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Disney My Magic bracelet: Leave your wallet behind with smart technology

by Lark Gould, special to Communities Digital News WASHINGTON, February 5, 2013 – Preparing for a day at Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resorts with kids can be like preparing for a day at the races – if you’re a horse. You have to get it right: the distances between e-ticket rides, times and velocities, ...

Surviving to build a 1927 T-35 Bugatti

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md — June 26, 2011 — It was only last summer when I was waiting for my friend Cristhian París to pick me up at the entrance of my nephew’s apartment house. He had asked me to be outside waiting at 9:00 a.m. and it was way past that time. When he finally ...

Innisbrook, Palm Harbor, Fl. – More than Golf

Palm Harbor, Florida (June 2010) ­— When Sheila Crump Johnson, Salamander Hospitality, purchased the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club she did more than re-store the resorts four-championship golf courses. She created an incredible family fun vacation destination, even if you never step foot on the course greens. Guests will find pleny of nature walks, incredible ...

Maya 2012: The Long Jump calendar counts down to 12-21-201

On December 21, 2012, or, the Mayan Long Jump calendar comes to an end. Depending on whom you are speaking with, this has a variety of meanings from the end of the world to a new global awakening of spirituality and peace.

Caye Caulker: Belize Island Paradise

By Julie Becker and Christian Toto Turquoise blue waters welcome you before your plane even lands. Glancing out the window, dark green tones standout amid the sparkling blue green expanse. Those darker areas provide a first glimpse to anextensive barrier reef, which stretches about 185 miles and was heralded by Charles Darwin as “the most ...

Galapagos: Eco-wonderland

Our destination was the Galapagos Islands and our flight was to depart at 9:30 AM. I couldn’t have been more excited about getting out of dreary-cold-rainy-high altitude Quito.

A visit to The Hilton Inn At Penn

Visiting the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ meant finding the perfect place to spend non-tourist hours, and on a recent trip, leading to the hip, smart University City and the Hilton’s The Inn At Penn.

Universal’s Horror Make-Up Show and Halloween Horror Nights 2010

[youtube][/youtube] ORLANDO, FL – October 9, 2010 –  After an afternoon stop by the Universal’s Horror Make-Up Show, I waited for dusk and entered Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights XX. It’s an evening designed to cause Panic and Mayhem (two of Fear’s minions) to over take you, and the mission is fully accomplished. There were ...

Baltimore’s Best: The Hotel Monaco and B&O American Brasserie

Baltimore, MD — With over three centuries of growth, Baltimore, Maryland has developed into a robust travel destination with great food, architecture, history, museums, the National Aquarium as well as the proximity to some of Maryland’s greatest treasures, including Annapolis, the Assateague Island National Seashore, Antietam National Cemetery and Washington, D.C. Truly, this town has ...

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

With news that the Harry Potter The Forbidden Journey at Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure theme park will be opening June 18, 2010, I could not help but plan to stop by to see if I could get a peek at this new interactive play zone.