| Mar 28, 2013
| 11:59 AM
We’re just three months into 2013, and we are bursting with theme-park developments. And this is supposed to be the slow season. Instead of waiting nine months to compile a year-in-review post, I’ve decided to make quarterly reports that...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:59 PM
The minions are coming to a hotel room near you.
Universal Orlando announced that each of the 18 kids' suites at its Loews Portofino Bay Hotel are being renovated to feature a theme based on the movie Despicable Me, complementing the park's new...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:05 AM
The lakefront Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa in Orlando Florida is a lush tropical paradise located less than 10 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. The resort is also easily accessible to the Orange County...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Not only does Florida have spectacular coasts on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico but the state also has plenty of other opportunities for relaxing, refreshing, renewing H2O fun -- at many water parks around the state.
Here's a selection of...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:09 PM
So you finally grasp the fees many airlines charge for things such as extra suitcases and added legroom? Well, before you fly off on vacation this summer, be aware there's at least one more surcharge many travelers face once they reach their destination:...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Located in Orlando is the 2,300-acre, AAA Four Diamond-rated Reunion Resort. And this fall, you can enjoy a weeklong family vacation or a quick weekend getaway with rates beginning at just $159 per night.
The resort is conveniently located a mere six...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Cleaning out my notebook of various Universal Orlando facts culled from media previews and observations this week.
+ I think the visual that will to stick with me from Thursday's grand opening of Transformers: The Ride -- 3D is the Black Diamond Jet...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:38 PM
The Orlando World Center Marriott is making a a big splash on the local resort scene.
The 2,000-room resort, which towers above the landscape alongside Interstate 4 opposite Walt Disney World, has finished a multimillion-dollar refurbishment with the...
| Feb 17, 2013
When I think of farm-inspired menus, what usually comes to mind are chefs of small, independent eateries forging relationships with growers and food artisans.
But several large resorts also are part of this eat-local movement, including Cascade American...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:49 PM
You would think that a hotel restaurant in the heart of Orlando's tourist corridor would know something about customer service.
And that's a shame because the kitchen at Siro Urban Italian Kitchen at the Orlando Marriott World Center...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Look for additions small and large at Orlando's theme parks in 2014. Although the attractions, for the most part, haven't set exact dates yet, here are some that are worth watching.
•Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, Universal...