Disney, Entertainment & shows, Family Fun, Florida, Resorts, B&Bs, Inns, Uncategorized

Epcot’s Multi-Year Transformation

(David Roark, photographer)

EPCOT is undergoing one of the largest transformations of any Disney park in history. It was due to be completed by the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World on October 1, 2021, but was delayed because of COVID. Many of the new rides, experiences and restaurants are now open and several more are due at EPCOT to open summer of 2022. One of the most anticipated rides at EPCOT, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, opens May 27th. This new family-thrill coaster takes guests on an intergalactic chase through time and space. The coaster rotates 360 degrees, features the first reverse launch on any Disney coaster and will be one of the longest fully enclosed coasters in the world. 

Check out my full article here.

Food and Wine, Mountain Adventures, North Carolina, Resorts, B&Bs, Inns, Romantic get-a-ways, Uncategorized

Romantic Inns and B&Bs in Western North Carolina

Front porch with rockers at Tiffany Hill B&B

 

Head to western North Carolina any time of year to experience the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Soak in the relaxing vibes with a stay at a mountain inn or bed & breakfast as a destination itself, or as a jumping off spot to explore the area.

Check out my article at TraveltheSouthbloggers.com

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Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia

“Southern-Traveller Heads North” chronicles my recent trip to Maine, Nova Scotia, Quebec & Montreal. Today’s post continues with my third adventure in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia. Because of high seas and winds we were not able to dock in Sydney the previous day.)

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There’s so much to see on this tiny island of Nova Scotia that I had to make some difficult decisions since our time ashore was limited. Since I am a photographer, the ship’s shore excursions usually frustrate me because they only make one or two stops for photos. For that reason I arranged a tour with Tours by Locals, which I discovered is a worldwide network of independent local guides. (I highly recommend checking them out before your next trip–very reasonable prices also.) Continue reading “Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia”

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Southern-Traveller Heads North!

From Maine to Nova Scotia, Quebec and Montreal

Although my blog usually features southern destinations, for the next several weeks I’ll be featuring my travels aboard Holland American’s 7-Day Canada & NE Discovery Trip.

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Bar Harbor, Maine

Embarking from Boston, our  ship’s only stop in the US was Bar Harbor, Maine. I fell in love with this low-key, beautiful seaport town. Dating back to the 18th century, the port was built on shipbuilding, lumbering and fishing. By the 20th century, Bar Harbor had become the summer playground to America’s wealthy such as J.P. Morgan, Joseph Pulitzer, and John D. Rockefeller, all of whom owned “cottages” there.  But with World War I, the Great Depression and a devastating fire in 1947 which swept through the town destroying most of the estates, the leisurely class mostly vacated the town. Continue reading “Southern-Traveller Heads North!”

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Come Play at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC

Broadway at the beach offers fun for the entire family.
Broadway at the beach offers fun for the entire family.

Myrtle Beach’s all-in-one entertainment complex offers fun for the entire family. Billed as South Carolina’s largest entertainment venue of its kind, Broadway at the Beach offers great family attractions, unique specialty shops, fabulous nightlife and a wide variety of dining options. Read complete story as it appeared in Allegiant Airline’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. AllegiantBroadwayAtTheBeach copy