades, or a combination of both.

Winter Caribbean cruises are a great way to get away from the winter blahs and soak up the sun and fun. You can find some cruise deals as low as $179.00 for a 4 night cruise plus other discounts!

In many tourist areas the busy season is in the summer, like at Walt Disney World in Florida. Because of that the hotels, rental cars and other vacation oriented services have big discounts in the winter as they try to fill up their quotas.

Also the crowds are lighter so ride lines are not as long, meaning you can do more of them. Summer months in places like Florida are also a bit too hot for people not use to it, while the winter weather is just right!

So not only do you get great discounts in the winter months but also the best weather and can enjoy yourself more without the big crowds. Book your cheap vacation today and enjoy the fun and sun this winter at discounted prices! :)

Biggest Disney store, World of Disney at Disney’s downtown marketplace

The biggest Disney store, World of Disney at downtown Disney marketplace

If you ever wondered what and where the biggest Walt Disney World store is, it’s The World of Disney store, located in the downtown Disney marketplace at the Walt Disney World resort in Florida.

The downtown Disney marketplace has many other Disney stores, but none compare to the 50,000 square foot World of Disney store, both in size and sales. Inside this store you can find just about everything Disney.

From plush Mickey Mouse dolls, Princess dresses, Disney key chains, Disney snow globes and more you can find it here. Every Disney character in some form can be found inside.
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SeaWorld’s Just For Kids festival spring of 2012

SeaWorld just for kids festival spring of 2012!

January and February are usually pretty dreary months for kids. All the fun and excitement of Christmas is over, and in much of the country, the weather is depressing.

Believe it or not, these two winter months can be a blast at SeaWorld! The park rolls out its red carpet for kids, with the SeaWorld Just for Kids Festival. For four Saturdays in a row, from January 14th through February 4th, 2012, kids of all ages can enjoy shows, music, rides, animals, and more at the Orlando park.

On Januray 14th, Lazy Town Live will be performed on stage. In case you’re not familiar with Lazy Town, it’s a television show that encourages families and kids to embrace a healthy lifestyle. In the stage show, Ziggy, Stephanie, and Sportacus address energy.
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Disney cruise ship Fantasy stage shows revealed

Stage shows for the new Disney Fantasy cruise ship

Disney has given us a tiny peek at what stage shows they will be having aboard their new Disney cruise ship, the Disney Fantasy.

Disney has been famous for a lot of things – movies, theme parks, unforgettable characters, and cartoons. Beginning in 1995, a new dimension was added with the Disney Cruise Line.

The first Disney ship, Disney Magic, made its maiden voyage in 1998. The second ship, Disney Wonder, first sailed in 1999. A third ship, Disney Dream, began operating in 2011. Disney cruises have become so popular that starting in 2012, a new Disney ship will be setting sail.
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion plans latest news!

New plans for the Harry Potter land expansion

Oh boy have I got big news for all you Harry Potter fans! A few days ago I made an article about how Universal Studios announced that they would be expanding the current Wizarding world of Harry Potter.

BUT, they gave out no details of what would be in it or where the expansion would be. Well,,,,, it seems that Robert Niles, an author over at theme park insider, got to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion plans for the new expansion by a source. A link to his article is at the end of mine.

Now, he makes it very clear that the plans are labeled “Concept,” and dated November 2011. He says the plans are very detailed but far from final. So they may very well change, both the area of what he saw and the layout.
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