Author: Sheri

Visit Universal’s Citywalk for an evening out on the town

Central Florida has no shortage of things to do during the day but if you are looking for some evening excitement, look no further than Citywalk at Universal Orlando. Here you will find live entertainment, shopping and some fantastic places to eat. Photo Credit: Universal Studios Universal CityWalk is Orlando’s hottest spot for entertainment, boasting the biggest names in live music, dining, dancing, movies and more in an eclectic mix of themed restaurants, nightclubs, specialty shops and a 20-screen movie theatre. The expansive, two-tiered promenade features individually themed shopping, entertainment and dining venues and sits at the entrance of both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks. The 30-acre entertainment complex is a meeting place with a distinct attitude where guests can taste, touch, see and hear great entertainment. Hollywood Drive-In Golf. Photo courtesy of Universal Studios. Citywalk is great for families and for date nights. The Hollywood Drive-In Golf shown above is a fun activity for families and there are so many restaurant choices and places to shop. My children have been known to enjoy plenty of time just playing in the fountain that sits on Citywalk. If you want to take in a show, there are live concerts and even the Blue Man Group. Blue Man Group. Photo courtesy of Universal Studios. This year there have been many new venues open up at Citywalk. The new...

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The Galapagos of North America

ISLANDS OF LORETO Its not often that I would describe a place as both serene and exciting, but that is exactly the case for the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, Mexico. Located on the Baja Peninsula, the Villa del Palmar has a lot to offer vacationers. Breathtaking views of the mountains and the ocean will calm your spirit, while close encounters with whales and other wildlife will get your heart racing. I recently had the chance to learn this first hand! When I arrived in Mexico, I was ready for some relaxation. It had been a busy couple of months in my household and although it was a working trip, I knew the sunshine was just the medicine I needed. The resort was promising, with intricate tiling on the floors, gorgeous stone steps leading to the turtle shaped pool, and of course this incredible view. Resting on it’s own bay, the Villa del Palmar looks out at the ocean  and is surrounded by mountains. Pelicans dive into the water near the beach while guests snorkel and dig for clams. It’s true paradise! We were spoiled inside as well. My King bedroom suite featured a living and dining area, a full kitchen, 2 baths, a jacuzi tub and a huge balcony with an unforgettable view. Villa del Palmar prides itself on being true to the Mexican culture....

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Sunshine State Fun for Families

Florida is a popular destination for Ontarians and others around the world, but they may be missing out on some of the fabulous family activities available in the Sunshine State. Here are ten family friendly activities you can find throughout Florida. Disney World. This is likely the most popular family activity in Florida and there’s good reason for it! Perfect for all ages, Disney has something for everyone including rides, shows, characters, education, animals and great food! With four parks to visit (Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Animal Kingdom) I recommend a visit of at least 4 days...

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Make Niagara Falls Your Shopping Hotspot

Shopping in Niagara When travelling abroad, most people like to indulge in a little retail therapy. Either they will want to buy items that they could not buy anywhere else in the world or they want to get souvenirs for friends and family from their travels. I love to shop when I am on holiday, so I was pleased to find that the location of my hotel in Niagara was in easy walking distance of some of the top shopping spot in this area. I discovered that there was lots of choice depending on what you were shopping for...

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Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton for Families

If you are considering a family vacation in Jamaica, the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa needs to be on your short list. This all inclusive resort on the Jamaican north coast boasts stunning scenery that creates a backdrop to the soothing sounds of the ocean. It hosts 516 rooms that are divided into 13 villas, each with 6 one-bedroom suites and 30 junior suites. The resort has a modern and luxurious design that breathes relaxation. It is perfection for the adults who visit, but what about the kids? The resort was built with families in mind, so there is...

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Kayaking without the Effort of Paddling

As someone who started traveling a little later in life, there are many “firsts” on my journeys. My first plane ride was at 36. I first went parasailing at 39 and my first hot air balloon ride was at 42. This year has had it’s share of firsts too, including motorized kayaks. Conquering my fears I was afraid to kayak. I’m not sure why because I’ve always been a strong swimmer and I love the water, but kayaks intimidated me. Perhaps it was the idea of flipping in the water and not being able to get back in the...

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