Orlando – Travel Like A Local

Websites where most of the content is user generated, like Yelp.com, Citysearch.com, Chowhound.com, are all good for getting several opinions about a restaurant, nightlife, shopping, etc., but these sites don’t ensure a local experience. As an Orlando local, I use sites like those to plan vacations – not to plan my Saturday in Orlando. Instead, if you want to paint your next trip to Orlando with a non-touristy brush, head to sites...

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100 New Brand Name Hotels To Open in 2010, Good News for Travelers

2009 saw many hotel companies open new properties or relaunch remodeled ones. With more than 100 hotels from major brands scheduled to open across the United States, 2010 looks to be an even stronger year for openings. For the traveler this is good news as a surplus of room inventory will keep prices down. That’s not such a good thing for the hotels. So why would they want to open so many hotels right now? The answer, according...

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World of Color – a spectacular water show opening this year at Disney’s California Adventure

superstructure for “World of Color” The rains that have been drenching Southern California will eventually clear and perfect weather for visiting the region’s many tourist attractions will return. The biggest attraction coming to Anaheim this year is a spectacular nighttime water show at Disney’s California Adventure, the second gate at the Disneyland Resort. “World of Color” will bring Disney...

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75th Anniversary of the Birth of Elvis draws fans to Memphis

This week marks the 75th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s birth. Known as the “King of Rock N Roll” or simply “The King”, Elvis put Rock and Roll on the map, but also was quite the movie star as this LA Times article remembers. I mention that because children entering high school this year were born 20 years after Elvis’ tragic death. So familiarity might be weak. Elvis’ legion of fans still...

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Ski Resorts and Discount Passes Now Available

We knew when we added the attractions and activities tab to LastMinuteTravel.com, that we’d have the opportunity to offer some amazing deals to the winter traveler. All those deals are now assembled on one page to be your base camp for ski savings. One of our best values is the “Colorado Ticket.” An all access ski pass to 5 Vail Ski Resorts. Not convinced you want to strap on those skis or snowboards? I’ve...

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Most Popular New Year’s Eve Destinations

2010 is shaping up to be a New Year’s Eve like no other! It’s not too late to book a trip and get in on the fun. To help you decide, LastMinuteTravel.com presents North America’s most-popular destinations for ringing in the New Year! Using our proprietary technology, we’ve collected destination data from our website to find out where North Americans are going to celebrate this New Year’s Eve. The top 5 are: Orlando Nobody parties like...

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