Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival 2016: Hawaii and Virginia

The wildly popular Food & Wine Festival has returned to Busch Gardens for its fourth season. The event takes place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 27 through June 26, 2016. In addition to delicious food, desserts and beverages from around the world, park guests can enjoy live music, themed decorations and culinary demonstrations […]

Photo Essay: Florida Keys part 2 – Bridges, Boats, and Bars

Bridges, boats, and bars are perhaps my favorite parts of the Florida Keys. When you’re sitting on a little slice of land surrounded by the turquoise shades of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, you can’t help but become addicted to the water, boats, and bridges that go along with it. The bars […]

Eight Reasons to get your Busch Gardens/Water Country USA 2-Park Fun Card

It’s the perfect time of year to start thinking about spring and summer time plans and activities. I, for one, am already counting down the days until my favorite theme parks open for the season. For a limited time, guests can now purchase a Busch Gardens/Water Country USA 2-Park Fun Card for $77, which is […]

Stella Artois joins Water.org to help end global water crisis with return of ‘Buy a Lady a Drink’ campaign

I recently saw a television ad for the Stella Artois “Buy a Lady a Drink” campaign featuring a beautiful Stella Artois chalice, or glass goblet. Intrigued by the campaign, I decided to do a little research to find out more information about it. I also, of course, purchased a couple of the chalices. From the […]

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2016: New and Expanded

Epcot’s 2016 International Flower & Garden Festival is celebrating its 23rd season by expanding from 75 to 90 days and featuring new culinary offerings, beautiful floral displays, dazzling topiary creations, and the Garden Rocks concert series. The event takes place March 2 – May 30, 2016. The 2016 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival will feature […]

Schnitzel, Schnaps, and lots and lots of Bier: Oktoberfest Bier Fest at Busch Gardens

One of my travel dreams is to explore the castles, towns, and traditions of Germany and Austria and to attend Oktoberfest in Munich. Well, Munich and Austria are not happening in my very near future, so I jumped at the chance to live out a bit of my Bavarian background (my maiden name is Eisentrout […]

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign: Ways you can help support the cause

The statistics surrounding childhood hunger are staggering … 1 out of 5 K-8 teachers say they regularly see children come to school hungry. 16 million kids (that equals 1 out of 5) in America live in a household without consistent access to adequate and nutritious food. More than 20 million kids get free or reduced-price […]

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2015: Future World Marketplace Expansion

The always popular International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot is quickly approaching. Presented by Chase, the event is in its 20th year and takes place September 25 through November 16, 2015. Along with sample-size foods and beverages from around the world, which can be found at kiosks located throught the park, the Orlando theme […]

Theme Park News and Announcements 2015: Busch Gardens, Kings Dominion, and Universal Orlando

Maybe because it’s National Tourism Week, or maybe I’m just paying more attention than normal, but there are all kinds of interesting announcements coming from the theme park world lately. From partnerships between competing parks to reduced tickets and major brand partnership announcements, it has been a newsy couple of days. Granted, I live for […]

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Hotel: 48-Hour Sale

The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® is having a 48-hour sale February 10-11, 2015 that offers up to 35 percent off of regular prices. This special offer is good on stays through May 31, 2015 and is the perfect answer to lodging for business trips, romantic getaways, spring break or family vacations. Deluxe accommodations start at […]

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