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Flickr / Sarah Stierch

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. Rather than heading to a crowded beach, make the season’s end even more memorable at one of these five unexpected destinations. Seattle From the Space Needle to Pike Place Market, there’s plenty to do in Seattle any time of the year; but on Labor... Read More

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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

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Megabus/Flickr/Jonathan Riley

Think you don’t have the budget for a multi-destination vacation? Think again. Several discount bus services — Megabus, BoltBus, and Greyhound Express — are making travel from one city to another very affordable, as in $20 round-trip for reserved seating, reclining seats, and onboard restrooms. We took a look at nine... Read More

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Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville/flickr/Andrew Piazza

With more than a dozen theme parks — including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld — Orlando has plenty to keep anyone busy for a weekend down south. But if you’re looking for a post-Disney, amusement-park cleanse, Gainesville — two hours north by bus or car — is the... Read More

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Casa Palopó/Al Argueta

Summer ushers in a season full of road trips, mountain hikes, lazing around the pool, beachfront lounging, and international jet-setting. To make sure you get to do all of those things, consider these seven travel offers for July and August. From $119: Elevation Hotel and Spa (Crested Butte, CO) Crested Butte... Read More

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Room at Delta Orlando in Florida
Room at Delta Orlando/Delta Hotels

After being acquired by Marriott in 2015, Delta Hotels — a budget staple in Canada — is debuting its first American outpost in Florida, just minutes away from Orlando’s theme parks. It isn’t your average value outpost, either: What stands out most about the 241-room Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista is that it’s strikingly sleek — a marked contrast from... Read More

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Belle and the Beast topiaries at Epcot
Belle and the Beast/Christine Dayao

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival (running this year through May 30) is one of the most beloved events at Walt Disney World. Celebrating the beauty of nature, the festival brings together botany, farm-to-table food, and entertainment. Best of all, admission to the event is free with your... Read More

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Tree of Life Awakens at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida
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This summer is shaping up to be an excellent time to visit Walt Disney World. With new attractions and shows and updates to old favorites, the resort is giving us plenty of reasons to make the trip. Here’s a look at what to expect over the next few months. Magic Kingdom The world’s most... Read More

Joker/Six Flags California
The Joker/Six Flags California

There’s a great deal of excitement in store at some of the country’s greatest amusement parks. From rides with features completely novel to the world of roller coasters to the highly anticipated Frozen the Movie attraction, these are the five new thrills we’re most looking forward to in 2016. 1. The Wizarding World... Read More

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

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

From Orlando to Hawaii to Palm Desert, Marriott Hotels & Resorts is hosting a great sale this fall. Across 35 properties — including the company’s fancier Autograph Collection, JW Marriott, and Renaissance brands — the Fall Break-Away deal is offering rooms as low as $134 per night.  ... Read More

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort
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October is when theme parks across the country don their best Halloween costumes and switch from merely entertaining guests to scaring the wits out of them. From a zombie-filled haunted house, to 4D versions of Friday the 13th, here are the all-out transformations that five theme parks are rolling out for Halloween. ... Read More

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Facebook.com/BResortLakeBuenaVista

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, one of Walt Disney World’s most popular annual events, is kicking off on September 25. Just as exciting, to coincide with the festival, the Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels are offering special fall rates as low as $69 per night. ... 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

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Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

What’s one of the best ways to nab hotel savings in Florida? Go during the summer. If you can stand the heat and humidity of the Sunshine State during the next few months, you’ll be rewarded with ultra-cool savings. Try one of these seven deals, from as low as... Read More