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Apr

09

category: Travel
region: All Regions
For most of us in Upstate New York, Spring Break falls sometime over the next two weeks! After the winter we had, it’s clear that many of you are taking advantage of the opportunity to bask in the warmth of some sunshine. For our members, here are the Top 10 Spring Break destinations...

Mar

25

category: Travel
region: Outside NY
With its largest ship to date now sailing, Princess reaches a new level of beauty and innovation with the Royal Princess. by Monica Reid Olson Unveiling its first new ship in five years, Princess Cruises invited a real-life royal, the Duchess of Cambridge, to christen the Royal...
Simpsons’ hometown Have you ever dreamed of sinking your teeth into a Krusty Burger and washing it down with a Duff Beer? Now, you can stroll on Fast Food Boulevard or grab a stool at Moe’s Tavern in the Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield, which opened this summer at Universal Studios...
“Greetings, Orlando,” booms Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots. “We can rise above evil and defeat Megatron, but we cannot do it alone. We need your help to defend mankind before it is too late.” NEST Commander Gen. Glenn Morshower announces, “Ladies and gentlemen, our newest training...
Over the years I’ve been to Walt Disney World a handful of times but always in one-day visits and in the blazing heat of mid-July. As a result, you might imagine that, while I found Disney an impressive vacation destination that runs like a well-oiled machine, my humidity-vulnerable hair...
Some of the most exciting aspects of travel are seeing new sights, experiencing different cultures and sampling unfamiliar cuisines. Yet every now and then, even the most die-hard road warrior can become a bit homesick. That’s when just the sight and smells of favorite dishes can make...

Feb

04

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category: Travel
region: All Regions
A Disney devotee takes a vacation detour to discover what makes Universal Orlando Resort a theme-park fan favorite. In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m a diehard Disney fan. Every year over the past decade, ever since my older daughter was 1-year-old, my family has made the 2,000-...
AAA Western and Central New York announced its 2014 class of AAA Four Diamond Award winners during a ceremony at the New York Wine...
When Universal Orlando® resort opened the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in their Islands of Adventure theme park in 2010, people waited hours upon hours to step inside on opening day. In May 2013, Universal announced an expansion of “Harry Potter land” in their second theme...

Jan

24

category: Travel
region: Outside NY
tag: Arizona
Whether it’s your sense of adventure, historic architectural design, a passion for sports or the true desert experience, you’ll want to explore Phoenix. Phoenix, the capital city of Arizona, is a favorite travel destination. Known as the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix combines an urban...
Disney doesn't always have to be about the kids! Over the years we've found plenty of magic and pixie dust for the adults in our group. Here are 6 of my suggestions: Keys to the Kingdom Tour: If you've ever wanted to peek behind those doors that say "Cast Members Only," sign up...
I've already said before that sledding with my kids is one of my favorite winter activities in Western New York. Growing up in the South, there really was just nothing like that for me as a kid! So after passing by Polarwave SnowTubing on dozens of Thruway trips between Buffalo and...
This is part 3 in our 3-part blog series on travel tips. Over the past couple of days we gave you 12 Packing Tips and 13 Tips for Getting to Your Destination. Today we'll address how to make the most of your trip once you get there with these 10 tips: If you’re going to a foreign...
Our last blog post gave you 12 packing tips for your trip. The next step in traveling is actually getting there. Let's be real, the driving or flying is usually the least exciting part of the trip. Dare I say it's the most boring and has the potential for the most stress? With that...
Traveling is tons of fun! It's educational and enlightening and so much more. But if you're like me, you might also find it to be a little scary. Perhaps also like me, you get a little nervous and stressed out before a trip. If you're like me.... you might worry about what to pack,...

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