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For the Perfect Summer Getaway, Consider the Florida Panhandle

May 7th, 2012

White Sand Beaches of Pensacola

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travelers Resources at Trekhound.com

While the panhandle may be a bit of a drive from southern Florida, it’s easily accessible for people in Georgia and other nearby states that border the Gulf of Mexico. Known as the Emerald Coast by locals and regional travelers, the area is beginning to bounce back from the BP disaster. From fishing rodeos to spa getaways and souvenir experiences for the serious shopper, here are a few places in northwest Florida you may want to check out.

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Historic African Queen to Set Sail in Key Largo Again

April 30th, 2012

African Queen

Key Largo, Florida Keys – Visitors to the Florida Keys can take a ride on the African Queen, the iconic original vessel from John Huston’s classic 1951 film by the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn from Key Largo. Registered as a national historic site, a major $70,000 restoration project provided for structural, mechanical and cosmetic repairs.

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Unique Florida Beach Experiences for Summer Vacation

April 21st, 2012

Miami Beach

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travelers Resources at Trekhound.com

For many who make the pilgrimage to sunny Florida, it’s all about the beaches, Baby! But not everyone’s idea of the perfect beach getaway is the same. Some want to go shelling with their grandkids while others are looking for the best summer vacation opportunity or the ability to cruise with their car on the sand. Depending on your preference, there a few safe bets you can make to have the best Florida beach experience possible.

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Pictures of Space Shuttle Discovery Leaving Kennedy Space Center for Last Time

April 14th, 2012

Discovery Flyout
UPDATED 4/17/12

Kennedy Space Center, FL – The Space Coast said good bye to one of our most famous residence, Space Shuttle Discovery, on Tuesday, April 17. Discovery was flown over head along the Space Coast one final time. Discovery took off from the runway at KSC at first light, around 7 am, and then the orbiter and Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flew over Kennedy Space Center and the KSC Visitor Complex, headed south to around Patrick AFB then turned around and flew back up the coast along Cocoa Beach & Cape Canaveral and then fly out for D.C. Even though the shuttles are scheduled to flew out there will still be rocket launches to enjoy, for a complete list and schedule visit our Cape Canaveral Launch Schedule.

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Sexy Florida Spas for Discriminating Travelers

April 8th, 2012

The Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travelers Resources at Trekhound.com

If you can’t make it to Miami Beach in time for spa week, or simply happen to be visiting another area of the state, there are a few sensational spas that Florida visitors simply won’t want to miss. Exceptional amenities, themed treatments and money-saving package deals are just part of the every day spa scene down here. From north to south, here are some of the top experiences to consider during your Sunshine State getaway.

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New Attractions and Updated Adventures in the Florida Keys & Key West

April 5th, 2012

Divers checking out their gear

Florida Keys, FL – With sunny skies and balmy temperatures, spring in the Florida Keys & Key West heralds new and enhanced offerings in land and water attractions, historic experiences and even wedding opportunities. Explore the highlights here.

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The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal Orlando Resort

March 30th, 2012

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal Orlando Resort

Orlando, FL - The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal Orlando Resort – one of the world’s most popular theme park experiences – is now even better. Mind-blowingly better.

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Disney Fantasy Seven-Night Caribbean Cruises from Port Canaveral

March 28th, 2012

Disney Fantasy at Port Canaveral

Celebration, FL – The Disney Fantasy is about to be a cruise vacation reality. When the fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet launches March 31, 2012 from Port Canaveral, it will live up to its name, bringing Disney fantasies to life with entertainment, activities and dining experiences specifically designed with seven-night cruises in mind to Florida cruise passengers.

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Sensational Florida Shopping Experiences

March 21st, 2012

Florida Shopping

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travelers Resources at Trekhound.com

Regarding places to shop in Florida, the venue list borders on completely overwhelming. There are a few scenes however, that stand out. First time visitors will definitely want to consider bumping these Florida shopping experiences to the top of their travel itinerary.

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Universal Orlando Blue Man Group Show

February 25th, 2012

Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando

Enhanced Show Features New Stage, New Technology, New Music and New Experiences

Orlando, FL – Universal’s Blue Man Group show in Orlando is taking its unique and captivating brand of live entertainment to another level – complete with a new show environment, new music, new technology and new experiences. The show will take guests on an incredible journey where they’ll join the Blue Men as they discover, engage and explore the world’s obsession with cutting-edge technology. New sections include Blue Men interacting with ‘GiPads’ (think Gigantic iPads), a funny and perceptive look at contemporary modes of communication; and a pulsating new finale featuring an original Blue Man Group music score that will have guests jumping to their feet.

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