Travel + Leisure

New Orleans Marriott Metairie

The New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway is a 16 floor hotel with 187 rooms and 33 suites located in an area with numerous nearby lakes and wildlife refuges. All rooms at the New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway are air conditioned and non-smoking, and come with flat screen TVs with premium and pay per view channels, as well as wireless access. Many rooms have city or lake views, or a combination of the two. …

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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Disney

Our Disney Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Experience at Magic Kingdom #DisneySide #NewFantasyland #RockYourDisneySide

Disney’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a new twist on a classic tale. Just in time for the summer season, The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train takes its place as the crown jewel of the recently refurbished Fantasyland area of Disney’s Magic Kingdom.  Drawing inspiration from Disney’s  Snow White and the Seven Dawrfs, the new family friendly roller coaster blends elements of the classic tale with cutting edge technology and ride design.  The new ride will plunge …

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Disney

Disney Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride at Magic Kingdom #DisneySide #NewFantasyland #RockYourDisneySide

  With the formal opening of the Disney Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride on May 28, 2014, at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, the Fantasy Land renovation is officially complete. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride is geared toward families with young children, but designed to be enjoyable for all age groups. The ride is based on Walt Disney’s 1932 animated film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” a retelling of a classic Grimm …

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Travel + Leisure

Vidalia Onion Festival & Farm Tour in Georgia #VisforVidalia

The “V is for Vidalia Campaign started on April 21,2014 and led into the 37th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival. To launch this campaign, the Vidalia Onion Committee invited food bloggers and media to share  the experience with a behind the scenes look at the Vidalia onion industry, as well as one-on-one with onion farmers. Discovered in the 1930’s, the Vidalia onion is Georgia’s state vegetable and brings about $140-million farm gate value to the state’s economy. According to research …

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Travel + Leisure

July is National Vacation Rentals Month ~ Where Will You Go? #VRMonth AD

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wyndham Vacation Rentals. If you read this blog at all, then you know that I am a huge fan of vacation rentals. In fact, I am the Vacation Rentals and Shares Expert at About. com. I am really excited to work with Wyndham Vacation Rentals and introduce you to National Vacation Rental Month. Vacation rentals are such an affordable option for anyone who loves travel. …

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Travel + Leisure

See Puerto Rico

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. If you follow me on social media then you know that I just got back from a short vacation in Puerto Rico. This is my first visit to PR. I have been there twice on a cruise stop but this time was different. My sister and I went for a quick girls …

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5 Tips for Choosing a Specialty Cruise

If you’re not familiar with the term “specialty cruise,” you’re not alone. While the concept has been gaining in popularity, it is not as well- known as a standard Caribbean cruise. A specialty cruise can be anything from a special type of ship to a special theme for the week on a traditional ship. There are hundreds to choose from! If you’re still not sure what constitutes a specialty cruise here are a few 1. Barefoot cruising This …

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Disney

Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story from Disney #BlankandBow #CleverGirls

We are huge fans of Vinylmation in this household. Of course we love everything Disney but Vinylmation has been one of our favorite Disney items over the past several years. My son has been collecting them for years and has a pretty good collection going. He has about 100 I would guess. He really likes learning about the new ones and even trading them when we go on cruises. BLANK: A VINYLMATION LOVE STORY FROM …

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The Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee

The luxurious interior of the Chattanoogan Hotel is just a part of its appeal as the only four diamond rated full-service hotel in quaint Chattanooga, Tennessee. Conveniently located within walking distance of the city’s museums, art galleries, shopping, dining, and the Tennessee aquarium. The open air courtyard brings a sense of nature to the hotel which is located in the Southside District of downtown Chattanooga. The Chattanoogan’s warm inviting lobby and roaring fireplace create a charm and …

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Luxury Travel

The Fearrington House Inn in North Carolina

The Fearrington House Inn is nestled in the outskirts of the college town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the midway point between Washington, D.C. and Charleston, South Carolina. As a member of Relais and Chateaux, the inn has been consistently recognized as one of the top small hotels in America. The Fearrington House Inn provides the ideal retreat destination for those who are seeking exceptional food, fine wine, comfortable accommodations, and exceptional service within …

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