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Florida

August 2, 2011 Clearwater Beach, Florida

Our last hotel is the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort. This resort is perfect for families – all accommodations are suites with full kitchens. The rooftop pool and hot tub have private cabanas and shopping and restaurants are within walking distance. There’s so much to do on the Gulf coast – I think we’ve packed … Continue reading »

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July 31, 2011 Orlando, Florida

We’ve moved onto the Hyatt Grand Cypress in Orlando. It’s rated Orlando’s most family-friendly resort by TripAdvisor, and I definitely agree. The resort has a heated pool and a larger lagoon-style pool with waterfalls, caves, swinging rope bridge, and 2 waterslides. There is a lake with a white sand beach for kayaking, canoeing, water bicycles, and … Continue reading »

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July 30, 2011 Universal Orlando, Florida

Today didn’t start quite so early, but we were at Universal Studios when it opened. Universal Studios has built a new coaster – Rip Ride Rock It.  It’s a pretty intense ride where you get to pick your own soundtrack (my personal choice – Sabotage by the Beastie Boys). Universal has a fantastic Child Swap … Continue reading »

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July 29, 2011 Universal Orlando, Florida

We were up at 5:45am this morning so we could be on the first water taxi to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure. We’re staying at Portofino Bay Resort at Universal Orlando. When you stay at a Universal hotel, you get early admission to the parks and complimentary water taxis to the … Continue reading »

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July 28, 2011 Orlando, Florida

Well, we’re finally in Florida! We were scheduled to travel in May, but my son broke his arm two days before we were supposed to leave. Did your travel agent buy travel insurance? NO! I assumed that this was a short trip, what could possibly happen? Don’t make the same mistake I did – buy … Continue reading »

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Travel Insurance

It seems my clients are divided into separate camps when it comes to trip insurance. They either ask me about it before I even mention it, they consider it carefully, or decline firmly when I offer. However, I want clients to realize that they’ve made an investment and it should be protected. I have to admit, at first glance travel … Continue reading »

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May 14, 2009 Universal Orlando

Well, here we are on our family vacation! May is a great time to go to Florida – most kids aren’t out of school yet and the weather isn’t too hot or humid. We’re staying at Universal’s Royal Pacific Hotel. I really like staying on-site to take advantage of Universal’s transportation to the park – … Continue reading »

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