All posts by Christine Dayao

Christine Dayao is a freelance writer who can talk for hours about all things Disney.
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Epcot/Flickr/Ricardo's Photography
Epcot/Flickr/Ricardo’s Photography

All getaways can have their hiccups, but that doesn’t mean a Walt Disney World vacation has to. For a smooth trip to the Orlando resort, read on for 10 mistakes you should avoid making. 1. Not checking the resort’s special offers page for discounts This should be the first thing you... Read More

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Coral Towers at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas
Coral Towers/Atlantis Paradise Island

Still searching for a last-minute deal on a summer vacation? Look no further than Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas, which is offering a $150 resort credit to guests staying for three, four, or five nights at its newly reopening Coral property between July 15 and August 31. Making this... Read More

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Na'vi River Journey/Pandora
Na’vi River Journey/Pandora

Walt Disney World’s latest addition is simply out of this world. Inspired by the 2009 film Avatar, Pandora — The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is set on a planet 4.4 light years away. Six years in the making, it marks the park’s largest expansion since its... Read More

North Carolina's Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Cape Lookout Lighthouse/Christine Dayao

For those in search of the quintessential beach destination with more than just lounging on the sand, look no further than North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. Situated along the state’s Southern Outer Banks, the region encompasses several communities — including Cape Lookout, Morehead City, Emerald Isle, Pine Knoll Shores, Beaufort... Read More

WildWoods
WildWoods/Christine Dayao

Atlanta is a city of many distinctions: it’s the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has one of the world’s busiest airports, was host to the 1996 Olympic Games, will be the site of the 2019 Super Bowl, has a hip music and entertainment scene, and of course... Read More

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Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida
Tower of Terror/Christine Dayao

A trip to a Disney resort can be one of the most fun vacations you’ll ever take, but it can also be one of the most expensive. We’ve already shared tips on how to save money on tickets, hotel stays, and dining, but there’s something else that’ll help you... Read More

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Rooftop at Coca-Cola Store Orlando in Florida
Rooftop at Coca-Cola Store Orlando/The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company has gained a loyal following in its 130-year history. With more than 500 brands sold in 200-plus countries, it has become one of the world’s most recognizable corporations. For those who can’t get enough of the world’s most iconic soft-drink, here are five places to go to geek out on all-things... Read More

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Cinderella Castle in holiday lights at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida
Cinderella Castle’s holiday lights/Christine Dayao

A trip to Walt Disney World is magical any time of the year, but a visit during the holidays is especially charming thanks to special events and decorations across the resort. One of the most beloved events, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, pulls out all the stops during its annual November and... Read More

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 Epcot/flickr/Bob Owen
Morning at Epcot/flickr/Bob Owen

One of the first questions you’ll ask yourself when you’re considering a trip to Disney World is, “When is the best time to visit?” Everyone has a different answer — after all, there’s a lot to consider: from personal schedules and time constraints to budgets and weather concerns. You might even... Read More

Orlando World Center Marriott in Florida
Orlando World Center Marriott

For the average Orlando tourist, a trip to the City Beautiful is hardly complete without stops at Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando. And while we’re always up for things like Disney retail therapy and living out our Wizarding World dreams, it’s nice to take a step back to venture beyond the... Read More

Universal Orlando Resort entrance in Florida
Universal Orlando Resort entrance/Christine Dayao

Across the country, theme parks are rolling out new additions for summer — and the Universal Orlando Resort is certainly no exception. From the opening of its fifth hotel to its fresh take on King Kong, here’s what you can expect there this season. 1. Redesigned rooms at Loews Royal Pacific... Read More

Fireworks over New York City on the Fourth of July
Fireworks/Flickr/Joseph Bylund

Nearly 44 million Americans are expected to travel this Fourth of July (a record high!), so it’s safe to say that plenty of people already have their holiday plans locked down. If you’re still at a loss over what to do, here are a few ideas. 1. Go traditional. From... Read More

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Cook Islands
Cook Islands Tourism North America

Fiji, Bora Bora, and Tahiti usually get top billing when it comes to islands in the South Pacific Ocean. While we definitely can’t argue with the beauty and charm of those destinations, it’s worth noting that the relatively undiscovered Cook Islands — just west of Tahiti and east of Fiji —... Read More

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Super 8 king room in Owasso, Oklahoma
King room in Owasso, OK/Super 8

Say goodbye to floral bedspreads, bland carpet, and dated over-the-bed artwork at Super 8. The budget hotel chain is in the midst of renovations that will freshen up and modernize its 1,800 North American properties by the end of this year — a move similar to one made in 2015... Read More

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Rooftop space at Gansevoort Park Avenue
Rooftop/Gansevoort Park Avenue

What better way to kick off the summer travel season than with a getaway during Memorial Day weekend? That’s May 27-30, in case you’ve not been dreaming about it as much as we have. From escapes to the city to a lazy beach vacay, we’ve rounded up 12 hotels for... Read More