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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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Five Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Las Vegas​​

All around Las Vegas lie areas of breathtaking natural beauty, offering families with young children the easy opportunity to explore unspoiled wilderness without traveling great distances. To compose this list, I tapped the memories of three experts: my children, who spent much of their childhoods hiking Southwestern trails with me. These came up as the five places they most enjoyed when they were small. Badwater, Death Valley National Park, Calif. One of the most popular places in the park, this salt flat will have you walking on the lowest terrain in North America, 282 feet below sea level. It is...

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North America’s Most Congested Cities

Major Canadian Metros Top North America’s Most Congested Cities ~ TomTom’s latest Congestion Index identifies traffic congestion hot spots in North America ~ Concord, MA – October 11, 2012 – TomTom today announces the results of its latest Congestion Index measuring traffic congestion in North American cities between April and June, 2012. The latest Congestion Index, covering 26 cities, confirms that Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto are among the top five most congested cities in North America. On average, journey times in Vancouver (#2) are 33 per cent longer than when traffic in the city is flowing freely and 69...

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Southern California: A great place to wind down

After my recent visit to New York City, I was ready to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet! Having never been to the West Coast before, I wasn’t sure what to expect on my visit to Los Angeles and San Diego, but I was looking forward to it! I noticed several things in Southern California: People are very laid back. I love this! There is just a general relaxed feeling in the area, and people are generally very patient and kind, at least in my experience. I was advised by a local that traffic laws and lights are...

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Things you should know about New York City

I visited New York City for the first time last week. I am a small town girl and I will always prefer the quiet life to the busy city, but it is fun to visit the big city once in awhile. Here are some things I learned about New York City: The people are not rude, at least not that I noticed. The traffic is CRAZY! I would never in a million years drive in New York City, and I would rather not ever be in a shuttle bus there again. It is expensive to eat in their restaurants...

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