For fans of natural history museums, New York's American Museum of Natural History, DC’s ithsonian National Museum of History, and London’s tural Museum of History draw the masses when it comes to tourists and locals alike. But just past Boston’s Harvard Yard sits a hidden gem of a museum [ ... ]
The History Colorado Center is one of the newest museums in Downtown Denver. Since its opening last year, the History Colorado Center has been teaching visitors about Colorado in a fun and interactive way. The brightly colored displays draw visitors in and the hands-on activities will ke [ ... ]
How many of y’all knew that the origin of Dr Pepper was a small Texas town called Waco? There is a unique story to its creation. On the site of the original bottling factory sits the Dr Pepper Museum, so you can learn all about it.
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A great little hidden gem in Hendersonville, North Carolina awaits anyone in search of great, small batch beer, good music and a relaxed atmosphere near the heart of downtown. While this is certainly a kid and family-friendly establishment, it was just my girlfriend and I on our recent visit. We ha [ ... ]
“Spark” is a very appropriate name for Chevy’s first mini car built for North America. I had the opportunity to test drive the 2013 Chevy Spark on a recent Chevy-sponsored retreat in Orlando. Salsa red with an appealing, feisty look; I could see myself dashing around town in it jus [ ... ]
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Prepare to be wowed as we were, by the new Fantasyland at Walt Disney World – the largest expansion in the Magic Kingdom’s 41-year history, doubling the size of the existing Fantasyland to 21 acres. Expansion began opening in mid-March of 2012, and it’s not over yet. yland (and by exten [ ... ]
Last month after spending 3 nights at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and having a wonderful time, I took advantage of a night at Lighthouse Resort & Spa. It was exactly what I needed! Instead of returning home weary from trekking through Disney World, I felt refreshed and excited to share my adventures. That one day extra made all the difference!
Lighthouse Resort & Spa has 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom luxury villas. The 3 bedroom was perfect for me to share with two other Traveling Moms. There were two master bathrooms with jetted tubs that I quickly took advantage of to soothe my achy muscles from the Traveling Mom Scavenger Hunt at Epcot. The third bedroom was smaller with a daybed/trundle combination that would have been perfect for younger kids.
Even though the villa has a full kitchen, I was in the mood to explore in the morning so I walked over to The Beacon Deli (on property) and had a bagel. I wish I could have come back for lunch because the deli sandwiches looked delicious.
I checked out the pool which is wheelchair friendly with a zero entry design. Then I walked through the lobby to visit the workroom, which was quite large and would have had everything my teen boys need to lift weights. There is, also, a small movie theater and arcade in this area. I was told that if the movie theater is not busy, they will put in any movie you bring in.
Next, I was off to the Relaxed, Yet? spa which is coincidently owned by Niki Bryan Spas, the same company that runs spas at some of the top Disney World hotels. I was treated to a relaxing Swedish Massage that ended my vacation-after-Disney vacation. Look for my review on the spa soon.
While I enjoyed my time after Disney World at Lighthouse Resort & Spa I can see how this would be a great location for a family enjoying many of the Orlando area attractions. It is 4 miles from Disney World so you would really need to rent a car if staying here but it is such a great value it would be worth it. You could make meals in the room, escape the park madness and have plenty of room for everyone to have their own space at a reasonable price.