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Cebu in the Philippines - a Few Beautiful Gems

Cebu Island has an immediate charm drawing you in from the very first. Its white sands and coconut trees, waterfalls and babbling streams, not to mention its energetic nightlife, retail shopping, and dining all mix together perfectly to create a truly tropical holiday experience.
Tourism in Cebu is booming and draws nearly two-million foreign travelers each year.  Among the favored areas are Cebu City on the eastern side, and from the northern tip of Cebu Island from Malapascua down the coast to Moalboal on the western side.

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Topics: Philippines

Six Reasons to Make London Your Next Vacation Destination

More people visit the British capital each year than any other European city, and for a good reason. From historic pubs to award-winning restaurants, here are six reasons to travel to London.


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Topics: Great Britain, England, London

The Best Hotels in Fort Worth, Texas and Fun Things to Do

Located in Northern Central Texas, Fort Worth was once an old-fashioned town of cowboys, rawhide, and Wild West trades. That is, until the late 19th century, when trades dwindled and other people decided to build the city up. Since then, Fort Worth has become a modern hub for business and leisure.

Daytime in the city is bustling with to-and-fro businessmen and women, some traveling with companies, others dedicating their time to corporations in Fort Worth. On the outskirts of the city, there are lots of nature trails and foot paths, perfect for joggers, cyclists, sight-seers, nature lovers, and dog walkers.


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Topics: Texas

Visiting the Everglades soon?  Stay in Florida City!

Florida City is settled in the suburbs of Miami, with South Florida as the backdrop, complete with palm trees, sun-drenched skies, and lots of things to do and see. The area is family-friendly, and has been rebuilt since Hurricane Andrew struck in August of 1992. The architecture, like the local families, is strong and steadfast, lending to the reliable, positive atmosphere within the town.

Coral Castle is an amazing must-see for locals and travelers alike. The gardens feature tons of coral, hand-carved into wondrous artworks by one man over a period of decades that began in 1920.


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Topics: Florida

What Are the Best Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries in Branson, MO?

The city of Branson may be best known for country music, but there are plenty of other ways to pass the time here. If you are coming to Branson for the first time, you may be surprised at just how cosmopolitan and exciting the region can be. If you are already a Branson fan, you already know that the area boasts far more than the best in live theater and country music.
Chief among the charm of Branson are its many wineries, distilleries, and breweries. Whether you fancy a microbrew beer, a handcrafted whiskey, or an exceptional glass of wine, you can find it all here. No matter what your tastes, indulge them with some adult beverages, all within sight of the neon lights and bustling nightlife that have made Branson so famous.
In some ways, identifying the best wineries, breweries, and distilleries in the Branson area is an academic exercise. Everyone has their tastes and preferences, and which sites you choose to visit will depend on what you are looking for. Here, in no particular order, are our choices for the best wineries, distilleries, and breweries in and around the Branson area.
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Topics: Branson, Missouri

Aventura, Florida:  Luxury hotels, golf, and shopping near Miami

A thriving city in northeastern Miami, Aventura is part of  Miami-Dade County. Highly accessible, the city can be reached from several airports –  Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the Miami Executive Airport and the Miami International Airport. Downtown Miami is only 18 miles south of Aventura so be sure to explore and enjoy both areas.

The main center of the city is Aventura Mall and its famous Sunny Isles. Attractions include Founders Park and the fabulous Liberal Arts Theater.  The city promenade is a lovely place to enjoy the city vibe and shopping. For those who love to jog, run, skate, or walk, visit Don Soffer Exercise Trail


The 10-foot wide paved trail is ADA Accessible, and runs 3.1 miles around the lush Turnberry Golf Course.  Beautifully landscaped with abundant shade trees, you'll find plenty of benches, chilled water fountains, crosswalks and trash bins.  Take Fido on a 6' leash and walk anytime, as low level lighting is provided throughout the trail.  .


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Topics: Florida

Apopka, Florida: The peaceful, outdoorsy neighbor to Orlando

Apopka, a fast-growing city in Central Florida, lies 16 miles from downtown Orlando and a fitting destination for a side trip or a peaceful haven to stay while enjoying a Disney vacation. 

The city, with 49,000 residents, is famous for its historical buildings like The Lodge, a lovely and perfect venue for weddings and events, and the Apopka Seaboard Air Line Railway Depot.  To learn about the city’s past and heritage, visitors can drop by at Museum of the Apopkans.

Looking to Indulge in outdoor fun by boating, fishing, camping, or hiking?  Apopka has several beautiful lakes and natural wildlife areas including King’s Landing and the lovely Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail.  Keep an eye out for the gators!


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Topics: Florida

Best of Branson: Theme Parks and Fun for the Whole Family

If thoughts of a theme park adventure conjure up visions of an overpriced trip to Disney World, you have apparently not been to Branson lately. Packed in among the neon lights and marquee stars that make Branson famous, are some fantastic theme parks. If you have not discovered Branson, you are missing out on the thrill of a lifetime, all for a fraction of the price of a Disney World vacation.
In fact, Branson, Missouri is quickly becoming the go-to place for family-friendly adventures. If you are looking for a great city to take the kids, and yourself, look no further than the bright lights and beauty of Branson. Here are some of our favorite Branson theme parks and family-friendly destinations throughout the region.
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Topics: Branson, Missouri

Visit Gloucester, MA: Scenic Shorelines, Rocky Cliffs, and Valleys 

Artists, families, couples, and nature lovers flock to Gloucester, Massachusetts. This beautiful town is home to some amazing scenery, from the seaside of North Shore coastlines, to the rocky cliffs and natural boulders that encircle the seas, to the green valleys, lush forests, and towering trees that crop up further inland. But Gloucester is as rich in culture and entertainment as it is in nature-made beauties. You can sit by the shorelines and see dozens of dolphins, small sharks, and even whales, in the distance. You could collect seashells, stand on the cliffs, and shout your name to the sea winds.

Or, travel inland, to the downtown district of Gloucester for shop-lined sidewalks, wow-worthy local art galleries, street performers, and delicious food and coffee at one of many cafes.


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Topics: massachusetts

Eight Great Reasons to Go to Maharashtra, India

While the 'golden triangle' of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra attracts more tourists, the southern state of Maharashtra contains some of India's most interesting sights. Where else can you see a meteorite crater more than a kilometer across, or a huge temple cut out of the living rock? There's even a little sister to the Taj Mahal. Out of all the great attractions of Maharashtra, here are the eight top reasons you ought to visit.


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Topics: Maharashtra, India