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Epcot

Epcot, part of the very popular family vacation destination, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, opened on October 1, 1982. The name Epcot derives from the acronym EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow), originally intended by founder Walt Disney to be a utopian city of the future. Unfortunately, Walt died before construction began. In the spirit of Walt's vision, the ... Read More »

walt disney world

After the success of Disneyland, Walt Disney Productions , under the lead of founder Walt Disney, began looking for a space for a second theme park.  They found just the place outside the city of Orlando, Florida and opened Walt Disney World Resort in 1971.  At over 27,000 acres, it is now one of the largest resort complexes in the ... Read More »

about me

'About me' is a phrase that bloggers use to describe a page on their blog where they share some personal information about themselves with their readers.  For individual bloggers it is normally very informal in tone, often detailing the number of children or pets the author has.  For corporate websites and blogs, the information shared is less personal, but still written in an informal tone, ... Read More »

SeaWorld

Many people searching for information on SeaWorld are looking for travel tips on how to get the most out of the parks for the least amount of effort.  SeaWorld is a prime family vacation destination for families with small children who are typically captivated by the animal shows. SeaWorld Adventure Parks are known throughout the world for their marine life and ... Read More »

travel with kids

Family travel requires a bit more finesse during the planning stages than traveling solo.  First, you need to find a destination that has activities geared to all the kids’ ages.  If you are traveling with toddlers, preschoolers, or young children, you may be looking for a resort with babysitting services to enjoy an adult’s night out once or twice on ... Read More »

orlando

Orlando is known the world over as a major family vacation destination based on it's dizzying array of theme parks, water parks, and attractions.  Before Walt Disney World was built in 1971, the Orange County Seat was a small town whose economy was based on orange groves.  Since then, several more theme parks have been built, Universal Studios and SeaWorld ... Read More »

vacations

Vacations are blocks of time lasting a few days to several months, set aside for rest, travel or instruction.  The pleasure trip is the most popular, often determined by the make-up of travelers in the group.  All-inclusive packages are an attractive choice for travelers on a budget, and for family vacations.  Resorts, tours and cruises are the most likely places ... Read More »

traveling with children

Many parents believe traveling with children allows the child a better view of the world, and nurtures a global awareness.  Research has shown that children who travel, even for field trips, earn higher test scores in geography and history.  Traveling with children takes more planning, but most parents believe it is worth the effort.  Field trips and day trips are ... Read More »

family vacation

Depending on where you live, a family vacation can last a few days to a few months.  Regardless of the length, sharing time away with your family is a long-held tradition.  Some families return to the same place year after year, while others try to never visit the same place twice.  Often family vacations are centered around holidays, allowing time to ... Read More »

family vacations

Family vacations are a way for families to spend time together in recreation.  Holidays and school breaks are the most common family vacation times.  At the core, the family vacation is a pleasure trip, so the idea is to have fun.  Finding the right destination can be a fun, yet challenging process.  Typically, choosing where to go means factoring in the ages ... Read More »