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Here’s your cue to make your Caribbean dream come true with an 11-day journey th…

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From our friends at Viking Cruise Line. Call us to get your reservations made today! 810 877 1814

Here’s your cue to make your Caribbean dream come true with an 11-day journey through the ocean blue.

It’s always island time when you embark on a West Indies Explorer: http://bit.ly/2kjqctA


Here's your cue to make your Caribbean dream come true with an 11-day journey th...
Here's your cue to make your Caribbean dream come true with an 11-day journey th...
Here's your cue to make your Caribbean dream come true with an 11-day journey th...

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Universal Orlando Close Up | Killer Klowns From Outer Space Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

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MGM Pictures’ Killer Klowns From Outer Space Has Landed at Halloween Horror Nights

Laugh now, die later.

Send in the klowns! The Killer Klowns are returning to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights in an all-new side-splitting haunted house. The crazed klowns are back to wreak havoc and remind you why you were afraid of clowns in the first place.

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Go beyond the mayhem and madness of last year’s wildly popular scare zone and step right up for an entire haunted house experience based on the cult classic film, Killer Klowns from Outer Space. This new experience will feature a gaggle of new characters including the baby Klowns, Boco, and Klownzilla, as well as new scenery like the Klowns’ circus-tent spaceship, and the cotton candy cocoon storage room where they keep their victims.

Throughout the house your sense of fear will be triggered by your sense of smell as you encounter strong whiffs of familiar fairground fare like sweet cotton candy, stale buttery popcorn and ice cream. Don’t be fooled though, these otherwise pleasant aromas are a sign of the murderous gang of klowns that awaits you as you move from scene to scene.

Try to evade them or you’re likely to end up captured in one of their cotton candy cocoons and doomed to a terrible fate. There will be no escaping the big teeth of the Big Top.

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Halloween Horror Nights returns to Universal Studios Florida on select nights from Sept. 6 – Nov. 2. This year, you’ll experience 10 haunted houses, 5 scare zones, live entertainment and more. Choose a night and get your tickets, vacation package and event extras now!

In case you missed it, check out our previous Halloween Horror Nights stories for this year:

WARNING: Event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. No costumes or masks allowed.

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#NorwegianBreakaway is ready for an evening in San Juan!

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From our friends at Norwegian Cruise Line. Call us to get your reservations made today! 810 877 1814

#NorwegianBreakaway is ready for an evening in San Juan!📸: Social Ambassador Diana

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6 Incredible (And Active) Experiences Sailing the Danube with Avalon Waterways

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By Matt Long | Posted to LandLopers.com

Before my first experience sailing with river cruise company Avalon Waterways, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. Intellectually I understood that I was on one of their innovative Active & Discovery itineraries and yes, I even pre-selected my excursions for the trip. But what that means really didn’t hit home until I actually sailed with them. Since this style of cruising is so different from my past river cruising experiences, today I want to devote an entire post to highlighting some of my favorite excursions and, in the process, show what makes Avalon so unique and definitely a lot of fun to experience.

Active & Discovery

I sailed on the Danube from Budapest to Linz, Austria on one of the company’s Active & Discovery itineraries. Offered several times throughout the year on different rivers and ships, these itineraries are definitely not your average river cruise experience. These cruises are for guests who want to do and not just see and offer a wide variety of included-excursions that enable passengers to be active and fully engaged with the local cultures. As I learned, Active is no understatement and on my cruise guests had plenty of options.

6 Incredible (And Active) Experiences Sailing the Danube with Avalon Waterways

Budapest Retro Tour

This optional excursion offered by Avalon was one that I couldn’t wait to experience. The idea of exploring Budapest’s Communist past all while driving around in a vintage Trabant sounded like the perfect mix of active and historical immersion. Picked up in a 80s-era Trabant, our guide spent the afternoon taking us to a variety of different spots around Budapest, all the while sharing not just the history of the Communist era, but his own personal experiences as well. Whether it was touring a ruin bar, enjoying a spritz at the Trabant bar or walking through a grove of Communist-era statues, the afternoon was as educational as it was fun.

Wachau Austria

Wachau Valley Biking

This picturesque region of Austria is famous around the world for any number of reasons, but especially for its wine and the incredible outdoor activities available to visitors. Thousands of miles of hiking and biking trails wind around the hills and small villages that line the Danube, and I couldn’t wait to get out there and experience it all for myself. During our time in the Wachau Valley, Avalon offered any number of included active excursions to help guests enjoy this remarkable part of the world, but right away I knew that biking through the region was my best option. Stopping in Krems, Austria, our group left the Impression and joined our affable guides for a day out and about exploring Austria’s wine country. Throughout the afternoon we stopped at small towns and wine estates, learning more about the history of the region as we got our exercise for the day. I’m by no means an avid biker, but I thought the pace and route were fine and not too taxing. The group spent a little longer in the famous town of Dürnstein, where we had some free time to explore this gorgeous hilltop enclave and our guides even bought some local specialties to share with us. There’s no doubt that by the time we met our ship in Spitz that I was ready for a shower, but that just means it was a day very well spent.

6 Incredible (And Active) Experiences Sailing the Danube with Avalon Waterways

Cooking Class

This was one of the few optional excursions with Avalon, which meant there was an additional fee required, but it was also my favorite experience of the trip. One of the best ways to learn about any new destination is through food. There’s no better way to understand culture, history and traditions than through the stomach, and in Vienna that meant joining a local chef as he spent the afternoon teaching us how to make a traditional Austrian meal. We were welcomed into the demonstration kitchen by our leader for the day, Nabeel. It’s no understatement when I say that he was one of the most entertaining people I’ve ever met and his sense of humor made the day the delight that it was. We were there to work though, and for several hours he led us through each step to create perfect examples of apple strudel, Wiener Schnitzel and all of the accompaniments. The best part came at the end though when we all sat down to enjoy the delicious meal we had created. I’ve consumed my fair share of schnitzel over the years, but this was one of the best perhaps because I had such an active hand in creating it.

Danube Hungary

Hungarian Hike

Why just visit a castle when you can first hike through a national park to get there? That’s exactly what we did while visiting the small Hungarian town of Visegrad. Walking through the middle of town, it’s hard to imagine that this was one of the most important towns of the medieval era, but it certainly was and remnants from that time can be found everywhere. Before admiring the history of the city though, I joined an active excursion for a hike up to the mountaintop on which the castle is perched. Danube-Ipoly National Park is one of the largest, and most popular, parks in the country, known in large part for its incredible views of the Danube Bend. After a not so difficult hike up, those were the scenes that rewarded us, as well as a visit to the castle and prison tower. It was a fun way to spend an afternoon and to burn off some of those calories consumed in Budapest.

Vienna Austria

Morning in Vienna

Since I had been to Vienna before, I wanted experiences that delved a little deeper into the city and help me better understand it. This included excursion did just that and more. Met by our local guide, he showed us around his city as it slowly began to wake up, giving us a unique perspective of Vienna before it got too crowded. With perfect morning light, I loved learning about the guide’s favorite parts of town, what he thinks about the city and more. It was an inside look into what is a popular tourist destination and a somewhat rare opportunity to truly understand what makes Vienna so very special. After a classic Austrian breakfast at a local coffee shop, we then visited the Habsburg Museum before it opened to the general public. There we enjoyed a private tour of the collection, learning about the various artworks and unique objects and enjoying the special opportunity for what it was.

Austria

Hike to the Oxbow

Staying active was a great way to counterbalance the incredible food I enjoyed throughout the cruise on the Danube, culminating in this final hike to one of Austria’s most picturesque viewpoints. The Schlögen Oxbow bend of the Danube is the river’s famous horseshoe bend and one of the most photographed spots in the region. Getting there and back meant a fairly steep hike, led by a local guide who knew the trails well. It was a fun way to spend time with my fellow passengers, get some exercise and of course enjoy the incredible views of the river and our ship. Staying active when I travel is important to me, even though it’s not something I’m fanatical about doing. By adding in some active elements to the river cruise, it created an experience that was totally unique and one that I know I’ll never forget.

I’ve spent a fair amount of time sailing the rivers of Europe, but so far none of my experiences were quite like the week I spent with Avalon. Their Active & Discovery itineraries are well planned, active, immersive and fun. It was the ideal mix of experiences, ones that I got to choose myself and, in the process, they created a trip that so far is one of my all-time favorites.

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50 Shades of Blue and Where to See Them

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If you don’t have the blues, we know where you can find them. From the seas of Santorini to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, we’re revealing the best places to discover the prettiest hues of blue!

Santorini, Greece

Sitting amidst the sparkling blue seas, Santorini boasts whitewashed buildings and blue-domed churches.

Interlaken, Switzerland

Sandwiched between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, the town of Interlaken is surrounded by water turned turquoise thanks to glacial deposits.

50 Shades of Blue and Where to See Them
Lake Thun, Switzerland

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Iceland’s famous thermal spa is rich with minerals including Silica, which gives the lagoon it’s chalky blue color.

50 Shades of Blue and Where to See Them

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Discover every shade of blue under the sea along the world’s largest coral reef.

50 Shades of Blue and Where to See Them

Lake Louise, Canada

Famous for it’s vibrant turquoise color, Lake Louise can thank the glacial runoff from the mountains above it for its memorable shade.

50 Shades of Blue and Where to See Them

Blue Grotto, Italy

Just enough natural light floods the grotto, illuminating the sea’s vibrant blue color below.

50 Shades of Blue and Where to See Them

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HIking on Oahu

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From our friends at Visit Hawaii.

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#VisitOahu for a chance to explore lush forests and discover a towering waterfall. Can you guess where this hike is? #LetHawaiiHappen


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Cherry blossoms, or “sakura” in Japanese, are the country’s flower symbolizing renewal and hope!

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From our friends at Hilton Hotels and Resorts. Call us to get your reservations made today! 810 877 1814

Cherry blossoms, or “sakura” in Japanese, are the country’s flower symbolizing renewal and hope. Take a day trip to Kyoto from ヒルトン大阪 Hilton Osaka for a “hanami” or “flower viewing” of the stunning trees. 🌸 📸IG: wild_and_free_traveldiary

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Universal Orlando Close Up | Ghostbusters is Coming to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

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For the first time ever, Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters is coming to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights in a new haunted house.

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, you’ll jump through the movie screen of the original 1984 film and walk through some of your favorite scenes like the Temple of Gozer and more.

In this haunted house, you’ll be transported to the streets of New York as the rift between worlds opens, releasing ghoulish spirits, hideous specters and ectoplasm-dripping phantasms in every shape and size. Come face-to-face with the voracious Slimer, the all-power Gozer the Gozerian, Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and more.

Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston will have to save the day as these paranormal creatures materialize in unexpected places – but will their proton packs be enough?

This year from Sept. 6 – Nov. 2, Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights brings together stories and visions from the world’s most notorious creators of fear, from cinematic greats and crazed current cult favorites to the park’s original abominations. You’re never quite sure if your spine is tingling with dread or sheer excitement.

Universal Orlando takes fear to the max. From Sept. 6 – Nov. 2, the 80s return with a vengeance with 10 totally terrifying haunted houses, 5 pulse-pounding scare zones and outrageous live entertainment. From cinematic screams to the most horrifying cult classics, there’s no escape from the decade that just won’t die.

And in case you missed it, check out our previous Halloween Horror Nights announcements for this year:

WARNING: Event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. No costumes or masks allowed.
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Fall Around the World | Viking

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From our friends at Viking Cruise Lines. Call us to get your reservations made today! 810 877 1814


Behold the vibrant colors of autumn as we celebrate the first day of fall around the world!

Fall in love with seasonal vistas of red and gold: http://bit.ly/2kQ0wVN


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Cayman Islands Vacations; Culture and Relaxation

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From our friends at Funjet Vacations. Call us to get your reservations made today! 810 877 1814

Explore the world’s friendliest country. #DreamInCayman

 

Cayman Islands Vacations; Culture and Relaxation

The Cayman Islands, located in the Caribbean next to Jamaica and Cuba, has much to offer in the way of an exciting and relaxing vacation.

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