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Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014

Experience the New Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters

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Families visiting the Florida Keys don’t want to miss the area’s newest attraction – the Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters in Marathon.

The highlight of the aquarium attraction features a coral reef exhibit, along with a shark habitat housed in a massive 200,000-gallon, interconnected saltwater aquarium.

The coral reef encounter incorporates tethered technology that allows those without diving or Scuba experience to become immersed into the tank and come face to face with sharks – but separated by a Plexiglass wall.

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It's a at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort

Published:   |   Updated: July 17, 2014 at 09:54 AM

I grew up watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and these past few years they’ve been making quite the comeback for this generation of kids to enjoy them. too.

I was excited to hear that the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando recently welcomed the Turtles as part of the themed resort. With new Turtles-themed guest suites (including bunk beds), a new ‘Turtle Power’ poolside show at the Lagoon Pool and ‘dive-in’ movies with the Turtles, families can experience the fun together.

When it's time to eat, experience a dinner show at the resort like no other – dine alongside Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello. It’s the ultimate way to experience Turtle Power.

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Swim with the Fishes at Guy Harvey Outpost's RumFish Grill

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Have you ever wondered what it might be like to swim with a shark or a green moray eel? Well, if you’re up for an adventure, you can experience it with the "Swim with the Fishes" program at Guy Harvey Outpost, a Tradewinds Resort

Don’t miss your chance to swim with 30 species of fish in the all-new 33,500-gallon aquarium located in the all-new Guy Harvey RumFish Grill at Guy Harvey Outpost in St. Pete Beach.

This immersive experience allows guests to not only swim, but learn, too. The program includes a behind-the-scenes look at the upkeep of such a massive aquarium tank and the opportunity to learn about the creatures found in the tank. You’ll feel just like you’re diving in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Celebrate Parents' Day in South Florida

Published:   |   Updated: July 14, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Did you know that July 27 is Parents’ Day?

The Congressional resolution states that the day is to "recognize, uplift and support the role of parents in the rearing of children" Sounds like a good reason for a kid-free getaway to me.

Here’s a look at a few of the Parents’ Day specials in South Florida:

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Lion Country Safari Welcomes Baby Giraffe

Published:   |   Updated: July 14, 2014 at 08:55 AM

Congratulations to Lion Country Safari, just outside West Palm Beach, on the recent birth of their first giraffe calf of 2014.

The newest addition, born June 24, is named Nafari, which means "first-born" in Swahili. He weighed 141.5 pounds (64.3 kg) and measured 70 inches (1.78 m) tall upon arrival.

Nafari and his mom will reside in the maternity pen for bonding time for about three months. But, don’t worry -- if you visit the park, you can still get a glimpse of them. They're visible in the drive-through preserve (section 7, Hwange National Park) and from the giraffe-feeding exhibit.

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Celebrate at Disney's

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The sisters of Arendelle are spending the summer in Florida for "Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!" at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Immerse yourself into the hit story of Anna and Elsa daily through Sept. 1, 2014 and just ‘let it go’ with your family.

Some of the great activities you can experience include:

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Celebrate at Disney's Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!

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The sisters of Arendelle are spending the summer in Florida for "Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!" at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Immerse yourself into the hit story of Anna and Elsa daily through Sept. 1, 2014 and just ‘let it go’ with your family.

Some of the great activities you can experience include:

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A Look Inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley

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A few weeks ago, I attended a preview event of this new world and it was incredible to see the stories of Harry Potter come to life.

From riding the Hogwarts Express to stepping inside Gringotts Bank and exploring the streets of London, the attention to detail makes this new land is so real you don’t even feel like you’re in a theme park. It's magic.

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Get Pampered and Play at Harbor Beach Marriott

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You get pampered at the spa while the kids play in the resort’s children’s club. It sounds like a dream, but it’s possible at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.

With the resort’s ‘Pamper and Play’ package, parents and kids can all have fun this summer. One child per package receives a three-hour session at the Surf Club while adults can relax and unwind at The Spa at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

Adults can choose one of two treatments: ermaradiance Microdermabrasion, which uses pure flower micro-grains and a diamond tip wand to exfoliate the skin, or a Slim Effect treatment that uses a soft body exfoliation and a rigorous massage to eliminate toxins.

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Experience Indoor Karting at K1 Speed

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In need of an indoor activity in South Florida to beat the heat?

Put on your racing suit and visit K1 Speed, America’s premier indoor karting company. Here, you’ll race your family around the track in environmentally friendly electric karts at speeds of up to 56 mph.

This summer, K1 Speed is offering a great discount at their Medley location, just outside Miami.

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