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Month: September 2017

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Food Lovers on Parade: the Wonder of Food Tours

I LOVE FOOD! So a food tour is right up my alley! We were trying to get to three locations during the shoot, but we only made it to two.
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Hooked on Deep Sea Fishing

We booked a boat with Hook’em Up Charters to learn about, and try, deep sea fishing. On our boat, named the Hooked Up, we set sail into the Gulf of Mexico. Our captain welcomed us aboard with the promise that the fish would be plentiful, and our catch would be a surprise, as the Gulf
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Our Adventures on the Water

With the sun shining down on our first day in Panama City Beach, we knew it was the perfect weather for an adventure to Shell Island, a beach named for the abundance of sea shells on its shore. To get there we took a boat ride with Osprey Charters across St. Andrew’s Bay, a beautiful
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Beachside Bliss in Panama City

Getting a hotel by the beach is a great way to make sure that not a moment of your vacation is wasted. The Chateau by the Sea sits on almost 500 feet of beachfront, perfect for sunbathing, sandcastle-making, playing a game of beach volleyball, or splashing in the ocean waves. With the beach just steps
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Travel Chat: Author Liliane Opsomer

In Celebrity Travel Chat with Colleen Kelly, Colleen interviews fellow travel experts and celebrities about their areas of expertise and their own personal passion for exploring the world. Name: Liliane Opsomer, author of “The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2018” Occupation: Guidebook writer and blogger Passion: I am passionate about travel, fairies,
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The Stunning Views of the Sandhouse Hotel

Located in Donegal and surrounded by stunning beaches and rolling hills is the Sandhouse Hotel and Marine Spa. This family-run hotel aims to relax and pamper you. Choose between the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean or the bright greens of the Irish hillside as you book a Seaview or Hillview room. Neither view will
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Experiencing True Irish Culture

To learn more about the beautiful country I was visiting, I headed to the Cnoc Suain Heritage Center to be immersed in Irish Culture. Originally farmland, founders Charlie Troy and Dearbhaill Standún restored the 17th century cottages and created the cultural center to celebrate their Irish heritage. I got a personal lesson from one of
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Our Journey Down the Wild Atlantic Way

Our trip down Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way began with a kayak ride through Galway, a harbour city located where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. We rented open-top kayaks with Rusheen Bay Watersports, and headed out into the relatively shallow Rusheen Bay – the perfect spot for beginning kayakers like us. This was the
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How to Make the Most of Your Staycation

If you’re looking for a great way to spend some time with your family in the comfort of your own home, consider taking a staycation. You’ll not only save money, but you’ll be able to connect with your loved ones on a new level, and have fun doing so! We’re going to give you some
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Experiencing Chicago: “Stay Alfred” Style

When planning a vacation, the first question that often comes to mind is, “Where are we going to stay?” Of course, the most obvious answer is a hotel. Unfortunately, hotels can be expensive, not ideal for long stays, and can feel cramped when traveling with a family. The good news? There are some excellent family-style
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Staying Close to Nature

Like the rest of our trip, where we decided to stay was full to the brim with plenty of things to do outside, and keep us entertained. The Villas of the Amelia Island Plantation has everything you could want on your island vacation. The beachfront location provides incredibles views, but they have more than just
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We Go Back in Time on Amelia Island

Amelia Island is chock-full of unique history and so of course our trip was packed with fun, educational activities for the whole family. Our vacation began with a history lesson like no other. At Fort Clinch, we were able to step back into 1864 and see how the garrisoned soldiers lived and worked. The fort
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Outdoor Activities on Amelia Island

Our fun-filled day on Amelia Island was packed with activities to enjoy outside in the Florida sun. Our first stop was learning rules to Amelia Island’s most popular game, Pétanque. Part horseshow, part bocce, this game can be played one-on-one or in teams. After throwing a small wooden ball into the center of the terrain,
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