We’ve been having so much fun this summer visiting some of our favorite local travel destinations and checking out new ones. I visited my local tourism bureau the other day and grabbed a couple of booklets from Ontario Tourism listing some of the upcoming events in our region as well as others and was introduced to a pile of festivals and events that have now made it on our ‘to experience’ list. In lieu of that, I wanted to share the following 5 festivals that are hot and upcoming. From Alberta to California, these events are a must if you […] Continue reading →

The LEGO Forest which had become so popular in Sydney has hit the road for the first time and headed to the blue skies and red dusty plains of far-western Australia in Broken Hill. The display will be open to the public at the breathtaking Living Desert, a reserve with spectacular views and numerous walking trails allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the Forest or climb to a vantage point and marvel at them from afar. Caroline Squire, Director of Marketing, LEGO Australia and New Zealand commented on the relocation and said: “After LEGO Forest received an […] Continue reading →

Starting tomorrow, visitors to Williamsburg, VA will have a chance to experience Verbolten, the most technologically advanced roller coaster ever built at Busch Gardens. This attraction sends passengers twisting and turning through the verboten Black Forest. Verbolten’s low 48-inch ride-height requirement and exhilarating but not overpowering ride experience, will appeal to extreme coaster aficionados as well as to parents who want to introduce their children to the thrill of a roller coaster ride. If you are interested in learning more about the technology behind Verbolten’s unique ride elements, you can sign up for daily behind-the-scenes coaster […] Continue reading →

They say the TurtleTrek could be the season’s must-see attraction in Orlando for 2012. SeaWorld’s newest experience will feature the world’s first 3D 360 degree dome theatre, plus dozens of live sea turtles and manatees in naturalistic habitats. TurtleTrek, will offer up-close encounters with manatees and sea turtles as well as a whole slew of state-of-the-art entertainment, making for a real adventure and a first-of-its-kind 3D 360 degree dome theater film that is completely surrounding and immersive. After visiting two massive naturalistic habitats, and learning about the manitees and sea turtles, families will then enter a domed theatre where they […] Continue reading →

We are all big fans of theme parks and children’s attractions, but some times the best ‘attraction’ is the one in your own backyard. This April 21 – 29,  the National Park Foundation brings back National Park Week 2012.  With nearly 400 national parks acrosss the USA taking part, visitors can take advantage of  FREE admission and activities all week long. From hiking to biking to swimming, nature walks, kayaking, or bird watching, there are great outdoor activities in national parks for visitors of all ages.  By introducing kids to these majestic places, we give the gift of learning a healthy lifestyle and help guarantee the […] Continue reading →

I can’t believe it’s been a century since the Titanic sunk after an iceberg hit the ‘unsinkable’ ship during her maiden voyage. RMS Titanic, Inc. is leading in the way in honoring and remembering the legendary ship through the authentic artifacts that have been recovered from the wreck site. Over 5,500 of these objects have been recovered from the ocean floor over the course of eight separate research and recovery expeditions to the ship’s final resting place 2.5 miles below the surface. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, RMS Titanic, Inc.’s interactive displays are currently running in Las Vegas, Orlando, San Diego, […] Continue reading →

We covered the opening of The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter closely as it made its grand debut at the Universal Studios in Orlando back in June 2010 and now we are super excited to announce some more Harry Potter news. Warner Bros. Entertainment and Universal Parks and Resorts announced plans to significantly expand The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort and (I saved the best for last) they will be opening a second location at the Universal Studios Hollywood! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will be as impressive as the Orlando […] Continue reading →