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The Sunshine State is ready for a Spring Break

Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. It is so hard to resist spending most of your time at one of the hundreds of miles of beaches. From Pensacola Beach to Daytona Beach to Siesta Key to Miami Beach, each coastal oasis has its own vibe. Whether you’re looking for quiet seclusion, a place to surf the waves or an all-day party, do a little research to find the right Florida beach for you. The city of Miami is known for its Latin-American cultural influences and notable arts scene, as well as its nightlife, especially in upscale South Beach. Orlando is famed for all the theme parks, including Walt Disney World. With four separate theme parks at Walt Disney World, The Magic Kingdom was the first, opening in 1971. It was followed by Epcot in 1982, Disney’s Hollywood Studios (originally named Disney-MGM Studios) in 1989 and Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 1998.

Daytona Lagoon Waterpark reopens for a new season on weekends starting March 15 with two new slides – the Shaka Halfpipie and Kraken’s Revenge – and a new wave maker in Castaway Wave Pool. The Family Entertainment Center is open daily and offers laser tag, arcade, go-karts, Sky Maze, rock wall, and >MORE.

Orlando – This spring, travelers can plan an unforgettable and affordable visit to the Theme Park Capital of the World®, with savings up to 30 percent off at top resorts and attractions. See >MORE 

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New Exhibit at National WWI Museum and Memorial

KANSAS CITY – The National WWI Museum and Memorial is opening a new exhibit on March 12 about the transition for service personnel from war-time duty to civilian life called “We’re Home, Now What.” The exhibit will feature archival materials such as posters, pamphlets, and images. From the earliest history of armed conflict soldiers have done their duty and returned to their …

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Seminole Shootout Battle Reenactments

The Seminole Shootout was first performed in the late 1990s and brings together re-enactors in soldier and warrior attire with authentic weapons and tactics, plus pyrotechnics to simulate cannon blasts. They reenact a typical battle from the Second Seminole War, which ranged from 1835 through 1842 and is the longest and costliest Indian conflict in U.S. history. Reenactment events are …

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A Natural Retreat Get-A-Way

Fall or Winter is not normally a season that most people would think to head out on a family vacation, however we are not your typical normal family. Yes, the leaves have changed colors; farmers have the crops harvested, and the decorated pumpkins on bails of hay in our neck of the woods was an amazing site, but we all …

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