Christmas with the Pennsylvania Dutch

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When you think of Christmas lights and grand displays you don’t necessarily think of the Amish who practice a simple life of dedication to faith.  Yet, travel just three hours from midtown Manhattan to Lancaster County Pennsylvania and you will see the clash of Amish austerity with 21st Century Christmas regalia.  To the Amish Anabaptists, […]

Universal Studios Orlando on a Budget

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A frugal weekend escape to Universal Studios Orlando sounds like an oxymoron but you can travel on a budget depending on the season.  Whether staying at Universal Orlando 0r Disney World, the only way to roll is by staying at an onsite hotel, one that provides easy access to the theme parks and often comes […]

Spa Spotlight – Mandara Spa at Loew’s Portofino Bay Hotel

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A spa break should be part of every relaxing vacation, especially when you’re walking through miles and miles of theme park attractions at Universal Orlando.  The Mandara Spa (5601 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL) at the Loew’s Portofino Bay Hotel is the perfect antidote to counterbalance the tourist insanity. The Mandara Spa sits behind the harbor […]

Emeril's Dessert

Mangia Monday at Emeril’s Orlando

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To say that the food choices at Universal Orlando are varied but wildly overpriced is an understatement.  So, if a girl’s gonna pay, it might as well be worth it and Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant at Universal Orlando fit the bill.  I had never been to one of Emeril’s restaurants and looked forward to a great […]