Travel Blog Posts by Jillian Wheeler

Seals at the Miami Seaquarium

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With so much hype surrounding dolphins and whales, seals deserve some recognition too! These adorable seafarers are capable of migrating vast distances throughout the year, and have the extraordinary ability to spend up to 72 minutes underwater with one breath! At the Miami Seaquarium, you can interact with these amazing, loveable creatures up-close! At the Seal and Sea Lion Pool, you’ll witness these animals in action, frolicking about in the South Florida sun. You can observe their behaviors during feeding and play times, and witness an informative presentation about the variety of Seal and Sea Lion specimens at the Miami Seaquarium. After meeting the Seal and Sea Lions in their designated exhibit, head over to the Golden Dome to witness these animals performing jovial feats! … [Read more...]

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Miami

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A Valentine’s Day in Miami is sure to make a splash! With its pristine, white-sand beaches, subtropical savanna climate, New World cuisine, booming nightlife, and dozens of sensational attractions – you can’t go wrong! There is simply something for everyone in beautiful Miami – so what better place to build lasting memories? Fun in the Sun: Bond with your Valentine on a two-wheeled adventure under the gorgeous Miami sun. With Bike and Roll Bike Rentals you can begin your trek along the Art Deco architecture at Miami Beach, follow the oceanfront path, cruise the Venetian causeway, and beyond! With a backdrop as beautiful as this, you’re sure to show your Valentine a good time! Underwater Adventure: You can discover the illustrious underwater world of the South Florida waters … [Read more...]

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in San Diego

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If you’re spending Valentine’s Day in San Diego, you’re already well on your way to creating an everlasting experience. San Diego has some of the most ideal weather conditions, as well as a bevvy of attractions and events to win over your Valentine. Whether your Valentine is a friend, your family, or your significant other, there is a San Diego setting to make this a memorable Febraury 14th. No matter what your Valentine’s interests are, the Go San Diego Card includes options to suit every type of traveler! Outdoorsy: If your Valentine is the Outdoorsy type, take them for a La Jolla adventure! Pick your method – Kayak along the sea cliffs and caves of La Jolla Shores Bike along the coastal streets of La Jolla, Mission Bay, and Pacific Beach Snorkel in the … [Read more...]

Florida Manatee Attractions

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If you like Manatees, you need to get to Florida! For example, the Miami Seaquarium prides itself on not just exposing its visitors to the wonders of the array of Manatees, but also in rehabilitating and contributing to species conservation efforts. Nicknamed the “Sea Cow” for their gentle and docile disposition, manatees are federally endangered animals on the cusp of extinction. Although federal and Florida law prohibit injury or harm to manatees, ship strikes, toxic marine algae, and habitat destruction are often the cause of their ever-increasing vulnerability. Manatees are non-aggressive animals that are predominantly occupied with 6-8 hours of daily feeding, and 2-12 hours of rest each day. They are curious animals who like to travel, investigate, and interact. Manatees play a … [Read more...]

San Francisco Winter Events

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With February averages around 60 degrees Fahrenheit; San Francisco offers a mild climate that serves as an oasis for visitors from all parts of the world! As a host to world-class museums, booming events, and a variety of entertainment options, San Francisco is the ultimate city to beat winter blues while still sporting your favorite sweater! So which type of San Francisco retreat is right for you and your travel companions?   The Getaway: If you’re looking to get some fresh air, relax, and enjoy the spoils of sipping on your favorite wine under the sun, the Wine Country Tour is the perfect plan for you! Conveniently departing from San Francisco, you’ll be transported to the gorgeous Napa Valley, Sonoma, and Northern California wine country to sample premium wines, learn the … [Read more...]

Swim with the Dolphins Miami

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This year the Miami SeaQuarium is celebrating one of their most esteemed claims to fame in style. As the original film location of the popular TV series, join the Miami SeaQuarium as they celebrate ’50 Years of Flipper’! To honor the anniversary, the Miami SeaQuarium will host a series of events, activities, and happenings throughout the coming year to commemorate the series that stands as one of the biggest draws to this popular attraction.   New Flipper Dolphin Show: Head over to the Flipper stadium to witness this newly revamped Caribbean-themed Flipper Show! Be dazzled by the brand new set, groovy tunes, and phenomenal performance by the famed dolphin.Though he’s been off the air for a while, you can witness a historic display of images andnostalgia from the … [Read more...]

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Boston

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Whether you’re celebrating with a sweetheart or single with friends, Valentines Day is an opportunity to show the most important figures in our lives just how much we value them. For an ultimate romantic setting, consider Boston this holiday – the snow-dusted Boston Public Gardens, charming window displays on Newbury Street, and a bevy of world-class restaurants to dazzle your date.   For the animal enthusiast: OUR PICK – NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM Take your animal-crazed date to the New England Aquarium for an engaging, educational, and enjoyable time! You’ll see the brand new Caribbean coral reef that hosts more than 2,000 animals; experience the engrossing personalities of sea lions and penguins; marvel at the recently renovated Giant Ocean Tank, sporting … [Read more...]

Chicago Auto Show 2014

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A highly anticipated event for automobile enthusiasts around the world, the annual Chicago Auto Show presents a wide breadth of sensational auto models. The first Chicago Auto Show was presented in 1901, and has since been staged more than any other auto show in North America. Over a million visitors attend Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center each year to marvel at the latest and greatest in automobile technology. The complex offers more than 1 million square feet, which are graced with elaborate displays an exhibits of the top rides. To join the millions of auto aficionados, take a trip to the Windy City to experience the Public Show: February 8th until February 17th 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Daily (8 p.m. close on February 17th) $12 Tickets for Adults $6 Tickets for … [Read more...]

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Orlando

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While Orlando may not host their own professional football team, it’s none-the-less riddled with NFL enthusiasts, sports bars, and highly anticipated Super Bowl celebrations! If you’re in the Orlando area when the final showdown kicks off, get exploring and make the February 2nd face-off between the Seahawks and the Broncos one for the books!   Super Bowl Block Party: Head on down to the Wall Street Plaza for a FREE showing of XLVIII on their massive 16ft LED big screen. You’ll enjoy musical entertainment by What2Hot.com and Power 95.3, enjoy game-day fare, and take advantage of their generous drink specials. What’s more appropriate than watching the Super Bowl on a big screen, drinking a Coors Light, and chowing down on some wings? Wreckers Sports Bar: Located … [Read more...]

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in San Diego

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Though the Super Bowl’s purpose is to culminate a season of competition within the National Football League, the Super Bowl has become an event that is celebrated by an entire spectrum of people – from sports fanatics to the indifferent – the Super Bowl offers an opportunity to celebrate! This year the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII is scheduled for Sunday, February 2nd at 6:30pm; featuring an intense showdown between the two remaining teams – the Seahawks and the Broncos. Meteorologists are predicting that there is a good chance of heavy snowfall during the course of Super Bowl week, meaning the players and audience will endure freezing temperatures, wind-chill, and snowfall as they experience the final match of the season. But you can enjoy the action of the Super Bowl without … [Read more...]