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… [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… [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,… [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… [Read More]

New Years Eve San Francisco

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Ring in the New Year the ultimate way in the City by the Bay! San Francisco offers a bevy of options to celebrate the coming of 2014 in style. There’s something for everyone! ‘Tis the Season for Science | California Academy of… [Read More]

Miami New Years Eve

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Ring in the New Year in one of the most hip, vibrant cities in the US! Miami packs the heat with dozens of appealing New Years Eve festivities to welcome 2014. Fill your day with exhilarating attractions, and cap of 2013 with… [Read More]

New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles

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The celebration of the New Year’s arrival is an opportunity for many of us to reinvent ourselves, to finish off the year in the most memorable way possible, and to do so in the good company of our beloved friends in family…. [Read More]

Travel Gift Cyber Monday Sale

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It’s back! It’s that time of year that us savvy online shoppers anticipate most – Cyber Monday! With the holidays fast-approaching, it’s time to get in the spirit of giving while getting great deals! Whether your loved one is a globe-trotting aficionado… [Read More]

Travel Gift Black Friday Sale

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As a passionate traveler, I know that some of the most inspiring and memorable moments in my life were born from exploring a new place. Whether it comes from visiting a nearby museum, getting your adrenaline pumping on thrill rides, learning about… [Read More]

San Diego December Nights

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As one of the most anticipated seasonal attractions, December Nights is the largest free community festival in San Diego  – attracting more than 350,000 visitors over two days! This year’s December Nights land on December 6th & 7th in beautiful Balboa Park, which… [Read More]

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

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Each year, the holiday season offers the opportunity to create another bout of memories to be cherished by you and your family for years to come. This year, celebrate the holidays in Orlando SeaWorld style during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration! With a splashing series… [Read More]

Family Vacation Planning Tips

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For some of us, the term ‘planning’ ignites our excitement for an upcoming adventure. For the rest of us, the idea of planning is a process to be resisted, or a process we see as a burden. Despite which category you fall… [Read More]

Los Angeles Vegan Cuisine

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Voted by PETA as one of the top three vegan-friendly cities, Los Angeles is home to a wide selection of amazing vegetarian chain and niche restaurants with sensational reviews. The vegan/vegetarian market in the LA area has seen immense growth in recent… [Read More]

Chicago Vegan Cuisine

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On my last trip to Windy City, I had the esteemed pleasure of visiting sensational Chicago attractions as well as indulging in some delicious vegan cuisine. With diverse options sprinkled throughout the city, I simply cannot speak highly enough of the vegan… [Read More]

Orlando Gay Pride Month

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A highly anticipated time of the year for members and supporters of the LGBTQ community – Pride Month is kicking off in beautiful Orlando! Last year’s Come Out With Pride celebration was attended by more than 100,000 visitors, and even more are expected… [Read More]

Boston Vegan Cuisine

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As a vegan, we often feel deprived of one of the most sensational elements of traveling – experiencing new cuisine. So many of the renowned restaurants and dishes that others salivate over are unfit for a vegan or vegetarian diet, making it… [Read More]

Hawaii Surf Season Tips

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Many Polynesian traditions stem from their relationship with the ocean, so be sure to bask in its splendors on your Hawaii vacation! Hawaii hosts ideal surfing conditions year-round, with ocean temperatures averaging at 74 degrees F (23 C), with summer months reaching… [Read More]

Miami Wedding Ideas

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Dreaming of an exotic wedding on a gorgeous white-sand beach? The scenery of a Miami Beach wedding is timeless and captivating for the ultimate photo-worthy backdrop for your wedding album. With lush, tropical plants and colorful fruits growing wildly, rest assured that… [Read More]

Hawaii Wedding Planning Tips

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Having witnessed my parents renewing their wedding vows in Oahu, I came to appreciate the simple beauty of a traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony. When planning your Hawaii wedding, you can embrace the modern American style, or you can opt to embrace the local… [Read More]

NYC Summer Attractions

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There’s something so unique about a summer visit to New York City. Street performers, outdoor exploration, parks riddled with city slickers and charmed visitors – the city becomes a vibrant, living work of art and culture. With your New York Explorer Pass, you… [Read More]

San Diego Breweries

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San Diego is known for its pristine coastal views, gorgeous year-round weather, renown amusement park, and attractions. But what many visitors don’t know about San Diego is that it has a beer culture in its own right – defined in many ways… [Read More]

Father’s Day in New York City

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Whether they’re interrupting your favorite show to check the score of a game, polishing off the last slice of pizza, or nearly falling off ladders to wash the windows – we each have a Dad who is wonderfully unique. On Father’s Day,… [Read More]

Pan Pacific Festival

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Join thousands of enthused spectators and participants for the 34th annual Pan Pacific Festival in Honolulu! As one of Hawaii’s largest festivals, various Pacific-Rim cultures unite through their shared passion for music, arts, dance, performance, food, and more! Nearly 100 difference performance… [Read More]

Boston Dragon Boat Festival

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You don’t have to go to Hong Kong to get a glimpse into the allure of Asia. Held on June 8th and June 9th, the 34th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival returns to deliver a majestic, cultural display at the Charles River in… [Read More]

Chicago Blues Festival

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Held annually in June, the Chicago Blue Festival is the largest blues festival in the world! 3 days, 5 stages, and more than 500,000 blues fans unite to prove that Chicago is the “Blue Capital of the World.” One of the most… [Read More]