Don’t Miss Space Shuttle Discovery’s Final Launch November 1, 2010

Posted by: Travel Expert Posted Date: 09/30/2010

Space Shuttle Discovery Makes Last MissionSpace shuttle Discovery has made more successful missions than any other orbiter in NASA’s fleet.  Sadly, it is about to make its last mission trip on November 1, 2010.  This flight will mark the end of not only Discovery but the entire space shuttle Orbiter line.  Don’t miss this historic event.  Make your travel plans now to see liftoff, currently slated for 4:40pm EST.

Kennedy Space Center is a Short Drive from Orlando

Orlando International Airport is within easy driving distance to Kennedy Space Center (KSC).  Rent a car and you will have less than an hour drive.  KSC offers tickets for sale at three locations near the launch site.  If there are no tickets available, there are many other locations located nearby that offer wonderful launch viewing spots.  There are also many hotels in Orlando and near the Space Coast that offer savings during your stay for the launch.

Don’t Miss the Last Discovery Mission

Don’t miss the last launch of Discovery.  Book your travel the smart way through  You’ll find real savings on flights, hotels, and more when making your reservations through  You’ll also find listings of restaurants and shopping in the area.  Save on your travel needs and experience history being made with Discovery’s last mission.

Orlando Prepares for Amway Center’s Grand Opening and Mayor’s Address

Posted by: Travel Expert Posted Date: 09/28/2010

Amway Center in OrlandoOrlando and all of Central Florida are abuzz about the opening of the technologically-advanced Amway Center.  On Friday, October 1, 2010, the long awaited opening of the new Amway Center will finally happen.  Opening day activities will kick off at 9:30 am with the ribbon cutting ceremony occurring at 10:01 am.  (10:01 am on 10/1, get it?).


Orlando Community to Get First Peak of the New Amway Center

After the ribbon cutting, the public will be allowed into the lower bowl to hear Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Annual State of Downtown Address.  The event is free to the public and a huge crowd is expected.  Something tells me the big draw is coming mainly from those wanting to see the interior of Amway Center, not necessarily to hear the address from the Mayor.

See Amway Center and All That Orlando Has to Offer

Amway Center will be the home of the Orlando Magic, Orlando Predators, and the site of many concerts and special events.  Whether you are a Central Floridian or one of our distinguished out-of-town guests, don’t miss the opportunity to see the opening of Amway Center or any of the other attractions in the area.  You can find savings on flights, hotels, and more by reserving all your travel needs through  Visit the site and you will also find listings for things to do, area restaurants, shopping, and more.  See what all the excitement is about surrounding the opening of the new Amway Center by being there in person.

Get Ready for Halloween Spooktacular from SeaWorld Orlando

Posted by: Travel Expert Posted Date: 09/23/2010

It’s hard to believe Halloween is just around the corner, but it is.  One of the best Halloween activities in Orlando is SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular.  You will want to make your October travel plans now to get your trick or treat on in a spectacular way.  The dates are set for October 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, and 29-31.

Ghoulish Goodies and Amazing Sea Creatures

There is something for everyone at SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular.  Get treats from over 30 costumed characters that will be located throughout the park.  Find Abby Cadabby at the end of a 4,000 square foot maze.  Enjoy the Halloween live musical show with favorite Sesame Street friends like Count Von Count and Elmo.  Take part in interactive games and activities at the Frozen Fun Show.  Get in your favorite Halloween costume and head out to SeaWorld for an unforgettable spooky time.

Save Money on Your Travel to SeaWorld

Stay in a hotel  located close to SeaWorld so you’ll have more time to spend at the park. will help you find a budget-priced  hotel located nearby.  Need a flight to Orlando?  Check out for the latest deals on airfare.  Book your airfare and hotel at the same time and save an average of $525 on your travel.  Save money on your travel to SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular event by making all your reservation needs through

Beatlemania in Orlando October 2, 2010

Posted by: Travel Expert Posted Date: 09/21/2010

If you are a lover of the Beatles, you won’t want to miss the performance of “Beatlemania Now” at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando.  The show will be on October 2, 2010 beginning at 8:00 pm.  Bob Carr is located in the heart of downtown Orlando.  You will find many hotels and restaurants nearby that will help make for an unforgettable evening.

Flower Power and Peace and Love

One of the great things about the music of the Beatles is it transcends generations.  You will find younger kids that love the Beatles’ music and this concert will be enjoyed by everyone in the family.  For the adults, take a trip back to the 60’s to revisit some of the most historical moments in history as you will see film footage from those exciting, yet turbulent times. 

Feel that flower power all over again.  The cast will perform some of the best tunes of the Beatles as well as some songs that were never performed outside the Beatles’ recording studio.

Travel Smart

Purchase those concert tickets and book your travel the smart way through  You’ll find real savings on flights, hotels, and more when making your reservations through  You’ll also find listings of restaurants and shopping in the area.  Save on your travel needs as you get ready to head to Orlando to hear some great Beatles music.

Grab Your Golf Bag and Head to Orlando

Posted by: Travel Expert Posted Date: 09/16/2010

Orlando Public Golf CoursesI am always amazed at the number of golf bags I see on the carousel when traveling in and out of Orlando International Airport.  Orlando and Central Florida are hotbeds for the golfing community and there are many top-quality golf courses which are open to the public.  Now, we aren’t talking your run-of-the-mill old golf course, we are talking about many golf courses that could host a major tournament.

Picking Your Golfing Poison

If you are a hacker like me, you might feel more comfortable playing a course where those like us gather.  But if you are a no-handicapper, get your tiger on and play some of the exceptional courses in the area.  Here are a few of my favorites:

1.    Orange County National – has been rated as one of the top if not the best, public courses to play in all of Florida.

2.    Southern Dunes – has been ranked the #6 by Golf Digest as “Best in the State”.  It has recently been renovated so it might move up in the rankings.

3.    ChampionsGate Golf Club – a renowned golfing facility with two courses designed by Greg Norman.

4.    Mystic Dunes – the five levels of tee boxes will accommodate any player.

Getting to Orlando is Easy With

Your stay in Orlando is made a lot easier when you use to make all of your travel arrangements.  You will find unbeatable deals and unbelievable savings when booking your flight, hotel, car rental and more through  Load up that golf bag in a travel safe carrier and pick it up off the carousel at the Orlando airport.  You’ll have plenty of choices in golf courses for working on your short or long game.

Discover Mount Dora - A Little Well-Known Secret in the Orlando Area

Posted by: Travel Expert Posted Date: 09/14/2010

There is a little well-known secret close to Orlando and it is called Mount Dora.  Mount Dora is one of those hidden jewels you find every so often while you are vacationing in an area.  Fly into Orlando and rent a car for a lovely little jaunt over to Mount Dora. Located on Lake Dora, Mount Dora is less than 30 miles from Orlando and will be one of the quaintest towns you’ve ever visited.

Unique Shopping, Dining, and Special Events

You will find streets lined with unique shopping ranging from antiques to the eclectic.  There are many dining options to fill any craving you might have during your visit.  Mount Dora is home to many famous special events during the year including the nationally-ranked Annual Arts Festival (February) and Annual Craft Fair (October).

Mount Dora Day Trip or Overnight Stays

You will find many hotel and other lodging options in and around Mount Dora. will help you find budget-priced hotel or bed and breakfast options, car rental deals, and more.  Need a flight to Orlando?  Check out for the latest deals on airfare.  Book your airfare and hotel at the same time and save an average of $525 on your travel.  Pack that bag with comfortable clothes and walking shoes and enjoy some time strolling through the streets of lovely Mount Dora.

Cruise through the Upcoming Holidays

Posted by: Travel Expert Posted Date: 09/09/2010

port canaveral cruise shipIt’s hard to believe it is already September.  Before you know it, you will be seeing all those Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations lining the shelves of the stores.  Why not celebrate one of the upcoming holidays on a cruise to a tropical paradise?  Wouldn’t it be nice to let someone else do all the cooking?

Smooth Sailing Out of Port Canaveral

Many major cruise lines call Port Canaveral home.  Norwegian, Carnival, Royal Caribbean are just a few of the cruise lines that sail from Port Canaveral.  Port Canaveral is just a short drive from Orlando.  Many folks fly into Orlando International Airport and drive over to Port Canaveral to begin their cruise.  Choose your length of cruise and get away to places like the Bahamas, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Cozumel, or many other ports of call.

You can get great cruise deals as well as flights in and out of Orlando through  You might even want to stay in Orlando for a few days before or after your cruise to take advantage of all the things to do in the area.  Get away for the holidays this year and cruise to your favorite tropical paradise.

Soar with the Eagles at Amway Center October 7, 2010

Posted by: Travel Expert Posted Date: 09/07/2010

The new Amway Center in Orlando is doing it right by making one of their first concerts be a performance by the Eagles.  Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Smith will be breaking in the fabulous new Amway Center in a way only the Eagles can.  See them live in concert on October 7, 2010.

Hear Great Old Tunes in a Brand New Setting

The Amway Center is a marvelous design.  What could be better than listening to the Eagles’ hits in a brand new amazing arena?  You won’t find a bad seat in the house and you will find every amenity imaginable at Amway Center. 

Hear Hotel California and Find Great Deals on Hotels Orlando will make sure you find great deals on flights and hotels in Orlando as you roll in to hear your favorite Eagles’ song.  Find hotels, shopping, and restaurants all located near the Amway Center.  Enjoy savings found on and music courtesy of the Eagles.

Make Travel Plans Now for The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Posted by: Travel Expert Posted Date: 09/02/2010

Make your Orlando travel plans now to attend the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  Celebrating 15 years, the festival is one of the most popular events each year and is attended by thousands of locals and visitors alike.  The festival runs from October 1 – November 14, 2010.

Fall into a Paradise of Foods and Spirits from Around the World

The International Food & Wine Festival is held each fall and features foods, wines, and beers from all over the world.  Stop by the Festival Welcome Center when you first arrive to get all the information you need to plan a wonderful adventure through the festival.  You will find culinary demonstrations, wine seminars, tasting seminars, and more.  Hear some of your favorite cooking authors speak and grab their autograph while you’re there.  Famous chefs from each cooking cuisine will be scheduled throughout the festival as well as television personalities such as Cat Cora and Todd English.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry, and Save on Travel Expenses will get you to and from Orlando for the festival in budget-friendly fashion. Save on flights, hotels, and rental cars.  Booking your flight and hotel at the same time can save you $525 on average.  Make your travel plans now to see why the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is so wildly popular each year.

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