Things to keep in mind when visiting Walt Disney World

There are many things to keep in mind when visiting Walt Disney World

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Making a trip to Walt Disney World is the dream of many families. While many travel here every year, some are more prepared than others.

In this article, we’ll share some things that you should keep in mind when visiting Walt Disney World.

1) Order tickets online to save time

Of all the experiences that people don’t look forward to at Walt Disney World, lining up to buy tickets has to be one of the worst.

Instead of spending time on rides and having your kids meet their favorite characters, you end up wasting it for upwards of an hour, just to purchase the right to pass through the gates.

Fortunately, you can get your tickets online to avoid queues these days, which will get you through the turnstiles quickly, giving your family the chance to make the most of their day in one of the happiest places on Earth.

2) There is a special Disney shuttle from the airport

Booked accommodations at one of the 27 hotels located on the grounds of Walt Disney World? If you have, you won’t have to worry about getting a rental car if you don’t want to get one, as there is a shuttle bus that runs from arrivals to the front doors of your hotel in Walt Disney World.

Not only will they transport you, but they’ll also take your baggage from the carousel all the way to your room if you arrange for it.

While there are a few of the 27 that don’t participate in the program, the majority of people staying at Disney World will benefit immensely from this service.

3) Leave plenty of time to experience all the parks

The number one mistake that people make when planning a holiday at Walt Disney World is that they fail to grasp how big the parks within its boundaries are.

The Magic Kingdom alone needs at least two full days in order to get properly appreciated, and then there are parks like EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and two water parks (Typhoon Lagoon/Blizzard Beach).

If you want to see it all, try to book 1 ½ to 2 weeks for your trip here, as there will be a need to take a break day at some point.

If you can only do a week, be prepared to make sacrifices; if the kids complain about missing out on an attraction, promise them you’ll see it next time. Based on how amazing this destination is, it won’t be long before you’ll be back anyway.

Awesome activities to do on holiday in Las Vegas

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About to go on holiday in Las Vegas? As fun as clubbing and hitting the casino floor can be, there is so much more that one can do for activities in the adult entertainment capital of the world.

In this article, we will share a few alternative suggestions that will make your trip to Vegas one of the greatest getaways you’ve done in a long while.

1) Go on a helicopter tour

As fabulous as Las Vegas can be from The Strip, it is even more awe-inspiring from thousands of feet above it.

There are many outfits that will take you on a tour above this city’s glittering lights via helicopter – be sure to go close to dusk, as the sky near sunset will provide an unforgettable backdrop, and the encroaching darkness allows the ambitious displays to truly stand out from the emptiness of the surrounding desert.

There are also helicopter tours that will allow you see one of America’s most amazing natural treasures from the most amazing vantage point possible.

When you opt to see the Grand Canyon from the air, not only will you get views that will stay with you for a lifetime, but you’ll skip out on the arduous bus tours that spend half the day just getting there and back to Vegas.

2) Hike or climb in Red Rock Canyon

If you are an active person and you want to work off the excess calories that you’ll inevitably consume at the buffets, know that Red Rock Canyon is situated a mere 15 miles from downtown Las Vegas.

Containing the rusty red sandstone cliffs and bluffs that the American Southwest is known for, it is a gorgeous place to go for a hike and get some fresh air.

Avid rock climbers will want to join the locals at some of the best natural walls for hundreds of miles around. Some routes rise for hundreds of feet, giving hardcore scramblers plenty of challenges to take on.

Just be sure to bring plenty of water, as heat is a concern for a decent chunk of the year, and dry air predominates in this arid corner of the United States.

3) See a live show

Apart from gaming, live stage shows are the biggest form of entertainment that Vegas has to offer its visitors.

From the Blue Man Group to Celine Dion, Cirque de Soleil to Penn & Teller, the options for the shows you can witness can be overwhelming.

Performance art, legendary singers, magicians and mentalists: whatever you choose, prepare to be blown away by the talent that you will be about to witness.

Ways to save money traveling in Europe

Want to save money traveling in Europe?

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Want to go on that trip to Europe that you always dreamed about, but are too intimidated by the high cost of travel in this region?

Like any other part of the world, there are ways to save considerable amounts of money compared to what most tourists spend.

In the paragraphs below, we will share our best tips for saving money while traveling in Europe. Be sure to also drop by Cash Lady, as this company recently wrote an excellent article with more general tips on how to save your hard-earned cash while traveling abroad.

With that out of the way, let’s get to the more Euro-centric travel tips below…

1) Avoid summer

If you want to save money traveling in Europe, one way to do so is to avoid the summer season altogether.

At this time, college kids are making the most of their time away from classes, and adults of working age take time off their jobs to explore the world’s most popular continent.

As a result, prices are at their highest point of the year, making it incredibly difficult to save money while traveling in Europe.

Wait until mid-spring or early fall, as the weather during these times is just as delightful as it is in the summer, except you won’t have to deal with elevated prices or throngs of people.

2) Make use of all-inclusive passes

You won’t always find these deals wherever you go in Europe, but many cities like London and Paris offer all-inclusive passes that will give you access to a variety of museums and public transportation for one low initial price.

If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing, acquiring one of these cards can save you tons of money.

3) Follow the locals

Many of the things that you purchase on a day-to-day basis as a tourist are considerably more expensive than what a local would pay for the same things.

From accommodations to food, locals pay considerably less for their apartments and the meals they eat then what you pay for your hotel and your dinner in a tourist-focused eatery.

Ask around about where everyday people live, drink coffee, and play shortly after arriving at your destination to save big, and to have a more authentic travel experience.

4) Book regional travel smartly

When you arrive in Europe, you will quickly find out that many of the available transport options cost quite a bit more than what you are used to back home.

The truth of the matter is that you can get great deals on transportation if you follow the tips and tricks that locals use. For example, many Eurail trains can be taken for less at night or when they are booked weeks in advance.

Furthermore, the rapidly growing budget airline industry in Europe means that you can catch a plane across the much of the continent for less than 100 Euro.

On many short-haul routes on airlines like EasyJet and Ryanair, you can fly for barely more than the cost of fuel and taxes if you follow their stringent rules and regulations regarding baggage and forgo many of the frills associated with air travel.