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RECIPE: Universal’s Volcano Bay Chocolate Pineapple Upside Down Cake

By MM Travel and Tours in Travel

With temperatures warming up and sunshine making a daily appearance as we get closer to summer, I think we could all use an at-home vacation experience right about now? Right?!

I am imagining something that evokes palm trees, warm wave pools, and soft sand underneath my toes …the exact experience my family enjoys when we visit Universal’s Volcano Bay.

Those tropical memories came flooding back when I baked and tasted this Chocolate Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Volcano Bay.

This recipe is pretty easy to master with a layer of sweet tropical fruit baked underneath a simple cake, then flipped over to reveal an eye-appealing classic treat with a chocolate twist.

It is the perfect virtual vacation solution for the entire family.

Chocolate Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Makes 12 mini cakes or one 9 x 13” cake

Baker’s Tip: Read the recipe thoroughly so you understand the steps, get all your ingredients prepped and “Mise en Place” (or fancy French for “putting in place”) before you start.

COCONUT SMEAR:

  • 1/2 cup room temp butter
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup

In an electric mixer using a paddle attachment, combine above ingredients, mix on medium speed for 1-2 minutes until a coarse paste is formed, set aside.

CHOCOLATE CAKE INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk (Or 1 cup of milk mixed with 1 tsp lemon juice or vinegar)
  • ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • ¾ cup water
  • 12 canned pineapple rings
  • 12 maraschino cherries

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  2. Coat 12 three-inch round mini cake pans with non-stick baking spray. (If you don’t have mini cake pans, try using a large ramekin, a large non-stick muffin tin or making a 9×13 cake instead of individuals.)
  3. Place 1 pineapple ring in the bottom of each pan, OR arrange all 12 rings in your larger cake pan. Then place 1 cherry inside each pineapple ring and drop 1.5 tablespoon of coconut smear on top of each pineapple ring, using a teaspoon to spread the smear evenly.
  4. To make the cake, combine all dry ingredients, sift or whisk together and set aside.
  5. In an electric mixer using a whip attachment, combine eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla; mix on medium speed until combined.
  6. Add dry ingredients, mix on low speed for 1 minute, stop mixer, scrape sides of the bowl, mix for an additional 3 minutes on medium speed. Stop the mixer, scrape sides of the bowl, add water, mix on low speed for an additional 1 minute.
  7. Place mini cake pans evenly on a baking sheet
  8. Pour equal amounts of batter on top of each pineapple slice.
  9. For mini cakes, bake 350℉. for approximately 20 minutes or until the cake is set.
  10. For a 9×13 pan, bake 350℉. for approximately 40-45 minutes or until the cake is set.

Remove from oven and allow to cool approximately 20 minutes before removing cakes from their pan(s) and flipping onto a platter or plate.

When removing the cakes from their tins, make sure the pineapple slice is facing up.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

Can be served warm or cold.

Can be served with fresh fruit, or fruit compote, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, or your favorite ice cream.

Share your Chocolate Pineapple Upside Down Cake creation with us in the comments below or by tagging us on Twitter @UniversalORL and Instagram @UniversalOrlando.

Julia Stewart

Julia Stewart is a food loving mom of four and sometimes food and lifestyle blogger based in Florida. Her happy place is hanging out with her family enjoying spectacularly comforting food.

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We’re positively enchanted by Northern Europe. Join us in daydreaming!

By MM Travel and Tours in Travel

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

 

We’re positively enchanted by Northern Europe. Join us in daydreaming of deep fjords, spiraling castles and ornate palaces in distant lands. #NorwegianStaycation #CruiseNorwegian

 




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Aloha Photo: Rainbow Presence

By MM Travel and Tours in Travel

Mahalo to Mark Dietz from Ridgefield, Washington for sharing this great rainbow photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Mark took this shot from the Waikiki Banyan facing mauka on January 7, 2017. He shared this touching insight into this rainbow as well as the meaningful purpose of this trip to Oahu:

“We were on a trip to take my father-in-law Al to his final resting place at Punchbowl. We felt his presence everywhere we went that trip, including in this beautiful rainbow.”

If you aren’t familiar with Punchbowl, it’s the National Cemetery of the Pacific, where men and women who served in the armed forces are laid to rest.

This is Memorial Day weekend. Although, the long-standing (70 years) ceremonies at Punchbowl are cancelled this year due COVID-19, we can still take the time to remember the the service to our country and the many sacrifices that were made.

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#FeelFree to pair your dinner with a sunset. #CruiseNorwegian: Stephanie L.

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

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Remember that phrase “life’s a beach?”

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

 

Remember that phrase “life’s a beach?” Anyways, share this postcard to the friend you should be lying next to on some sunny sand and tell them you miss ‘em.

 


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Viking Weekly Vol. 50 | Viking

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


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20 Cheap Vacation Spots In The U.S.

By MM Travel and Tours in Destinations to Travel


Are you on a budget and not interested in vacationing in some backwater spot? Maybe you’re an American resident afraid to travel because of the coronavirus. Fret not, dear reader. The U.S. has numerous vacation spots and a lot to do at surprisingly reasonable prices. Here are 20 of the best cheap vacation spots in the U.S.

1. Glacier National Park

The lovely lakes and impressive mountains here were created by glaciers. Hence, the name Glacier National Park. Popular with hikers, this park covers over one million acres in Montana and borders Canada.

For but a nominal entrance charge, you can climb, hike, swim and more. There are also some great free, ranger-supervised activities available. You can go on daylong hikes or even go stargazing at popular Logan Pass.

2. Grand Canyon

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The Grand Canyon in Arizona is not only world-famous but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more affordable place for camping. Additionally, you also get to take in great views from Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and 6,000 feet deep. The canyon is visited by 6 million visitors yearly. If you’re concerned about coronavirus or simply want to avoid crowds, visit in the spring or fall.

3. Olympic National Park

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Olympic National Park is situated in northwest Washington state. It’s the official seventh-most-visited national park in the nation. It provides visitors with almost one million acres to explore.

Additionally, the park also includes active tide pools, the impressive Olympic Mountain range, and the only temperate rainforest in the continental U.S. Visitors can also go fishing, hiking, and stargazing too. If you like warm weather, the best time to visit is between July and August.

4. Gatlinburg

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a great place for budget-conscious groups and families. More importantly, this is also the place where you will find three different entrances to the well-known Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Regardless of the weather, visitors can always enjoy the views from the popular Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway or visit one of the local shops and galleries in the Great Smoky Mountains Arts & Crafts Loop and watch artisans making Appalachian crafts.

5. Sequoia National Park

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Found near Visalia, California, Sequoia National Park is the official second-oldest park in the nation. It’s famous for its giant sequoias. You can see five of the 10 largest trees on earth including General Sherman, the largest, which is 275 feet high and 60 feet wide. A modestly-priced park pass will not only permit you to see the park, but it will also allow you to explore Crystal Cave.

6. Anchorage

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You will find 40 percent of Alaska’s population here in Anchorage. Before heading north to explore nature for free, be sure to stop here. Here you will find interesting, unique shops and affordable museums too. Veteran visitors confirm many of the museums are related to the city’s Native American and Russian communities, as well as its pioneer history and gold rush stories.

7. Colorado Springs

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You’ll find Colorado Springs on the border of the Great Plains and the well-known Colorado Rockies. It is reportedly “easily accessible” from almost anywhere around the United States. This Colorado town is said to be home to a number of free attractions. Visit the popular Garden of the Gods and have a picnic between the striking red rocks or go for a little swim in the creek ensconced in popular North Cheyenne Cañon Park.

8. Portland

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The Pacific Northwest’s Portland, Oregon, is known for its boutique shops and countless craft breweries. Still, it’s also a place where you’ll find many budget-friendly things to do, too. If you visit between Memorial Day and Labor Day you can take a free tour of the almost five-acre large International Rose Test Garden. Portland also holds a farmers market and a number of different free outdoor concerts every summer.

9. San Antonio

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San Antonio is famous for the Alamo and the Paseo del Rio or River Walk. Ah, but there’s a lot more to do here. When the weather’s warm you can picnic in popular Brackenridge Park or simply stroll around the historic San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Downtown hotels may charge a mite for their admittedly convenient location, but you’ll still pay less here than in almost any other Texas destination.

10. Williamsburg

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The town of Williamsburg, Virginia is actually both educational and affordable. Along with the neighboring towns of Yorktown and Jamestown comprise the Greater Williamsburg Area. Altogether this area includes 400+ years of American history.

Travel back through the mists of time to the colonial days. You’ll gain a new appreciation for everything you’ll purchase later at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Stop here during the spring or fall to avoid any extreme weather.

11. Nags Head

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Nags Head is found in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. Here you can explore the high sand dunes in stunning Jockey’s Ridge State Park and go fishing somewhere in the Gulf Stream waters. You can also see the iconic lighthouses or try to spot birds and sea turtles at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Avoid the crowds and get good deals by visiting in the fall and spring.

12. Memphis

Music lovers will love Memphis, Tennessee. Here you can tour Elvis Presley‘s Graceland, visit the birthplace of rock at famous Sun Studio and even hear some enjoy live music from cutting-edge indie artists on Beale Street. Learn about the relationship between Memphis and the music industry at such museums as the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame Museum. Admission is $10.00 or less.

13. Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico, has a couple of unique noteworthy events. One is the free monthly ARTScrawl gallery tour. The other is the famous Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. If you’d rather stay grounded, you can still stop in at the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. Go there on the first Friday of any month or on a Sunday morning and you’ll get in free. During the summer there are more discounted opportunities.

14. Tucson

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Tucson, Arizona has many local landmarks you can see for free, including the University of Arizona and the historic Mission San Xavier del Bac. There’s also the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, which includes miles of good hiking trails and wonderful waterfalls. If you visit the city during the second weekend of the month, you will discover downtown Tucson alive with musicians, food trucks and various vendors as well.

15. Myrtle Beach

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Myrtle Beach in South Carolina has something for everyone. It has great places for deep-sea fishing, surfing, jet skiing and a more intimate place for lounging. After you enjoy the family-friendly beach, stop at Broadway at the Beach. It’s a popular outdoor entertainment area complete with eateries, boutiques, and even live entertainment venues. If you visit in the summer, you can participate in free seasonal activities.

16. Finger Lakes

New York’s Finger Lakes area includes 11 different lakes. Popular free or inexpensive activities available there include hiking by Watkins Glen State Park’s 19 different waterfalls and fishing at Skaneateles Lake. You can take a tour of the attractive Cornell University campus and learn a little about the sport of auto racing at well-known Watkins Glen International. The money you save can be spent at the different wineries in the area.

17. Salt Lake City

The average hotel room price in Salt Lake City is under $150.00. You can save money all year if you take advantage of such free events as block parties and free concerts in Temple Square. You can also visit such free attractions as the Family History Library, Liberty Park, and the Salt Lake Temple. Drive to the Great Salt Lake where you can fish, hike and picnic.

18. St. Augustine

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Florida is more than upscale Miami Beach or Orlando’s theme parks. St. Augustine is America’s oldest city. Here you’ll find historical landmarks, like St. George Street, the Old Jail, and the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. If you like to vacation on the beach, St. Augustine Beach is only five miles from the downtown area. There’s a two-mile-long stretch of shoreline complete with a fishing pier and splash pad.

19. Branson

Branson is an Ozark town in Missouri. There’s the Titanic Museum, an impressive, realistic replica of the infamous doomed ship. There’s also the Las Vegas-reminiscent fire and water fountain show at lovely Lake Taneycomo. While White Water Branson and Silver Dollar City can be costly, there are affordable activities. You can feed fish at the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery or go swimming at Table Rock Lake.

20. Gettysburg

Gettysburg is, of course, famous for former President Abraham Lincoln’s historic Gettysburg Address and the three-day battle in 1863. Thus, this little Pennsylvania town is big with students of history. Nevertheless, Gettysburg offers visitors a lot more than just the well-known historical attractions. Stroll downtown’s main thoroughfare, browse the art galleries and different boutiques. Take a ghost tour and explore the friendly farmer’s markets as well.

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38 Pictures of Barbados You’ll Fall in Love with | SANDALS

By MM Travel and Tours in Travel

Experience the Royal Treatment at Sandals Royal Barbados, the all-new, all-suite Caribbean all-inclusive resort in the spirited St. Lawrence Gap area.

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Crop Over Carnival is an epic Caribbean celebration, and its beginnings have something to do with the last sugar cane harvest of the season.

Find out more about Crop Over Carnival, and other celebrations in the region by checking out our complete Caribbean Carnival calendar.

Barbados Enterprise Beach

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Described often as “the perfect little beach”, Enterprise Beach is a great choice for a Caribbean beach adventure.

Barbados Andromeda Botanic Gardens

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Andromeda’s Botanical Garden is the handy work of Iris Bannochie, a horticulturist who founded it as an extension of her home. To this day, it is still located on the eastern parish of St Joseph, near to Bathsheba.

Sandals Royal Barbados Beach Wedding

A Sandals all-inclusive destination wedding takes the worry out of planning, giving you more time to enjoy the moment.

Barbados Bridgetown Food Stall

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“Bajan culture, history, and food” in a nutshell, the Original Bajan Walking Food Tour is a great option for a fun-filled tour where you’ll be able to eat like a local.

Barbados Bathsheba Beach

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Bathsheba Beach is a sight to behold with its striking coral rock formations and natural pools. Take lots of pictures as you explore what is possibly one of the most scenic spots in Barbados.

Barbados Green Sea Turtle

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Turtles are among the gentlest sea creatures that you can swim with, and this opportunity should not be missed while in Barbados. You can do this on a private charter, or on a catamaran tour which will take you out into the ocean where you’ll be able to swim with hawksbill and leatherback turtles.

Barbados Harrisons Cave

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Probably one of the most popular attractions in Barbados, you are unlikely to be disappointed with Harrison’s Cave. Here you’ll be able to see signature cave features like stalagmites and stalactites up close, but that’s just the beginning of it.

Barbados Huntes Gardens

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While in Barbados you can enjoy one of the most amazing sights of your life at Hunte’s Garden, where nature’s ambiance also falls under the spell of Barbados resulting in a truly unique experience filled with blooming orchids, idyllic palms, and lush, magnificent greenery.

Also read: 15 Incredible Things Barbados Is Known For.

Barbados Antillean Crested Hummingbird

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Get up close and personal with the island by embarking on a hiking trip. You’ll get to see a variety of plant species, native animals such as the Antillean Crested Hummingbird, and historical sites like forts.

Sandals Royal Barbados Beach View

Sandals Royal Barbados is set along the white sands of Maxwell Beach–one of the islands most unspoiled beaches–you’ll find mesmerizing seascapes and lush gardens everywhere you turn. It’s a perfect natural backdrop for a resort of unsurpassed luxury where everything is included.

Barbados Animal Flower Cave

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The Animal Flower Cave features the island’s only accessible sea cave. Once there, you’ll be able to take in fantastic views, and even dip into the rock pool inside the cave. From inside you’ll be able to look out of the naturally formed windows, right onto the ocean.

Barbados Building Arquitecture

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The island of Barbados is packed with more stunning historical architectural buildings than anywhere else in the Caribbean. The Mutual Life Assurance Society, better known to Barbadians as “The Mutual”, was a Caribbean insurance company that supplied a significant number of loans to local plantations after being formed in 1840.

Barbados Fish Patties Bajan Food

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Fish cakes are a Caribbean delicacy, and like in most of the other islands in Barbados, they are made by battering and deep frying them. You won’t have a hard time finding fish cakes in Barbados; they’re available from most local food vendors, and even at some of the more upscale restaurants on the island.

Sandals Royal Barbados Lovers Lanes Bowling Alley

Lovers Lanes, Sandals first 4-lane bowling alley, features a colorful backdrop for a romantic evening of couples bowling and Sandals first ever craft beer bar serving 19 different types of beers.

Barbados Farley Hill

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Barbados isn’t known to be a mountainous island, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get amazing views from some vantage points. Farley Hill is an ideal spot to picnic, escape into nature, hide in the shade of a comforting tree and to simply stare out to sea.

Sandals Royal Barbados Pool Sunrise

From the moment the sun rises over the eastern horizon, the natural beauty of Barbados is revealed. Sunshine bathes the island further into the Caribbean ocean in a splendid display of orange, yellow and pink.

Barbados People

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The Caribbean island of Barbados is known for its colorful and rich culture.

Barbados Carlisle Bay

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Carlisle Bay is known for its calm waters, which adds to its swimming and scuba diving appeal, making it one of the top things to do in Barbados. Carlisle Bay is a family centric spot, though thrill seeking types can also enjoy the abundance of water sports and other activities available here.

Barbados Parliament

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Of course, Barbados is now home to modern buildings, infrastructure and architecture, but the locals are in no hurry to sweep the past aside. These historic Parliament Buildings (once known as the Public Buildings) are home to the House of Assembly and Senate. Packing more than 350 years of history, these buildings were built from local limestone and completed in 1874 by a Gothic Architecture.

Sandals Barbados Swim Up Bar

Pool areas have been completely reimagined to take full advantage of the island’s sultry, tropical landscape, and nowhere is that more apparent than at Sandals Barbado’s ocean-side pool. Complete with Sandals signature pool bar and a seaside infinity whirlpool.

Welchman Hall Gully Green Monkey

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Monkeys are a rare find for most of the smaller islands of the Caribbean, but not so in Barbados. The Green Monkey is a common sight on the island, and sometimes even pops up in people’s gardens. Locals believe that Green Monkey came from Senegal and the Gambia in West Africa 350 years ago.

Barbados Garrison Savannah

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Near Bridgetown and inland from Carlisle Bay, the Garrison is part of the World Heritage area and was the home of the British command in the 1800s. Standing along the west side of the Savannah are some of the Garrison’s more ornate colonial buildings, where you’ll find the world’s largest collection of 17th-century cannons.

Barbados People Culture

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Each Thursday the historic Garrison area in Barbados comes alive with the “Changing Of The Sentry” ceremony! The sentries officially take their position in front the Main Guard House and the band parades directly in front of this historic building. Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison, including the Main Guard House, are a UNESCO designated historic site.

Sandals Royal Barbados Main Pool Front View

Enjoy amazing views from Sandals Royal Barbados’s oceanfront infinity pool.

Barbados Bottom Bay

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If you venture into the south east coast of Barbados, you will find Bottom Bay just after Crane Beach and Sam Lord’s Castle. This secluded beach is marked by tall palm trees, rugged coral cliffs and a scenic view of the south of the island.

Barbados Church Building

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Built in 1846 to replace the church that was destroyed by the Great Hurricane of 1831, St. John’s Parish Church is solid and soaring. The church grounds are serene and the cliff-edge site commands a sweeping view of the picturesque east coast.

Barbados Colorful Houses

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As you travel around the island you will see many examples of the Chattel House, a distinct form of architecture that is unique to Barbados.

Barbados Bajan Mailman

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A Bajan mailman poses with his motorcycle near Bathsheba Park on the east coast.

Barbados Bridgetown

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Named Bridgetown from its original title ‘the Indian Bridge Towne’ – a reference to the rustic bridge left by the Amerindians, built over the Careenage River – the capital enjoys a formidable strategic location on the southwest coast of Barbados.

Barbados Dover Beach

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Dover Beach in St. Lawrence Gap on the south coast of Barbados is ideal for those who prefer less crowded beaches, with opportunities to try out watersports like sailing, jet skiing and windsurfing.

Sandals Royal Barbados Rooftop Pool

Overlooking the ocean from its rooftop setting, this zero-entry, glass infinity pool is a Sandals first and one of 31 pools featured at Sandals Royal Barbados. While its rooftop location makes it the perfect place to sunbathe, the surrounding lounge areas and rooftop bar are a great place to relax, cool off and take in the breathtaking vistas.

St Nicholas Abbey

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Built by Colonel Benjamin Berringer in 1658, this plantation house, museum and rum distillery opens its doors to visitors who want to know more about its transformation over the years. St. Nicholas Abbey remains one of three authentic Jacobean mansions in this part of the world, and on the extensive estate where the plantation house is located.

Barbados Fish Market Worker

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Thousands of Barbadians work in the fishing industry as boat builders, fishermen and vendors. The Bridgetown Fish Market is very popular with locals. Located on the outskirts of the capital city, Bridgetown, this large market offers a wide selection of fish.

Barbados Holetown

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Holetown was the first town in Barbados and was discovered in 1625 by an Englishman called Henry Powell, who was blown off course and discovered Barbados by accident.

Sandals Royal Barbados Sky Pool Suite

This all-suite resort features Sandals signature accommodations including Skypool Suites, Millionaire Suites and Swim-up Suites – all featuring Tranquility Soaking Tubs™ for two.

Find out more and read Things guests love about Sandals Royal Barbados.

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This Texas Hill Country Resort Lets You Sleep in the Trees

By MM Travel and Tours in Travel

Roughly 30 miles west of Austin, you’ll find a unique Texas Hill Country retreat nestled high in the treetops. 

Cypress Valley Canopy Tours in Spicewood offers overnight stays in their stylish treehouses. Each one looks like it would make for a memorable weekend getaway including an exciting zip lining tour.

The Lofthaven Treehouse was built around a grand Cypress tree trunk and boasts an interior that’d be an ideal romantic escape.

Cypress Valley Canopy Tours

Guests use a sky bridge to reach an awe-inspiring waterfall bathtub. Nothing says serenity like soaking under a waterfall while enjoying picturesque views through a window — all while you’re high up in a tree.

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You can also take in the aerial views of the ravine on the wraparound porch.

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There’s also the Nest Treehouse for larger groups and families.

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The kitchen and lounge area offers views of the surrounding area.

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The Nest treehouse has an outdoor shower option. Those that prefer a little bit more of a homey feel can cross the bridge to the bathhouse where there’s a solar shower/tub combo.

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The Juniper and Willow lodges offer a simpler treehouse experience while still providing a scenic escape. Cozy up in these single room treehouses nestled above a creek.

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Guests can enjoy the fresh, morning air while lounging on the outside deck.

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The grounds also include a swimming pool and nearby lake, with a rope swing and water zip lining. Go on a two-hour zipline tour that includes 5 ziplines, 2 sky bridges, and a rappel.

Cypress Valley Canopy Tours

For more info, including rates and reservations, visit Cypress Valley Canopy Tours.

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Looking for the coolest way to cruise Alaska? #NorwegianJOY is now open for sale! #CruiseNorwegian

By MM Travel and Tours in Travel

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

 

Looking for the coolest way to cruise Alaska? #NorwegianJOY is now open for sale! https://bit.ly/2mEXFw4

 


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