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All about the Wizarding World

Who doesn’t love Harry Potter? The Wizarding World at Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure is the place for all Harry Potter fans. Ride with Hagrid or grab a butterbeer. Get chased by a dragon while riding a broom or hop aboard the Hogwarts Express. The possibilities are endless when you are exploring Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.

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Smoking in the Theme Parks

Smoking is a topic many people do not want to talk about. Although, there are many people who still smoke and want to be able to while visiting the Orlando area theme parks. Today we are going to go over smoking in the theme parks. Some of the theme parks are better for smokers than […]

Day 7 Checking things off my list

Today would be our last day at Universal Aventura Hotel and last day visiting the Universal theme parks. Our Annual pass is up in August and I am not sure if I will renew it yet or not. I want to but I have no clue when we will even come back to Orlando. July […]

Day 6 – Discovery Cove Day

Will I ever get a day I can sleep in? Probably not. Between my body being used to being up so early in the morning and the fact that in Orlando if you snooze you loose. I would probably not be getting any extra sleep till this trip is over and I am okay with […]

Day 5 It’s been awhile Orlando

Day five was another early rising day. Not only because I get up early. Today we were also leaving Fort Myers Beach and heading to Aventura Hotel at Universal Orlando. We were last in Orlando back in December and I couldn’t wait to come back. Our annual passes are up in August so I wanted […]

Universal Aventura Resort Review

Planning a trip to Universal Orlando Resort and looking for a budget friendly hotel located close to the parks? Universal Aventura Hotel might be just what you are looking for. This modern hotel offers stunning views of all three Universal Orlando theme parks.  It has a dedicated walkway to Volcano Bay. Plus you are just […]

10 things you might not know about Universal Studios Orlando

Thousands of people from all around the world visit Orlando, Florida every year. However, on a fraction visit Universal Studios Orlando. If you are a part of the crew that skips Universal, maybe after you read these 10 interesting facts, you will be planning a visit soon.  With some of the best themed areas in […]

Movies to watch before you visit Universal Orlando

Planning a trip to Universal Orlando? Well you should do a little homework first but not the boring kind. The fun kind that includes hours upon hours of movie watching. Oh boy, are there a lot of movies for you to watch. Some to find little hint clues are around the park (say hi to […]

Tips and Tricks for Universal Orlando

It can be a little difficult to find tips, tricks, and hacks for a Universal Orlando vacation. There are thousands of sites devoted to Walt Disney World tips but no where near as many for Universal Orlando. We are going to try and change that here. Below you will find a couple of tips, tricks, […]

Cabana Bay vs Dockside Inn Family Suites

Are you planning a vacation to Universal Studios Orlando and have a bigger family? Would you rather stay in one room than booking two? If this sounds like you we have you covered. Both Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Endless Summer Dockside Inn and Suites have family suites for you to book. Each of these […]

All about Universal Orlando Resort Tiers

Looking to book a Universal Orlando vacation and not sure where you should stay? Are you having trouble understanding the difference between value, prime value, preferred, and premier? Not understanding what perks come with which tier? We have you covered with all the answers to your questions about the different Universal Orlando resorts. Once you […]

Hard Rock Hotel Universal Orlando Review

Want to feel like a rock star on your next trip to Universal Studios Orlando? Then you have to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. Of course, you don’t have to visit the Universal theme parks to stay at this amazing hotel. You can stay here if you are visiting the other […]

Endless Summer Dockside Inn and Suites review

Endless Summer Dockside resort along with Endless Summer Surfside resort are the two newest resorts at Universal Orlando. With a great starting price for both single rooms and suites. This resort seems like a slam dunk for a family on a budget looking to visit Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, or any of the […]

Where to go in 2022

Before you know it 2021 will be over and we will be welcoming 2022. Now is a great time to start planning you 2022 adventures. We are still dealing with Covid and who knows what are adventures will look like for the coming year. It will probably be much of the same that we have […]

Universal CityWalk Restaurants Reviews

If you are planning a visit to Universal Orlando Resort or even to nearby Walt Disney World you might find yourself visiting CityWalk. This amazing area connects both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida to the parking garages. Along the way you will pass many amazing restaurants that you will want to try.  CityWalk […]

Universal Orlando Quick Service Reviews

Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure have come a long way when it comes to the food that they offer. In years past, the food has been subpar at best. Now some of the places you will want to come back to time and time again.  Of course, there are some misses at both […]

Farewell Florida, Till we see you again – Day 16 and 17

The car was mostly packed the night before. All I had to do was wait for everyone else to wake up and finish packing the car. Well everyone was up by 6. There was only one problem. I wasn’t able to put all the bags in the car with all the people. Since I couldn’t […]

Loews Sapphire Falls Universal Orlando Resort Review

Do you want to escape to a tropical island paradise but heading to Orlando instead? Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will give you that Island vibe without the price tag. It will be hard to find a better resort at this price range.  Located only minutes away from Universal CityWalk, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay, and […]

Winding Down – Day 15

Today, like many days this past week, was going to be hot. Before the sun even started to think of rising, I was dripping in sweat while I enjoyed my coffee on the screen patio. I really did like sitting out there and would miss it.  I haven’t had to worry about bugs at all […]

Family is here – Day 11

Today is the day my daughter has been waiting for. Today we go to MCO and pick up my mother, brother, and his girlfriend. Thankfully, we don’t have to wake up too early to do it. There flight is coming in around 09:30 so by the time they get their bags it will be closer […]

And we are back…. at Universal…. Again – Day 10

Today marks day 10 of our adventure throughout Florida. After yesterday, I don’t know if we are going to be able to top that. Swimming with dolphins and all kinds of tropical fish surely is the highlight of this trip so far. Today was supposed to be a nice easy relaxing day at the resort. […]

Matching Shirts and All – Day 8

Today was the first day since the start of our vacation that I was able to sleep past 5 am. I didn’t end up waking up till around 6. It felt nice to sleep that extra hour. Anyone that always wakes up early should understand how that feels.  Today I felt it was going to […]

Getting Stuck – Day 7

I cannot believe it has already been a week. Boy has the time flown by so far. Just a week ago we were in Philadelphia getting ready to head down to Florida. Since then we stopped in SC and traveled around Florida.  So far we’ve seen rockets, the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Florida Keys, […]

Wizarding World and More – Day 6

Before the sun even started thinking about rising, I was up. Just like so many other days on this trip or even this year. Here I was up before 5 am. I guess my body is so use to being up this early that it wakes itself. Before getting her up I just tried to […]

Orlando here we come – Day 5

Day five had us waking up early in Florida City at the Travelodge by Wyndham. I really got a great nights rest here and was ready to hit the road once again. The only difference from today and the other four days is I know I will be staying in Orlando for at least a […]

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort review

Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando is a great place to stay when visiting Orlando, Florida. Best thing, you don’t need to visit Universal Studios to stay here. Of course, with you being so close you should. I mean why would you not want to? Take a step back in time with this retro style […]

50 Places to visit in the South East

There is nothing quite like the South Eastern United States. Miles upon miles of coast line make up this amazing area. Swim in the Atlantic Ocean or take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico. After all, some of the best beaches can be found in the South East. Take a detour from the beaches […]

Universal Orlando Resort Ride Videos

Are you planning on going to Orlando this year? Are you thinking of going to Universal Studios instead of Walt Disney World? Maybe you are planning on doing both. Either way can be done. My daughter and I like to try and do both and it can easily be done. You just need to do […]

5 Reasons to visit Universal Orlando over Walt Disney World

There’s no doubt about it, Walt Disney World is the King in the theme park industry. Universal Orlando Resort on the other hand is trying to wrestle away that title. In many areas they are coming close.  Before Universal Orlando was only one park. Today it is two theme parks (Universal Studios and Islands of […]


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