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Win A Trip for 6 to Disney from NatGeo

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NatGeo is running a fun photo contest where one lucky winner will win a trip for 6 to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The prize is pretty impressive. It includes airfare, hotel stay, a multi-day park pass and many other experiences and extras.

The winning photo will be based on “Execution of Theme, Creativity & Originality, and Photographic Quality“. Continue reading Win A Trip for 6 to Disney from NatGeo

Train To Connect Orlando and Miami

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Florida’s top tourist destinations are about to be connected by train in the not so distant future.

According to CNTraveler, “All Aboard Florida—a new private inter-city train service—just unveiled plans for an express train connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Orlando along a 235-mile route“. Continue reading Train To Connect Orlando and Miami

What Did A Flight Cancellation Cost Us?

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Flight cancellations…

Last year we got stuck in Oslo, this year it was Orlando’s turn. What’s up with these snowstorms hitting NYC in January!

Our flight was supposed to take off from Orlando just before 7:00PM (on Super Bowl Sunday) but it got cancelled due to a storm that was supposed to hit the NYC area that evening. Continue reading What Did A Flight Cancellation Cost Us?

Trip Planning: $140.18 + 65,000 Points= Trip for 3 To Orlando

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We’ll be leaving on our first trip of 2015 tomorrow morning which will be a quick one.

This weekend I’ll miss watching the Super Bowl for what I can recall, the first time ever since we’ll be on our way home from Orlando, Florida.

I know, Orlando isn’t the most exciting destination (and not one that I’ve visited yet or have really cared to then again). However, when considering that Disney’s Magic Kingdom ranks at the top of most visited tourist attractions in the world & Epcot isn’t far behind, the time has come for us to finally see what the fuss is all about. Continue reading Trip Planning: $140.18 + 65,000 Points= Trip for 3 To Orlando

Win A Trip To Florida From Virgin America

Win A Trip To FloridaVirgin America recently launched a seasonal route to Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood Airport (FLL) from New York’s JFK Airport and they want to celebrate by giving away a trip to Florida.

It seems like Virgin America has been in a giving mood recently. They gave me 500 Elevate Points as a Birthday Gift and are currently giving 500 Elevate Points As A Holiday Bonus!

While Florida isnt’t typically a place we look to visit (although we might possibly be going next month), I haven’t had a chance to fly with Virgin America so I’d love to win this prize and give them a try! Continue reading Win A Trip To Florida From Virgin America

Plane Makes Tragic Emergency Landing On Beach

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I’ve written about small airplanes making emergency landings a few times in 2014. During these landings, luckily nobody was seriously injured and they made for great stories.

I just came across a story from Sarasota County, Florida about a plane that was making an emergency landing on a beach. This time, unlike the other times, the landing had a sad and tragic ending. Continue reading Plane Makes Tragic Emergency Landing On Beach

Win the Ultimate Winter Escape to St Pete/ Clearwater

Screen Shot 2014-01-03 at 4.24.26 PMVisit St Pete Clearwater (Florida) is giving away a trip for 2 in the I Need Sun Winter Getaway which includes air, hotel and many extras.

We haven’t been to this part of Florida so I’d be happy to win this trip.

The Prize: A 6 night/ 7 day “I Need Sun Winter Getaway” for 2 to the St Petersburg/ Clearwater, Florida area.

Continue reading Win the Ultimate Winter Escape to St Pete/ Clearwater

Our Upcoming Thanksgiving Plans

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Last year, we had a not so typical Thanksgiving. Kim and I started out early by running in a 5 mile “Turkey Trot” in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. For dinner rather than stick to traditional holiday food we had Turkish food for turkey day!

This year we’ll be taking a little trip for Thanksgiving. We’re not heading anywhere glamorous or too exciting but we’ll be squeezing in an extra trip this year regardless.

Continue reading Our Upcoming Thanksgiving Plans

Win A Trip to Florida From Southwest Airlines

Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 7.18.31 AMI recently saw this giveaway mentioned in the Southwest Spirit Magazine e-mail.

Southwest is giving away a trip for 2 to St Pete Beach, Florida.

While I’m not really a fan of laying out on the beach, an experience included in the prize sounds really awesome. Along with air and hotel (and other extras) a JetLev flying jetpack experience comes with the prize package. The JetLev jetpack allows you to “soar up to 30 feet in the air or hover and walk along the water”.

Continue reading Win A Trip to Florida From Southwest Airlines