All posts by Kimberly Button

Kimberly Button is an Orlando-based journalist, author, blogger and TV correspondent. Button writes for national and international publications such as American Airlines' American Way and Celebrated Living, AAA, National Geographic Traveler, and The Miami Herald. She has appeared on FOX, NBC, CBS, ION, Retro Television Network, and My Family Channel. Button is the author of The Disney Queue Line Survival Guidebook and the Fun For Disney World Lines app. She blogs about all things Orlando at KimandCarrie.com.
Cask and Larder - where locals eat in Orlando
Cask and Larder

Once only known for chain restaurants and theme park eateries, Orlando has burst onto the foodie scene in just a matter of years — now home to more James Beard Award “Best Chefs in the South” nominees than any other city in the state. Here’s where the locals line... Read More

Savor Gettysburg Food Tours.
Savor Gettysburg Food Tours./Kimberly Button

The town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania has been defined by war for more than 150 years. As the site of the pivotal Civil War battle, it’s long been host to history buffs and reenactors. Looking towards its future, though, and focusing on modern-day pursuits, Gettysburg is rapidly becoming a surprising culinary... Read More

Fort Wayne, Indiana skyline
Fort Wayne Convention and Visitors Bureau

Hoosier Hospitality is plentiful in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where the locals are glad to have you visit and people still actually smile at each other when passing on the street. Beyond the warm and relaxed, though, lies an eclectic wealth of unique attractions that create a one-of-a-kind getaway to... Read More

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Dunes at Bean Point on Anna Maria Island, Florida
Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Burea/Bean Point Dunes

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida has plenty of shoreline to go around. In fact, its world-renowned beaches span a whopping 663 miles. And it’s because of this fame that you must choose carefully, lest you end up somewhere where you can’t see the... Read More

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Starwood Hotels and Resorts 2
Starwood Hotel & Resorts

Eco-friendly practices at hotels and resorts not only protect the environment, but actually save the properties a lot of money, too. We love that some destinations are passing those savings along to guests, in a range of perks from reward points to free food and drinks. After all, do... Read More

Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Waldorf Astoria Orlando

During the Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s Enchanted Evenings celebration, champagne at check-in and bagpipes at sunset are just a few of the luxury perks you can indulge in — starting from just $179 per night this summer. ... Read More

amawaterways river cruise vs ocean cruise
AmaWaterways

River cruising has been the fastest growing segment of travel for several years — but is it the perfect fit for you? Before you board a river cruise to sail through Europe, Asia, or other destinations with smaller ports that are well-suited for river cruising, consider these 10 differences between... Read More

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Comstock House Architecture Candy Shop - Carmel by the Sea, CA
Kimberly Button

Carmel-by-the-Sea is only one square mile, but the town in California’s Monterey County bursts with more than 60 restaurants, bakeries, pubs, and coffeehouses along its easy-to-ramble streets. And with over 75 nearby wineries calling Monterey home, too, there’s an array of tasting rooms for locally produced wines. To fully explore... Read More

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

To celebrate its one year anniversary, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach is having a flash sale. This Saturday, May 30, snag rooms for just $111.11 per night and get a free bottle of champagne when you check in, too. ... Read More

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Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany
Flickr/Maëlick/Neuschwanstein Castle

We all know that Cinderella Castle is the icon of Walt Disney World Resort and the symbol of fairytales. But did you know that artist Herbert Ryman, who Walt Disney commissioned to design both the castles in Orlando and Anaheim, drew inspiration from existing chateaux and palaces around the... Read More

Rending of the Club Med/Cirque du Soleil Playscape in Punta Cana
Rendering of the Creactive Playspace at Club Med Punta Cana

After witnessing any Cirque Du Soleil show, it’s inevitable that the audience leaves wondering, “How do they do that?” Very soon, it’ll be possible to get a first-hand glimpse at the athletic and creative artistry that makes Cirque Du Soleil performances so unique, with a brand new program at... Read More

hipzbay - cool fanny pack
Hipzbag

Fanny packs were once a major fashion faux pas. No self-respecting traveler would wear a poofy, black nylon pouch hanging under their belly button, despite how truly convenient and effective as safekeepers those eyesores are. Happily, fanny packs are starting to lose their cringe-worthy reputation and moniker. Today’s hip bags, belt bags, and pocket... Read More

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Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina
Kim Button

The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina could be America’s closest example of a real-life castle. The 250-room French Renaissance chateau is still the largest private home in the country. Built by George Vanderbilt in 1895, the current 8,000-acre estate and grounds are just a small fraction of what... Read More

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Westin Las Vegas
Westin Las Vegas

Choose the wrong destination to spend Spring Break and you could find yourself wishing that you never left home. The most popular locations are often packed with students partying 24 hours a day. If you’re craving some sun and fun in the coming weeks, along with some much-needed relaxation... Read More

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sunrise on boggy creek airboats in kissimmee, florida
Experience Kissimmee

We’ve all been there: feeling like you need a vacation from your vacation. This can be especially true when you’re faced with days the crowds, the frenetic pace, and the barrage of merchandising in Orlando’s theme parks. Luckily, a natural escape awaits just outside of the popular sunny city, packed... Read More