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Heigh-Ho Best Deals to Save Disney Dough

Heigh-Ho Best Deals to Save Disney Dough
The battle for the tourist dollar continues to rage with special packages and extras being offered to entice visitors to many vacation destination.  Walt Disney World (map) and Disneyland Resort (map) are no exception, with several offers tempting guests to visit throughout the summer and into the fall. One special currently being offered at Walt Disney World Resort is the August – October Dine Offer. By purchasing a 5-night/6-day room and ticket  Magic Your Way package, available for most...
May 15th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
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Walk the Pink Carpet for SATC

Walk the Pink Carpet for SATC
Feel fabulous and chic, in honor of the opening of the Sex and the City 2 film, with The Henley Company and The Party Goddess’ 21 and over Mr. Big Ticket Package. Live like Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda by walking the pink carpet and going to pre/after parties. Also, look the part with a special SATC (Sex and the City) bag and drinks in hand. cosmopolitan The Mr. Big Ticket package: Get to walk the pink carpet when you arrive at the pre-party at Hotel Shangri-La at 6:30pm. Location:...
May 14th, 2010 | Joannaline C. Young | Read More | Comments: 0
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Get in Touch With Your Inner Vampire at the Twilight Convention

Get in Touch With Your Inner Vampire at the Twilight Convention
Are you a ‘Twi-hard’? That’s a fan of the Twilight books and movies.  And if you are, this weekend you’ll get a chance to get in touch with your inner vampire at the first official Twilight Convention, May 14 – 16 at the Sheraton Wall Centre. The event actually started in San Francisco a year ago but this is the first time it has been here in Vancouver.  Lots of fans of the Twilight series will attend, including moms and daughters and mainly teens the same age of the...
May 14th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 1
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A Big Band Transatlantic Cruise

A Big Band Transatlantic Cruise
Fans of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ can polish up their own dance moves this December on Crystal Serenity’s Big Band and Ballroom Dance Experiences of Discovery Transatlantic voyage. Big Band Celebration Featuring live music, lecturers, concerts, and guest entertainers, this cruise from Lisbon to Miami is designed to have everyone’s feet tapping. During the day guests can participate in beginner and advanced classes in American Rhythm, American Smooth, International Latin, and International...
May 14th, 2010 | Liz Lewis | Read More | Comments: 0
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8 Tips for Packing Light

8 Tips for Packing Light
Overpacking is definitely at the top of the list of packing mistakes, so stop wasting your money and traveling time due to your luggage!  Make “packing light” your new packing mantra with the tips listed below! 1. It’s not fun hauling heavy luggage around an airport and town.  If you are traveling with one bag that you will have to carry everywhere, chances are you will consciously pack less stuff. 2. Carrying one lighter weight bag also means you won’t have to pay anyone...
May 14th, 2010 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 4
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130 Craft Beers to Sample at Beer Fest

130 Craft Beers to Sample at Beer Fest
Time is running out to buy tickets for the soon-to-be sold out East Atlanta Beer Festival in Brownwood Park (map) on May 22, 2010. This year will mark the 7th annual beer fest featuring over 130 craft beers from around the word, live local bands, and tons of food from local eateries. The East Atlanta Beer Festival, Inc. is a local organization that donates 100% of all proceeds to local non-profits and East Atlanta community improvements while creating a fun social event for the East Atlanta Village...
May 14th, 2010 | Katrina Verweel | Read More | Comments: 0
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Texas Film Round-Up Helps You Preserve History

Texas Film Round-Up Helps You Preserve History
Movie still from Texas Archive of the Moving Image. There’s a big round-up going on in Dallas this weekend. This time, however, it’s film, not cattle that makes up the herd. The Texas Film Round-Up, sponsored by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI), features free movies, a traveling exhibit on media history, and a free digitization program for those who want to help preserve Texas history. The event is hosted at the Angelika Film Center, where free screenings will be held Friday,...
May 14th, 2010 | Tui Cameron | Read More | Comments: 4
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A warming-up bazaar visit

A warming-up bazaar visit
Before you venture into the hustle and bustle of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar or Spice Market which can be quite overwhelming, you might want to dip your toe into bazaar visiting skills by a more leisurely stroll around the Arasta Bazaar (map). Arches leading to Arasta Bazaar For starters, it’s not a covered bazaar like the other two, but an open air street market, located right behind the Blue Mosque. Instead of a few thousand stalls and shops, you find about 40, all arranged along a center alley...
May 14th, 2010 | inka | Read More | Comments: 5
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Travel Green at Logan Airport

Travel Green at Logan Airport
Flying inherently is not an earth-friendly activity. But if you need to fly, know that Boston’s Logan International Airport is a model for environmentally-friendly airport practices. Over the years, Logan has introduced a large number of innovative projects to reduce its energy use at its facilities. Logan’s HOV (high occupancy vehicle) rate is 30%. Boston’s excellent public transportation system and Logan’s proximity-just 4 miles- from the city encourages visitors and workers...
May 13th, 2010 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
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5 Pointz Aerosol Arts Center

5 Pointz Aerosol Arts Center
If you’ve taken the 7 Line out to Queens, there’s little doubt you’ve seen it.  Once you emerge from the subway tunnel’s darkness onto the elevated tracks high above Long Island City, look to your left and you’ll be sure to see creative splashes of color angled and curved in every direction covering the brick walls of a vast warehouse complex.   It’s immediately clear that all of this is a bit intense to be the work of some errant kids with a couple spray paint cans and a little too...
May 13th, 2010 | Steve Mirsky | Read More | Comments: 1
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Authentic Peruvian Menu Comes to Burnaby

Authentic Peruvian Menu Comes to Burnaby
The Mar & Tierra (Sea and Land) restaurant in North Burnaby launches a new concept this weekend with Peruvian seafood.  Ivan’s Cebicheria and Seafood Bistro will take over the restaurant space on weekends, offering up a menu that includes authentic Peruvian dishes. Seafood chef, Ivan Loyola Chef Ivan Loyola is a marine biologist, so he knows his seafood.  All dishes will be prepared in authentic Peruvian styles, using recipes and preparation techniques that he learned from his father,...
May 13th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 2
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Mexico City Eats: Bunuelos

Mexico City Eats: Bunuelos
One of the highlights of a visit to Mexico City is sampling a wide array of traditional Mexican foods, drinks and deserts.  There are many excellent cafes, bars and restaurants located throughout the city, though you may be surprised to discover that some of the tastiest fare can be found at street stalls, markets and festivals. Bunuelos are one of many delicious snacks that are sold inexpensively on the streets of Mexico City.  They are traditional Mexican fritters, doughnuts or crisp pastries...
May 13th, 2010 | Laura Nazimiec | Read More | Comments: 1
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Pacific Dawn Offers Unique Way to See Rugby World Cup 2011

Pacific Dawn Offers Unique Way to See Rugby World Cup 2011
Rugby fans planning on heading to New Zealand next year for the latter stages of the 2011 Rugby World Cup can book a berth on P & O’s Pacific Dawn. P & O's Pacific Dawn The sporting division of TUI Travel PLC has charted this 70,000 tonne luxury liner to accommodate some 2000 rugby fans as they make their way around New Zealand to watch  Rugby World Cup matches. The 18 day rugby-themed cruise will start in Christchurch on 7 October 2011,  just in time for the quarter-finals. After...
May 13th, 2010 | Liz Lewis | Read More | Comments: 0
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Underwater Fantasy Opens in the Valley

Underwater Fantasy Opens in the Valley
Phoenix may be hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean, but on Friday, May 14 Phoenicians will be face to face with tiger sharks, eels, sea horses, an octopus and thousands of tropical fish.  Arizona Mills mall (map) in Tempe will open its doors to the Sea Life Arizona Aquarium, the only dedicated aquarium in the state designed to provide a fun, interactive and educational experience for kids. Once you’ve made the rounds of the many discount stores available at Arizona Mills I suggest you check...
May 13th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
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Sex and the City Chicago Style

Sex and the City Chicago Style
Grab all of your Sex and the City gal pals, throw on your high heels, and check out the Wildfire Chicago & Skyy Vodka “pre-movie premiere” event Thursday, May 27, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Wildfire Chicago (159 West Erie St.; 312-787-9000; map). May 27 is the date for the new Sex and the City 2 sequel (rated R; 147 minutes). Hint: In the sequel, the Sex and  the City girls take a trip to Abu Dhabi where Carrie unexpectedly runs into former lover Aidan. Toast a cosmo with your friends...
May 13th, 2010 | Lisa Davis | Read More | Comments: 0
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Switching continents for just $1

Switching continents for just $1
Istanbul is the only city in the world straddling two continents. Naturally, when you are visiting, you don’t want to miss the experience of crossing over from Europe to Asia in a matter of 20 minutes and for the price of $1. It’s a bit like crossing the equator, not much difference between one side and the other, but even so it’s a unique sensation. The best route to take for the ‘continent switching trip’ is from Eminönü to the thriving district of Kadikoy on the Asian side. Take the...
May 13th, 2010 | inka | Read More | Comments: 2
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Cuddle Koalas and Kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park

Cuddle Koalas and Kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park
Ask international tourists what they hope to do in Australia, and most want to see kangaroos and koalas. But why just see them, when you can actually interact with these cute creatures? Featherdale Wildlife Park has grown to become one of Sydney’s most popular wildlife sanctuaries through its belief that minimal fencing is better for the animals, and the people who come to see to them. A peregrine falcon at Featherdale Wildlife Park It’s home to more than 2200 animals from 230 native species...
May 13th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
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Visiting the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

Visiting the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
The day started with a phone call at 5:30 a.m., and finally ended at 11 p.m., after meetings, briefings and so much more. I would be lying if I didn’t say it an extremely full day. In fact, so much was going on and needed my attention, I almost couldn’t keep up. However, before I moved on, I just wanted to ask one question. How does the President of the United States do this everyday? No, I’m not in D.C., but am standing the the middle of the multi-media exhibit “A Day in the Life of the...
May 13th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
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Take Your Kids Howl-in this Summer

Take Your Kids Howl-in this Summer
Wolf Haven International, a sanctuary for captive-born and injured wolves in Tenino, is bringing an environmental focus to its annual summer “Howl-in” with children’s activities that are both fun and environmentally friendly. If you’re looking for a fun family event for the kids, take a look at some of the activities offered: Eco-friendly arts and crafts Wolf education activities Mini-tours of the sanctuary Eco-scavenger hunts Live entertainment Story telling Face painting Wolf TV To extend...
May 12th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 1
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Mexico’s Mercado de La Merced

Mexico’s Mercado de La Merced
Powders and Spices Mexico City is a city of markets and it only seems logical to begin with one of the largest and most centrally located, the Mercado de La Merced.  There are two types of markets in Mexico, permanent markets and weekly or bi-weekly open-air markets or bazaars.  The latter are commonly referred to as tianguis. Wandering through the markets in towns and cities throughout Mexico as well as here in Mexico City has been one of my favorite past times since I first arrived in Mexico...
May 12th, 2010 | Laura Nazimiec | Read More | Comments: 0
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